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Tag: Cancer Treatment

TED: This tiny particle could roam your body to find tumors | Sangeeta Bhatia

What if we could find cancerous tumors years before they can harm us — without expensive screening facilities or even steady electricity? Physician, bioengineer and entrepreneur Sangeeta Bhatia leads a multidisciplinary lab that searches for novel ways to understand, diagnose and treat human disease. Her target: the two-thirds of deaths due to cancer that she …

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TED: A new superweapon in the fight against cancer | Paula Hammond

Cancer is a very clever, adaptable disease. To defeat it, says medical researcher and educator Paula Hammond, we need a new and powerful mode of attack. With her colleagues at MIT, Hammond engineered a nanoparticle one-hundredth the size of a human hair that can treat the most aggressive, drug-resistant cancers. Learn more about this molecular …

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TED: Good news in the fight against pancreatic cancer | Laura Indolfi

Anyone who has lost a loved one to pancreatic cancer knows the devastating speed with which it can affect an otherwise healthy person. TED Fellow and biomedical entrepreneur Laura Indolfi is developing a revolutionary way to treat this complex and lethal disease: a drug delivery device that acts as a cage at the site of …

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Columbia University: A conversation on the future of cancer research at Columbia University

A special panel discussion was held on how new research is changing the landscape of cancer. The discussion featured leading oncologists and scientists, as well as the producers of the upcoming documentary “Cancer: The Emperor of All Maladies,” based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning book by Columbia oncologist Siddhartha Mukherjee. Speakers and panelists discussed new diagnostic …

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Nature: Tumour immunology and immunotherapy

This animation created by Nature Reviews Cancer and Nature Reviews Immunology illustrates how tumour cells are sensed and destroyed by cells of the immune system and how tumours can evolve to evade immune-mediated elimination. Scientists are developing new immunotherapies that help the immune system to ‘fight back’ — the animation explains how these exciting new …

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HBO: VICE | Killing Cancer Debrief

“My life, like most people’s, has been negatively affected by cancer, and the thought of my young children living in an age where this is no longer humanity’s No. 1 health fear was simply overpowering.” – Shane Smith  

Tal Danino: We can use bacteria to detect cancer (and maybe treat it)

Liver cancer is one of the most difficult cancers to detect, but synthetic biologist Tal Danino had a left-field thought: What if we could create a probiotic, edible bacteria that was “programmed” to find liver tumors? His insight exploits something we’re just beginning to understand about bacteria: their power of quorum sensing, or doing something …

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UC Irvine: Why Unboil an Egg?

Gregory Weiss, UC Irvine chemistry professor, talks about “unboiling” egg white proteins and returning them to their original state. The ability to quickly restore molecular proteins could slash biotechnology costs and dramatically reduce the costs for cancer treatments. He also talks about a personal reason for his professional pursuits.  

Cambridge University: PARP-inhibitors | A New Generation of Cancer Drugs

First of new generation of cancer drugs granted European approval A new drug for ovarian cancer, developed by researchers at the University of Cambridge and AstraZeneca, has become the first of new class of drugs, known as PARP-inhibitors, to be granted approval anywhere in the world. The drug, Lynparza, has been granted Marketing Authorisation from …

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