cancer

Simple, cheap nanoparticles activate immune system against cancer

Posted in Medicine on 1st Feb, 2020
by Alex Muller

The best way to fight off cancer might be to strengthen the body’s immune system and help it identify and kill tumors. This field of study is known as immunotherapy, and while it’s showing promise it can be quite expensive. Researchers have developed nanoparticles that should be cheaper to produce.

Immune discovery 'may treat all cancer'

Posted in Medicine on 22nd Jan, 2020
by Alex Muller

"It raises the prospect of a 'one-size-fits-all' cancer treatment, a single type of T-cell that could be capable of destroying many different types of cancers across the population."

Cancer Death Rate in U.S. Sees Sharpest One-Year Drop

Posted in Medicine on 12th Jan, 2020
by Alex Muller

Breakthrough treatments for lung cancer and melanoma have driven down cancer mortality overall, and from 2016 to 2017 spurred the largest-ever decline.

Algorithm Identifies New Treatment for Neuroblastoma

Posted in Medicine, Science on 12th Jan, 2020
by Alex Muller

Using a computer algorithm, scientists at Uppsala University have identified a promising new treatment for neuroblastoma. This form of cancer in children, which occurs in specialised nerve cells in the sympathetic nervous system, may be life-threatening.

US cancer death rates report reveals sharpest ever single-year decline

Posted in Medicine on 9th Jan, 2020
by Alex Muller

The steady decline is attributed to a range of factors, with the period examined including the sharpest one-year decline ever recorded.