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DDNews Cancer Research Exclusive
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.
The injectable hormone agonist is used to treat prostate cancer, breast cancer and certain benign gynecological disorders
IBM teams up with Pfizer to use Watson for cancer drug discovery
Compugen discloses its cancer immunotherapy program that seeks to combine TIGIT and CGEN-15029 work
Alliance between Pieris Pharmaceuticals and Servier aimed at bispecific therapeutics
Recent work from scientists at MD Anderson Cancer Center, led by Dr. Mien-Chie Hung, chair of Molecular and Cellular Oncology, has uncovered new insight into how PD-L1 suppresses the immune system
Effort is intended to help expedite use of agents in clinical trials
Provista Diagnostics reveals positive findings for its blood-based breast cancer test
Two Pore Guys and UCSF collaborate on study with first handheld device for cancer monitoring
DDNews checks in on the growing and promising activity around immuno-oncology
by Dr. Brad Thompson, Oncolytics
During these heady and still-early days in the age of clinical studies involving immunotherapy, it is useful to ponder some of the outstanding questions these studies raise

by Laurie Heilmann
As the design of anticancer agents has evolved, the processes, methods and equipment used to aid the fight against cancer have too, leading to the resurgence of immunotherapy as a powerful way of fighting cancer

by Mike Nolan, Thermo Fisher
Next-generation sequencing is leading the way in providing a cost-effective and scalable approach to detect oncology driver mutations in solid tumor samples.

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