Researchers have discovered a gene that can protect elephants from cancer. An estimated 17 percent of humans worldwide die from cancer, but less than five percent of captive elephants—who live for about 70 years, and have about 100 times as many potentially cancerous cells as humans—die from the disease. “ThisContinue Reading

  A device attached to a patient’s scalp that delivers a continuous dose of low-intensity electric fields can improve survival and slow the growth of a deadly brain tumor, a new clinical trial suggests. “This trial establishes a new treatment paradigm that substantially improves the outcome in patients with glioblastoma…”Continue Reading

HOUSTON – (Aug. 5, 2015) – Researchers at Rice University and University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center have developed a way to mimic the conditions under which cancer tumors grow in bones. By placing cancer cells in a three-dimensional scaffold and subjecting them to the forces that push, pullContinue Reading