Breakthroughs in the fight against cancer are happening, and Cancer Tutor’s team of expert journalists cover all the angles. We report on medical legislation, cancer risk factors, symptoms, treatments, and more from prestigious journals and medical universities around the world.

Protein distortion may be linked to skin cancer

Researchers at Rockefeller University have shown that a shift in translation, the process by which cells produce proteins from RNA, may promote skin cancer. In order to function, cells need to turn instructions encoded in…

Study: Blood-borne MDSC suppress immune system

Cancer cells have developed a multitude of mechanisms that allow them to evade destruction by the immune system. One of these escape mechanisms involves an immune cell called myeloid-derived suppressor cells (MDSC). A study led…

Scientists tag cancer cells that lack suitable receptors

Researchers have discovered a way to tag cancer cells of tumors that are difficult to target because they lack suitable receptors. The team — including scientists from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and research…

Cancer researchers: Cells respond to drug combination

A team of cancer researchers at the Biozentrum of the University of Basel in Switzerland has published in Science Advances that specific cancer cells respond to a combination of a diabetes medication and an antihypertensive drug. At…

Adoptive T cell ‘clones’ advancing immunotherapy

As immunotherapy gains traction in the fight against cancer, researchers continue to probe the benefits of adoptive T cells. In 2015, a team of scientists from Johns Hopkins School of Medicine infused specific cytotoxic T cells…

SPNS2 identified as possible key to metastasis

Sphingolipid Transporter 2 (SPNS2) is a protein-coding gene. A team of researchers at Sanger Institute in Cambridge report that it also led to a three-quarters reduction in tumors spreading to the lungs. [1] “We’ve learned…

NASA cancer research

NASA algorithms to pinpoint common cancer biomarkers

Space.com’s Samantha Mathewson reports that advanced cancer research is calling on techniques used by NASA scientists who analyze satellite imagery to find commonalities among stars, planets, and galaxies in space. Scientists from NASA’s Jet Propulsion…

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