Understanding the secretive cells that help drive pancreatic cancer

Mara Sherman’s award-winning research is uncovering the role of non-cancer cells that support tumor growth in pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma. The pancreatic cancer survival rate, averaging...

How scientists are mapping the cancer ecosystem to find cures

Cancer is more than just tumor cells driven by gene mutations. Cancer is like an ecosystem filled with evolving populations of tumor cells that interact with and enlist support from neighboring...

A new way to guide cancer immune therapy

Scrutinizing the immune cells infiltrating a tumor may reveal the cancer's vulnerability or resistance to immune-based therapies. Cancer immune therapies have delivered life-saving, long-lasting...

Why breast cancer is more dangerous for new moms

Breast cancers that emerge after a woman gives birth are significantly more deadly. Those diagnosed within five years of childbirth are about three times more likely to spread and give rise to...

Enterprising cancer treatment ideas nurtured with pilot funds

Finding new treatment targets for aggressive prostate cancer, lymphoma and leukemia. Visualizing how breast tumors grow resistant to drug therapy. Using mobile phone sensors to track symptoms...

New insight into the anti-cancer effect of aspirin

For reasons that remain uncertain, people who take aspirin on a regular basis have a reduced risk of colorectal cancer and certain other malignancies. Now researchers have identified a...

Uncovering the ways cancer manipulates immune cells

Cancer cells have a remarkable ability to reshape their surroundings to gain survival advantages. A developing tumor can, for instance, attract and reprogram immune white blood cells to help the...