Tag Archives: Cancer

Researchers identify a mechanism that fuels cancer cells’ growth

Denise Heady FINDINGS Scientists at the UCLA Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center have identified sodium glucose transporter 2, or SGLT2, as a mechanism that lung cancer cells can utilize to obtain glucose, which is key to their survival and promotes tumor growth. The finding provides evidence that SGLT2 may be a novel biomarker that scientists can use to… Read More »

Merck suits up for another Opdivo showdown with Keytruda liver cancer approval

Merck just advanced the Keytruda-Opdivo immuno-oncology rivalry into a brand-new arena. On Friday, the FDA handed Keytruda a new approval in patients with hepatocellular carcinoma—the most common form of liver cancer in adults—who have already been treated with Bayer’s Nexavar. That’s a group for which regulators cleared Opdivo, Keytruda’s chief nemesis in the PD-1/PD-L1 class,… Read More »

Medical News Today: New way to manipulate immune cells may treat cancer, autoimmune disease

Scientists have uncovered a new way to curb autoimmunity and stimulate the body to fight cancer. The method uses a previously unknown druggable pathway to manipulate immune cells. New research gives T cells a boost in the fight against cancer. The discovery concerns a molecule called tetrahydrobiopterin (BH4), which is already well-known to those who… Read More »