Patch that delivers drug, gene, and light-based therapy to tumor sites shows promising results
Researchers at MIT are developing an adhesive patch that can stick to a tumor site, either before or after surgery. The patch delivers a triple-combination of drug, gene,… Patch that delivers drug, gene, and light-based therapy to tumor sites shows promising results
UBC researchers discover how cancer’s ‘invisibility cloak’ works
In this study Saranchova, Jefferies and their colleagues at the Michael Smith Laboratories, found that putting IL-33 back into metastatic cancers helped revive the immune system’s ability to recognize tumours. Further research will examine whether this could be an effective cancer treatment in humans.
Starving cancer cells of nutrients halts tumour growth Undeterred, the team continued its work, and eventually managed to disable the second gateway using a technique known as RNA silencing. Combined, the two steps has an astonishing positive impact – without access to glutamine, cancer cell growth rate dropped by a huge 96 percent.