New approach finds drug combinations to stop cancer

In the future, the most effective cancer drug therapies will likely be combinations that not only target cancer cells but also drive cancer-suppressing responses in non-cancer cells in and around...

Targeting uniquely dangerous postpartum breast cancers

Breast cancers that emerge within five to ten years of pregnancy are more likely to become life-threatening. A new study finds that these postpartum breast tumors represent a unique subtype of cancer...

Overcoming drug resistance to stop a deadly blood cancer

Cancer researchers have discovered a potential way to make targeted therapy drugs more effective and longer lasting for people with acute myeloid leukemia, or AML. The scientists showed how it is...

Stopping the secretive cells that revive deadly tumors

Cancers are notorious for their ability to rebound uncontrollably after a first round of successful treatment. In a new study, researchers at OHSU have uncovered how a fraction of a tumor’s cells...

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...