cancer

Cancer researchers discover how immune cells avoid killing themselves

Posted in Highlights from UCL, Medicine, Science on 2nd Dec, 2019
by Alex Muller

Researchers at Australia’s Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre and the University College London (UCL) have now found that they create a tough shield around themselves, and this discovery could lead to new cancer therapies.

Blood test reveals more than 20 types of cancer

Posted in Medicine on 1st Oct, 2019
by Alex Muller

A new type of blood test that can detect more than 20 types of cancer, and even trace them back to their source.

Can low gravity kill cancer? Scientists prepare to study cells in space

Posted in Medicine, Science on 5th Sep, 2019
by Alex Muller

Early indications that space can kill off the majority of cancer cells without the need for drugs.

Breakthrough discovery of signal cancers use to hide from immune system

Posted in Medicine on 1st Aug, 2019
by Alex Muller

It's hoped the discovery of this major signaling protein will lead to new immunotherapy treatments that increase the number of options that clinicians have at their disposal to help patients.

MIT supercharges cancer immunotherapy with a booster vaccine

Posted in Medicine, Science on 14th Jul, 2019
by Alex Muller

The vaccine contains a fatty molecule called a lipid tail that lets the drug travel straight to the lymph nodes, and once there, the active ingredient is an antigen that sends the T cells after the cancer.