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Could Aspirin Boost the Effectiveness of Cancer Immunotherapy?

Oct 28, 2015 1:00:56 PM / by Karina Palomares posted in aspirin, breast cancer, Cancer Immunology, cancer immunotherapy, colorectal cancer, melanoma, research

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New research shows that giving aspirin to cancer patients along with immunotherapy could dramatically boost the effectiveness of the treatment.

Since its market release more than a century ago, aspirin has become one of the most widely used medications to treat pain, fever, and inflammation. Numerous studies have indicated that taking it daily reduces the risk of heart attack or stroke. In addition, some studies have concluded that taking aspirin on a regular basis may lower cancer risk. Recently, new research has suggested that aspirin could potentially increase the power of cancer immunotherapy treatments. How are the two linked?

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Using Plasma Metabolomics to Forecast Breast Cancer

Jul 13, 2015 1:00:27 PM / by Daisy posted in prediction, breast cancer, NMR, research

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What if we could predict breast cancer? Through plasma analysis, scientists have your odds   –  with 82% accuracy, years before disease onset. 

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The Switch that Turns Mammary Stem Cells into Breast Cancer

May 27, 2015 1:00:39 PM / by Daisy posted in breast cancer, inhibitor of differentiation, research, stem cells, triple-negative breast cancer

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Researchers have identified a transcription factor in mammary stem cells which has dire outcome in triple-negative breast cancer patients.

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Breast Cancer Drugs That Recruit NK Cells

Apr 13, 2015 1:00:20 PM / by Daisy posted in ADCC, breast cancer, Cancer Immunology, CLEOPATRA study, clinical trial, pertuzumab, research, trastuzumab

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Clinical trial results from CLEOPATRA study evaluated antibody drugs that recruit NK cells for fighting metastatic breast cancer. Another big step forward!

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Cancer Cells Grown in the Lab Offer Clues to Individualized Treatment

Oct 8, 2014 1:00:50 PM / by James Sanchez posted in next generation sequencing, breast cancer, circulating tumor cells, research

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By culturing circulating cancer cells, researchers learn more about tumors' shifting genetic profiles, pointing a way toward personalized treatments.

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