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.

Wearable Cancer Detection Tests 1-2% of Blood Over 2 Hours

Posted in Medicine on 15th May, 2019
by Alex Muller

Tumors can release more than 1,000 cancer cells into the bloodstream in a single minute.

How scorpion venom is helping surgeons detect brain cancer

Posted in Medicine on 13th May, 2019
by Alex Muller

A new imaging technique designed to help surgeons identify the location of malignant brain tumors during surgery is showing promising early clinical trial results

Existing drug that offers dormancy over death may be better for combatting cancer

Posted in Medicine on 29th Apr, 2019
by Alex Muller

"It's designed for people with chronic disease so that they can take it for a long time. So, we think fostamatinib is a perfect candidate for this kind of years-long 'lock-'n'-block' type of approach."

Injecting immune stimulants turns tumors into "cancer vaccine factories"

Posted in Medicine on 9th Apr, 2019
by Alex Muller

A new way of supercharging the body's immune system so that it can take the upper hand and destroy tumor cells around the body.