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Friday, May 22, 2015

Cancer Research: What makes cancer cells spread? ♦ Injected immune cells safe in multiple myeloma patients ♦ Body's 'serial killers' captured on film destroying cancer cells

What makes cancer cells spread? New device offers clues Cancer becomes deadly when it spreads, or metastasizes. Why do some cancer cells break away from a tumor and travel to distant parts of the body? A team of oncologists and engineers teamed up to help understand this crucial question.
Body's 'serial killers' captured on film destroying cancer cells A dramatic video has captured the behavior of cytotoxic T cells -- the body's 'serial killers' -- as they hunt down and eliminate cancer cells before moving on to their next target.
Biomarker may boost ovarian cancer chemotherapy response A molecule that helps control gene expression may play a role in controlling chemotherapy resistance among patients with the most common form of ovarian cancer. Chemoresistance is a major challenge in cancer treatment and this study may provide a means to overcome resistance.
Injected immune cells safe in multiple myeloma patients, In a report on what is believed to be the first small clinical trial of its kind, they have safely used immune cells grown from patients’ own bone marrow to treat multiple myeloma, cancer of white blood cells.
Researchers focus on potential tool for predicting survival, staging in prostate cancer A molecule that promotes metastasis of advanced prostate cancer to the bone, an incurable condition that significantly decreases quality of life. The research may offer new targets for diagnosing and treating this common disease

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