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Significant Progress in Understanding How Immunotherapy Works And How the Immune System Recognizes Cancer

Significant Progress in Understanding How Immunotherapy Works And How the Immune System Recognizes Cancer

A new study published in the New England Journal of Medicine has identified a mechanism that may explain why ipilimumab controls melanoma in only some people. The study also provides new important insights on the identity of molecules, on the surface of cancer cells, which allow the body’s immune system to identify and destroy them. […]

Stress promotes tumor growth by amplifying the cancer cells’ ability to evade apoptosis

Stress promotes tumor growth by amplifying the cancer cells’ ability to evade apoptosis

A study published in the Journal of Clinical Investigation indicates that stress or the stress hormone adrenaline, through stimulation of beta-adrenoreceptors (ADRs), activate signaling pathways that lead to the inhibition of apoptosis. This enables prostate cancer cells to evade apoptosis, which is an important feature of tumor growth and metastasis. An increasing body of evidence […]

Neurobiology of Cancer

Neurobiology of Cancer

In a Personal View article, published in The Lancet Oncology Katarina Ondicova and Boris Mravec address a timely topic of growing interest, the role of the nervous system or the neurobiology of cancer etiopathogenesis. Circa 200 A.D. Galen, the Greek physician and philosopher was perhaps the first to link ‘cancer’ with the person’s emotional and […]