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Alternative cancer cell fuel source targeted as therapeutic approach for breast cancer

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Source: The Wistar Institute From: eurekalert.org New small molecule inhibitor impairs cancer growth in preclinical models by depriving malignant cells of a critical nutrient source Scientists at The Wistar Institute characterized an inhibitor that targets acetate metabolism in cancer cells. Cancer cells use acetate metabolism to support tumor growth in conditions of low nutrient and oxygen availability. This molecule caused …

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Discovery about how cancer cells evade immune defenses inspires new treatment approach

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Source: Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center From: eurekalert.org Cancer cells are known for spreading genetic chaos. As cancer cells divide, DNA segments and even whole chromosomes can be duplicated, mutated, or lost altogether. This is called chromosomal instability, and scientists at Memorial Sloan Kettering have learned that it is associated with cancer’s aggressiveness. The more unstable chromosomes are, the more …

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Drug-loaded nanoparticles dissolve only in cancer cells

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By: Michael Irving From: newatlas.com Killing cancer cells isn’t particularly hard – the tricky part is doing so without harming healthy cells. Researchers at Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich (LMU) have developed nanoparticles that selectively release drugs inside tumors, while keeping them safely locked away when in healthy cells. Currently, radiation and chemotherapy are the leading treatments for cancer, but …

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Researchers discover key driver of the spread of cancer to the brain

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Source: Virginia Commonwealth University From: eurekalert.org Approximately 200,000 cancer patients are diagnosed with brain metastases each year, yet few treatment options exist because the mechanisms that allow cancer to spread to the brain remain unclear. However, a study recently published in the journal Cancer Cell by VCU Massey Cancer Center scientist Suyun Huang, M.D., Ph.D., offers hope for the development …

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5 Holiday Tips for Families with Cancer

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By: Felicia Mitchell From: curetoday.com Cancer is something that impacts the entire family and changes how you and your own family may approach the holidays. Here are 5 tips for families with cancer to use during the holiday season. What do you do with a holiday season when “The Grim Reaper” is as likely to come down the chimney as …

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Cancer specialist demonstrates safety of novel agent

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By: Hackensack Meridian Health From: medicalxpress.com A novel therapy designed to help stimulate the body’s immune system response against cancer appears to be safe to use as alone or in combination with immune checkpoint inhibitors, according to an early phase clinical trial led by Martin Gutierrez, M.D., chief medical oncologist of the thoracic division at Hackensack University Medical Center’s John …

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Accuray Announces Agreement with Brainlab to Expand CyberKnife® Platform Treatment Capabilities for the Neuro-Radiosurgery Market

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From: prnewswire.com Interoperability between Brainlab and Accuray planning systems using Snke OS, an enterprise health tech platform Accuray Incorporated (NASDAQ: ARAY), a pioneer in the robotic stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS) field announced today a collaboration with Brainlab, a Munich, Germany based market leader in digital surgery and precision radiotherapy that will enhance and expand the Accuray CyberKnife® treatment platform for the neuro-radiosurgery market. The two companies are …