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Gene Mutations Foretell Immunotherapy Response

By Aggie Mika | June 12, 2017

A drug that blocks an immune checkpoint protein effectively treats tumors in patients with deficient DNA repair genes. 

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The publicly available database found nearly a third of samples included mutations targeted by either approved drugs or therapies in clinical trials. 

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Pinpointing the Culprit

By Rachel Berkowitz | June 1, 2017

Identifying immune cell subsets with CyTOF

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Infographic: A Body Without Food

By Bob Grant | June 1, 2017

Mounting evidence suggests that intermittent fasting causes significant changes to various organs and tissue types.

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Rare T Cells Fight Cancer

By Jef Akst | May 1, 2017

A new approach to immunotherapy finds that the immune-cell clonotypes that come to the rescue start out at very low frequencies.

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By implanting patient- or rodent-derived mini-guts into mice, scientists can rapidly create more-accurate murine models of the disease

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Consilience, Episode 3: Cancer, Obscured

By Ben Andrew Henry | April 14, 2017

Ben Henry explores the science behind a deep-fried cancer scare and traditional treatments that may shrink tumors.

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Speaking of Cancer Research

By Jef Akst | April 5, 2017

Notable quotes from this year’s annual meeting of the American Association for Cancer Research

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Mutations Linked to Secondary Cancers

By Jef Akst | April 4, 2017

Childhood cancer survivors with mutations in certain cancer-risk genes have a higher risk of developing additional neoplasms later in life, according to research presented at the American Association for Cancer Research annual meeting.

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Fat’s Influence on Cancer

By Jef Akst | April 3, 2017

Researchers at the annual American Association for Cancer Research meeting discuss the roles of adipose tissue and inflammation in the growth and spread of tumors.

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