Altering Gene Expression with Gold Nanorods and a NIR Laser

September 26, 2017 | | Posted in Newsletter

Gold Nanorods
Japanese scientists have used lipid coated gold nanorods to deliver a gene vector, which when heated with a near [MORE]

Liquid Biopsy for Monitoring Treatment Response

September 19, 2017 | | Posted in Newsletter

ctDNA Liquid Biopsy
Most interest in liquid biopsies has focused on less invasive disease diagnosis. This piece, however, draws attention to [MORE]

Ultrasound Triggered Chemotherapy

August 22, 2017 | | Posted in Newsletter

Nanoparticles Loaded with Chemotherapy
Quoting directly: “To improve the low efficacy and toxic side effects of chemotherapies that rely on this [MORE]

Europium-Doped Gadolinium Oxide Nanorods for Imaging and Therapy

August 15, 2017 | | Posted in Newsletter

Imaging Cancer
Reporting in the journal NANO, Indian chemists describe how they made silica-coated europium-doped gadolinium oxide nanorods for dual imaging [MORE]

MR-Linac for Radiation Therapy

July 25, 2017 | | Posted in Newsletter

Mrs. Rose Lee is not well remembered in the history of radiation oncology, perhaps because she was the first patient [MORE]

Finding Tumors with a Laser

June 27, 2017 | | Posted in Newsletter

Doctor Inserts Endoscope
A collaboration of German research labs has come up with a way to image tumors at an early [MORE]

Nanoparticles Reprogram Immune Cells

June 13, 2017 | | Posted in Newsletter

Nanoparticles Reprogram Immune Cells
Here’s a good question: can nanoparticle technology transform immunotherapy for cancer? From researchers at the Fred Hutchinson [MORE]

Protein Profile Blood Test for Cancer

May 23, 2017 | | Posted in Newsletter

Prof. Tao and Team Developed Blood Test for Cancer Proteins
The biomarkers that really matter in liquid biopsies are proteins, and [MORE]

Automated Liquid Biopsy

April 4, 2017 | | Posted in Newsletter

Volcano CTC System
Because tumor cells in blood tend to be larger than blood cells, it’s possible to separate the two [MORE]

Improved Cell Culturing for CAR-T Therapy

April 4, 2017 | | Posted in Newsletter

CAR-T cell therapy for cancer has been more promising than performing so far, partly because T-cells that can recognize protein [MORE]

Creating Tumor Cell Receptors That Weren’t There Naturally

April 4, 2017 | | Posted in Newsletter

Cancer Cells
Inserting a unique small molecule azides (sugar) into triple negative breast cancer cells created a receptor in those cells [MORE]

Lab-on-a-Chip Diagnostic Chip Can Screen Several Diseases and Cost Less Than a Penny

March 28, 2017 | | Posted in Newsletter

Lab-on-a-Chip for a Penny
Once in a while, something that’s too good to be true might actually be so, as an [MORE]

500+ Gene Liquid Biopsy

February 28, 2017 | | Posted in Newsletter

Blood Sample
Liquid biopsy isn’t yet the gold standard for tumor analysis, but it is moving rapidly in that direction. This [MORE]

Genetic “Fingerprint” of Prostate Cancer

February 14, 2017 | | Posted in Newsletter

About a third of men who are successfully treated (surgery and radiation) for localized prostate cancer still go on to [MORE]