Oncology, meaning bulk, mass, or tumor, and the suffix ''-logy'', meaning "study of") is a branch of medicine that deals with tumors (cancer). A medical professional who practices oncology is an ''oncologist''.
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center and Virogin Biotech today announced a strategic collaboration to accelerate the development of investigational treatments, including oncolytic viruses and immunotherapies, for patients with advanced cancers.
The treatment of various tumors has been transformed by cell-based immunotherapy, often known as CAR-T cell therapy. To target and combat specific forms of leukemia and lymphoma, the treatment employs genetically engineered T cells.
The immune system may attack the liver when fat builds up there. The chemical that triggers these responses has been discovered by Weill Cornell Medicine researchers in a recent study, and this information helps to explain the dynamics of liver damage that can accompany type 2 diabetes and obesity.
As a result of this partnership, Inventia Life Science will now offer BioLamina’s extensive range of Biolaminin® products incorporated into the pre-validated library of RASTRUM™ Matrices, recapitulating the key motifs found in the native tissue of various cell types.
Inventia Life Science, a leader in automated generation of complex 3D cell models, and PhenoVista Biosciences, a top provider of custom imaging-based phenotypic assay services, have entered into a partnership to deliver high-content cell-based assay services for drug discovery.
State-of-the-art laboratories significantly expand project capacity to meet increasing market demand for Organ-on-a-Chip research services.
A new Cleveland Clinic study has uncovered vital information about the cellular interaction of tumor cells and normal tissue, leading to a better understanding of how therapeutic resistance evolves.
In a paper that was just published in Science, scientists from Sweden’s Karolinska Institutet and SciLifeLab explain how they were able to enhance a protein’s capacity to repair oxidative DNA damage while also giving the protein a new role.
Cedars-Sinai Cancer Center scientists found that cancerous tumors known as soft-tissue sarcomas generate a protein that changes immune cells from tumor attacking to tumor-promoting.
Professor Dr Anton Henssen of Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin and the Helmholtz Association’s Max Delbrück Center (MDC) for Molecular Medicine, along with a group of researchers from the United States and the United Kingdom, have received a grant for a Cancer Grand Challenge.
Mermaid Bio GmbH of Munich, Germany, and WEHI of Melbourne, Australia, recently announced cooperation to identify and develop a unique class of therapeutic candidates that modify misbehaving proteins inside cells that can cause a variety of diseases.
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center scientists have created an ultrasound-guided cancer immunotherapy approach that promotes systemic antitumor immunity and increases immune checkpoint blockade therapeutic potential. Nature Nanotechnology published the results of the pioneering study.
Small interfering RNAs, or siRNAs, have the potential to cure tumors by targeting knocking down oncogenes that drive tumor development while avoiding the damage associated with chemotherapy.
Many cancers include genetic “hotspots,” or sections of DNA that are subject to mutation. For example, a mutation in the TP53 gene is found in more than 50% of all cancers, generally within a narrow DNA range.
Many cancer patients have benefited from the development of anti-cancer immunotherapy drugs known as immune checkpoint inhibitors, but patients with mucosal melanomas—melanomas that occur in the mucous membranes of the head, neck, eyes, respiratory system, and genitourinary region rather than on the skin—are highly resistive to immune checkpoint inhibitors for reasons researchers do not fully understand.
Dotmatics was today announced as the formal name and brand for the combined entities of Insightful Science and Dotmatics.
Patients diagnosed with a type of brain tumor survived for longer when they were treated aggressively with surgery, radiation and chemotherapy.
Professor Serena Nik-Zainal of Cambridge University Hospitals (CUH) and the University of Cambridge headed a group of scientists that analyzed the whole genetic make-up or whole-genome sequencing (WGS) of over 12,000 NHS cancer patients in the largest research of its type.
Extra copies of a piece of DNA partly explain insensitivity to chemotherapy in germ cell cancer, a new study shows.
Combining a retrospective analysis of clinical records with in-depth laboratory studies, researchers at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center have discovered that vitamin E can enhance immunotherapy responses by stimulating the activity of dendritic cells in the tumor.