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In the Lab
A drawing of a pancreatic tumor represented as a barren landscape, blood vessels as rivers, and immune cells as ships with ammunition.
Drug Combination Could Boost the Effectiveness of Immunotherapy against Pancreatic Cancer
Studies conducted in mice reveal a potential way to breach the defenses of pancreatic cancer tumors.
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Study in Mice Suggests Lactose in the Diet Feeds Dangerous Gut Bacteria When the Immune System Is Compromised
Lab mice who had lactose removed from their diets had a decreased risk of infection with the Enterococcus bacterium.
In the Lab
Illustration of how PU-PET localizes to tumors
Bull’s-Eye: Imaging Technology Could Confirm When a Drug Is Going to the Right Place
Collaborative team advances a new approach for imaging a drug that’s been developed to stop cancer growth.
In the Lab
a colorful dendritic cell
Newly Discovered Immune Cell Subtypes Could Shake Up Immunotherapy
Dendritic cells, the guards of the immune system, have a previously unrecognized division of labor.
In the Lab
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Science Meets Art to Build a Paintable Diagnostic Test for Cancer
A collaboration between a nanotechnology scientist and a visual artist leads to a promising diagnostic test and a new art form.
In the Lab
Illustration of child with kidneys highlighted, cup of urine, and a beam of light.
Analyzing Urine Can Guide the Treatment of Childhood Kidney Tumors
A protein detected in the urine of children with Wilms’ tumor led to the development of a test to improve diagnosis and treatment.
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In the Clinic
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CAR Therapy for Solid Tumors Draws Attention at Annual Cancer Conference
Results from a clinical trial indicate that an experimental CAR therapy for mesothelioma is safe.
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Alex Kentsis in his lab
Research Uncovers the Genetic Causes of Aggressive Leukemia in Children
Researchers have found that the genetic changes that cause pediatric leukemia are different from those that lead to leukemia in adults.
In the Clinic
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There’s an App for That: When the Meaning of a BRCA Mutation Isn’t Clear-Cut
A new project called the BRCA Exchange is sharing data about BRCA mutations and what they actually mean for cancer risk.