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Tag: Cancer

sick patient
In a review paper published in Nature, scientists discuss the problem of the rising burden of early-onset cancer [1]. Not just a disease of aging We tend to think of cancer of a disease of aging, and for a good reason: cancer is indeed highly correlated with age. However, in recent decades, there has been...
Lung cancer
Researchers have succeeded in beating a type of cancer previously considered incurable by using microcapsules that contained live cytokine-producing cells [1]. IL-2 is potent but toxic Interleukin-2 (IL-2) therapy was the first anti-cancer immunotherapy approved decades ago. It is based on the ability of this inflammatory cytokine to ramp up the body’s immune response to...
Cancer cell
Publishing in Nature, scientists have found that sodium lactate boosts the T cell-mediated anti-cancer immune response, leading to significant inhibition of tumor growth [1]. A double-edged sword As a means of energy production, the Krebs cycle is preferred by most cells in most conditions. However, there is also a seemingly less efficient and more ancient...
Cigarettes
Researchers have shown that 44.4% of cancer deaths worldwide can be attributed to preventable risk factors, including behavioral and environmental ones [1]. Avoidable deaths It is well known that many cancer cases occur due to behavioral and environmental and factors such as smoking and pollution, which makes them theoretically preventable. This is thoroughly confirmed in...
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...

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