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Nature
1 month ago
OMG science

Innovative cancer therapies offer new hope

New cancer treatments using immune system, theranostics, and AI are rapidly evolving to combat the disease effectively. [ more ]
Greenmedinfo
1 month ago
Alternative medicine

Vitamin D Supplements Reduces All-Cause Death Risk in Digestive Tract Cancer Patients with High PD-L1 Levels

Vitamin D supplements can regulate PD-L1 levels and reduce death risk in digestive tract cancer patients. [ more ]
Nature
1 month ago
OMG science

Innovative cancer therapies offer new hope

New cancer treatments using immune system, theranostics, and AI are rapidly evolving to combat the disease effectively. [ more ]
Greenmedinfo
1 month ago
Alternative medicine

Vitamin D Supplements Reduces All-Cause Death Risk in Digestive Tract Cancer Patients with High PD-L1 Levels

Vitamin D supplements can regulate PD-L1 levels and reduce death risk in digestive tract cancer patients. [ more ]
moreimmune-system
#fda
Nature
1 month ago
OMG science

Randomized trials of cancer drugs are for yesterday

Pitting new treatments against old, ineffective agents is neither ethical nor economical. [ more ]
www.nytimes.com
5 months ago
Health

F.D.A. Issues Warning of Cancer Risk Linked to CAR-T Therapies

The FDA is requiring companies to add a boxed warning to CAR-T therapies, stating that the treatments themselves may cause cancers.
The benefits of CAR-T therapy still outweigh the risks, but there have been reports of about 20 cases of secondary cancers potentially caused by the treatment. [ more ]
Nature
1 month ago
OMG science

Randomized trials of cancer drugs are for yesterday

Pitting new treatments against old, ineffective agents is neither ethical nor economical. [ more ]
www.nytimes.com
5 months ago
Health

F.D.A. Issues Warning of Cancer Risk Linked to CAR-T Therapies

The FDA is requiring companies to add a boxed warning to CAR-T therapies, stating that the treatments themselves may cause cancers.
The benefits of CAR-T therapy still outweigh the risks, but there have been reports of about 20 cases of secondary cancers potentially caused by the treatment. [ more ]
morefda
#chemotherapy
Nature
1 month ago
OMG science

How antibody-drug conjugates aim to take down cancer

Chemotherapy's side effects lead to discontinuation, pushing for palliative care. [ more ]
Cbsnews
3 months ago
Health

Princess Kate revealed she is undergoing treatment for a cancer diagnosis. What is preventative chemotherapy?

Preventative chemotherapy reduces the chance of cancer returning after surgery.
Adjuvant chemotherapy aims to eliminate microscopic cancer cells to prevent growth. [ more ]
euronews
4 months ago
Health

Cancer treatment in UK lags behind other countries, study says

Norway and Australia had the fastest cancer treatment start times compared to the UK
UK lagged behind in cancer treatment compared to similar countries [ more ]
ABC7 San Francisco
5 months ago
Medicine

A doctor's 55-year crusade against cancer

Dr. Philip Salem has developed a breakthrough treatment for cancer called ICTriplex.
ICTriplex combines personalized Immunotherapy, Chemotherapy, and targeted therapy.
50% of patients receiving ICtriplex achieved complete remission. [ more ]
www.theguardian.com
1 month ago
OMG science

Drug that melts away' tumours could replace surgery for bowel cancer, say doctors

Pembrolizumab immunotherapy before surgery boosts bowel cancer cure rates, potentially replacing chemotherapy and surgery. [ more ]
Nature
1 month ago
OMG science

How antibody-drug conjugates aim to take down cancer

Chemotherapy's side effects lead to discontinuation, pushing for palliative care. [ more ]
Cbsnews
3 months ago
Health

Princess Kate revealed she is undergoing treatment for a cancer diagnosis. What is preventative chemotherapy?

