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New cancer treatment uses enzymes to boost immune system and fight back

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Source: University of Texas at Austin From: phys.org Researchers at The University of Texas at Austin have developed a new approach to treating cancer using enzyme therapy. The enzyme, PEG-KYNase, does not directly kill cancer cells but instead empowers the immune system to eradicate unwanted cells on its own. PEG-KYNase is designed to degrade kynurenine, a metabolite produced by numerous …

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Why older people respond poorly to cancer treatment

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Source: Monash University From: sciencedaily.com t’s called the Silver Tsunami — the increased incidence of cancer with ageing, combined with the rapidly ageing population means that the Australian health system needs to prepare for an onslaught of cancer diagnoses. A new study out of Monash University, published today in the journal Cell Reports, may have found a group of immune cells that …

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Lyft offering free rides to patients battling cancer

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By:Katherine Whaley From: abc13.com HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) If you are battling cancer and live in the Houston area, Lyft wants to help you get a free ride to your treatments. The ride-sharing company has partnered with the American Cancer Society to help get patients to appointments. In addition to the existing programs in Las Vegas and Miami, the program will expand …

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Could baking soda improve cancer treatment?

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By: Tim Newman From: medicalnewstoday.com Consuming baking soda may help immunotherapy drugs to fight difficult-to-treat tumors. This cheap and simple intervention may eventually improve current cancer treatmentsi Within tumors, large portions are deprived of oxygen. Scientists know that these hypoxic regions tend to be the most resistant to treatment. If a cell is unable to access adequate oxygen, it slows …