Engineered bacteria paint targets on tumors for cancer-killing T cells to see

From Columbia University School of Engineering and Applied Science 03/11/23 For several years, researchers have been successfully using chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) T cells to target specific antigens found on blood cells as a cure for patients with leukemia and lymphoma. But solid tumors, like breast and colon cancers, have proven to be more difficult […]

Tumor-destroying sound waves receive FDA approval for liver treatment in humans

From University of Michigan19/10/23 The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved the use of sound waves to break down tumors—a technique called histotripsy—in humans for liver treatment. Pioneered at the University of Michigan, histotripsy offers a promising alternative to cancer treatments such as surgery, radiation and chemotherapy, which often have significant side effects. FDA […]

Global surge in cancers among the under 50s over past three decades

New cases have risen 79%, overall, with fastest rise in windpipe and prostate cancers; heaviest death toll for cancers of breast, windpipe, lung, bowel, and stomach. From BMJ 08/09/23 There’s been a striking 79% increase in new cases of cancer among the under 50s around the world over the past three decades (1990-2019), finds research […]

AI predicts throat and stomach cancers from health records

From University of Michigan 23/08/23 In the United States and other western countries, a form of esophageal and stomach cancer has risen dramatically over the last five decades. Rates of esophageal adenocarcinoma, or EAC, and gastric cardia adenocarcinoma, or GCA, are both highly fatal. However, Joel Rubenstein, M.D., M.S., a research scientist at the Lieutenant […]