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cancerCancer cells engineered to trigger a death switch in other cancer cells

Roving cancer tumor cells have been genetically engineered to secrete a protein that triggers a death switch in resident tumor cells they encounter. The cancer-fighting cancer cells also have a built-in suicide switch — so the weaponized cells self-destruct before …

cancerPersonal cancer vaccines eliminated HPV tumors in mice

Harvard researchers describe a vaccine approach that uses an injectable scaffold loaded with a selection of tumor-expressed peptides. It is a path to a personalized anti-cancer vaccine. The strategy proved more effective at stimulating anti-tumor responses and, importantly, a tumor-specific …

cancerStanford Cancer ‘vaccine’ eliminates any cancer tumor in mice and human trials are starting

Injecting minute amounts of two immune-stimulating agents directly into solid tumors in mice can eliminate all traces of cancer in the animals, including distant, untreated metastases, according to a study by researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine. The …

cancerBlood test can detect eight cancers in early stages which could save half a million lives every year

CancerSEEK is a blood test that detects tiny amounts of DNA and proteins released into the bloodstream from cancer cells. This can then indicate the presence of ovarian, liver, stomach, pancreatic, oesophageal, bowel, lung or breast cancers. Known as a …

cancerCombining the best results of 18 different cancer algorithms boosts treatability from 60% to over 80%

Scientists in Singapore have made a unique discovery about how to treat cancers – when it comes to pinpointing cancer treatment targets, it is better to listen to many computer programmes rather than just one. Researchers have developed an advanced …

cancerBill Gates sees near term elimination of all infectious disease

Bill Gates sees enormous opportunities to make progress on some of the toughest health challenges. Gates described what he sees in a keynote to the JP Morgan 36th Annual Healthcare Conference in San Francisco. Since 1990, the world has cut …

cancerNanomedicine inhibits progression of pancreatic cancer in mice

A new Tel Aviv University study pinpoints the inverse correlation between a known oncogene — a gene that promotes the development of cancer — and the expression of an oncosuppressor microRNA as the reason for extended pancreatic cancer survival. The …

cancerBiodegradable Magnetic microrobots and nanorobots for diagnosing disease and delivering medicine

A team of scientists have created a new generation of tiny remote controlled nanorobots which could one day allow doctors to diagnose disease and deliver drugs from within the human body. The team led by Professor Li Zhang from the …

cancerSecret of cancer immunity in Elephants are multiple cancer protection genes

Bigger creatures should have more cancer risk. However, Elephants do not have high rates of cancer. They have some kind of protection. * elephants have 20 extra duplicates of p53, a tumor suppressor gene. * they also duplicate copies of …

cancerClinical Trials with Trodusquemine which can help with weight loss, heart disease, breast cancer and more

A new mouse study has shown that the drug trodusquemine can melt away the accumulated arterial plaques that lead to heart attacks and strokes. Atherosclerosis is the number one killer in the world. Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is a general term …