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Kidney cancer treatment: Potential for new classes of HIF inhibitors

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Source: CUNY Advanced Science Research Center From: sciencedaily.com New insights into the potential for new classes of HIF inhibitors to restore control of the hypoxia response — representing the potential foundation of a new cancer-fighting strategy — are the focus of recently published articles in Nature and Structure featuring work by Kevin Gardner of the City University of New York’s …

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Research findings pave way to better tailored treatment for oesophageal cancer

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Source: Cancer Research UK From: news-medical.net Scientists have discovered that oesophageal cancer can be classified into three different subtypes, paving the way for testing targeted treatments tailored to patients’ disease for the first time. This discovery, published in Nature Genetics today (Monday), could help find drugs that target specific weaknesses in each subtype of the disease, which could make treatment …

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Attention turning toward ‘miracle’ cancer patients

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By: Erin Blakemore From: pressherald.com Call it luck – or a medical miracle. During clinical trials for experimental cancer drugs, some patients simply respond better than others. And a tiny fraction of patients see dramatic results, responding so well to treatment that they survive forms of cancers that quickly kill their counterparts. Stories about people like Emily Whitehead, the then-6-year-old …

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New UCF technology for destroying metastatic breast cancer cells licensed for clinical trials

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Source: University of Central Florida From: news-medical.net A University of Central Florida cancer researcher has discovered a way to kill spreading breast cancer cells and her new technology has generated a licensing agreement that will accelerate the therapy’s path to clinical trials. Metastatic cancer cells that spread from the original tumor to the brain, lungs and bones are the leading …

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Experimental drug may become key tool to target triple-negative breast cancer with immunotherapy

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Source: University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus From: news-medical.net Previous studies at the University of Colorado Cancer Center show that the experimental drug AMPI-109 potently kills triple-negative breast cancer cells. But even the most compelling evidence of cell death in a dish isn’t enough to push a drug into human clinical trials, even for triple-negative breast cancer, which has a …

Harnessing the immune system to fight cancer

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Source: New York Times From: tampabay.com Steve Cara expected to sail through the routine medical tests required to increase his life insurance in October 2014. But the results were devastating. He had lung cancer, at age 53. It had begun to spread, and doctors told him it was inoperable. A few years ago, they would have suggested chemotherapy. Instead, his …

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Females Suffer From Gender Gap in Cancer Trials, Drug Development

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By: Jessica Firger From: newsweek.com Identifying effective cancer treatments is never an easy process, and even drugs that make it to the market are rarely effective on every patient. As cancer treatment becomes more personalized, clinicians have come to realize how biological factors beyond a patient’s control—especially gender—can determine treatment outcome. Oncologists often know a treatment may fail, not based …

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Wanted: Cancer patients to save lives

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By: Rita Giordano From: philly.com Less than 5 percent of adult cancer patients take part in the clinical trials critical to finding new treatments, a network of patient advocates reported Wednesday. The Cancer Support Community, an international group with chapters in major cities, released the numbers at a Philadelphia news conference that highlighted an ongoing campaign to increase awareness in …

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Cancer vaccine to be tested in Tampa

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By: Mark Rivera From: wtsp.com We’ve all been affected by cancer in one way or another. Now, we’re getting our first look at a medical breakthrough taking place right here in Tampa Bay. New research could wipe out cancer with a simple vaccine. Imagine this — a world where you can go to the doctor to get a cancer vaccine …

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Here’s What’s Next For Cancer-Killing T-Cells After Strong ASCO Showings

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By: Arlene Weintraub From: forbes.com The big news about chimeric antigen receptor T-cells (CARTs) at the American Society of Clinical Oncology meeting that just concluded in Chicago is that there was no earth-shattering news. Some analysts feared that predictions of FDA approvals as early as 2017 would prove overly optimistic for the technology, which involves removing immune-boosting T-cells from patients, …