Preventative chemotherapy reduces the chance of cancer returning after surgery.
Adjuvant chemotherapy aims to eliminate microscopic cancer cells to prevent growth. [ more ]
euronews
4 months ago
Health

Cancer treatment in UK lags behind other countries, study says

Norway and Australia had the fastest cancer treatment start times compared to the UK
UK lagged behind in cancer treatment compared to similar countries [ more ]
ABC7 San Francisco
5 months ago
Medicine

A doctor's 55-year crusade against cancer

Dr. Philip Salem has developed a breakthrough treatment for cancer called ICTriplex.
ICTriplex combines personalized Immunotherapy, Chemotherapy, and targeted therapy.
50% of patients receiving ICtriplex achieved complete remission. [ more ]
www.theguardian.com
1 month ago
OMG science

Drug that melts away' tumours could replace surgery for bowel cancer, say doctors

Pembrolizumab immunotherapy before surgery boosts bowel cancer cure rates, potentially replacing chemotherapy and surgery. [ more ]
morechemotherapy
#personalized-medicine
Nature
1 month ago
OMG science

Turning tumours against themselves

Personalized mRNA vaccines show promise in cancer treatment. [ more ]
www.theguardian.com
2 months ago
OMG science

Real hope' for cancer cure as personal mRNA vaccine for melanoma trialled

Personalised mRNA cancer vaccine for melanoma shows potential to cure cancer, reducing the risk of cancer returning in patients. [ more ]
Nature
3 months ago
Health

How does a cancer vaccine work?

Therapeutic cancer vaccines stimulate immune response to existing tumors
Different approaches for delivering antigens to immune cells for personalized vaccines [ more ]
english.elpais.com
4 months ago
Medicine

Martin Lazaro, oncologist: With immunotherapy, we are seeing long-term survivors from unthinkable tumors'

Cancer treatment is becoming increasingly personalized based on molecular alterations in tumors.
Patients are now actively involved in decision-making about their treatment plans. [ more ]
time.com
5 months ago
Health

Why I Stopped Being A Good Cancer Patient

Finding suitable oral chemotherapy for cancer treatment can be a difficult and turbulent experience.
Stem cell transplant is not always a permanent solution for cancer. [ more ]
www.theguardian.com
1 month ago
OMG science

Extremely impressive': melanoma jab trial results excite doctors

The first personalized mRNA cancer vaccine for melanoma reduces risk significantly, showing promising results for cancer treatment. [ more ]
Nature
1 month ago
OMG science

Turning tumours against themselves

Personalized mRNA vaccines show promise in cancer treatment. [ more ]
www.theguardian.com
2 months ago
OMG science

Real hope' for cancer cure as personal mRNA vaccine for melanoma trialled

Personalised mRNA cancer vaccine for melanoma shows potential to cure cancer, reducing the risk of cancer returning in patients. [ more ]
Nature
3 months ago
Health

How does a cancer vaccine work?

Therapeutic cancer vaccines stimulate immune response to existing tumors
Different approaches for delivering antigens to immune cells for personalized vaccines [ more ]
english.elpais.com
4 months ago
Medicine

Martin Lazaro, oncologist: With immunotherapy, we are seeing long-term survivors from unthinkable tumors'

Cancer treatment is becoming increasingly personalized based on molecular alterations in tumors.
Patients are now actively involved in decision-making about their treatment plans. [ more ]
time.com
5 months ago
Health

Why I Stopped Being A Good Cancer Patient

Finding suitable oral chemotherapy for cancer treatment can be a difficult and turbulent experience.
Stem cell transplant is not always a permanent solution for cancer. [ more ]
www.theguardian.com
1 month ago
OMG science

Extremely impressive': melanoma jab trial results excite doctors

The first personalized mRNA cancer vaccine for melanoma reduces risk significantly, showing promising results for cancer treatment. [ more ]
morepersonalized-medicine
#ancient-egyptians
Mail Online
1 month ago
OMG science

The ancient Egyptians tried to treat CANCER, study finds

Ancient Egyptians may have attempted to treat cancer by operating on growths or learning post-patient death. [ more ]
www.nytimes.com
1 month ago
OMG science

Ancient Skull With Brain Cancer Preserves Clues to Egyptian Medicine

Ancient Egyptians practiced brain cancer surgery, pushing back humanity's documented cancer treatment timeline by up to 1,000 years. [ more ]
Mail Online
1 month ago
OMG science

The ancient Egyptians tried to treat CANCER, study finds

Ancient Egyptians may have attempted to treat cancer by operating on growths or learning post-patient death. [ more ]
www.nytimes.com
1 month ago
OMG science

Ancient Skull With Brain Cancer Preserves Clues to Egyptian Medicine

Ancient Egyptians practiced brain cancer surgery, pushing back humanity's documented cancer treatment timeline by up to 1,000 years. [ more ]
moreancient-egyptians
ScienceDaily
1 month ago
OMG science

