3D cell cultures reveal how cancer cells navigate tissue
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Developing chemotherapy drugs against breast cancer is costly, slow, and often inefficient, with more than 95% of screened drug candidates failing in patient trials. A new technique for 3D cell culturing, developed by researchers at Finland's Aalto University, offers unprecedented insight into the spread of cancer cells through tissue. The technique paves the way to improved efficacy in screening for chemotherapy drug candidates, potentially enabling the screening out of non-viable drug candidates much earlier in the process ..read more
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Study shows ivonescimab improves progression-free survival in EGFR+ lung cancer
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1w ago
For patients with non-small cell lung cancer with the epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) variant, ivonescimab plus chemotherapy improves progression-free survival, according to a study published online May 31 in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) to coincide with the annual meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology, held from May 31 to June 4 in Chicago ..read more
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Engineered bacteria deliver chemotherapy directly to tumors
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1w ago
Traditional chemotherapy often poses significant challenges, including severe side effects, damage to healthy tissue and limited efficacy ..read more
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Different outcomes for positive, negative pancreatic cancer patients receiving chemoradiation and systemic therapy
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2w ago
NRG Oncology recently reported the results from the radiotherapy randomization, which was the second step of their NRG-RTOG 0848 clinical study comparing adjuvant chemotherapy with or without chemoradiation for patients with resected periampullary pancreatic adenocarcinoma ..read more
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Trial suggests chemo before, after surgery could help those battling esophageal cancer
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2w ago
People battling advanced esophageal cancers should get doses of chemotherapy both before and after tumor-removing surgeries, a new study suggests ..read more
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Cancer patients often do better with less intensive treatment, new research finds
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2w ago
Scaling back treatment for three kinds of cancer can make life easier for patients without compromising outcomes, doctors reported at the world's largest cancer conference ..read more
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New chemotherapy approach for treating stomach cancer
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2w ago
Stomach cancer is caused by an uncontrolled growth of cells that starts in the stomach. Most stomach cancers are found when the disease has spread beyond the stomach, when a cure is less likely ..read more
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Had a joint replaced? Study suggests infection risk may rise after chemotherapy
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3w ago
If you're one of the millions of Americans walking around with a new knee or hip, your odds for an infection in that joint rise if you ever have to undergo cancer chemotherapy, researchers report ..read more
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Study examines metabolic reprogramming of breast cancer tumors during neoadjuvant chemotherapy
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3w ago
In a study published in Nature Communications, scientists have made significant strides in understanding the complex interplay between the immune system and cancer metabolism in breast cancer treatment. The research offers new insights into how the immune state and cancer metabolism evolve during neoadjuvant chemotherapy (NAC ..read more
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Study finds combination therapy significantly improves outcomes for patients with metastatic colorectal cancer
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3w ago
A study led by UCLA Health Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center researchers found that using a combination of experimental immunotherapy drugs with chemotherapy significantly improves progression-free survival and overall survival for patients with metastatic colorectal cancer who have previously undergone standard chemotherapy treatment when compared to those who received the targeted therapy regorafenib alone ..read more
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