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Alternative Cancer Treatment

Immunotherapy Efficacy in Patients with Metastatic Bladder Cancer

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In the past several years, many checkpoint inhibitors have been approved by the FDA for use in treating patients with metastatic bladder cancer. These drugs offer new options for doctors who are treating these patients, but they also pose the challenge of determining the best order in which to use them. Joaquim Bellmunt, MD, Ph.D., […]

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NISC-6 Shows Potential Against Skin Cancer


  What is NISC-6? Based on a recent study, a new compound found in cruciferous vegetables has been identified to act as the base for a new drug that has the potential to kill melanoma in the skin without affecting healthy cells. Two researchers from Penn State College of Medicine designed a compound called NISC-6 […]

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Concentrated Vitamin C Shown to Have Anti-Cancer Properties

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Vitamin C, also known as ascorbic acid, is an antioxidant compound that is found in many fruits and vegetables such as lemons, oranges, grapefruits and cabbages. It can also be taken as a dietary supplement, either alone or as part of a multivitamin complex. According to researchers from the University of Iowa, the Vitamin C […]

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T-Cell “ImmunoMap” Could Increase Response Predictability


Johns Hopkins’ scientists have crafted a digital map, also called “ImmunoMap”, although still undergoing development, that can someday be used to identify which cancer patients will respond successfully to immunotherapies. This digital map addresses the variability of T-cell receptors which are chemical antennas that identify antigens and trigger an immune response. Through this digital map, […]

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Unraveling the Cancer Genome

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Unraveling the Cancer Genome   An in-depth look and research into the genomic analysis on a set of molecular and clinical data from over 10,000 tumors constituting to 33 cancer types, also known as the PanCancer Atlas, was finalized by researchers funded by the National Institutes of Health. In a collaboration between National Human Genome […]

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Immunotherapy Innovation Involving Checkpoint Inhibitors Gaining Momentum


A new innovation has shown great success in treating different kinds of tumors in mice that do not react to cancer immunotherapy medications, and they are called checkpoint inhibitors. Y-traps aim at the same proteins as existing checkpoint inhibitors: cytotoxic T-lymphocyte antigen-4 (CTLA-4) and programmed death-1 (PD-1)/PD-1 ligand (PD-L1). These proteins are known to assist […]

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Fighting Cancer Through DNA Programming

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New technology developed by a research team at the University of Delaware could lead to the development of new cancer therapies, as well as other drugs. The technology enables DNA strands to be programmed into switches that turn proteins on and off. The results of this DNA programming have been published on March 12 in […]

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