Targeted drug found effective in thwarting pancreatic tumors

Pancreatic cancer is an aggressive disease in which malignant cells form in the tissues of the pancreas, a long and flat gland located behind the stomach that helps with digestion and blood sugar regulation. Because pancreatic cancer is difficult to detect early, it is associated with a low survival rate, accounting for just over 3% of all new cancer cases […]

Protein disguise could be new target for cancer immunotherapy

Researchers at the Francis Crick Institute have identified a protein that helps tumours evade the immune system and, in certain types of cancers, is linked to a poorer chance of survival. The protein could become a target for future cancer treatments. A crucial part of the immune system’s response to cancer is a group of white blood cells, called CD8+ […]

New insights into androgen’s action could boost battle against prostate cancer

Researchers at UVA Cancer Center have unveiled important new insights into how hormones known as androgens act on our cells — and the discovery could boost efforts to develop better treatments for prostate, ovarian and breast cancers. The findings shed light on how androgens interact with their receptors inside cells to affect gene activity. This process is important in both […]