Exercise bouts could improve efficacy of cancer drug

Moderate-to-vigorous exercise boosts effectiveness of antibody therapies for chronic lymphocytic leukaemia. [ more ]
www.independent.co.uk
2 months ago
Medicine

Live view of Buckingham Palace after announcement King Charles will return to duties

King Charles III to resume public duties after cancer treatment, boosting the monarchy. [ more ]
www.standard.co.uk
2 months ago
London

Drug breakthrough could usher in 'new era' for blood cancer treatment

Blocking enzyme in the body's cells can slow acute myeloid leukaemia progression. [ more ]
#car-t-cells
www.nature.com
3 months ago
Science

Scientists Found a Way to Supercharge Cancer-Fighting Cells

Bioengineered CAR T cells can be rejuvenated by engineering high levels of a specific protein, resembling stem cells, enhancing cancer-fighting abilities. [ more ]
Nature
4 months ago
Health

CAR T cells can shrink deadly brain tumours - though for how long is unclear

Early studies show promising results against aggressive brain cancers with engineered immune cells.
CAR T cells could be modified to treat a wider range of cancers beyond blood cancers like leukaemia. [ more ]
www.nature.com
3 months ago
Science

Scientists Found a Way to Supercharge Cancer-Fighting Cells

Bioengineered CAR T cells can be rejuvenated by engineering high levels of a specific protein, resembling stem cells, enhancing cancer-fighting abilities. [ more ]
Nature
4 months ago
Health

CAR T cells can shrink deadly brain tumours - though for how long is unclear

Early studies show promising results against aggressive brain cancers with engineered immune cells.
CAR T cells could be modified to treat a wider range of cancers beyond blood cancers like leukaemia. [ more ]
morecar-t-cells
#king-charles
www.independent.co.uk
3 months ago
UK news

Charles' future looks very positive' as he sees encouraging' results from treatment

King Charles is responding positively to cancer treatment, with a hopeful road to recovery.
Doctors adjusted guidance due to encouraging response to treatment, allowing for public appearances like Easter service attendance. [ more ]
www.independent.co.uk
4 months ago
London

King Charles returns to London with Queen Camilla for more cancer treatment

King Charles returns to London for further cancer treatment
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle relaunch website using their royal titles [ more ]
New York Post
4 months ago
London

King Charles smiles as he returns to London for cancer treatment with Queen Camilla by his side

King Charles has returned to London with Queen Camilla to undergo more cancer treatment
He is expected to continue with his official duties despite undergoing treatment [ more ]
www.theguardian.com
5 months ago
Health

King Charles's morning routine includes Canadian air force exercise plan

King Charles has been hailed as a fitness fan and follows the 5BX exercise routine.
The 5BX approach focuses on basic exercises and requires only 11 minutes a day. [ more ]
www.independent.co.uk
3 months ago
UK news

Charles' future looks very positive' as he sees encouraging' results from treatment

King Charles is responding positively to cancer treatment, with a hopeful road to recovery.
Doctors adjusted guidance due to encouraging response to treatment, allowing for public appearances like Easter service attendance. [ more ]
www.independent.co.uk
4 months ago
London

King Charles returns to London with Queen Camilla for more cancer treatment

King Charles returns to London for further cancer treatment
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle relaunch website using their royal titles [ more ]
New York Post
4 months ago
London

King Charles smiles as he returns to London for cancer treatment with Queen Camilla by his side

King Charles has returned to London with Queen Camilla to undergo more cancer treatment
He is expected to continue with his official duties despite undergoing treatment [ more ]
www.theguardian.com
5 months ago
Health

King Charles's morning routine includes Canadian air force exercise plan

King Charles has been hailed as a fitness fan and follows the 5BX exercise routine.
The 5BX approach focuses on basic exercises and requires only 11 minutes a day. [ more ]
moreking-charles
www.independent.co.uk
3 months ago
UK news

Girl who met Kate during cancer treatment sends special video message to princess

Princess Kate fulfills promise to young cancer patient by wearing pink dress to meet her.
Young cancer patient Mila Sneddon records special video message for Princess Kate. [ more ]
www.theguardian.com
3 months ago
Health

