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Stem cells turned into cancer-killing immune cells

In cases where immune therapy works, it could allow mass production of treatment.<p>In addition to fighting off invaders that arrive from outside the …

New Gene Therapy Treatment Stops Cancer Relapses In A Week

Previously we’ve told you about advances in cancer research where HIV is used to kill leukemia and genetic therapy can be used to make cancer kill itself. Now there’s still more good news: A new gene therapy treatment not only stops leukemia relapses, it stops them in about a week.<p>Specifically, the …

Therapy filters cancer that chemo misses - Futurity

PENN STATE (US) —Many cancers, including breast and prostate cancers, can spread to the brain, …

What does the genetic markers study mean for cancer research? - video

Science correspondent Ian Sample discusses the findings of a medical study that identified genetic markers for breast, ovarian and prostate cancer. The study means it will soon be possible for patients to discover their risk of getting certain cancers in a £5 spit test at their GP. But what are the …

Gene patents are a hindrance to innovation

Scientists researching diseases such as cancer are impeded by having to pay companies who own specific gene patents<p>You carry a set of instructions in every cell, encrypted in DNA. Your genome, 3 billion letters of genetic code, is not only unique to you now, but is unique to every human who has …