How Organoids Help Us Understand Ourselves and Treat Diseases
What are organoids? Where do they come from? And how can organoids be used to help us understand and treat human diseases?
Gut Bacteria Can Boost Response to Cancer Immunotherapy
A new study led by Scripps Research scientist Howard Hang, PhD, explains how and why a certain species of bacteria in the digestive tract significantly improves the tumor-fighting ability of approved cancer drugs known as checkpoint inhibitors.
Harnessing the Power of the Microbiota To Boost Immunity Against Infection and Cancer
In this Front Row lecture, you’ll learn why specific bacteria in our body are such powerful mediators of health – and find out about breakthrough discoveries that are now on their way to becoming medicines.
How Does Sunscreen Work? Can It Really Prevent Wrinkles and Cancer?
It’s summer, and before you head to the beach or pool, you might slather on sunscreen. But is it doing anything beyond preventing a sunburn? Can it really prevent wrinkles and skin cancer?
Celebrating canSAR: The Largest Public Cancer Drug Discovery Resource in the World
Since its release in 2011, canSAR has become the largest, public, cancer drug discovery resource in the world. It brings together billions of pieces of experimental data across disciplines – biology, chemistry, pharmacology, structural biology, cell biology – with clinical insights.
Breast Cancer Treatment – Prof. Andrew Tutt on the OlympiA Trial
The results of the OlympiA clinical trial, involving ICR researchers, shows giving the drug olaparib for one year to breast cancer patients with inherited BRCA mutations, after they have completed initial treatment, reduced the chance of their breast cancer returning. Professor Andrew Tutt, Head of Breast Cancer Research at the ICR, explains more.
How To Tackle Global Inequities in Cancer
Cancer can affect everybody, but not equally. Certain people, whether because of their gender, race, education or socioeconomic status see worse outcomes from cancer. Access to cancer screening can differ, as well as the quality of patients’ lives after treatment.
Cancer, Aging and the Importance of the Tumor Microenvironment
Professor Ashani Weeraratna has been studying the cancer microenvironment in her lab for the past 17 years. Taking into account that the tissues in our bodies change as we age is important when researching cancer biology.
SCIEX presents Extraordinary Grace
As scientists, we are the very experts in discovering answers, but by missing out on invaluable, diverse perspectives, we’re missing out on crucial thinking that has the potential to unlock a new era of scientific greatness.
Human Oncogenic Viruses: Nature, Discovery and Running Around in Circles
Dr Chang, a distinguished professor of pathology in the Cancer Virology Program, University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute discusses the work her lab has been engaged in, in the area of cancer virus discovery.