Genetically modifying T-cells cuts blood cancer progression by 74%, trial finds

Posted in Medicine on 14th Jun, 2023
by Alex Muller

A revolutionary blood cancer treatment that genetically modifies patient cells to fight the disease cuts the risk of it progressing by 74%, a world-first clinical trial has found.

How TRACERx is helping us predict lung cancer’s next move

Posted in Medicine, Science on 21st May, 2023
by Alex Muller

The TRACERx team took multiple samples from over 400 tumours to try and determine the order that these subclones developed in, and why certain subclones were selected for where others weren’t. Doing that could give us clues as to what a person’s cancer might do next.

Gene Linked To Leukemia Found To Decrease Insulin Production In Diabetics

Posted in Medicine on 25th Feb, 2023
by Alex Muller

"We have also been able to identify a gene that proved to be very strongly associated with impaired insulin secretion."

Successful Trial Results Of Drug To Inhibit Common-Cancer-Causing Gene

Posted in Medicine, Science on 27th Oct, 2022
by Alex Muller

"If subsequent trials of this new MYC-targeted drug hold up, then exploring combinations with other chemotherapy drugs or some of the new agents that stimulate the body's immune response to cancer hold out the prospect of new, more effective treatments."

Lung cancer treatment: Specific gene mutation may be a key

Posted in Medicine, Science on 16th Oct, 2022
by Alex Muller

Data from a new study found that the mutated KRAS gene influences the lipids and metabolism of lipids in lung cancer. Their findings suggest that targeting components of lipid metabolism and synthesis could be part of effective lung cancer treatments.