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Turning Tumor Cells Against Cancer

By | February 8, 2016

In mice, cancer cells genetically modified to express an anticancer cytokine home to tumors and can reduce their growth. 


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Radiation-Fighting Drug

By | May 16, 2014

A hydroxylase inhibitor that prolongs the action of a gut-protective protein shows promise in mice as a treatment for radiation poisoning.


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Nano-vehicles for Cancer Drugs

By | May 20, 2013

Experimental cancer therapeutics delivered to tumors via nanoparticles could provide a safer and more effective therapy than conventional chemotherapy.

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By | April 11, 2013

Some notable quotes from this week’s meeting on cancer research


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Chicken Virus Attacks Cancer Cells

By | April 9, 2013

Researchers have genetically engineered a virus that is deadly to chickens and found that it can kill prostate cancer in vitro.

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Q&A: The Cancer Tradeoff

By | April 3, 2013

Physicist-turned-oncologist Robert Austin argues that cancer is a natural consequence of our rapid evolution.


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Models of Transparency

By , , and | April 1, 2013

Researchers are taking advantage of small, transparent zebrafish embryos and larvae—and a special strain of see-through adults—to understand the development and spread of cancer.


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Funding Mishaps Rattle Review Panel

By | October 16, 2012

Every member of the scientific review panel at Texas’s $3-billion cancer research funding agency has quit, citing concerns about a lack of proper peer review.

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Cancer-Fighting Virus

By | June 13, 2012

A small patient trial offers hope that cancer-killing viruses might be a viable therapy after all.


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Delivering Silence

By | March 1, 2012

Using RNA viruses to silence genes could optimize tissue targeting while reducing toxicity.


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