Stress hormones and white blood cells called neutrophils may raise the risk of tumors returning years after treatment by awakening dormant cancer cells in the body, suggests a study of mice and data from 80 patients with lung cancer.
Cancer cells are killed in lab experiments and tumour growth reduced in mice, using a new approach that turns a nanoparticle into a 'Trojan horse' that causes cancer cells to self-destruct, a research team at the Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU Singapore) has found.
Stanford data scientists have shown that figuring out a single number can help them find the most dangerous cancer cells.
Many treatments against cancer, such as TRAIL, aim to trigger a type of cell death known as apoptosis. A team at IRB Barcelona, headed by Antonio Zorzano, has demonstrated that the protein TP53INP2 induces apoptosis in chemotherapy treatments.
A new study by University of Minnesota biomedical engineers shows how they stopped cancer cells from moving and spreading, even when the cells changed their movements. The discovery could have a major impact on millions of people undergoing therapies to prevent the spread of cancer within the body.