What is preventive chemotherapy and how effective is it? The Princess of Wales' treatment explained

Preventive chemotherapy, also known as adjuvant chemotherapy, is used to target any remaining cancer cells after primary treatment.
The therapy aims to reduce the risk of cancer recurrence and spreading, especially when cells are too small to be detected by scans or tests. [ more ]
#royal-family
www.independent.co.uk
3 months ago
UK news

Watch: Last time Kate seen alongside royal family as she announces cancer diagnosis

Princess of Wales undergoing cancer treatment
Family's tough couple of months revealed [ more ]
www.independent.co.uk
4 months ago
UK news

Meghan defends new website as critics claim she and Harry cashing in' on royal links

The Duchess of Sussex defends the rebranding of her website as sussex.com after criticism of cashing in on royal links.
The couple were told to drop use of HRH and Sussex when they stepped down from working as royals. [ more ]
www.independent.co.uk
3 months ago
UK news

Watch: Last time Kate seen alongside royal family as she announces cancer diagnosis

Princess of Wales undergoing cancer treatment
Family's tough couple of months revealed [ more ]
www.independent.co.uk
4 months ago
UK news

Meghan defends new website as critics claim she and Harry cashing in' on royal links

The Duchess of Sussex defends the rebranding of her website as sussex.com after criticism of cashing in on royal links.
The couple were told to drop use of HRH and Sussex when they stepped down from working as royals. [ more ]
moreroyal-family
Nature
3 months ago
Health

Cutting-edge CAR-T cancer therapy is now made in India - at one-tenth the cost

Indian biotech company produces affordable CAR-T therapy
Promise of CAR-T therapy in treating cancer and autoimmune diseases [ more ]
www.theguardian.com
3 months ago
Health

She beat a rare liver cancer and now works with her father to find more cures

Elana's triumph over rare cancer
Significant research progress on fibrolamellar carcinoma [ more ]
#cell-therapy
Harvard Gazette
3 months ago
Medicine

'Dramatic' inroads against aggressive brain cancer- Harvard Gazette

Cutting-edge cell therapy shows promising results in glioblastoma patients
Combination therapy approach offers potential for more effective treatment in solid tumors like glioblastoma [ more ]
Nature
4 months ago
Artificial intelligence

Daily briefing: Indigenous Australians started fire farming 11,000 years ago

Indigenous Australians used fire-stick farming techniques to control wildfires thousands of years ago
First cell therapy for solid tumors approved by FDA, paving the way for cheaper cancer treatments [ more ]
Harvard Gazette
3 months ago
Medicine

'Dramatic' inroads against aggressive brain cancer- Harvard Gazette

Cutting-edge cell therapy shows promising results in glioblastoma patients
Combination therapy approach offers potential for more effective treatment in solid tumors like glioblastoma [ more ]
Nature
4 months ago
Artificial intelligence

Daily briefing: Indigenous Australians started fire farming 11,000 years ago

Indigenous Australians used fire-stick farming techniques to control wildfires thousands of years ago
First cell therapy for solid tumors approved by FDA, paving the way for cheaper cancer treatments [ more ]
morecell-therapy
#quality-of-life
www.cbc.ca
4 months ago
Health

Cancer treatments can extend life, but can also come with a cost. Doctors push for a better end | CBC News

Patients have the autonomy to decide whether to continue or stop cancer treatment based on quality of life.
Oncologists are advocating for more honest conversations with patients about the benefits of end-stage cancer treatments. [ more ]
www.independent.co.uk
1 month ago
OMG science

Cancer patients often do better with less intensive treatment, new research finds

Scaling back treatment for certain cancers can improve patient quality of life and outcomes, part of a trend towards less invasive approaches in cancer care. [ more ]
www.cbc.ca
4 months ago
Health

Cancer treatments can extend life, but can also come with a cost. Doctors push for a better end | CBC News

Patients have the autonomy to decide whether to continue or stop cancer treatment based on quality of life.
Oncologists are advocating for more honest conversations with patients about the benefits of end-stage cancer treatments. [ more ]
www.independent.co.uk
1 month ago
OMG science

Cancer patients often do better with less intensive treatment, new research finds

Scaling back treatment for certain cancers can improve patient quality of life and outcomes, part of a trend towards less invasive approaches in cancer care. [ more ]
morequality-of-life
#patient-advocacy
www.standard.co.uk
4 months ago
London

