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Anticancer Therapies – News and Features

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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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Nanowire Approach Helps To Enhance T-Cell Therapy

Researchers have developed a solution to retain the naïve state of cells in adoptive T-cell therapy, allowing them to be even better disease fighters when they are infused back into a patient.

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Approved Immunosuppressive Boosts the Effectiveness of Existing Checkpoint Inhibitor Therapies

Scripps Research scientists found that a “one-two punch” of combining the immunosuppressive drug ruxolitinib with existing checkpoint inhibitor therapies may be a more effective way to fight some cancers, including Hodgkin lymphoma.
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Iontronic Technology Decreases Cancer Cell Growth in Living Tumor Models

When low doses of cancer drugs are administered continuously near malignant brain tumors using so-called iontronic technology, cancer cell growth drastically decreases.
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Cancer Patients Develop Fewer Protective Antibodies to COVID-19

Cancer patients develop fewer protective antibodies to SARS-CoV-2 than the general population, especially after a single vaccine dose, reports a new study.
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Gene-Editing Therapy Yields Positive Results for Sickle Cell Patients

An experimental one-time gene-editing cell therapy for sickle cell disease has shown promise in trials.
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Microgravity Shrinks Astronaut Kidneys

The structure and function of the kidneys is altered by space flight, with galactic radiation causing permanent damage that would jeopardise any mission to Mars, according to a new study led by researchers from UCL.
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AI Can Design Personalized Cancer Treatments To Help Prevent Relapse, Study Finds

University of Oxford researchers have leveraged the power of artificial intelligence (AI) to develop personalised cancer treatments which could be more effective at preventing patient relapse.
Breast cancer cells.

Promising Approach To Prevent Breast Cancer Recurrence Identified

Researchers have identified a mechanism that wakes up dormant breast cancer cells and demonstrated that preventing the mechanism can significantly improve treatment outcomes.