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Tag: Cancer

Breast cancer
Publishing in Nature, scientists from the University of Texas report the discovery of a small molecule that can stop an especially aggressive subtype of breast cancer [1]. The deadliest kind Breast cancer remains the fourth deadliest type of cancer, claiming more than 40 thousand victims a year, almost exclusively women, in the US alone. Like...
Rectal cancer
Researchers publishing in the New England Journal of Medicine have been able to completely eliminate stage 2 and 3 rectal tumors with a single monoclonal antibody drug [1]. Therapy comes with a price If we leave out skin cancers, colorectal cancer is the third most commonly diagnosed cancer in the US. According to the American...
Meat on plate
In a new population study, scientists have found more evidence that consuming a lot of meat might not be a good idea, though the association between meat and cancer depends on multiple factors [1]. Diet and health Given that lifestyle changes may be the only anti-aging intervention available today, it is important to elucidate the...
ARDA Therapeutics
In a blog post, the founder and CEO of Arda Therapeutics, Adam Freund, explained his company’s intriguing strategy along with why it is imperative to counter aging. From Calico to Arda It's not every day that the longevity field sees a new player with a fresh message joining the ranks. On January 25th, Dr. Freund...
Small food amount
In the first human trial of its kind, scientists showed that a fasting-mimicking diet can work synergistically with conventional therapies in cancer patients, altering their metabolisms and reshaping their immune systems [1]. What happens when you fast? Fasting is shaping up to be a powerful addition to clinical practice. It is not a panacea that...
Cancer cells
Researchers publishing in Cell Reports Medicine have described a method of using off-the-shelf, allogeneic immune cells as cancer therapy. Overcoming the hurdles of allogeneic cells Allogeneic cells come from other sources than the individual being treated. As recipients of organ donations know, if the immune system identifies foreign cells, it will attack them. This is...