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Tag: Cancer

Adrenal glands
A paper published today in Nature Aging has explained a relationship between cellular senescence, cancer of the adrenal glands, and sex differences. A closer look at age-related cancer Over 90% of cancer diagnoses are made in people over a half century old [1]. This is not just because of genomic instability leading to cancerous mutations;...
Airborne particulates
Researchers have concluded that airborne fine particulate matter, which has been consistently linked to cancer, promotes lung cancer via inflammation and not necessarily via mutagenesis [1]. Not just mutations Common wisdom says that carcinogens increase cancer risk mostly by promoting oncogenic mutations. Research has reported that this is true for some carcinogens, such as tobacco...
Brain tumor
Combining results from human tumors and a mouse model, researchers publishing in Nature Communications have shown that senescent cells promote the growth of glioblastoma, a form of brain cancer. Deadly, aggressive, and hard to treat Glioblastoma is one of the most dangerous forms of cancer. Even surgery, radiotherapy, and chemotherapy do little against this invasive...
Cell manufacturing
A pair of researchers from Stanford University have published a detailed review of the current state of CAR T immune cell therapies in Nature. A new state of the art in fighting cancer Chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) is a technology that allows researchers to alter T cells to attack specifically chosen targets. As of this...
Triple negative
In a new paper published in Nature, scientists have found that raising NAD+ levels via supplementation with nicotinamide mononucleotide (NMN) activates SIRT1 to dampen metastasis in mouse TNBC models [1]. A double-edged sword NAD+ is a ubiquitous co-enzyme that facilitates numerous processes in our body, from energy production to DNA repair. Its levels decline with...
Multiple myeloma
The results of a Phase 1 clinical trial of allogeneic CAR T cell therapy against multiple myeloma have been published today in Nature Medicine, and they appear to be promising. B cells, engineered T cells, and lymphodepletion Multiple myeloma is a cancer of the plasma B cells, which are formed in the blood marrow and...