On A Tumor’s Turf

On A Tumor’s Turf

Solid tumors are generally considered more difficult to treat than blood cancers. For example, chimeric antigen receptor T-cell (CAR-T) therapy has been amazingly effective against blood cancers that failed to respond to other types of treatment, while inroads against...
Killing Cancer At Its Stem Cell Origin

Killing Cancer At Its Stem Cell Origin

Killing Cancer When it comes to killing cancer, eradicating every single cell is the goal. But did you know there are different kinds of cancer cells? One specific type, called cancer stem cells (CSC), is catching the eye of drug developers. Discovered more than a...
Catching The First Drop Of Cancer

Catching The First Drop Of Cancer

The Latest In Cancer Diagnostics Hearing the words “it might be cancer” paired with your doctor’s perplexed look is enough to send shockwaves through your body. Getting to the heart of a diagnosis usually requires a surgical biopsy—removal and...
Killing Cancer At Its Stem Cell Origin

Feeding Cancer

The Metabolics Of Cancer Tackling cancer requires a multi-pronged strategy. Currently, many of the cancer drugs on the market work by inhibiting the signaling pathways that activate cell division. These pathways are often the root cause of cancer—a mutated gene leads...

First-in-Class: 2014 Drug Approvals

The FDA ushered in six new drugs just before the close of 2014, bringing the final tally to 41– the highest rate since 1996, when the agency approved 53 drugs. 2014 drug approvals were notable not only for their quantity, but also their quality. A number of new drugs...