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Genetically Modified Cells Produce Long-term Remissions
2013-12-09 06:46:50

Three and a half years after beginning a clinical trial which demonstrated the first successful and sustained use of genetically engineered T cells to fight leukemia, a research team from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania and the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia will today announce the latest results of studies involving both adults and children with advanced blood cancers that have failed to respond to standard therapies.

2013-12-06 11:13:12

A Ludwig Cancer Research study has uncovered an entirely novel mechanism by which glioblastoma (GBM), the most common kind of brain cancer, evades targeted therapies.

Study Finds Drug-Resistant Melanoma Treatments May Be Enhanced
2013-11-22 09:27:11

Researchers from UCLA's Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center led an international team of scientists in conducting two studies that provide critical insights into two important ways that tumors resist BRAF inhibitors.

2013-11-14 13:07:51

Copper imbalances have been associated with a number of pathological conditions, including cancer.

New Driver Of Breast Cancer Discovered
2013-11-07 12:35:45

A team of researchers at UT Southwestern has found that as cholesterol is metabolized, a potent stimulant of breast cancer is created – one that fuels estrogen-receptor positive breast cancers, and that may also defeat a common treatment strategy for those cancers.

Genetic Pathway Could Be New Target For Pediatric Tumor Treatment
2013-11-07 11:27:12

Low-grade gliomas – a type of pediatric brain tumor that is difficult to care for medically – could potentially be treated using a known genetic pathway, according to new research published in Thursday’s edition of the journal Neuro-Oncology.

2013-11-05 11:45:51

Transferring the gut microbes from a mouse with colon tumors to germ-free mice makes those mice prone to getting tumors as well.

2013-11-05 10:55:56

Advanced imaging techniques may be able to distinguish which patients' tumors will respond to treatment with anti-angiogenic drugs and which will not.


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swell-mobsman
  • A member of the swell-mob; a genteelly clad pickpocket. Sometimes mobsman.
Use of the word 'swell-mobsman' dates at least to the early 1800s.