Pioneering Cancer Researcher Emil Freireich Dies at 93
Pioneering Cancer Researcher Emil Freireich Dies at 93
The oncologist developed lifesaving childhood leukemia treatments and revolutionized chemotherapy.
Pioneering Cancer Researcher Emil Freireich Dies at 93
Pioneering Cancer Researcher Emil Freireich Dies at 93

The oncologist developed lifesaving childhood leukemia treatments and revolutionized chemotherapy.

The oncologist developed lifesaving childhood leukemia treatments and revolutionized chemotherapy.

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Harnessing Single-Cell Multi-Omic Energy States for Integrated Cancer Biology
Harnessing Single-Cell Multi-Omic Energy States for Integrated Cancer Biology
The Scientist Creative Services Team | Jan 20, 2021
Discover how scientists use multi-omic approaches to identify functional changes that lead to cancer cell drug resistance and devise new treatment strategies.
Hadiyah-Nicole Green Targets Cancer With Lasers
Hadiyah-Nicole Green Targets Cancer With Lasers
Emily Makowski | Apr 1, 2020
Spurred by family tragedy, the medical physicist wants to treat cancer in a new way.
Philip Leder, Who Deciphered Amino Acid Sequences, Dies
Philip Leder, Who Deciphered Amino Acid Sequences, Dies
Ashley Yeager | Feb 12, 2020
The Harvard Medical School researcher’s work on the genetic basis of protein coding and production led him to make groundbreaking discoveries in immunology, molecular biology, and cancer genetics.
Immune Cell Bank Bets on Future CAR T Success
Immune Cell Bank Bets on Future CAR T Success
Nicoletta Lanese | Aug 16, 2019
The company Cell Vault offers to hold consumers’ T cells for later use, but scientists suggest the service would benefit very few users.
Genetically Personalized Fruit Flies Screen for Cancer Drugs
Genetically Personalized Fruit Flies Screen for Cancer Drugs
Ruth Williams | May 22, 2019
Fly avatars bearing multiple genetic changes akin to those of a cancer patient lead to a tailor-made treatment that has shrunk the patient’s tumors.
Infographic: Inside Melanoma Invasion
Infographic: Inside Melanoma Invasion
Catherine Offord | Mar 31, 2017
See what cytokine activity and cellular starvation have to do with cancer metastasis.
Turning Tumor Cells Against Cancer
Turning Tumor Cells Against Cancer
Anna Azvolinsky | Feb 8, 2016
In mice, cancer cells genetically modified to express an anticancer cytokine home to tumors and can reduce their growth. 
Radiation-Fighting Drug
Radiation-Fighting Drug
Rina Shaikh-Lesko | 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.
Nano-vehicles for Cancer Drugs
Nano-vehicles for Cancer Drugs
James Netterwald | May 20, 2013
Experimental cancer therapeutics delivered to tumors via nanoparticles could provide a safer and more effective therapy than conventional chemotherapy.
AACR Talk
AACR Talk
The Scientist Staff | Apr 11, 2013
Some notable quotes from this week’s meeting on cancer research
Chicken Virus Attacks Cancer Cells
Chicken Virus Attacks Cancer Cells
Bob Grant | Apr 9, 2013
Researchers have genetically engineered a virus that is deadly to chickens and found that it can kill prostate cancer in vitro.
Q&A: The Cancer Tradeoff
Q&A: The Cancer Tradeoff
Chris Palmer | Apr 3, 2013
Physicist-turned-oncologist Robert Austin argues that cancer is a natural consequence of our rapid evolution.
Models of Transparency
Models of Transparency
Joan K. Heath, Richard White, Kirsten C. Sadler, David Langenau | Apr 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.
Funding Mishaps Rattle Review Panel
Funding Mishaps Rattle Review Panel
Dan Cossins | Oct 15, 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.
Cancer-Fighting Virus
Ruth Williams | Jun 13, 2012
A small patient trial offers hope that cancer-killing viruses might be a viable therapy after all.
Delivering Silence
Sabrina Richards | Mar 1, 2012
Using RNA viruses to silence genes could optimize tissue targeting while reducing toxicity.