Cancer Discovery Could Revive Failed Treatments for Solid Tumors

April 5, 2021 11:00 am

New research from the UVA Cancer Center could rescue once-promising immunotherapies for treating solid cancer tumors, such as ovarian, colon and triple-negative breast cancer, that ultimately failed in human clinical trials.

The research from UVA’s Jogender Tushir-Singh, PhD, explains why … Read more

Improving Cancer Immunotherapy by Blocking Glucose Supply

February 17, 2021 11:00 am

All cells use sugar as a vital source of energy and building blocks. Unfortunately, that means even cancer cells use sugar. Researchers at Memorial Sloan Kettering (MSK) Cancer Center wondered what happens when tumor cells and immune cells battle for … Read more

Link Between Driver of Ovarian Cancer and Metabolism Opens Up New Therapeutic Strategies

January 11, 2021 3:00 pm

Loss of ARID1A causes increased glutamine metabolism, which can be blocked pharmacologically to target ARID1A-mutant tumors.

Mutations that inactivate the ARID1A gene in ovarian cancer increase utilization of the glutamine amino acid making cancer cells dependent on glutamine metabolism, according … Read more

Elevated Stress Hormone Levels Could Reawaken Dormant Cancer Cells, Study Finds

December 2, 2020 5:00 pm

By Shraddha Chakradhar

The recurrence of cancer months or even years after successful treatment is an all too common phenomenon, and scientists have been chipping away at understanding how undetectable cells can once again unleash disease on the body — … Read more

KSQ Boosts PARP Inhibition In Models Of Cancer With USP1 Inhibitor

October 27, 2020 7:00 pm

KSQ Therapeutics is hoping to provide hope for ovarian and breast cancer patients that have developed a resistance to drugs and those who don’t respond at all by developing a drug that may be able to boost the effectiveness of … Read more

A Common Plant Virus Is an Unlikely Ally in the War on Cancer

October 5, 2020 3:00 pm

Researchers have seen promising results by injecting dog and mouse tumors with the cowpea mosaic virus. Now they’re aiming for a human trial.

By Daniel Oberhaus

Jack Hoopes spends a lot of time with dying dogs. A veterinary radiation specialist
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STING Activation Touted as Potential Immunotherapy for Cancer

August 25, 2020 9:00 am

A Scripps Research team reports the discovery of a molecule that can activate a natural immune-boosting protein called STING. The findings mark a key advance in the field of oncology, as the STING protein is known for its strong antitumor … Read more

Ovarian Cancer Metastasis Study Identifies Important Protein with Potential as Diagnostic Tool and Treatment Option

July 16, 2020 3:00 pm

By Clayton Boldt, Ph.D

Advanced ovarian cancer most commonly metastasizes to the omentum, a layer of fatty tissue that wraps around and protects internal organs in the abdomen, but the reasons for this have not been well-understood. In a new … Read more

This MicroRNA Might Help Detect, Treat Ovarian Cancer

June 26, 2020 6:00 pm

In cell and mouse models, miR-181a showed promise as a biomarker for early stage ovarian cancer and may help make immunotherapy treatment more effective.

By Ian Demsky

A microRNA that is normally involved in immune cell differentiation helps to initiate

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New Approach to Stress Out Cancer Cells is Effective in Ovarian Cancer

May 26, 2020 10:00 am

Around 1,500 Australian women will be diagnosed with ovarian cancer this year, and one woman will die every eight hours from this disease.

High-grade serous ovarian cancer (HGSOC) is the most common form of ovarian cancer and accounts for 70%-80% … Read more

New Type of Immunotherapy Hinders the Spread of Ovarian Cancer

March 26, 2020 10:00 am

Malignant ovarian cancer is insidious: Known and feared for vague and uncharacteristic symptoms that often mean the disease is discovered so late that on average only four out of six patients are still alive after five years. Researchers from Aarhus … Read more

Study Shows “Self-eating” Genes may Act as Tumor Suppressors in Ovarian Cancer

February 13, 2020 10:00 am

By Peter Hofland, Ph.D

Scientists at the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) and the University of California at San Diego (UCSD) are shedding light on a decades-old controversy, showing that autophagy or “self-eating” genes work against tumors … Read more

Supercharged Cancer Cells Outrun Chemo, Race toward Immunotherapy

February 7, 2020 10:00 am

Cancer cells operate in mutational overdrive, which allows them to blow past chemotherapy and other would-be enforcers of physiological order. Cancer’s speeding, however, may prove to be a vulnerability, say scientists from the Mayo Clinic, the Institute of Cancer Research, … Read more

Researchers find cancer-fighting potential in non-cancer drugs

January 28, 2020 11:00 am

By Julie Steenhuysen

(Reuters Health) – U.S. researchers who tested the cancer-fighting properties of more than 4,500 non-cancer drugs found nearly 50 drugs for other conditions showed at least some cancer-killing ability.

“We found that a surprising number of non-oncology … Read more

Tweaking how CAR-T therapy kills tumors could stop a dangerous side effect, study finds

January 28, 2020 10:00 am

By Sharon Begley

As every trauma surgeon knows, there are messy bullet wounds and there are neat ones, and the former cause incomparably more trouble. If a team of scientists in China is right, the same principle may explain why … Read more

“One-size-fits-all” cancer treatment could be on the horizon after scientists discover new immune cell by accident

January 24, 2020 10:00 am

By Kashmira Gander

Scientists have discovered a new cell in the immune system that can kill many types of cancer, which they hope could one day be used to create a “one size fits all” treatment for the disease.

In … Read more

Small, Thin Metal Mesh Loaded With T Cells Shrinks Tumors in Ovarian Cancer Models

December 9, 2019 6:00 pm

What if a metal that’s already used to repair broken bones, straighten teeth and keep arteries from clogging could also be used to stop your cancer from spreading?

New findings published Dec. 9 in Nature Biomedical Engineering from scientists at … Read more

Researchers Develop Early Detection Test for Ovarian Cancer

August 23, 2019 5:00 pm

Researchers from Queen’s University Belfast have developed a test that may be able to detect ovarian cancer up to two years earlier than current approaches.

The researchers discovered that the presence of four proteins together, known as a biomarker panel, … Read more

Research Shows How Talc Powder May Change Ovarian Cancer Cells

June 18, 2019 6:00 pm

By Sarah Elizabeth Richards

Does talc cause cancer? At least 13,000 people think so, and have filed lawsuits against Johnson & Johnson, the manufacturer of several talcum-based products. Yet so far, juries and scientists have been divided on the … Read more

Novel Treatment Turns Tumors Into ‘Cancer Vaccine Factories’

June 13, 2019 5:00 pm

By Mark L. Fuerst

In-situ vaccine may enhance immunotherapy response in resistant cancers, study shows.

A novel approach to cancer immunotherapy injects immune stimulants directly into a tumor to “teach,” induce the immune system to destroy the cancer and other

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