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Anticancer Therapies – News and Features

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New Treatment Slows Growth of Advanced Neuroendocrine Tumors

A novel approach known as radioligand therapy has been shown to reduce the growth and progression of advanced neuroendocrine tumors.
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Study Sheds Light on Early Development of Multiple Myeloma

Multiple myeloma is one of the most common forms of cancer of the immune cells in the bone marrow. It is considered incurable. Even when patients respond to treatment at first, the cancer comes back.
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New Blood Test Method Promises Personalized Cancer Treatments

UZH and USZ researchers have now further developed an advanced method to analyze liquid biopsies of DNA fragments in the blood. It is fast and practical, without putting much of a strain on patients.
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Novel Combination Makes Cancer-Fighting Viral Agent More Effective

Researchers from Aarhus University have made a significant breakthrough by discovering that the drug 4-OI can enhance the effectiveness of a cancer-fighting viral agent. This may lead to treatment of cancers that are otherwise resistant to therapies.
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Changing the Gut Microbiome May Improve Outcomes for Some Kidney Cancer Patients

Modulating the gut microbiome during immunotherapy treatment could improve outcomes for advanced kidney cancer patients, a phase 1 trial indicates.
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Long-Term Hearing Loss From Cisplatin-Based Chemotherapy Uncovered

An interdisciplinary study led by researchers at the University of South Florida and Indiana University has uncovered significant findings on the long-term effects of one of the most common forms of chemotherapy on cancer survivors.
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CAR T-Cell Production Pioneered Using “Ultra-Small” Bioreactor

This is the first demonstration of T-cell culture in a microfluidic chip the size of a pack of cards, allowing the miniaturisation of CAR T-cell production for cancer treatment.
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Precision Radiotherapy Technique for Lung Cancer Shows Promise

Results from a new study support standard use of the more precise intensity-modulated radiotherapy (IMRT) over the alternative 3D-conformal radiotherapy (3D-CRT) for patients with unresectable, locally advanced non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC).
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Common Blood Pressure Drug May Improve Chemotherapy Response to Leukemia

Researchers found that a targeted gene therapy may make acute myeloid leukemia (AML) more sensitive to chemotherapy, while also protecting the heart against toxicity often caused by cancer treatments.
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seekRNA Offers a Stand-Alone “Cut-and-Paste” Tool for Gene Editing

Patented method developed in the laboratory of Dr Sandro Ataide promises to accelerate the potential of genetic engineering already shown by CRISPR gene-editing technology.
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