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Recent work with nanoparticles offers a new approach to photo-thermal cancer therapies
 
(Photo credit: University of Toronto)
 
The PEARLs (Photothermal Enhancing Auto-Regulated Liposomes) were developed by Dr. Gang Zheng of the Princess Margaret Cancer Centre and University of Toronto and colleagues, who say they overcome traditional roadblocks to penetrate deeper into tumors.
 
 
NEWS
A roundup of recent preclinical cancer research
 
Progenics shares data supporting imaging analysis technology in prostate cancer
 
Evidence shows patients benefit from molecular profiling
 
Shuwen Biotech Co. Ltd. and Bliss Biopharmaceutical Co. Ltd. have teamed up in a partnership agreement
 
An exclusive collaboration and license agreement is underway between Agios Pharmaceuticals Inc. and CStone Pharmaceuticals to develop and commercialize Agios’ ivosidenib
 
Biotargeting system aims to drive clinical trial success in cancer studies
 
Findings published in Cancer Cell; company’s next-generation anti-CTLA-4 antibody slated for IND in 2018
 
Along with this comes the initiation of CMC development of platform assets
 
 
FEATURES
(Photo credit: NCI, NIH)
 
 
The latest Annual Report to the Nation shares that cancer survival rates are rising, while incidence and death rates are on a downward trend
 
OPINION
by Dr. Eyal Talor, CEL-SCI
A look at what to expect from the second generation of cancer immunotherapies, after the progress--and pitfalls--of CAR-T cell therapies

by JK Bryan & A Zupnick, Novella
When it comes to oncology clinical trials, drug developers need to stay abreast of the rapidly evolving and competitive landscape while also remaining flexible and innovative in responding to these changes

by Dr. Alexey Eliseev, RXi
The “War on Cancer” declared by the National Cancer Act of 1971 proceeded through a series of evolutionary developments in chemotherapy, radiation treatments and targeted therapies, but until recently was only marginally successful in extending the lives of late-stage cancer patients. A major breakthrough has been achieved over the last decade with the development of immunotherapeutic treatments that empower a patient’s own immune cells to destroy tumors


 
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