New discovery offers cure by starving cancer cells Scientists know that most cancer cells use glucose to fuel their uncontrolled growth and now an international team of researchers has identified a protein which if switched off could stop the disease in its tracks.
Two-drug combination shows promise against one type of pancreatic cancer One form of pancreatic cancer has a new enemy: a two-drug combination that inhibits tumors and kills cancer cells in mouse models. For the first time, researchers have shown that a certain protein becomes overabundant in pancreatic neuroendocrine tumors, allowing them to thrive. They also found that pairing a synthetic compound with an existing drug provides a more effective anticancer punch than a single drug.
Role of cancer-suppressing gene uncovered Researchers have uncovered the role played by a gene which suppresses the development of cancer. The findings open new opportunities for scientists to find treatments for cancer, and shed light on the activity of the gene WWOX.New smart robot accelerates cancer treatment research A new smart research robot accelerates research on cancer treatments by finding optimal treatment combinations, experts report. For patients with the same cancer type returning multiple times, sometimes the cancer cells develop resistance against the pharmacotherapy used. The new robot systems may also become important in the efforts to find new drug compounds that make these resistant cells sensitive again