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A New Way to Kill Cancer Cells… By Using an Old Drug

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By: Teodora Zareva From: bigthink.com A team of scientists from Duke University’s Cancer Institute have published a paper in the journal Science Translational Medicine outlining the mechanisms of a new cancer therapy that uses a modified poliovirus (PVS-RIPO). The poliovirus attacks cancer tumors and activates an inflammation process, which in turn enables the body’s own immune system to target the cancer …

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Blacks, Elderly Missing From U.S. Cancer Clinical Trials

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From: drugs.com Four out of five participants in cancer clinical trials are white, a discrepancy that calls into question whether other races and ethnicities are receiving good cancer treatment, researchers say. Women and the elderly also are underrepresented in clinical trials, according to the new findings. Prior studies have shown that the effectiveness of cancer treatment can vary based on …

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Researchers compose guidelines for handling CAR T cell side effects

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From: mdanderson.org Detailed procedures are designed to protect patients from promising treatment’s toxicities Immune-cell based therapies opening a new frontier for cancer treatment carry unique, potentially lethal side effects that provide a new challenge for oncologists, one addressed by a team led by clinicians at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center with proposed guidelines for systematically dealing with …

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New cancer treatment may be more effective than chemotherapy

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By: Samuel Osborne From: independent.co.uk A newly discovered process to trigger the death of cancer cells could be more effective than current methods such as chemotherapy, scientists have said. The new method of killing cancer cells, called Caspase Independent Cell Death (CICD), led to the complete eradication of tumours in experimental models. Most current anti-cancer therapies (chemotherapy, radiation and immunotherapy) …