Lib Dem London mayoral candidate Rob Blackie reveals he has completed cancer treatment

Completing cancer treatment at Guy's Hospital after immunotherapy
Advocating for cancer patients to start treatment within two months of referral [ more ]
www.cbc.ca
4 months ago
Medicine

Canadian Cancer Society urges Ontario to cover cost of take-home medication | CBC News

Ontario lacks coverage for take-home cancer drugs, causing financial burden for patients.
Canadian Cancer Society urges Ontario to fund take-home cancer drugs like IV medications. [ more ]
www.standard.co.uk
4 months ago
London

Lib Dem London mayoral candidate Rob Blackie reveals he has completed cancer treatment

Completing cancer treatment at Guy's Hospital after immunotherapy
Advocating for cancer patients to start treatment within two months of referral [ more ]
www.cbc.ca
4 months ago
Medicine

Canadian Cancer Society urges Ontario to cover cost of take-home medication | CBC News

Ontario lacks coverage for take-home cancer drugs, causing financial burden for patients.
Canadian Cancer Society urges Ontario to fund take-home cancer drugs like IV medications. [ more ]
morepatient-advocacy
#stem-cell-transplant
www.theguardian.com
4 months ago
Health

Man in remission from blood cancer and HIV after remarkable treatment

Treatment resulted in remission of both blood cancer and HIV for patient in California
Stem cell transplant with rare genetic mutation led to HIV resistance in patient with leukemia [ more ]
www.fastcompany.com
5 months ago
Health

This biotech is re-engineering cells to fight one of the cruelest cancers

Acute myeloid leukemia (AML) is a rare and deadly cancer that primarily affects older individuals.
The only curative option for AML patients is a stem cell transplant, but it is a drastic and challenging procedure with a high risk of relapse. [ more ]
www.theguardian.com
4 months ago
Health

Man in remission from blood cancer and HIV after remarkable treatment

Treatment resulted in remission of both blood cancer and HIV for patient in California
Stem cell transplant with rare genetic mutation led to HIV resistance in patient with leukemia [ more ]
www.fastcompany.com
5 months ago
Health

This biotech is re-engineering cells to fight one of the cruelest cancers

Acute myeloid leukemia (AML) is a rare and deadly cancer that primarily affects older individuals.
The only curative option for AML patients is a stem cell transplant, but it is a drastic and challenging procedure with a high risk of relapse. [ more ]
morestem-cell-transplant
Mail Online
4 months ago
Health

Bright red LEDs being used to treat radiotherapy scars and swelling

LED therapy using a 'Lollipop' gadget treats scarring and swelling in the mouth caused by radiotherapy.
Near-infrared light emitted by the device helps repair damaged cells and reduce inflammation. [ more ]
#clinical-trials
News Center
4 months ago
Health

Rethinking the Burden of Cancer Treatments' Side Effects - News Center

Even mild and moderate side effects can lead to cancer patients discontinuing treatment.
Patient-reported perspectives on side effects are crucial for understanding treatment tolerability. [ more ]
Axios
4 months ago
Medicine

FDA approval of cancer treatment provides new weapon against tumors

CAR-T therapy is successful in some blood cancers but not yet approved for solid tumors. Tumor-Infiltrating Lymphocytes (TIL) use immune cells from a patient's tumor for treatment. [ more ]
Nature
1 week ago
OMG science

Faecal transplants can treat some cancers - but probably won't ever be widely used

Faecal microbiota transplant (FMT) from successful immunotherapy patients to non-responders showed promising results in melanoma trials. [ more ]
Nature
1 month ago
OMG science

How personalized cancer vaccines could keep tumours from coming back

Personalized vaccines using mRNA neoantigens are showing promise in cancer treatment. [ more ]
News Center
4 months ago
Health

Rethinking the Burden of Cancer Treatments' Side Effects - News Center

Even mild and moderate side effects can lead to cancer patients discontinuing treatment.
Patient-reported perspectives on side effects are crucial for understanding treatment tolerability. [ more ]
Axios
4 months ago
Medicine

FDA approval of cancer treatment provides new weapon against tumors

CAR-T therapy is successful in some blood cancers but not yet approved for solid tumors. Tumor-Infiltrating Lymphocytes (TIL) use immune cells from a patient's tumor for treatment. [ more ]
Nature
1 week ago
OMG science

