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2014-06-09 14:18:52

University of California - Santa Barbara A new platform developed at UCSB increases the efficiency of drug delivery and allows excess particles to be washed away Scientists at UC Santa Barbara have designed a nanoparticle that has a couple of unique — and important — properties. Spherical in shape and silver in composition, it is encased in a shell coated with a peptide that enables it to target tumor cells. What's more, the shell is etchable so those nanoparticles that don't hit...

2014-06-06 11:30:35

Rice University Rice, MD Anderson scientists refine technique for attacking hard-to-reach tumors Short, customized carbon nanotubes have the potential to deliver drugs to pancreatic cancer cells and destroy them from within, according to researchers at Rice University and the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. Pristine nanotubes produced through a new process developed at Rice can be modified to carry drugs to tumors through gaps in blood-vessel walls that larger...

2014-06-03 15:54:17

Rice University Animal tests show Rice-developed technology effective against aggressive cancer The first preclinical study of a new Rice University-developed anti-cancer technology found that a novel combination of existing clinical treatments can instantaneously detect and kill only cancer cells -- often by blowing them apart -- without harming surrounding normal organs. The research, which is available online this week Nature Medicine, reports that Rice's "quadrapeutics" technology...

2014-05-27 08:29:27

Initial Responses Seen Before Patients Have Completed Treatments; BETHESDA, Md., May 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Northwest Biotherapeutics (NASDAQ: NWBO) (NW Bio), a biotechnology company developing DCVax® personalized immune therapies for solid tumor cancers, today provided a summary of initial data to date in its ongoing Phase I/II clinical trial of DCVax-Direct for all types of inoperable solid tumors. The Company reported that over 50% of the patients who have completed at least half of...

2014-05-26 13:21:07

University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center Peptide antibodies hit immune-response-stifling MDSCs without harming other vital cells Scientists have found a way to target elusive cells that suppress immune response, depleting them with peptides that spare other important cells and shrink tumors in preclinical experiments, according to a paper published online by Nature Medicine. "We've known about these cells blocking immune response for a decade, but haven't been able to shut...

2014-05-26 13:14:18

University of California - San Diego Discovery may prove useful in future diagnoses and in developing new therapies Researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine have identified a mutated gene common to adenosquamous carcinoma (ASC) tumors – the first known unique molecular signature for this rare, but particularly virulent, form of pancreatic cancer. The findings are published in the May 25 advance online issue of Nature Medicine. Pancreatic cancer...

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2014-05-18 03:00:47

Harvard Stem Cell Institute (HSCI) Harvard Stem Cell Institute (HSCI) scientists at Massachusetts General Hospital have a potential solution for how to more effectively kill tumor cells using cancer-killing viruses. The investigators report that trapping virus-loaded stem cells in a gel and applying them to tumors significantly improved survival in mice with glioblastoma multiforme, the most common brain tumor in human adults and also the most difficult to treat. The work, led by Khalid...

2014-05-13 08:33:29

Patients with five to 10 metastatic brain tumors who receive Gamma Knife radiosurgery live as long as those with two to four tumors post-therapy NEW YORK, May 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- A Japanese multi-institutional study(1) of 1,194 patients, has found that individuals with five to 10 tumors treated with Gamma Knife® stereotactic radiosurgery alone (no whole brain radiation therapy) fared as well as a group with two to four tumors who received this radiosurgery-only treatment. The...

2014-05-08 12:29:37

Tumors shrank or disappeared in some patients with advanced neuroblastoma in a Phase I study of an immune therapy manufactured at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital MEMPHIS, Tenn., May 8, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Tumors shrank or disappeared and disease progression was temporarily halted in 15 children with advanced neuroblastoma enrolled in a safety study of an experimental antibody produced at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. Four patients are still alive after more...

2014-05-06 16:29:13

LONDON, May 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportbuyer.com has added a new market research report:Solid Tumors Market in Asia Pacific to 2019 - New Drug Approvals and Anticipated Product Launches to Trigger a Shift in Treatment Paradigm to Targeted Therapieshttp://www.reportbuyer.com/pharma_healthcare/diseases/solid_tumors_market_asia_pacific_2019_new_drug_approvals_anticipated_product_launches_trigger_shift_treatment_paradigm_targeted_therapies.htmlSolid Tumors Market in Asia Pacific to...


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  • A bat.
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