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Using a molecular switch to turn on cancer vaccines

The immune system is capable of recognizing tumor growth, and naturally mounts an anti-cancer defense. Dendritic cells (DCs) can take up tumor-derived molecules (antigens) and present them to T cells, and those "primed" T ...

dateMar 07, 2011 in Cancer
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Reducing cancer patients' painful treatment

A NASA technology originally developed for plant growth experiments on space shuttle missions has successfully reduced the painful side effects resulting from chemotherapy and radiation treatment in bone marrow and stem cell ...

dateMar 04, 2011 in Cancer
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Cancer patients' partners become ill themselves

Katarina Sjövall has studied partners of individuals with colorectal cancer, lung cancer, breast cancer or prostate cancer. The study shows that the number of diagnosed diseases among partners increased by 25 per cent ...

dateMar 03, 2011 in Cancer
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