Nanoparticle Delivers Cancer Drugs to Tumor Blood Vessels

In cancer mouse models, nanoparticles that bind to a protein called P-selectin on tumor blood vessels shrank tumors and extended...

Mutations Linked to Immunotherapy Resistance

Researchers identified mutations in relapsed melanoma tumors that block the anticancer effects of the checkpoint inhibitor pembrolizumab. Source link

Adolescents Who Wouldn’t Have Smoked May Be Drawn to E-Cigarettes

The findings from a recent study suggest that adolescents are not just using e-cigarettes as a substitute for conventional cigarettes...

CA-125 Testing, CT Scans Still Used for Ovarian Cancer Surveillance Despite Lack of Proven Benefit

A new study shows clinicians continue to use CA-125 testing and CT scans to monitor for recurrences although the benefit...

Nanoparticle that Mimics Salmonella Counteracts Chemotherapy Resistance

A nanoparticle that mimics Salmonella may help to counteract chemotherapy resistance, according to a new study. Source link

FDA Approves Pembrolizumab for Head and Neck Cancer

The approval is for patients with recurrent or metastatic head and neck squamous cell carcinoma that has continued to progress...

New on NCI’s Websites for August 2016

An NCI Cancer Currents blog post that provides updates on new NCI websites and other online content of interest to...

Tumor DNA in Blood May Signal Response to T-Cell Transfer Immunotherapy

A study suggests that doctors could use circulating tumor DNA to quickly identify patients who are responding to T-cell transfer...

Engineered Stem Cells Help Identify Potential New Treatment for Medulloblastoma

Stem cells engineered to mimic medulloblastoma development may help researchers identify potential new treatments, according to a new study. Source...