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Anticancer Therapies – News and Features

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The Role of Vitamin B6 in Pancreatic Cancer

In a recent publication in the journal Cancer Discovery, Mehla details the role of vitamin B6 in healthy people and when pancreatic cancer is present.
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“Olive Oil” Drug May Benefit Some Brain Cancer Patients, Study Suggests

A unique drug derived from oleic acid – found naturally in olive oil – has shown promise for patients with advanced glioblastoma in a Phase 1/2 study.
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TB Vaccine Shrinks Liver Cancers in Mouse Study

A UC Davis Health study found that a single dose of Bacillus Calmette-Guérin (BCG), the vaccine for tuberculosis (TB), reduced liver tumor burden and extended the survival of mice with liver cancer.
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Chronic Stress Increases Risk of Cancer Metastasis

Chronic stress can increase our risk for heart disease and strokes. It may also help cancer spread. How this works has remained a mystery – a challenge for cancer care.
The ovarian tumor microenvironment.
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Starving Ovarian Cancers of Cholesterol Cuts Tumor Growth in Mice

Scientists have discovered the Achilles heel of chemotherapy-resistant ovarian cancer – its hunger for cholesterol – and how to sneakily use that to destroy it.
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Well-Studied Immune Protein Carries an “Overlooked” Sequence

CSHL scientists have revealed that the well-studied immune protein IκBζ moonlights as a POU activator. The finding offers new insight into the immune system’s versatility.
Fibroblasts.
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Age-Related Cell Changes Promote Pancreatic Cancer Growth

Older people may be at greater risk of developing pancreatic cancer and have poorer prognoses because of age-related changes in cells in the pancreas called fibroblasts, according to research.
Cancer cells.
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Tackling Liver Metastasis and Potential Treatments

A new study has identified a crucial factor that can drive tumor cells to spread to the liver. The work points toward strategies that could help treat these often recalcitrant tumors.
Melanoma cells, with different proteins tagged in yellow, blue, green and red.
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Promising Cell Therapy Target Has Strong Response Against Melanoma

A new CAR T-cell therapy that targets cells with high levels of TYRP1 has shown promise against melanoma in preclinical trials.
Cancer cells.
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Treatment Improves Mesothelioma Survival in Trial

An innovative treatment significantly increases the survival of people with malignant mesothelioma, according to results from a clinical trial.
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