Physical therapy important for women treated for breast cancer

The survival rate for breast cancer, the most commonly diagnosed cancer among women, is now about 90 percent, increased by nearly 20 percent since the 1970s. Surviving breast cancer has been the biggest treatment goal until recent years when attention began to turn to surviving well, as these three women appear to […]

Immunotherapy Complete Response Data Suggest Metastatic Melanoma Cures

This is Dr Jeffrey Weber. I am a medical oncologist at the Laura and Isaac Perlmutter Cancer Center at New York University Langone Health in New York City. Today we will be talking about a very interesting article that appeared […]

Magnetoferritin: a new effective marker for tumor diagnosis and treatment?

A novel magnetoferritin-based method allows doctors to more accurately diagnose malignant cells, providing additional opportunities for cancer treatments. One major problem in diagnostic radiology today is the lack of accuracy due to insufficient contrast between the cells of interest and […]

In rare case, patient developed resistance to CAR-T after cancer cell began hiding in ‘plain sight’

To make CAR-T therapies, the pioneering cancer treatments, scientists introduce a gene into the body’s immune cells that turns them into cancer-homing attackers. But in one case described by scientists Monday, the gene was inadvertently delivered to a cancer cell […]

New cancer vaccine can teach the immune system to ‘see’ rogue cells and kill them

Vaccine teaches immune system to recognise rogue cells as part of treatment Method involves extracting immune cells from a patient, altering them in lab they can then ‘see‘ a protein common to many cancers and then reinjected A trial vaccine is showing promising results in patients with a range of cancers. One woman treated with […]

Testing new cancer treatment which could banish chemotherapy

Current treatment for head and neck cancer can have debilitating side-effects, but new research combining robotics, nanoparticles, ultrasound, and lasers could treat it without chemo- or radiotherapy. Killer T cells surround a cancer cell. Credit: NIH Dr. James McLaughlan, a University Academic Fellow in the faculties of Engineering and […]

Scientists uncover why very few of the many mutated cells in our skin go on to eventually form cancer

Normal skin contains a patchwork of mutated cells, yet very few go on to eventually form cancer and scientists have now uncovered the reason why. Researchers at the Wellcome Sanger Institute and MRC Cancer Unit, University of Cambridge genetically engineered […]

Zika vaccine shows promise for treating deadly brain cancer

September 18, 2018—An international team of researchers has successfully deployed a Zika virus vaccine to target and kill human glioblastoma brain cancer stem cells, which had been transplanted into mice. In a study published this week in mBio, an open-access journal of the […]