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Team develops new technology platform for cancer immunotherapy

Johns Hopkins researchers have invented a new class of immunotherapeutic agents that are more effective at harnessing the power of the immune system to fight cancer. Their approach results in ...

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Scientists isolate cancer stem cells using novel method

Researchers at The University of Texas at Dallas have devised a new technique to isolate aggressive cells thought to form the root of many hard-to-treat metastasized cancers—a significant step ...

4 hours ago from Phys.org

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Doctors successfully remove 4-pound brain tumor, bigger than head itself

Surgeons in India successfully removed a 4 pound tumor from a 31 year old man.

8 hours ago from FOXNews

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Cancer risk associated with key epigenetic changes occurring through normal aging process

Some scientists have hypothesized that tumor-promoting changes in cells during cancer development—particularly an epigenetic change involving DNA methylation—arise from rogue cells escaping ...

7 hours ago from Medical Xpress

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Putting black skin cancer to sleep—for good

An international research team has succeeded in stopping the growth of malignant melanoma by reactivating a protective mechanism that prevents tumor cells from dividing. The team used chemical ...

9 hours ago from Medical Xpress

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Phase I clinical trial shows some promise for investigational drug for melanoma

An investigational compound designed to block a hyperactive cell growth signal in advanced melanoma and other cancers has shown some promise in an early-stage clinical trial, researchers at ...

9 hours ago from Medical Xpress

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NEJM reports positive results for larotrectinib against TRK-fusion cancer

In 2013, the labs of University of Colorado Cancer Center investigator Robert C. Doebele, MD, PhD, and Dana-Farber Cancer Institute investigator Pasi A. Jänne, MD, PhD reported in Nature Medicine ...

7 hours ago from Medical Xpress

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Tension-free vaginal tape found effective for treating urinary incontinence

Long-term results from a BJU International study indicate that tension-free vaginal tape (TVT) may be a highly effective and safe option for certain patients with urinary incontinence.

16 hours ago from Medical Xpress

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Study compares countries' mortality rates after aneurysm surgery

There is substantial international variation in mortality rates after treatment for abdominal aortic aneurysm, or enlargement of the aorta. A BJS (British Journal of Surgery) study that compared ...

16 hours ago from Medical Xpress

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Fertility study finds hormone that could support early pregnancy

The hormone helps prime cells for implantation, a vital stage in early pregnancy when a fertilised egg attaches to the womb lining, the study suggests.

Wed 21 Feb 18 from Medical Xpress

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