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Cancer docs say ‘superblood’ may work against deadly malignancies

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By: David Cox From: nbcnews.com Cancer care has seen its share of false dawns in recent years, with many new drugs failing to live up to their early promise. But now there’s great excitement over so-called “superblood” — red blood cells that have been chemically modified to deliver cancer-killing drugs like L-asparaginase, an enzyme that blocks the nutrients cancer cells …

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Could THIS combination cure breast cancer? ‘

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By: Stephen Matthews From: dailymail.co.uk A combination of immunotherapy and a virus could treat aggressive breast cancer, an ‘absolutely amazing’ study has revealed. Breakthrough research showed the pairing cured up to 90 per cent of mice plagued by triple negative breast cancer – deemed the deadliest form. Canadian scientists are hopeful the findings will lead to a potential cure, as …

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Researchers repurpose immune-activating cytokine to fight breast cancer

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Source: Case Western Reserve University From: sciencedaily.com The most lethal form of breast cancer could have a new treatment option, according to new research out of the Case Comprehensive Cancer Center at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. In the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, researchers showed triple-negative breast cancer cells are highly vulnerable to interferon-β — …

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Promising Research on New Way to Fight Breast Cancer

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Source: Vanderbilt University Research shows promise on new way to fight breast cancer Hijacking human proteins to better deliver anti-cancer drugs Powerful molecules can hitch rides on a plentiful human protein and signal tumors to self-destruct, a team of Vanderbilt University engineers found. Their research gives oncologists a better shot at overcoming the problems of drug resistance, toxicity to patients …

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New compound boosts treatment for aggressive breast cancer

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By: Ana Sandoiu From: medicalnewstoday.com Although breast cancer survival rates are overall very high, some forms of cancer are more difficult to treat than others. However, a new compound proves highly effective against these types by targeting a protein that makes cancer cells resistant to treatment. Triple-negative breast cancer is often resistant to treatment. Its name refers to the hormone …

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TapImmune Reaches 50% Patient Enrollment Benchmark in Phase 2 Study of Novel T-Cell Vaccine Targeting Triple-Negative Breast Cancer

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From: PR Newswire Enrollment Completion Anticipated by Year End 2017 TapImmune, Inc. (NASDAQ: TPIV), a clinical-stage immuno-oncology company specializing in the development of immunotherapies targeting women’s cancers, announced that it has enrolled 50% (40/80) of the patients in its randomized Phase 2 clinical study of its novel T-cell vaccine candidate TPIV 200 for treating triple-negative breast cancer (TNBC).  The four-arm …

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Immunotherapy May Treat This Deadly Breast Cancer

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By: Alice Park From: time.com Triple negative breast cancer is one of the most difficult types of cancer to treat. It lacks proteins that can attract powerful anti-cancer and hormone drugs, so people diagnosed with the disease have to rely almost exclusively on chemotherapy. But in a new presentation at the annual American Association for Cancer Research meeting, researchers say …

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Old-Style Chemo Is Still A Mainstay In The Age Of Targeted Cancer Therapy

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By: Richard Harris From: npr.org Chemotherapy remains one of the mainstays of cancer treatment, but these harsh drugs are slowly being edged aside in medical research, as new treatments, like immunotherapy, grab the spotlight. Still, this is not the end of the road for chemotherapy. For one thing, doctors are coming to realize that some of these drugs are useful …

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Active ingredient of pungent substances slows growth of breast cancer cells

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Source: Ruhr-Universitaet-Bochum From: news-medical.net Capsaicin, an active ingredient of pungent substances such as chilli or pepper, inhibits the growth of breast cancer cells. This was reported by a team headed by the Bochum-based scent researcher Prof Dr Dr Dr habil Hanns Hatt and Dr Lea Weber, following experiments in cultivated tumour cells. In the journal “Breast Cancer – Targets and …

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Cancer breakthrough: Sydney researchers discover how to ‘turn off’ disease’s protein

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By: Rose Brennan From: couriermail.com.au SYDNEY scientists can now stop the spread of aggressive breast cancer, potentially saving thousands of lives every year. Garvan Institute of Medical Research experts have identified the protein MCL-1 as being responsible for spreading cancer outside the breast — and can turn it off. Blocking the protein to stop the disease spreading also “turbo-charges” existing …