cancer

Interview with Cancer Researcher Dr Ali Roghanian

Posted in Medicine on 3rd Jul, 2022
by Alex Muller

Cancer immunotherapy is a powerful class of treatments that has the potential to generate potent and long-lasting immunity against tumour cells, like providing protection against viruses and bacteria. Similar to vaccination, the potential of cancer immunotherapy to induce memory immune responses is of particular importance, as it limits the chance of tumour recurrence and escape.

Interview with an Expert: Immunotherapy Update

Posted in Interviews, Medicine on 3rd Jul, 2022
by Alex Muller

Elizabeth M. Jaffee, M.D., is an internationally recognized expert in pancreatic cancer and immunotherapy research.

Blood test developed to predict liver cancer risk

Posted in Medicine on 24th Jun, 2022
by Alex Muller

An estimated one-quarter of adults in the U.S. have nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD), an excess of fat in liver cells that can cause chronic inflammation and liver damage, increasing the risk of liver cancer. Now researchers have developed a simple blood test to predict which NAFLD patients are most likely to develop liver cancer.

Lipid nanoparticles carry gene-editing cancer drugs past tumor defenses

Posted in Medicine, Science on 24th Jun, 2022
by Alex Muller

As they grow, solid tumors surround themselves with a thick, hard-to-penetrate wall of molecular defenses. Getting drugs past that barricade is notoriously difficult. Now, scientists have developed nanoparticles that can break down the physical barriers around tumors to reach cancer cells.

Researchers find way to target cancer while protecting healthy tissue

Posted in Medicine, Science on 24th Jun, 2022
by Alex Muller

Researchers have discovered how to target stem cells affected by leukaemia without causing harm to healthy stem cells, paving the way for new, safer treatments for the disease.