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Dozens of non-oncology drugs can kill cancer cells

Drugs for diabetes, inflammation, alcoholism -- and even for treating arthritis in dogs -- can also kill cancer cells in the lab, according to a study by scientists at the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard and Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.... Continue Reading →

Cancer: Central role of cell ‘skeleton’ discovered

All cells possess a cytoskeleton which allows them to move and maintain their shape. However, scientists recently showed that a part of this cytoskeleton called branched actin is also essential to cell proliferation, this actin transmits information to cells about... Continue Reading →

Eating small amounts of red and processed meats may increase risk of death

A new study out of Loma Linda University Health suggests that eating red and processed meats -- even in small amounts -- may increase the risk of death from all causes, especially cardiovascular disease. Saeed Mastour Alshahrani, lead author of... Continue Reading →

Complete remission of brain metastasis of difficult-to-treat tumor

In a letter to the New England Journal of Medicine, a Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) research team reports a remarkable treatment response in a patient participating in a clinical trial of a novel immune-system-based cancer therapy. Treatment with an investigational... Continue Reading →

A possible off-the-shelf treatment for cancer

Two infants with leukemia are now in remission, thanks to a world-first treatment that uses genetically engineered T-cells from healthy donors. The UK patients were first given the treatment back in 2015, after chemotherapy failed to show results. Now, after... Continue Reading →

Why High-Dose Vitamin C Kills Cancer Cells

University of Iowa (UI) researchers believe that they have found out why the use of vitamin C as cancer therapy has had issues in the past. The UI scientists have shown that giving vitamin C intravenously, rather than the traditional... Continue Reading →

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