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Start-Up Targets Extra DNA in Cancer, Raises $46.4M

Paul Mischel

A new biotechnology enterprise is developing treatments for aggressive solid tumor cancers that block the effects of DNA residing outside of chromosomes. . . . → Read More: Start-Up Targets Extra DNA in Cancer, Raises $46.4M

Gel, Crispr Help Defeat Cancer Drug Obstacles

Crispr-Cas9 illustration

A high-powered binding protein, formulated as a gel and targeted by Crispr gene editing is shown in lab mice to precisely deliver drugs and kill cancer cells. . . . → Read More: Gel, Crispr Help Defeat Cancer Drug Obstacles

Response by Patients Shown to Precision Lung Cancer Drug

Lung cancer illustration

Results of a clinical trial show a treatment targeting specific genetic aberrations produces a therapeutic response in most patients with lung cancer from that condition. . . . → Read More: Response by Patients Shown to Precision Lung Cancer Drug

Urine Test Shows Promise for Cancer Screening

Mouse urine samples

Biomedical engineers and materials scientists developed a simple urine test that in samples from lab mice show they can screen for colon cancer. . . . → Read More: Urine Test Shows Promise for Cancer Screening

Patch Designed for Vaccines, Cancer Treatments

Microneedle patch

An engineering team designed a small skin patch with tiny needles that in lab mice quickly delivers vaccines and possibly treatments for melanoma. . . . → Read More: Patch Designed for Vaccines, Cancer Treatments

Controlled Brain Tumor Gene Therapy Shown Safe

Brain tumor graphic

A clinical trial shows an experimental gene therapy that controls release of a powerful anti-tumor protein is safe for patients with stubborn glioblastoma, a type of brain cancer. . . . → Read More: Controlled Brain Tumor Gene Therapy Shown Safe

MD Anderson, Drug Maker Partner on Lung, GI Cancers

Cancer magnified

MD Anderson Cancer Center and drug maker Boehringer Ingelheim agreed to jointly develop new treatments for lung and gastrointestinal cancers. . . . → Read More: MD Anderson, Drug Maker Partner on Lung, GI Cancers

Nanotech Vaccine Aids Melanoma Immunotherapy

Ronit Satchi-Fainaro

A vaccine made with nanoscale peptide particles can prevent the occurrence of melanoma in lab mice, and treat the condition when combined with other drugs. . . . → Read More: Nanotech Vaccine Aids Melanoma Immunotherapy

A.I. Finding Cancer Treatments in Generic Drugs

Pills and capsules

An organization seeking cancer treatments in off-patent generic drugs is partnering with a life science analytics company using artificial intelligence for drug discovery. . . . → Read More: A.I. Finding Cancer Treatments in Generic Drugs

Trial Shows Immunotherapies Extend Life with Melanoma

T-cell lymphocyte

First results from a clinical trial show a combination of immunotherapies extends survival among patients with melanoma, but shorter periods for other solid-tumor cancers. . . . → Read More: Trial Shows Immunotherapies Extend Life with Melanoma