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cancerSciShow Explains Cardiff’s Potential Universal Cancer Treatment

Three weeks ago, Nextbigfuture covered the cancer treatment breakthrough made by researchers at the University of Cardiff. Now SciShow has a video that explains how this discovery was made and why it is so promising. The researchers took a range …

cancerNew Method for Better Early Detection of Cancer

Reseachers have identified a biomarker for early detection of liver cancer. With current tests like biopsies, cancer in the liver is often detected in advanced stages, which can limit treatment options and lower overall survival rates. The discovery could have …

cancerAdvanced Compact Particle Accelerators Funded by DOE

The US Department of Energy (DOE) will provide USD10 million over three years to advance particle accelerator technology for medical, security, energy, and industrial applications. The DOE Accelerator Stewardship program has already helped reduce the cost and improve the quality …

cancerNew T-cell Has Potential for Universal’ Cancer Therapy

Researchers at Cardiff University have discovered a new type of killer T-cell that offers hope of a “one-size-fits-all” cancer therapy. T-cells with the new TCR were shown, in the lab, to kill lung, skin, blood, colon, breast, bone, prostate, ovarian, …

brainBrain Barriers Breached to Attack Tumors

The brain has barriers to protect itself from bacteria and other pathogens but if infections and diseases get past those barriers then the immune system is also kept out. Yale researchers have found a way to get immune system rescuers …

antiagingTHIO is a Telomerase-Mediated Approach to Fighting Cancer

Telomerase is present in 90% of human cancer cells and contributes significantly to proliferative abilities and immortality of cancer cells. MAIA Biotechnology is developing a Telomerase-Mediated Approach to Fighting Cancer. Telomerase is either absent or shows low activity in normal …

cancerHow Close Are We to Curing Cancer?

It’s a question that everybody’s asking, since everyone knows someone who has been diagnosed or is currently dealing with some form of cancer: just how close are we to curing the disease? We’re at a point where a cancer diagnosis …

cancerNew Gene Targeting Cancer Drugs And Other Advances in Cancer Medicine

A new cancer drugs work by targeting tumors by their genetic make-up instead of where originate in the body. On November 26, 2018, the Food and Drug Administration granted accelerated approval to larotrectinib (VITRAKVI, Loxo Oncology Inc. and Bayer) for …

cancerOver 60% of Previously Inoperable Pancreatic Cancers Now Removable

A combination treatment of intensive chemotherapy and radiation therapy, as well as the blood pressure drug losartan enables many previously inoperable pancreatic cancer tumors to be removed. The work was done at Massachusetts General Hospital and will expand to more …