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Drug gets body cells to 'eat and destroy' cancer

<b>Scientists have designed a special type of drug that helps the body eat and destroy cancerous cells.</b><p>The treatment boosts the action of white blood cells, called macrophages, that the immune system uses to gobble up unwanted invaders.<p>Tests in mice showed the therapy worked for aggressive breast and …

Immune System

Protein That Can Stop Cancer Identified

Researchers have discovered a protein that prevents the uncontrolled proliferation of cancer cells in the liver. The anti-cancer protein, called …

Poliovirus kills off cancer cells, stops tumor regrowth

Researchers from Duke University in Durham, NC, may have discovered a new way of killing off cancer cells.<p>The team was jointly led by Dr. Matthias …

Skin Cancer Vaccines Now Exist — Here's What You Need to Know

Between the possibility of DNA-based sunscreen formulations and the invention of hands-free SPF application booths, it's safe to say that sun protection has come a long way within the last few years. And now, according to a recent report published in <i>Nature</i>, you may soon be able to treat skin cancer …

Cancer

An Exciting New Cancer Treatment Has Just Been Endorsed by FDA

We can reprogram immune cells!<p>Food and Drug Administration advisers on Wednesday enthusiastically endorsed a first-of-its-kind cancer treatment that …

The FDA just approved a game-changing cancer treatment

CAR T-cell immunotherapy is a brand new way treat cancer.<p>Today, the Food and Drug Administration approved a brand new type of cancer treatment: One that employs the body’s immune system—a method known as immunotherapy—to fight cancer. This approval marks the first use of gene editing to treat …

How bubbles can help us treat cancer

Injecting bubbles in the bloodstream is usually the cause of a medical emergency, but that's precisely what Eleanor Stride intends to do to help us …

Fast, Precise Cancer Care Is Coming to a Hospital Near You

Of all the cancers in the world, lung cancer is the deadliest. This year, the National Cancer Institute estimates it will kill 150,000 people, …

Deadly Cancer Cells Can Be Knocked Out By Combining Antibiotics With Vitamin C

🍊 🍊 🍊<p>The key to stopping potentially-deadly cancer stem cells from developing into tumours could be prescribing a combination of antibiotics and …

Combining vitamin C with antibiotics destroys cancer stem cells

A combination of vitamin C and antibiotics could be key to killing cancer stem cells, a new study finds, paving the way for a strategy that could …

Medical Research

Testicular cancer: men most at risk could be identified using new gene group

Discovery of 19 new genes could allow doctors to spot the 1% of men most at risk of the cancer, allowing closer monitoring or preventative treatment<p>Researchers believe they can identify the 1% of men who are most at risk from testicular cancer after they discovered a new group of genes linked to …

New frontier in cancer care: Turning blood into living drugs

SEATTLE (AP) — Ken Shefveland's body was swollen with cancer, treatment after treatment failing until doctors gambled on a radical approach: They …

Cancer Drug Proves to Be Effective Against Multiple Tumors

The 86 cancer patients were a disparate group, with tumors of the pancreas, prostate, uterus or bone. One woman had a cancer so rare there were no tested treatments. She was told to get her affairs in order.<p>Still, these patients had a few things in common. All had advanced disease that had resisted …

Immune System

This Enzyme Is the New Focus for Cancer Treatment

For a fetus in the womb, it’s an enzyme that means life, a shield from a mother’s immune system that would otherwise fight the embryo as an …

How to check a mole on your skin for cancer

Skin cancer is the most common form of cancer in the US. According to the American Academy of Dermatology, 20% of Americans will develop skin cancer at some point in their lives if current trends continue.<p>While not all skin cancers are deadly, melanoma, the most dangerous and third-most common …

Drugs score big wins against lung, prostate, breast cancers

CHICAGO (AP) — Drugs are scoring big wins against common cancers, setting new standards for how to treat many prostate, breast and lung tumors. …

