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Cancer Vaccine Progress: Potentially Rich Source of Tumor Specific Antigens Identified
Cancer Vaccine Progress: Potentially Rich Source of Tumor Specific Antigens Identified
News   Dec 07, 2018

The immunogenicity and efficacy of tumor specific antigen vaccination for select antigens has been validated in mouse models of cancer. The researchers believe that clinical trials for human cancer vaccines could start within the next 2-3 years.

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New Imaging Tools that Trace Key Breast Cancer Enzymes May Help Guide Therapies
New Imaging Tools that Trace Key Breast Cancer Enzymes May Help Guide Therapies
News   Dec 07, 2018

A set of emerging diagnostic tools may help identify breast cancer patients who are most likely to benefit from therapies that target important enzymes fueling a range of subtypes, including BCRA-mutated and triple negative cancers.

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Sensors Detect & Measure Cancer’s Ability to Spread
Sensors Detect & Measure Cancer’s Ability to Spread
News   Dec 06, 2018

University of California San Diego School of Medicine researchers have engineered sensors that can detect and measure the metastatic potential of single cancer cells.

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Why HIV-infected Patients Suffer Higher Rates of Cancer
Why HIV-infected Patients Suffer Higher Rates of Cancer
News   Dec 06, 2018

Researchers at Case Western Reserve University's School of Dental Medicine have published an article highlighting how T-cells move, multiply and invade other cells in HIV-infected patients.

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Therapeutic Target for Metastatic Prostate Cancer
Therapeutic Target for Metastatic Prostate Cancer
News   Dec 06, 2018

Researchers identify a new vulnerability in aggressive, metastatic prostate cancers that have become resistant to the hormonal therapies available today.

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High-throughput Platform Enables Activity Mapping of Emerging Cancer Drug Targets
High-throughput Platform Enables Activity Mapping of Emerging Cancer Drug Targets
News   Dec 06, 2018

A powerful new biochemical platform is fueling the study of a family of enzymes that are promising targets for cancer treatment.

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Turning Immune Cells into Tiny Anti-Tumor Drug Factories
Turning Immune Cells into Tiny Anti-Tumor Drug Factories
News   Dec 05, 2018

In lab and mouse experiments, UC San Diego School of Medicine researchers developed a method to leverage B cells to manufacture and secrete tumor-suppressing microRNAs

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Universal Cancer Test: One Test to Diagnose Them All?
Universal Cancer Test: One Test to Diagnose Them All?
News   Dec 05, 2018

A diagnostic test is in the works to identify patterns of methyl groups, which are altered dramatically by cancer. The test uses gold nanoparticles that instantly change colour and indicate if the nanostructures of cancer DNA are present.

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Bacterial Protein Promotes Cancer
Bacterial Protein Promotes Cancer
News   Dec 05, 2018

The Institute of Human Virology (IHV) at the University of Maryland School of Medicine (UMSOM) announced today the discovery that DnaK, a protein of the bacterium mycoplasma, interferes with the mycoplasma-infected cell's ability to respond to and repair DNA damage, a known origin of cancer.

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40 New Genetic Variants Linked to Colorectal Cancer Risk
40 New Genetic Variants Linked to Colorectal Cancer Risk
News   Dec 04, 2018

The most comprehensive genome-wide association study, or GWAS, of colorectal cancer risk to date, published in Nature Genetics, has discovered 40 new genetic variants and validated 55 previously identified variants that signal an increased risk of colon cancer.

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