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Blocking tumor signals can hinder cancer’s spread

A University of Pennsylvania-led team used an inhibitor of an enzyme called p38α kinase to suppress the spread of melanoma to the lungs in a mouse model For most people who die of cancer, the spread of the initial tumor is to blame.…

Mapping immune cells in brain tumors

Credit: Image: UZH The removal of a malignant brain tumor is something of a balancing act between removing as much tumor tissue as possible at the same time as protecting the healthy tissue. Since cancer cells infiltrate healthy…

Exploiting viruses to attack cancer cells

Credit: Yohei Mikawa et al., Cancers, May 11, 2020 An adenovirus is now better able to target and kill cancer cells due to the addition of an RNA stabilizing element. Hokkaido University scientists have made an adenovirus…