Key molecule’s structure found at last
The structure of a critical cellular-signaling molecule has finally been discovered by Stanford researchers. The finding may lead to new therapies.
Cancer drugs might be used to treat TB
Tuberculosis lesions in the lungs have high levels of proteins that suppress the immune system. Cancer drugs that target these proteins could be used to fight the bacterial infection.
Cancer drug renders COVID vaccine ineffective
Rituximab, a drug widely used in patients with lymphoma, blunts or eliminates the antibody response to COVID-19 vaccines if it is administered before them, Stanford researchers say.
Antibody synergy targets tough cancers
Two anti-cancer antibodies have a much stronger effect against pediatric nerve-cell and bone cancers in mice than either one alone, researchers have discovered.
Major grant renewal for Stanford Cancer Institute
The Stanford Cancer Institute is one of 51 National Cancer Institute-designated comprehensive cancer centers, which must meet rigorous standards for improving the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of cancer.
Hematologist Steven Coutre dies
Steven Coutre was known for his research on chronic lymphocytic leukemia, his humility and his love of traveling and family.
Study: COVID-19 vaccine effective in cancer patients
The Moderna and Pfizer BioNTech vaccines prevented COVID-19 infection in cancer patients, particularly in those whose treatment concluded more than six months before vaccination, say researchers at Stanford, Harvard and the VA.
New immunotherapy targets tumors
Stanford researchers have developed a synthetic, tumor-targeting molecule that promotes immune activation and tumor regression in laboratory mice after it’s injected into their bloodstreams.
$12 million for stem cell trial
Stanford researcher Maria Grazia Roncarolo has been awarded $12 million by the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine for a trial aimed at improving the outcomes of stem cell transplants in children and young adults with blood cancers.
Identifying new types of cancer cells
EcoTyper is an algorithm that can sort out cell “ecotypes” — distinct multicellular communities — that exist in many different kinds of cancer.
Breast cancer mutations don’t lower survival rates
Newly diagnosed breast or ovarian cancer patients who carry common cancer-associated mutations have similar or better short-term survival rates than those with no mutations, researchers report.
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