Faecal transplants can treat some cancers - but probably won't ever be widely used

Faecal microbiota transplant (FMT) from successful immunotherapy patients to non-responders showed promising results in melanoma trials. [ more ]
Nature
1 month ago
OMG science

How personalized cancer vaccines could keep tumours from coming back

Personalized vaccines using mRNA neoantigens are showing promise in cancer treatment. [ more ]
moreclinical-trials
www.scientificamerican.com
4 months ago
OMG science

A Solar Eclipse, Cancer Treatments and Robots with AI

Total solar eclipse on April 8, last one until 2044, opportunity for scientific study
Advancements in cancer treatment with antibody-drug conjugates for targeted therapy [ more ]
www.nytimes.com
4 months ago
US politics

Steve Scalise Returned to Capitol After Cancer Treatment, Noting Votes Are Tight'

Representative Steve Scalise returns to Capitol after six-week absence for cancer treatment.
Scalise's return was expected to aid Republicans in their impeachment effort against the homeland security secretary. [ more ]
www.standard.co.uk
5 months ago
London

Warning over plan to move children's cancer services in south London

Specialist cancer treatment for children aged 15 and under may be moved from the Royal Marsden Hospital in Sutton to St George's Hospital or the Evelina Children's Hospital.
The proposal is due to new national guidelines that require specialist cancer treatment to be provided on the same site as a Level 3 children's intensive care unit, which the Royal Marsden currently does not have. [ more ]
#immunotherapy
www.theguardian.com
5 months ago
Health

First UK patients receive experimental messenger RNA cancer therapy

A new trial at Hammersmith hospital in west London is evaluating the safety and effectiveness of mRNA therapy in treating melanoma, lung cancer, and other solid tumors.
mRNA therapy works by presenting tumor markers to the patient's immune system, helping it recognize and fight cancer cells. [ more ]
BBC News
5 months ago
Health

Exciting new cancer drug kinder than chemotherapy

Children with cancer are receiving a new type of drug treatment called blinatumomab, which is less toxic than chemotherapy.
Blinatumomab is an immunotherapy that targets cancer cells and allows the body's immune system to destroy them. [ more ]
english.elpais.com
3 weeks ago
OMG science

Researchers find new strategies to help immunotherapy annihilate cancer

Combining checkpoint inhibitors with targeted drugs like JAK inhibitors enhances immune system response in resistant cancer cases. [ more ]
www.nytimes.com
3 weeks ago
OMG science

Cancer Kills Millions of Dogs. Will Immunotherapy Prolong Their Lives?

Immunotherapy for cancer in dogs is being explored to potentially offer a less invasive and more effective treatment option. [ more ]
www.theguardian.com
5 months ago
Health

First UK patients receive experimental messenger RNA cancer therapy

A new trial at Hammersmith hospital in west London is evaluating the safety and effectiveness of mRNA therapy in treating melanoma, lung cancer, and other solid tumors.
mRNA therapy works by presenting tumor markers to the patient's immune system, helping it recognize and fight cancer cells. [ more ]
BBC News
5 months ago
Health

Exciting new cancer drug kinder than chemotherapy

Children with cancer are receiving a new type of drug treatment called blinatumomab, which is less toxic than chemotherapy.
Blinatumomab is an immunotherapy that targets cancer cells and allows the body's immune system to destroy them. [ more ]
english.elpais.com
3 weeks ago
OMG science

Researchers find new strategies to help immunotherapy annihilate cancer

Combining checkpoint inhibitors with targeted drugs like JAK inhibitors enhances immune system response in resistant cancer cases. [ more ]
www.nytimes.com
3 weeks ago
OMG science

Cancer Kills Millions of Dogs. Will Immunotherapy Prolong Their Lives?

