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Anticancer Therapies – News and Features

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Stem Cell-Derived Therapy Shows Early Promise for Resistant Liver Cancer

An innovative new stem cell-derived therapy could be used to better target and treat the most common form of liver cancer.
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Tool Predicts Nerve Damage From Cancer Treatment

Many women treated for breast cancer using taxanes, a type of cytostatic drug, often experience side effects in the nervous system. Researchers have now developed a tool that can predict the risk level for each individual.
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Potential Therapeutic Target Could Boost Pancreatic Cancer Chemotherapy and Reduce Spread

A research team has discovered that nidogen-2 reduces the dense scaffolding tissue within pancreatic tumors, which is a major barrier to treatment and contributes to the cancer’s well-known chemotherapy resistance.
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World-First CAR T-Cell Therapy for Child With Lupus

CAR T-cell therapy has been used for the first time to treat lupus in a child, restoring the patient's ability to live a normal life.
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Researchers Create First Mouse Model With a Functioning Human Immune System

A breakthrough for biomedical research promises new insight into immunotherapy development and disease modeling.
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AI Model Can Select Treatments To Help Improve Cancer Therapy Responses

A new artificial intelligence tool that can help to select the most suitable treatment for cancer patients has been developed by researchers at The Australian National University.
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Tissue Stiffness Can Impact Pancreatic Cancer Resistance to Chemotherapy

Researchers have demonstrated that conditions in the matrix surrounding pancreatic cancer cells impact whether those cells respond to chemotherapy.
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Epilepsy Drug May Keep Stomach Cancer Chemotherapy Working for Longer

A drug currently used to treat epilepsy re-sensitized stomach cancers to chemotherapy in a preclinical study.
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Potential Cancer-Driving Mutations Identified Hidden in “Junk DNA”

Researchers have used AI to unearth potential cancer drivers hidden in so-called "junk" regions of DNA, opening the door for a new approach to diagnosis and treatment.
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Drugs Targeting “Zombie” Cells May Benefit Some Older Women, but Not All

Senescent cells can't divide but can drive chronic inflammation and tissue dysfunction linked to aging and chronic diseases. In a new trial, treatment with intermittent senolytic treatment had beneficial effects on bone formation.