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The fluid that feeds tumor cells

Pancreatic cancer cells (nuclei in blue) growing as a sphere encased in membranes (red). By growing cancer cells in the lab, researchers can study factors that promote and prevent the formation of deadly tumors. Image: Min Yu (Eli and Edythe ...

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How tumors behave on acid

In these tumor cells, acidic regions are labeled in red. Invasive regions of the cells, which express a protein called MMP14, are labeled in green. Image: Nazanin Rohani How tumors behave on acid Acidic environment triggers genes that help cancer ...

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Tiny probe developed at USC detects cancer

USC Dornsife’s Fabien Pinaud and his colleagues are developing new technology to selectively identify living cancer cells. (Illustration/Matthew Pla Savino)   Tiny probe developed at USC detects cancer USC team’s work could lead to noninvasive detection and treatment of the ...

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Mapping Terra Incognita

Head and neck tumor stained for markers of cancer (brown) and p-EMT transition (red), demonstrating cells having undergone a unique transition at the tumor’s outer edge. Image: Mass. Eye and Ear and Mass General Mapping Terra Incognita Researchers have compiled ...

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Cancer-responsive circuit

A scanning electron micrograph of a human T lymphocyte (also called a T-cell) from the immune system of a healthy donor. Researchers have designed a synthetic gene circuit that triggers the immune system to attack cancers when it detects signs ...

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Better immunotherapy for cancer patients

  Better immunotherapy for cancer patients Does immunotherapy work better in cancer patients who, for example, have had influenza? This will be studied in a research project at Herlev Hospital involving DTU. Immunotherapy is about activating the body’s own immune ...

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PET imaging to predict tumor response

Click for a full size image   PET imaging to predict tumor response by Leigh MacMillan About 10 percent of patients with colorectal cancer express a mutated form of the signaling molecule BRAF, which may be targeted for treatment by ...

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