Cancer

Melanoma drug Keytruda in action

FDA approves new melanoma drug

Drug that turns on the immune system to fight deadly cancers is a ‘game changer,’ says study’s principal investigator.

Survey finds e-cigarette online market on fire

Researchers find that there are 466 brands online and 10 new brands introduced every month, making regulating the market increasingly complex.

Longer telomeres linked to brain cancer risk

Gene variants may promote overall health while increasing risk of gliomas.

Taking brakes off immune system to fight deadly cancers

Doctors see successes with an experimental drug in two types of cancer with historically low survival rates: metastatic melanoma and lung cancer.
Fig. 1 — Amy Rowat

The squishiness of cancer cells

How squishy are your cells? Cells are tiny, but what they can reveal about human health is profound.

Discovery of how Taxol works could lead to better anticancer drugs

Subtle cell disruption is key to widely-used drug's effectiveness.

Breast cancer research program offers community training

California Breast Cancer Research Program invites people to learn about what environmental factors play role in disease.
Maritza Cardenas

Freshman thrives in research program

Public health program aimed at young women opened the door to undergraduate research and potential medical career.
chest X-ray

Potential lung cancer vaccine shows renewed promise

In mouse studies, an investigational cancer vaccine boosted immune response and reduced the number of tumors.
Hermosa study teen and participant

Taxpayer donations give cancer research a boost

When you file your taxes, consider supporting these programs — simply checking a box can help save lives.

Pages