Researchers have developed a new therapeutic vaccine, which is injected just like a traditional vaccine, that uses a patient’s own tumor cells to train their immune system to find and kill cancer. (Copyright istockphoto.com)
Cancer cells are killed in lab experiments and tumour growth reduced in mice, using a new approach that turns a nanoparticle into a 'Trojan horse' that causes cancer cells to self-destruct, a research team at the Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU Singapore) has found.
Many treatments against cancer, such as TRAIL, aim to trigger a type of cell death known as apoptosis. A team at IRB Barcelona, headed by Antonio Zorzano, has demonstrated that the protein TP53INP2 induces apoptosis in chemotherapy treatments.
A new study by University of Minnesota biomedical engineers shows how they stopped cancer cells from moving and spreading, even when the cells changed their movements. The discovery could have a major impact on millions of people undergoing therapies to prevent the spread of cancer within the body.