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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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An AI oncologist to help cancer patients worldwide

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Cancer,Source: University of Texas at Austin, Texas Advanced Computing Center From: sciencedaily.com Supercomputers used to develop, test treatment target identification tool for head and neck cancers Before performing radiation therapy, radiation oncologists first carefully review medical images of a patient to identify the gross tumor volume — the observable portion of the disease. They then design patient-specific clinical target volumes …