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CAR T Cells

A “Living Drug”<p>CAR T cells are the equivalent of “giving patients a living drug,” explained Renier J. Brentjens, M.D., Ph.D., of Memorial Sloan …

Clinical trials for cancer could use more older people

More than 60 percent of cancer patients are older adults — and that will rise to 70 percent by 2040. Yet seniors are underrepresented in clinical trials, making it difficult to assess how treatments are likely to help or harm them.<p>The newest evidence of the imbalance comes from a Food and Drug …

Cancer

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 …

Cancer

Cure For Cancer Found? Brain Tumors Disappear In Patient Receiving CAR-T Cell Therapy

2016 brought along a bevy of medical research breakthroughs among the international scientific community, from HIV and AIDs prevention to new …

Simple breath test can detect cancer and 16 other diseases

Ancient Greek physicians figured that our breath was a strong health indicator, but researchers from the Israel Institute of Technology have proven just how true that is. They developed a device that uses nanoparticles to identify 17 different diseases, including lung cancer and Parkinson's …

New Treatment Based on Ocean Bacteria Shown to Stop The Spread of Prostate Cancer

"A huge leap forward."<p>Scientists just completed a trial of a new, non-surgical prostate cancer treatment that uses a tumour-killing drug based on …

How diabetes drug metformin prevents, suppresses cancer growth

Metformin growth inhibition process (credit: Lianfeng Wu et al./Cell)A team of Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) and Harvard Medical School …

Medical Research

Enzyme Safely Starves Cancer Cells in Preclinical Study

A research team led by The University of Texas Austin has engineered an enzyme that safely treats prostate and breast cancer in animals and lengthens …

Cancer

Dosing commences in Progenics Pharma's Phase 2/3 study of imaging agent PyL in prostate cancer

The first patient has been dosed in Progenics Pharmaceuticals' (PGNX -6.2%) Phase 2/3 study, OSPREY, evaluating the diagnostic accuracy of imaging …