oncology

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.

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.

Scientists harness light therapy to target and kill cancer cells in world first

Posted in Medicine, Science on 23rd Jun, 2022
by Alex Muller

Experts believe new form of photoimmunotherapy may become fifth major cancer treatment.

New cancer vaccine finds way to overcome tumour defences

Posted in Medicine on 23rd Jun, 2022
by Alex Muller

The researchers designed the new vaccine to target MICA and MICB stress proteins, which sit on the surface of cancer cells.