Researchers develop nanodiscs to deliver personalized cancer therapy

Researchers from the University of Michigan have developed nanodiscs that deliver a customized therapeutic vaccine to treat colon and melanoma cancer in mice. The team’s work was published in Nature Materials. “We are basically educating the immune system with these nanodiscs so that immune cells can attack cancer cells in a personalized manner,” senior author James Moon said in prepared remarks. Get the full story at our sister site, Drug Delivery Business News. The post Researchers develop nanodiscs to deliver personalized cancer therapy appeared first on MassDevice.
Source: Mass Device - Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Tags: Drug-Device Combinations Oncology Pharmaceuticals Research & Development University of Michigan Source Type: news

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Conclusions“InterPreT Cancer Survival” is presented as an educational tool which engages the user through interactive features to improve the understanding of commonly reported cancer survival statistics. The tool has received positive feedback from a Cancer Research UK patient sounding board and there are further plans to incorporate more disease characteristics, e.g. stage.
Source: Cancer Epidemiology - Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: Whole-body PET/CT and abdominal ultrasound complement each other in the staging of uveal melanoma. Benign hepatic abnormalities found using ultrasound is common. Of importance, a second asymptomatic primary malignancy associated with uveal melanoma was detected almost one in 10 patients.
Source: Middle East African Journal of Ophthalmology - Category: Opthalmology Authors: Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 7 July 2018Source: SteroidsAuthor(s): Nguyen Hoai Nam, Ninh Thi Ngoc, Tran Thi Hong Hanh, Nguyen Xuan Cuong, Nguyen Van Thanh, Do Thi Thao, Do Cong Thung, Phan Van Kiem, Chau Van MinhAbstractUsing various chromatographic separations, seventeen steroids including seven new compounds, verrucorosteroids A−F (1−6) and verrucorosterone (7), were isolated from the Vietnamese gorgonian Verrucella corona. Their structures were elucidated by spectroscopic analysis, including HR QTOF MS, 1D and 2D NMR. Among isolates, verrucorosterone (7), 5,6α-epoxy-3β-hydroxy-(22E)-ergosta-...
Source: Steroids - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: research
AW, Horenblas S, Gietema JA, van Leeuwen FE, Schaapveld M Abstract Purpose Testicular cancer (TC) treatment increases risk of subsequent malignant neoplasms (SMNs). It is unknown whether changes in TC treatment over time have affected SMN risk. Methods Solid SMN risk was evaluated in a multicenter cohort comprising 5,848 1-year survivors treated for TC before age 50 years between 1976 and 2007. SMN incidence was compared with cancer incidence in the general population. Treatment-specific risks were assessed using multivariable regression in a case-cohort design. Results After a median follow-up of 14.1 years, 350...
Source: Clinical Lung Cancer - Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Tags: J Clin Oncol Source Type: research
Abstract A series of novel benzotriazole N-acylarylhydrazone hybrids was synthesized according fragment-based design strategy. All the synthesized compounds were evaluated for their anticancer activity against 60 human tumor cell lines by NCI (USA). Five compounds: 3d, 3e, 3f, 3o and 3q exhibited significant to potent anticancer activity at low concentrations. Compound 3q showed the most prominent broad-spectrum anticancer activity against 34 tumor cell lines, with mean growth inhibition percent of 45.80%. It exerted the highest potency against colon HT-29 cell line, with cell growth inhibition 86.86%. All leukemi...
Source: Bioorganic Chemistry - Category: Chemistry Authors: Tags: Bioorg Chem Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 7 July 2018Source: SteroidsAuthor(s): Nguyen Hoai Nam, Ninh Thi Ngoc, Tran Thi Hong Hanh, Nguyen Xuan Cuong, Nguyen Van Thanh, Do Thi Thao, Do Cong Thung, Phan Van Kiem, Chau Van MinhAbstractUsing various chromatographic separations, seventeen steroids including seven new compounds, verrucorosteroids A−F (1−6) and verrucorosterone (7), were isolated from the Vietnamese gorgonian Verrucella corona. Their structures were elucidated by spectroscopic analysis, including HR QTOF MS, 1D and 2D NMR. Among isolates, verrucorosterone (7), 5,6α-epoxy-3β-hydroxy-(22E)-ergosta-...
Source: Steroids - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: research
Authors: Ma Q, Xiao P, Sun L, Wang J, Zhong D Abstract Liver kinase B1 (LKB1) encodes a serine/threonine kinase and functions as a tumor suppressor. LKB1 loss-of-function somatic mutations are frequently observed in sporadic types of cancer, particularly in lung cancer. Ectopic LKB1 induces growth arrest by upregulating p21/cyclin dependent kinase inhibitor 1A (WAF1) in LKB1 deficient cervical and melanoma cancer cell lines. However, the underlying molecular mechanism remains to be elucidated. The present study built upon previous observations by confirming that the ectopic expression level of LKB1 significantly re...
Source: Oncology Letters - Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Oncol Lett Source Type: research
Conclusions: Sepsis is associated with increased or decreased risks for a small group of cancers. Factors that may explain these associations include etiologic effects of bacterial infections, inflammation, or use of antibiotics. Other associations may reflect the presence of precursor conditions (e.g., cirrhosis, colorectal polyps) or patterns in ascertainment of cancer and screening. PMID: 29982318 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Clinical Prostate Cancer - Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Tags: Clin Infect Dis Source Type: research
CONCLUSION: First Nations people in Canada have disproportionately high rates of certain cancers, providing evidence to support public health policy and programming. More research is needed to identify factors contributing to the significantly lower incidence observed for various cancer types. Novel methods for studying disparities in cancer incidence among First Nations people are required to support ongoing cancer control planning and advocacy. PMID: 29981110 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Canadian Journal of Public Health - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Tags: Can J Public Health Source Type: research
Conclusions—Cancer, occult and manifest, is associated with increased risks for stroke. The increased risk is linked mainly to cancers related to smoking.
Source: Stroke - Category: Neurology Authors: Tags: Epidemiology, Risk Factors, Cerebrovascular Disease/Stroke, Intracranial Hemorrhage, Ischemic Stroke Original Contributions Source Type: research
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