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Boosting Immunotherapy Treatments in Mouse Colon Cancer
Jim Daley | Apr 1, 2018
Mice treated with an immunostimulant had better outcomes when researchers blocked the expression of TNFR2, a compound that helps tumors evade immune attack.
Macrophages Play a Double Role in Cancer
Amanda B. Keener | Apr 1, 2018
Macrophages play numerous roles within tumors, leaving cancer researchers with a choice: eliminate the cells or recruit them.
Image of the Day: Sun Burn
Staff, The Scientist Staff | Oct 20, 2017
When certain melanocyte stem cells are exposed to UV rays, a molecular cascade can trigger melanoma, scientists find in mice.
Cancer and Its Milieu
Staff | Mar 31, 2017
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory researcher and April profilee Mina Bissell explains the intricacies of how cancer takes hold in a body.
Catherine Offord | Apr 1, 2016
Exosomes are emerging as key players in metastasis.
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Kerry Grens | Apr 23, 2015
Hot topics in cancer research from the annual meeting of the American Association for Cancer Research
Jenny Rood | Apr 1, 2015
Meet some of the people featured in the April 2015 issue of
To Each His Own
Mary Beth Aberlin | Apr 1, 2015
Cancer treatment becomes more and more personal.
Exploring the Tumor Neighborhood
Dan Cossins | Apr 10, 2013
Scientists at this month’s AACR meeting highlighted research on the crucial role of the non-malignant cells that surround tumors in cancer initiation, growth, and response.
Are Cancer Stem Cells Ready for Prime Time?
Suling Liu, Hasan Korkaya, and Max S. Wicha | Apr 1, 2012
A flood of new discoveries has refined our definition of cancer stem cells. Now it’s up to human clinical trials to test if they can make a difference in patients.