Cancer

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.

More precise results from robotic-assisted prostate surgery

Using a robotic surgical technique to excise the prostate appears to improve cancer-cell removal and reduce the need for additional post-surgery therapies.
Xiaolin Zi

Can kava cure cancer?

Commonly brewed for tea, the plant compound is being studied for its effectiveness against bladder malignancies.

Experimental treatment eradicates acute leukemia in mice

Using an existing drug and a new drug developed at UCLA, the researchers wiped out cancer cells in mice with a deadly type of blood cancer, leaving healthy blood cells alone. The treatment might also have applications for other blood diseases.

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