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Checkpoint Inhibitors Fire Up Different Types of T Cells to Attack Tumors

Cancer immunotherapies that block two different checkpoints on T cells launch immune attacks on cancer by expanding distinct types of T cell that infiltrate tumors, researchers from The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center report in the...
10-Aug-2017 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Concurrent Chemotherapy, Proton Therapy Improves Survival in Patients with Advanced Lung Cancer

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For patients with advanced, inoperable stage 3 lung cancer, concurrent chemotherapy and the specialized radiation treatment, proton therapy, offers improved survival compared to historical data for standard of care, according to a new study from The...
19-Jul-2017 3:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Genetically Enhanced, Cord-Blood Derived Immune Cells Strike B-Cell Cancers

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Immune cells with a general knack for recognizing and killing many types of infected or abnormal cells also can be engineered to hunt down cells with specific targets on them to treat cancer, researchers at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer...
12-Jul-2017 3:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Tumor-Targeting Drug Shows Potential for Treating Bone Cancer Patients

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The treatment of osteosarcoma, the most common tumor of bone, is challenging. A study led by The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center found a drug known as bone metastasis-targeting peptidomimetic (BMTP-11) has potential as a new...
12-Jul-2017 3:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Study Shows Biomarkers Can Predict Which ER-Positive Breast Cancer Patients Respond Best to First-Line Therapy

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Two challenges in treating patients with estrogen-positive breast cancer (ER+) have been an inability to predict who will respond to standard therapies and adverse events leading to therapy discontinuation. A study at The University of Texas MD...
23-Jun-2017 6:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

MD Anderson UTHealth Graduate School Receives $10.5 Million Gift

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Just as he has changed the lives of people suffering from a devastating genetic disease, molecular endocrinologist John J. Kopchick, Ph.D., and his wife, Charlene, of Athens, Ohio, are paving the way for future scientists to do the same with a...
22-Jun-2017 2:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

MD Anderson and Convergent R.N.R. Ltd. Establish Alliance to Further Develop New Radiation Technology with Potentially Fewer Side Effects

The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center and Convergent R.N.R. Ltd. (CRnR) today announced a collaboration to further develop new radiation technology aimed at reducing side effects of standard radiation including unwanted radiation to...
11-Jun-2017 7:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Innovative Therapy Strategy for Pancreatic Cancer Uses Engineered Exosomes Targeting Mutated KRAS Gene

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Genetic manipulation of exosomes, virus-sized particles released by all cells, may offer a new therapeutic approach to treating pancreatic cancer, according to a study at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center.
6-Jun-2017 4:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Mastectomy Plus Reconstruction Has Highest Rate of Complication, Complication-Related Costs of Guideline-Concordant Therapies for Early Breast Cancer

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In a review of guideline-concordant treatment modalities for women with early stage breast cancer, mastectomy and reconstruction had the highest rate of complications and complication-related costs, regardless of age.
27-Sep-2016 3:05 PM EDT

Can Gender Play a Role in Determining Cancer Treatment Choices?

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It is well known that men and women differ in terms of cancer susceptibility, survival and mortality, but exactly why this occurs at a molecular level has been poorly understood.
9-May-2016 12:00 PM EDT

MD Anderson Study Reveals New Insight Into Tumor Progression

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Scientists know that activation of growth factor receptors like epidermal growth factor receptors (EGFR) promote tumor progression in many types of cancer.
17-Aug-2015 11:00 AM EDT

Poor Survival Among Colorectal Cancer Patients Tied to Biomarker CSN6

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A protein called CSN6 has been found to be correlated with poor survival among patients with colorectal cancer, according to a study at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center.
10-Aug-2015 12:00 PM EDT

MD Anderson Study Predicts New Hepatitis C Drugs Will Place a Dramatic Financial Strain on the Health Care System

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The cost of treating people infected with the hepatitis C virus (HCV) with newly approved therapies will likely place a tremendous economic burden on the country’s health care system. The prediction comes from a cost-effectiveness analysis led by...
16-Mar-2015 6:00 PM EDT

MD Anderson Joins CATCH Global Foundation to Boost Child Health, Prevent Cancer in Later Years

Cancer prevention experts at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center have allied with the CATCH Global Foundation, whose comprehensive child health program reaches children and their families in more than 10,000 educational settings...
18-Feb-2015 10:00 AM EST

MD Anderson Energy Balance Expert Available for Obesity, Cancer Stories

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30-Oct-2013 8:10 PM EDT

MD Anderson Obesity and Cancer Expert Researches Food Addiction

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30-Oct-2013 8:00 PM EDT

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