Solid Cancer Tumour Destruction Now a Possibility

Credit: Illustration, Survivornet Harnessing the body’s own ability to seek and destroy cancer cells has been one of the most promising methods of treating blood cancers, like leukaemia.  The expensive technology reprogrammes a patient’s immune cells, called T-cells, and then returns them back into the patient where they can eradiate the cancer cells. This personalised…

Cancer Drugs Targeting DNA Cell Repair

Illustration: Elena Resko for Labiotech.eu The emerging DNA damage response field is expected to revolutionize precisely targeted cancer treatment as major drug companies show interest in major deals. DNA damage response treatments, (DDR) inhibitor drugs are a recent addition to the therapeutic arsenal employed in cancer treatment. They exploit the imperfect DNA repair machinery found…