chemotherapy
Image of the Day: Fish Avatars for Cancer
Image of the Day: Fish Avatars for Cancer
The Scientist Staff | Sep 11, 2017
Zebrafish larvae transplanted with patients’ tumors respond as their human donors do to chemotherapy.
National Academies Detail the State of Weed Science
National Academies Detail the State of Weed Science
Bob Grant | Jan 12, 2017
A new report summarizes what we know about the impacts of marijuana use, as more states have legalized the drug for both medical and recreational purposes.
Newly Found White Blood Cell Withstands Chemotherapy
Newly Found White Blood Cell Withstands Chemotherapy
Ben Andrew Henry | Jan 1, 2017
Vaccine-induced macrophages open a new realm of study into remodeling the immune system to reduce the risk of infections during cancer treatment.
The Two Faces of Fish Oil
The Two Faces of Fish Oil
Catherine Offord | Apr 1, 2016
The discovery of a tumor-protecting role for a fatty acid found in fish oil has sparked debate about the product’s safety.
Flavor Savors
Flavor Savors
Jyoti Madhusoodanan | Jan 1, 2016
Odors experienced via the mouth are essential to our sense of taste.
Breaching the Blood-Brain Barrier
Breaching the Blood-Brain Barrier
Jef Akst | Nov 11, 2015
Researchers deliver cancer-fighting drugs to a patient’s brain via the bloodstream, penetrating the blood-brain barrier for the first time.
Oncologist Found Guilty of Misconduct
Oncologist Found Guilty of Misconduct
Kerry Grens | Nov 9, 2015
A government investigation concludes that Anil Potti faked data on multiple grants and papers.
Circadian Responses to Chemo
Circadian Responses to Chemo
Kerry Grens | Apr 21, 2015
After exposure to curcumin, rat cancer cell populations undergo a daily cycle of cell death.
Mining the Outliers
Mining the Outliers
Jef Akst | Apr 1, 2015
Even when a clinical trial fails, some patients improve. What can researchers learn from these exceptional responders?
Tracking Miracles
Tracking Miracles
Jef Akst | Apr 1, 2015
A panel of oncologists discusses cases of exceptional responders, or cancer patients whose tumors disappear after a brief period of chemotherapy.