11/08/2016 10:05:36
Lori Dajose
A new technique improves the safety of cancer immunotherapy.
Artist’s concept of a domain-swapped T cell receptor (TCR) engaging a peptide presented by a tumor cell. In TCR gene therapy, genes encoding a tumor-specific TCR are introduced to a patient’s T cells, retargeting them to attack cancer cells.
10/03/2016 16:11:15
Lori Dajose
On September 27, researchers from Caltech and City of Hope presented promising biomedical research from recent collaborations.
A tumor stained with pink biomarkers labeling gene regulation.
04/14/2016 11:22:01
Marcus Woo
Researchers at Caltech and their colleagues have identified how at least one brain cancer adapts quickly to therapeutic drugs—and they show that by formulating the right combination of drugs, doctors could potentially overcome this resistance and stop a tumor in its tracks.
03/21/2016 15:15:37
Ker Than
A team of researchers led by Caltech scientists has shown that nanoparticles can function to target tumors while avoiding adjacent healthy tissue in human cancer patients.
11/17/2015 09:55:11
Douglas Smith
The road to becoming a T cell is fraught with choices, false starts, and dead ends, where a regulatory tug-of-war brings cells surprisingly close to the border of leukemia.
Fluorescence-labeled immature T cells
11/05/2015 09:08:09
Jessica Stoller-Conrad
Chemotherapy injections are a painful but necessary part of many cancer treatment regimes. SURF student Teo Wilkening spent his summer developing a chemotherapy patch that could one day take pain out of the equation.
06/25/2015 09:02:18
Kimm Fesenmaier
Caltech chemists develop a technique that could one day lead to early detection of tumors and less invasive testing.
06/18/2015 08:57:49
Lori Dajose
Mitchell Guttman, an assistant professor of biology, has been named as one of five Pew-Stewart scholars. The scholarship is awarded by the Pew Charitable Trusts and the Alexander and Margaret Stewart Trust, and provides four years of funding to "pursue innovative work aimed at advancing progress toward a cure for cancer."
04/15/2015 15:01:04
Dave Zobel
A new method for detecting and inhibiting a mutation related to cancer targets the protein that exhibits the abnormality rather than the DNA that encodes it. The technique could be expanded to provide a general way of derailing other mutations only when they are actively expressed.
02/12/2015 11:01:30
Jon Nalick
X-ray “vision” helps scientists determine the structure of a transport channel that is vital for cell survival
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