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Anticancer Therapies – News and Features

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AI Spots Cancer Months Before Standard Methods

An artificial intelligence-powered method for detecting tumor DNA in blood has shown unprecedented sensitivity in predicting cancer recurrence, in a study led by researchers at Weill Cornell Medicine.
Immunotherapy attacking a cancer cell.
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Reinvigorating Exhausted Immune Cells May Kickstart Anti-Cancer Therapy

Researchers at The Jackson Laboratory have not only identified how two immune cells work together to fight cancer but also revealed the cascade of molecules that help coordinate this attack.
Cancer cells.
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Why Many Non-Smoking Lung Cancer Patients Face Worse Outcomes

The reason why targeted treatment for non-small cell lung cancer fails to work for some patients, particularly those who have never smoked, has been discovered by researchers from UCL, the Francis Crick Institute and AstraZeneca.
Three T cells surround a cancer cell
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Secondary Cancer Risk Low Following CAR T-Cell Therapy, Study Finds

New research illustrates that the risk of secondary cancers following CAR T-cell therapy is low.
Tumor microenvironment.
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“Unexpected” Kidney Cancer Drug Resistance Mechanism Uncovered

For nearly two decades, how kidney cancer becomes resistant to rapalog drugs has baffled the scientific community. Now a study by researchers at UT Southwestern Medical Center’s Kidney Cancer Program sheds light
Immunofluorescence image shows macrophages (red) in human clear cell renal cell carcinoma, the most common type of kidney cancer in adults.
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Macrophages Link Obesity to Cancer and Immunotherapy Response

Immune system cells called macrophages play an unexpected role in the complicated connection between obesity and cancer, a Vanderbilt University Medical Center-led research team has discovered.

Cancer cells.
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Enhancing CAR-T Cell Therapies With Biodegradable Scaffolds

T-cell stimulating biomaterial that slowly biodegrades under the skin stimulates CAR-T cells in the body to improve therapeutic efficacy in an aggressive mouse tumor model.
Cancer cells.
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Protein Discovery May Lead to Improved Treatments for Ovarian Cancers

Cleveland Clinic researchers have discovered a new location for a protein that helps ovarian cancer cells resist chemotherapy treatments and that fosters aggressive cancer stem cell growth.
Cancer cells.
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Protein Engineering Approaches Offer Hope for Cancer Therapies

While cancer treatments have seen large improvements over the last decades, researchers are still laser-focused on developing strategies to defeat cancers, especially those that have been resistant to traditional interventions.
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“Artificial Lymph Node” May Help Train the Immune System To Kill Cancer Cells

A new study has found that implanting an “artificial lymph node” under the skin of mice may act as a hub to teach immune cells how to recognize and kill cancer cells, prolonging mouse survival and slowing tumor growth.
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