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Controversial gene-editing technique injected into cancer patients in China

Latest use of technology seems to avoid use of embryonic cells, may spur international race<p>Experiments in China with a controversial gene modifying …

Researchers Create microRNA That Specifically Kills Cancer Cells With Common Mutation

<b>San Diego, CA (Scicasts)</b> - Study reveals new information about cancers driven by KRAS gene mutation, suggests new therapeutic approach.Approximately …

Scientists in race to test CRISPR gene-editing technique on cancer

A novel gene-editing technique with potential to revolutionize cancer treatment has scientists in a race to test it on humans.<p>As the scientific …

Discovery that there are more categories of disease than previously thought could aid diagnosis and lead to new treatments<p>The blood cancer known as acute myeloid leukaemia (AML) is not one disease but at least 11 different types, scientists have concluded by studying the genes that cause the …

BBC - Earth - How cancer was created by evolution

The cells inside a tumour change and evolve just like animals in the wild. Understanding how this works could help us stop cancer in its tracks<p>Will we ever win the "war on cancer"?<p>The latest figures show just how distant a prospect victory is right now. In the US, the lifetime risk of developing …

Scientists Discover Hidden Switch In Our Immune System For Fighting Cancer

Our body is much better at fighting cancer than we give it credit for.<p>TIM VERNON / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY via Getty Images<p>Researchers in Australia may …

Immunotherapy

Don't kill cancer, learn to live with it, say scientists

Managing cancer with low doses of chemotherapy could be more effective than attempting to kill the disease, scientists believe.<p>The controversial approach suggests that cancer patients may have a better chance of survival if they live with their illness long term.<p>"The potential to reduce gruelling …

Cancer 'vaccine' that remembers disease and fights it years later is developed by scientists

Researchers in immunotherapy trials engineer cells so they boost body’s natural defences and stand guard for lifetime - acting effectively like vaccine<p>A revolutionary new cancer treatment that remembers the disease and acts like a watchman to prevent it ever returning is being developed by …

Treating Cancer With Bacteria Shows Real Promise

Bacteria are generally considered more foe than friend, but that may change, if results from a pioneering study are confirmed.<p>Reporting in the …

Immunotherapy

Nanosensor Device May Help Watch for Cancer From the Inside

Nanoscale technology is infiltrating everything from computers to cars to clothing. Such tiny tech – 80,000 to 100,000 times smaller than a single …

How DNA Scissors Can Perform Surgery Directly On Your Genes

These gene-slicers may help tackle HIV, Alzheimer's, and brain cancer.<p>Jay Johnson’s DNA was cut into pieces. Tiny molecular scissors chopped it into slices the cell couldn’t readily repair. The cell did its best at a speedy patch-up job, but the gene was left effectively useless. As the battered …

Scorpion's venom can make cancer cells 'glow'

Washington, July 7 (IANS) In what can alter the course of cancer treatment in the near future, researchers have found a compound that appears to …

Fighting leukaemia with the body's own immune system

SINGAPORE - Scientists have found a way of targeting cancer cells that uses the body's own immune system, which could hold the key to more effective …

10 Key Facts

Every 2 years, American Cancer Society researchers analyze and report on cancer survivorship and treatment statistics in the United States. They …

Tiny iron oxide ‘packages’ could hunt down tumors

Submicroscopic particles that contain even smaller particles of iron oxide could increase the power of MRIs to detect and fight disease.<p>Scientists …

Nanotech

Leukaemia researchers find ‘genetic switch’ to repair cancer cells in mice

The most common childhood leukaemia can be “cured” in mice with the flick of a genetic switch, Australian researchers have discovered.<p>Mice at Melbourne’s Walter and Eliza Hall Institute developed a type of leukaemia, B-ALL, after having the “tumour suppressor” gene Pax5 deactivated. But when …

Gold Nanoparticles Melt Your Excess Fat

This is not a scam.<p>For at least a decade, researchers have tried to develop practical ways to use gold nanoparticles to kill cancer cells. But perhaps you'll see the nanotechnology in a cosmetic surgeon's office before you see it at the oncologist's.<p>A new startup, NanoLipo, is working on a gold …

New gene tests may give cancer patients quicker path to treatment | Reuters

CHICAGO (Reuters) - A new way of evaluating tumors may soon help cancer patients identify the underlying genetic link to their disease - and the best possible treatment – all in a single test.<p>A view shows the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) logo at the lobby of its headquarters in Silver …

Can a trigger-happy immune system cause cancer after viral infection?

The immune system is a fickle thing, both hero and villain.<p>The ability of our ancestors to survive plague and pestilence was one of the forces that shaped the evolution of the human species into its current form. But many of us now find ourselves in environments where many of the biggest infectious …

Scientists reveal details of calcium 'safety-valve' in cells

Related images<br>(click to enlarge)<p>Sometimes a cell has to die -- when it's done with its job or inflicted with injury that could otherwise harm an …

Targeting tumors using silver nanoparticles

Scientists at UC Santa Barbara have designed a nanoparticle that has a couple of unique—and important—properties. Spherical in shape and silver in …

Scientists Prime The Immune System As A Powerful Cancer Weapon

Watch out, cancer cells. Humanity is learning how to use our built-in weapon – our own white blood cells – to kill you.<p>Early results showing that genetically modified white blood cells, called T-cells, can make cancer cells disappear, at least temporarily, in 50% to 90% of patients with certain …

Skin cancer trial results 'exciting'

<b>The results of two international trials against advanced skin cancer have been hailed as "exciting and striking".</b><p>Both treatments, for advanced melanoma, are designed to enable the immune system to recognise and target tumours.<p>The findings were released at the American Society of Clinical Oncology …

Studies

When treatment ends, cancer survivors begin a new chapter in their lives, one that can bring hope and happiness – but also fear of the cancer coming …

Klas Ingesson: the top-flight manager who refuses to be beaten by cancer

It was half-time in the west coast derby between IFK Gothenburg and Elfsborg in the Swedish top flight. The players had trudged off the pitch and behind them came Elfsborg's co-manager Klas Ingesson. The former midfielder, who won 57 caps for Sweden, had to take another route to the dressing room …

Lymphoma Survivor: ‘The World is so Kind’

“<p>Going public with her lymphoma battle was not easy for Nina Polvanich Louie, 33. “As a cancer patient, I didn’t feel comfortable sharing my private, …