Topic List : Cancer
Nusse wins $3 million Breakthrough Prize
The developmental biologist was honored for helping to decode how Wnt signaling proteins affect embryonic development, cancer and the activity of tissue-specific adult stem cells that repair damage after injury or disease.
Reducing tumor growth
Researchers at Stanford found that a new cell surface receptor they created is effective at inhibiting cancer growth in mice.
Canine cancer immunotherapy
The work extends research by Stanford scientists who found that blocking CD47 might be useful in treating human cancer.
Tracking cancer evolution in the blood
Monitoring cancer DNA in blood can predict recurrence and prognosis and drive treatment decisions. A Stanford study of 92 lymphoma patients suggests similar techniques may work for other tumors.
Plans for the nation’s first hadron center for cancer therapy
Hadron therapy, which relies on beams of charged particles including protons and heavier ions such as carbon, is expected to increase cancer cure rates because it can be used to treat larger tumors or those resistant to conventional radiotherapy.
Low-testosterone therapy and dementia
A new retrospective study of the health records of prostate cancer patients supports an association between androgen deprivation therapy and future risk of dementia.
Iron nanoparticles help treat cancer
Stanford researchers accidentally discovered that iron nanoparticles invented for anemia treatment have another use: triggering the immune system’s ability to destroy tumor cells.
Pediatric cancer grants announced
Kara Davis, Melissa Mavers and Liora Schultz awarded St. Baldrick’s Foundation grants.
Study on treatment decisions seeks participants
The study is designed to collect neurophysiological and psychological information from women faced with a breast cancer diagnosis and many treatment decisions.
Retinoic acid deficiency linked to tumors
Levels of retinoic acid, a vitamin A metabolite, are low in mice and humans with colorectal cancer, according to new research. People with high levels of an enzyme that degrades retinoic acid have a poor prognosis.