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Scientists Use CRISPR To Engineer Cancer Cells That Kill Own Tumor

Researchers were able to shrink the tumor in mice that were introduced with therapeutic protein-infused cancer cells, thanks to CRISPR. Can this lead to a potential cancer cure?

Medicine July 12, 2018

New Hope For Breast Cancer Treatment In 2017: Potential Drug Against Metastasis Identified

Mayo Clinic researchers have discovered a class of drugs that could prevent cancer metastasis. The group found that CDK 4/6 inhibitors may be used to prevent breast cancer from spreading to other parts of the body.

Medicine January 10, 2017

Clues To Cancer Evolution: Researchers Capture DNA Snippets Healthy Cells Produce Before Turning Cancerous

Researchers have identified a key DNA modification that could be employed in creating treatments aimed at cancer prevention. The technique would employ certain steps in the DNA replication process of the cells.

Medicine November 20, 2016

Nutrient Deprivation Can Effectively Kill Kidney Cancer Cells, Study Finds

Researchers blocked the amino acid cystine in cancer cells and found nutrient deprivation can kill off cancer cells through necrosis or cell death. The findings can lead to new and better cancer treatments.

Life February 6, 2016

Scientists Determine How Cancer Spreads In the Bloodstream

Scientists at Massachusetts General Hospital and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology have possibly discovered what allows tumor spread and growth, and their observations might pave the way for blocking the process altogether.

Animals December 16, 2015

Blood Thinner Plus Antidepressant Cause Brain Cancer Cells to Eat Themselves

Swiss scientists recently used a combination of tricyclic antidepressants and anticoagulants in mice with gliomas, which are aggressive brain tumors. The therapy caused cancer cells to eat themselves.

Life September 27, 2015

Researchers Turn Cancer Cells Back To Normal Using Electricity

Researchers at the University of Texas Health Science Center have discovered a new way to manipulate molecular switches in the body that could help alter the development of cancer cells.

Life August 25, 2015

New Test Can Detect Pancreatic Cancer From Single Drop Of Blood

Researchers discovered a way to diagnose patients with pancreatic cancer in its early stage, and possibly bring down the currently high mortality rate of patients with the disease.

Life June 26, 2015

Cheap Osteoporosis Drug Can Prevent Breast Cancer From Spreading To The Bones

A team of scientists from the University of Sheffield in the UK and the University of Copenhagen in Denmark have discovered how a known osteoporosis drug called bisphosphonate is able to stop the spread of cancer cells in the body and prevent them from damaging the bones.

Life May 28, 2015

Taking Advantage of Cells' Biological Clocks May Help Kill Cancer Cells

Cancer could soon be treated by tricking malignant cells to commit cellular suicide. How could this work?

Life January 3, 2015

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