Starving cancer instead of feeding it poison An enzyme drug can remove asparagine, an essential nutrient for some cancers, but it also degrades glutamine, necessary for all human cells. But an induced mutation in the drug permits it to reduce asparagine without affecting glutamine.
Men benefit from vaccinating girls against HPV but remain at risk of some cancers Men benefit indirectly from vaccinating girls against human papillomavirus, but remain at risk of cancers associated with the virus. Human papillomavirus is one of the most common sexually transmitted infections and many countries vaccinate girls to protect them against cervical cancer in later life.
Campaign increases mouth and throat cancer screenings among low-income rural Floridians Raising awareness of the dangers of mouth and throat cancer increased the number of black men in some of Florida's poorest counties who sought screening opening the door to improved survival rates through early detection and treatment
Drug micro-factory engineered to attack tumors A team of investigators has engineered therapeutic cells encapsulated in nanoporous capsules to secrete antitumor molecules from within the tumor.
Scientists discover new molecules that kill cancer cells and protect healthy cells Molecules could treat cervical, breast, ovarian, and lung cancers, new research in mice suggests. Scientists have found a new family of molecules that kill cancer cells and protect healthy cells, which could be used to treat a number of different cancers. Research shows that as well as targeting and killing cancer cells, the molecules generate a protective effect against toxic chemicals in healthy cells