Immunotherapy for cancer in dogs is being explored to potentially offer a less invasive and more effective treatment option. [ more ]
moreimmunotherapy
CoinGeek
7 months ago
Artificial intelligence

AstraZeneca turns to AI for cancer antibody research

AstraZeneca has partnered with Absci to use AI to research antibodies for cancer treatment.
AstraZeneca will invest $247 million in AI-backed cancer research over multiple years. [ more ]
www.nytimes.com
7 months ago
Medicine

Medicine, Technology and the End of Cancer

The FDA has approved an Alzheimer's drug for the first time in two decades.
Cancer treatment has drastically changed, but a highly effective therapy remains elusive for most patients. [ more ]
#cancer treatment
Washington Post
7 months ago
Medicine

Newly discovered stem cell offers clues to a cancer mystery

Scientists have discovered a new type of stem cell in the spine that may explain why more cancer cells spread to the spine than other bones in the body.
The discovery of these vertebral skeletal stem cells could have implications for cancer treatment, spine fusion surgery, and osteoporosis.
The cells make a protein that is a signal to tumor cells, raising new treatment possibilities. [ more ]
www.standard.co.uk
7 months ago
Medicine

Ex-Premier League football scout given all-clear after pioneering cancer trial

Former Manchester United scout, Tom Critchley, has been given the all-clear from cancer thanks to a groundbreaking clinical trial.
The Aphrodite trial is investigating whether a higher dose of radiotherapy can treat rectal cancer without surgery.
Critchley urges other cancer patients to consider participating in clinical trials. [ more ]
Truthout
7 months ago
Health

Insurance Companies Flout State Laws Made to Safeguard Cancer Treatment Access

Health insurers are refusing to cover expensive treatments, despite state laws requiring them to do so.
CAR-T therapy, a cutting-edge treatment for cancer, is being denied to patients by insurance companies.
State legislators have passed laws to ensure access to critical medical care, but insurers are still finding ways to avoid paying for expensive treatments. [ more ]
Washington Post
7 months ago
Medicine

Newly discovered stem cell offers clues to a cancer mystery

Scientists have discovered a new type of stem cell in the spine that may explain why more cancer cells spread to the spine than other bones in the body.
The discovery of these vertebral skeletal stem cells could have implications for cancer treatment, spine fusion surgery, and osteoporosis.
The cells make a protein that is a signal to tumor cells, raising new treatment possibilities. [ more ]
www.standard.co.uk
7 months ago
Medicine

Ex-Premier League football scout given all-clear after pioneering cancer trial

Former Manchester United scout, Tom Critchley, has been given the all-clear from cancer thanks to a groundbreaking clinical trial.
The Aphrodite trial is investigating whether a higher dose of radiotherapy can treat rectal cancer without surgery.
Critchley urges other cancer patients to consider participating in clinical trials. [ more ]
Truthout
7 months ago
Health

Insurance Companies Flout State Laws Made to Safeguard Cancer Treatment Access

Health insurers are refusing to cover expensive treatments, despite state laws requiring them to do so.
CAR-T therapy, a cutting-edge treatment for cancer, is being denied to patients by insurance companies.
State legislators have passed laws to ensure access to critical medical care, but insurers are still finding ways to avoid paying for expensive treatments. [ more ]
morecancer treatment
Ars Technica
1 month ago
OMG science

Tool marks on ancient Egyptian skull suggest attempted cancer treatment

Ancient Egyptians practiced early forms of surgery to explore and treat diseases like cancer. [ more ]
www.aljazeera.com
1 month ago
OMG science

Did ancient Egyptians use surgery to treat brain cancer?

Ancient Egyptians possibly performed surgical treatments for cancer over 4,000 years ago. [ more ]
www.bbc.com
1 week ago
OMG science

NHS gene check is helping children with cancer

Whole genome sequencing (WGS) improves children's cancer treatment by identifying cancer-causing mutations, guiding precise medicine selection, and assessing familial cancer risks. [ more ]
time.com
2 weeks ago
Medicine

What to Do if You Can't Afford Your Medications

The financial burden of expensive cancer drugs can be overwhelming, leading individuals to extreme measures to afford treatment. [ more ]
Ars Technica
3 weeks ago
OMG science

Radioactive drugs strike cancer with precision

Radiation therapy has evolved significantly over the years, from X-ray therapy to targeted radiopharmaceuticals for precise cancer treatment. [ more ]
www.independent.co.uk
3 weeks ago
Medicine

Labour lays into Tory NHS record with hard-hitting social media blitz

Labour's social media campaign criticizes Conservative government over NHS crisis. [ more ]
News Center
4 weeks ago
OMG science

Combination Therapy Shows Promise in Subset of Breast Cancers - News Center

Combining trastuzumab and pertuzumab for metastatic breast cancer in the cerebrospinal fluid is showing promising results. [ more ]
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