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Cambridge Cancer Genomics (CCG), United Kingdom

Currently, cancer therapy is a “one-size-fits-all” process for the majority of patients, and only the very rich have access to truly personalized, or precision, oncology. Despite all the recent breakthroughs in cancer treatment, the reality is that first line therapy still fails for 2 out of 3 cance more

AC BioScience SA, Switzerland

AC BioScience is a start-up biotech company with an innovative vision and business model. We are dedicated to developing new therapies to fight a range of cancers. Founded by Andreas Schläpfer and Professor Christian Auclair, the company is leading a paradigm shift in cancer therapeutics. AC BioSc more

Systems Oncology, USA

We believe that innovating cancer drug development requires deeper mechanistic insights into cancer biology, and that requires the exponential power of artificial intelligence. Equipped with advanced cognitive computing technologies, we are able to aggregate and mine disparate types of biomedical d more

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News Cancer Therapy

  • Making Puffer Fish Toxin in a Flask

    In Japan, puffer fish is considered a delicacy, but the tickle to the taste buds comes with a tickle to the nerves: fugu contains tetrodotoxin, a strong nerve toxin. In low doses, tetrodotoxin is shown in clinical trials to be a replacement for opioids for relieving cancer related pain. In the journ more

  • Taking Aim at Gastric Cancer

    A novel drug, named “FerriIridium”, can simultaneously help diagnose and treat gastric cancer. The initially weakly active precursor (prodrug), based on an iridium-containing compound, is selectively activated only after reaching the interior of a tumor cell. This is possible because of the higher a more

  • Genetic diversity facilitates cancer therapy

    The constant battle against infectious pathogens has had a decisive influence on the human immune system over the course of our evolution. A key role in our adaptation to pathogens is played by HLA molecules. These proteins activate the immune system by presenting it with fragments of pathogens that more

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Unleashing our immune systems against cancer

The first of the 2018 Nobel Prizes is awarded. The 2018 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine was awarded to James P. Allison and Tasuku Honjo for their discovery of cancer therapy by stimulating the immune system to attack tumour cells. This graphic takes a look at the prize-winning research. more

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Programme of Action for Cancer Therapy

Programme of Action for Cancer Therapy PACT redirects here. For other uses, see Pact . Programme of Action for Cancer Therapy (PACT) is a programme created by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) in 2004 to build upon the Agency’s e ... more


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