Prostate cancer trial stuns researchers: 'It's a once in a career feeling'

Combining two existing prostate cancer therapies could extend the life of men with advanced, high-risk prostate cancer by 37%, according to a study presented at the world’s largest cancer conference. The new findings could change how doctors first approach treatment of prostate cancer.<p>“These are …

Hormone Therapy

Immunotherapy offers hope to certain cancer patients not responding to chemo

The oncologist was blunt: Stefanie Joho's colon cancer was raging out of control and there was nothing more she could do. Flanked by her parents and sister, the 23-year-old felt something wet on her shoulder. She looked up to see her father weeping.<p>"I felt dead inside, utterly demoralized, ready to …

Immunotherapy drug opens a new era of precision medicine for cancer

With little fanfare, the Food and Drug Administration did something this week that it's never done before: The agency approved a single prescription drug, pembrolizumab (marketed by Merck as Keytruda) for treatment of solid tumors in any organ so long as the malignancy bears a specific genetic …

Researchers develop new tumor-shrinking nanoparticle to fight cancer, prevent recurrence

A Mayo Clinic research team has developed a new type of cancer-fighting nanoparticle aimed at shrinking breast cancer tumors, while also preventing …

Chew on this: Cancer-detecting gum may soon be available

You won’t find it in your local candy store, but soon there may be a new chewing gum that could help save your life.<p>It isn’t Juicy Fruit or Bazooka, but a gum being developed by an Alabama company called Volatile Analysis that’s designed to determine whether a person has cancer.<p>The gum absorbs what …

Scientists Have Found a New Way to Get Cancer Cells to Self-Destruct

Set proteins to "kill".<p>A newly discovered mechanism causes cancerous cells to kill themselves off, and researchers say it could be particularly …

Cancer Cells

Low-dose aspirin can reduce risk of death from cancer, research says

<b>(CNN) —</b> An aspirin a day may keep the doctor away. It may also reduce your chances of dying from cancer, according to a study on long-term regular aspirin use and different kinds of cancer.<p>Yin Cao, an instructor in the Medicine, Clinical and Translational Epidemiology Unit at Massachusetts General …

Biomedicine

Cancer Drug That Might Slow Parkinson's, Alzheimer's Headed For Bigger Tests

Scientists are hoping that a single drug can treat two devastating brain diseases: Parkinson's and Alzheimer's.<p>The drug is nilotinib, which is approved to treat a form of leukemia.<p>In late 2015, researchers at Georgetown University Medical Center found that small doses of the drug appeared to help a …

Alzheimer's Disease

Biologists Just Discovered a Simple Way to Make Cancer Cells Self-Destruct

A team of 22 biologists just made a huge breakthrough in cancer research.<p>The scientists from California Institute of Technology and UC San Diego …

BioLite’s new CampStove 2 improves on the original in just about every way

Previous Next<p>1 of 9<p>When BioLite first introduced the CampStove in 2012, it was seen as an innovative product designed mainly for use by casual …

Batteries

Terminal Cancer Patients See Total Remission After Single New Treatment

CAR-T therapy trains your body's immune system to attack cancer cells.<p>Cell therapy specialists at the Kite Pharma’s manufacturing facility.<p>An …

Cancer

An aspirin a day may keep deadly cancer away

Come painkiller aspirin could be the “wonder drug” that stops tumors growing, experts claim.<p>While aspirin is not part of mainstream treatment for …

2 skin cancer sufferers given HPV vaccine see big change

He was in his 70s, she in her 80s. Both had had spots of skin cancer identified and removed, and both are the subjects of a very small study published Wednesday in <i>JAMA Dermatology</i> that suggests the HPV vaccine could help protect against certain types of skin cancer.<p>Previous research has suggested a …

Stem cells beat the clock for brain cancer

Glioblastoma is an aggressive form of brain cancer that kills most patients within two years of diagnosis. In tests on mice last year, a team at the …