FDA approves clinical trial of cold plasma "scalpel" for cancer treatment

A render of the Canady Helios Cold Plasma System and Scalpel, which has just been approved ...

Cancer is a crafty foe, not least because traces often remain after surgery and can trigger a relapse later on. Now a new technology to fight those dangerous leftovers – a cold atmospheric plasma system – has been approved for human clinical trials by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

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Tiny "glass bottles" deliver drugs on demand when heated

A microscope image of the nanoscale "bottles", hollow spheres made of silica with a hole that ...

Cancer drugs are getting more effective at killing tumors, but there's one big problem that may be holding them back from wide use: many work like a shotgun blast and harm healthy cells as well. Researchers from Georgia Tech have now developed a new way to deliver drugs only to where they need to be, using what they describe as nanoscale "glass" bottles.

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Slow-and-steady drug combo wins race against pancreatic cancer

The left image shows clusters of pancreatic cancer cells, while the right image shows cancer treated ...

Pancreatic cancer is one of the most deadly forms of the disease, thanks largely to the fact that the tumors tend to be much more solid. This means that cancer drugs aren't able to get inside to work their magic. But now researchers have identified a promising new drug candidate that could linger for longer to worm its way in, and it works especially well when paired with other cancer drugs.

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New breast cancer blood test 100 times more sensitive than similar tests

A novel blood test is hoped to help track the efficacy of early-stage drug treatments for ...

An extraordinarily sensitive new blood test has been developed that promises to be able to effectively track the progression of breast cancer at its earliest stages. It is suggested the blood test could track the efficacy of drug therapies better than current imaging techniques and prevent unnecessary surgical procedures or needless extra doses of chemotherapy.

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Scientists pluck an anti-cancer compound from a common flower

The common flower Feverfew has been found to host an anti-cancer compound

Feverfew is a common flower easily recognizable either from a home garden or the shelf of the local health store. For hundreds of years it's been used as a traditional medicine for migraines and other pains, though its actual usefulness in that regard is questionable. But now, researchers from the University of Birmingham have engineered a compound from the leaves of this plant that might be a potent cancer killer.

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Breakthrough discovery of signal cancers use to hide from immune system

New research reveals some cancer cells signal "don't eat me" to nearby immune cells through a ...

Cancer cells often deploy specific "don't eat me" signals to hide from immune cells. A breakthrough new study from Stanford University has homed in on a previously undiscovered signaling protein that, if effectively inhibited, may lead to new treatments for breast, ovarian, and other difficult-to-treat cancers.

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Coating immune cells in nanoparticles helps seek and destroy rogue cancer cells

Vanderbilt researchers have developed a new technique to wipe out travelling cancer cells in the bloodstream ...

One of the main reasons cancer can be so difficult to beat is because of its ability to spread through the body, even after the primary tumor has been surgically removed. But now researchers from Vanderbilt University have developed a new technique that uses nanoparticles to enhance immune cells, helping them hunt down cancer cells migrating through the bloodstream.

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Melanoma spread found to be triggered by fat cells

A new study has revealed fat cells secrete molecules that can trigger the transformation of melanoma ...

A team of scientists from Israel report compelling new insights into how the metastatic spread of melanoma is assisted by nearby fat cells. The research does not suggest obesity enhances the metastatic potential of skin cancers but it does point to new drugs that can stop the spread of melanoma.

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