Could umbilical cord stem cells cure blood cancer?

Stem cells have promised to be the catalyst for major strides in medical research for decades. While progress in some fields has been slower than initially hoped, scientists say advances in cell transplantation techniques are raising the prospect of curing patients with acute myeloid leukaemia (AML). In a new paper published in Leukemia, researchers from Osaka University compared two strategies […]

Stem-like T cells could aid immunotherapy in cancer treatment

In a new study by Yale Cancer Center, researchers show stem-like T cells within certain lymph nodes could be natural cancer fighters. Targeting these T cells, which are a type of white blood cells, with immunotherapy drugs could increase the number of cancer patients that respond to treatment. The findings were reported online today in the journal Science Immunology. “Therapies that […]