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First-of-its-Kind Cancer Drug Shows Anti-Tumor Activity in Animal Models

Behind the scenes, as tumors progress and gain resistance to treatment, a protein called YB-1 quietly gives directions. Now, researchers have developed a first-of-its-kind drug that inhibits YB-1, effectively silencing those orders.
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Drug Helps Reprogram Immune Cells To Suppress Prostate and Bladder Tumors

A novel therapy that reprograms immune cells to promote antitumor activity helped shrink hard-to-treat prostate and bladder cancers in mice.
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Widespread “Cell Cannibalism” Is a Common Facet of Living Organisms

A new review paper describes cell-in-cell phenomena in which one cell engulfs and sometimes consumes another. The study shows that cases of this behavior, including cell cannibalism, are widespread across living organisms.
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Unlocking Cancer’s Turbo Metabolism

When cells become tumor cells, their metabolism changes fundamentally. Researchers at the University of Basel and the University Hospital Basel have demonstrated that this change leaves traces that could provide targets for cancer immunotherapies.
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Benign Nail Condition Linked to Disorder That Increases Cancer Risk

Scientists have discovered that the presence of a benign nail abnormality may lead to the diagnosis of a rare inherited disorder that increases the risk of developing cancerous tumors.
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Mouse Study Explores Why Glioblastoma Treatment May Work Better in the Morning

Glioblastoma is an aggressive brain cancer that has no cure. A recent chart study of patients with glioblastoma found that taking chemotherapy in the morning was associated with a three- to six-month increase in median survival.
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Scientists Identify Key Cell Pathway in Resistant Brain Cancer

For many patients with a deadly type of brain cancer called glioblastoma, chemotherapy resistance is a big problem. But now, researchers led by Zhi Sheng of the Fralin Biomedical Research Institute at VTC may have moved a step closer to a solution.
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Gut Bacteria Boosts Cancer Immunotherapy in Mice

A new strategy uses gut microbes to help unlock immunotherapy’s untapped cancer-fighting potential.
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Metformin Use Linked to Reduced Blood Cancer Risk, Study Finds

A new study from Denmark has found that people taking the type 2 diabetes drug metformin are less likely to develop a myeloproliferative neoplasm (MPN) – a rare type of blood cancer that can develop into acute leukemia.
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Important Gene in the Fight Against Prostate Cancer Identified

A new study from Aarhus University finds that men with mutations in a particular gene are at greater risk of developing metastases after prostate cancer.
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