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Cancer Stem Cells Linked to Drug Resistance

April 20, 2014

Most drugs used to treat lung, breast and pancreatic cancers also promote drug-resistance and ultimately spur tumor growth. Researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine have discovered a biomarker called CD61 on the surface of drug-resistant tumors that appears responsible for inducing tumor metastasis by enhancing…

Cancer Avatars for Personalized Medicine

May 21, 2014

Researchers at University of California, San Diego School of Medicine and Moores Cancer Center have used computer simulations of cancer cells – cancer avatars – to identify drugs most likely to kill cancer cells isolated from patients’ brain tumors.

Immunotherapy Research for Head and Neck Cancers Gets Boost from V Foundation Grant

November 27, 2017

A team of University of California San Diego School of Medicine and Moores Cancer Center researchers studying new drugs designed to break resistance to cancer immunotherapy has been awarded a V Foundation for Cancer Research translational grant of $600,000 over three years.

Researchers Develop New Strategy to Target KRAS Mutant Cancer

September 13, 2017

In a new study, published this month in Cancer Discovery, University of California San Diego School of Medicine researchers report that approximately half of lung and pancreatic cancers that originate with a KRAS mutation become addicted to the gene as they progress.

New Drug Combo Targets Multiple Cancers

November 16, 2011

Researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine and Kyushu University Medical School say a novel combination of a specific sugar molecule with a pair of cell-killing drugs prompts a wide variety of cancer cell types to kill themselves, a process called apoptosis or programmed cell death.

Nanospheres Safely Deliver High Chemotherapy Doses in Response to Tumor Secretions

July 14, 2015

Scientists have designed nanoparticles that release drugs in the presence of a class of proteins that enable cancers to metastasize. That is, they have engineered a drug delivery system so that the very enzymes that make cancers dangerous could instead guide their destruction.

Antibody Drug Conjugates May Help Personalize Radiotherapy for Patients with Cancer

October 4, 2016

Many types of cancer become drug resistant, making them difficult to treat. Researchers with University of California San Diego School of Medicine and Moores Cancer Center have identified a strategy to selectively sensitize certain cancer cells to radiation therapy that may improve tumor control and reduce treatment-related side effects.

UC San Diego Moores Cancer Center Launches Bold Campaign to Personalize Cancer Treatment

September 17, 2012

UC San Diego Moores Cancer Center launched a bold plan today, aimed at personalizing cancer treatment. The “My Answer to Cancer” team of oncologists, bioinformaticians, pathologists and geneticists pledges to “sequence” or analyze the DNA of large numbers of patients with cancer in order to match each patient to the…

Targeting Newly Discovered Pathway Sensitizes Tumors to Radiation and Chemotherapy

September 3, 2015

In some patients, aggressive cancers can become resistant to chemotherapy and radiation treatments. In a paper published in the journal Nature Communications, University of California, San Diego School of Medicine researchers identified a pathway that causes the resistance and a new therapeutic drug that targets this pathway.

Southern California’s First Real-Time MRI-Guided Gene Therapy for Brain Cancer

August 6, 2013

Neurosurgeons at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine and UC San Diego Moores Cancer Center are among the first in the world to utilize real-time magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) guidance for delivery of gene therapy as a potential treatment for brain tumors.

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