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FDA Clears Placenta Cell Brain Cancer Trial

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A company developing cancer therapies with stem cells from human placentas says FDA cleared its request to start a clinical trial of a treatment for brain cancer. . . . → Read More: FDA Clears Placenta Cell Brain Cancer Trial

Organoids Developed for Precision Cancer Treatments

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A medical engineering team developed personalized organoid lab models with cancer cells that predict patient responses and may even replace immunotherapy drugs. . . . → Read More: Organoids Developed for Precision Cancer Treatments

Many Non-Cancer Drugs Found to be Cancer Fighters

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A systematic high-speed screen of more than 4,500 drugs on hundreds of cancer cell lines finds 49 approved drugs for a range of diseases are also able to treat cancer. . . . → Read More: Many Non-Cancer Drugs Found to be Cancer Fighters

Light-Activated Gel Breaks Down Implanted Devices

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A medical engineering team developed a light-sensitive polymer gel that activates compounds to break down implanted or ingested devices. . . . → Read More: Light-Activated Gel Breaks Down Implanted Devices

Laser Images, A.I. Diagnose Brain Tumors

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Results of a clinical trial show laser images analyzed by machine learning algorithms can offer near real-time diagnosis of brain tumor tissue during surgery. . . . → Read More: Laser Images, A.I. Diagnose Brain Tumors

Guidelines Proposed for Complex Clinical Trials

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A working group published guidelines for conducting clinical trials that simultaneously test multiple cancer treatments and can change course over time. . . . → Read More: Guidelines Proposed for Complex Clinical Trials

Biotech Options Enzyme Inhibitors for Lung Cancer

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A biotechnology company developing inhaled drugs for respiratory diseases agreed to provide Johnson & Johnson with access to its technology for treating lung cancer. . . . → Read More: Biotech Options Enzyme Inhibitors for Lung Cancer

Ingested X-Ray Capsule Shown Safe, Feasible

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Results from a small-scale clinical trial show an ingested capsule to diagnose potential colon tumors is safe and feasible for most patients. . . . → Read More: Ingested X-Ray Capsule Shown Safe, Feasible

Synthetic Bio Cancer Immunotherapy Company Acquired

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A biotechnology company creating synthetic proteins that invoke the immune system to fight cancer is being acquired by drug maker Astellas Pharma. . . . → Read More: Synthetic Bio Cancer Immunotherapy Company Acquired

Engineered Viruses Licensed for Cancer Therapies

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A biotechnology company developing cancer immunotherapies with synthetic viruses is licensing its technology to Takeda Pharmaceuticals. . . . → Read More: Engineered Viruses Licensed for Cancer Therapies