Tag: national cancer institute

Targeting cancer with a triple threat

MIT chemists design nanoparticles that can deliver three cancer drugs at a time.Delivering chemotherapy drugs in nanoparticle form could help reduce side effects by...

Researchers hijack cancer migration mechanism to move brain tumors

One factor that makes glioblastoma cancers so difficult to treat is that malignant cells from the tumors spread throughout the brain by following nerve...

Vaccines that catch a ride to lymph nodes could help fight...

Many vaccines, including those for influenza, polio, and measles, consist of a killed or disabled version of a virus. However, for certain diseases, this...

NIH study finds regular aspirin use may reduce ovarian cancer risk

Women who take aspirin daily may reduce their risk of ovarian cancer by 20 percent, according to a study by scientists at the National...

Chemo after radiation ups survival for adults with low-grade gliomas

Adults with low-grade gliomas, a form of brain tumor, who received a chemotherapy regimen following completion of radiation therapy, lived longer than patients who...

Weighing particles at the attogram scale

MIT engineers have devised a way to measure the mass of particles with a resolution better than an attogram — one millionth of a...

More targeted radiation ups survival in head, neck cancer patients

Patients with cancers of the head and neck who received intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT) - a technology designed to more precisely target cancer cells...

Test Predicts Early Onset of Heart Attacks

A new “fluid biopsy” technique that could identify patients at high risk of a heart attack by identifying specific cells as markers in the...

Metastatic cancer cells implode on protein contact

By attaching a cancer-killer protein to white blood cells, Cornell biomedical engineers have demonstrated the annihilation of metastasizing cancer cells traveling throughout the bloodstream.The...

Incurable, rare type of soft-tissue cancer may have a weakness after...

A deadly, rare type of soft-tissue cancer may be completely eradicated simply by inhibiting a key protein involved in its growth, UT Southwestern Medical...

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