NDSU awarded $2M to establish pancreatic cancer center

North Dakota State has been awarded $2 million to establish a pancreatic cancer research center. The full news release from Senator Hoeven follows below. — Official News Release, Senator Hoeven — Senator John Hoeven, who serves on the U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced that the Department of Health and Human Services’ (HHS) National Institute

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Scientists report “unprecedented” success using T-cells to treat late stage Cancer

T-cells are our body’s natural protectors against viruses and foreign cells, but cancer often grows too quickly and overwhelms them. In immunotherapy, T-cells are reprogrammed act aggressively towards the cancer cells, and the early clinical trials show promise for late-stage patients.

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Study May Explain Mysterious Cancer-Day Care Connection

For years, scientists have wondered about the correlation between attending daycare in early life and a lower incidence of acute lymphoblastic leukemia. Now, an old theory that exposure to routine infections is actually healthy is finding support in scientific research and may explain the cancer correlation.

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New Blood Test Can Predict Breast Cancer

The technology is coming out of Denmark and it’s said to have an 80% accuracy rate, better than the 75% accuracy rate of mammograms. And the best part, the test has proven to be reliable indicator up to 5 years prior to cancer developing.

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Early Evidence Shows Common Antibiotics also Kill Cancer Cells

A simple idea from a little girl inspired a research trial to test low-cost, low-impact common antibiotics effects on cancer cells. The research is in the early stages, but the results so far are encouraging.

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Fighting Cancer Before it Exists?

Cancer research is headed in some exciting directions, one those being identifying it’s genesis and stopping it before it starts. The video below will get into some pretty technical cellular biology, but there’s something about a whiteboard illustration that really helps make the science available to those of who don’t spend every day in a

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