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Patients With Rectal Cancer Who Exercise While Receiving Radiation Therapy More Likely to Have Tumors Disappear

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Patients with rectal cancer who exercised while undergoing a form of tumor-shrinking radiation therapy in advance of surgery were more likely to have their tumors disappear, according to a University of Alberta study that begins to paint exercise as more than just a supportive care intervention.

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Research Shows Why Immune Checkpoint Blockade Impedes but Does Not Stop Glioblastoma Progression

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Like locking the door but opening windows, an immune checkpoint therapy temporarily slows glioblastoma (GBM) progression but fails to establish an effective anti-tumor microenvironment and appears to increase molecular interactions inhibiting long-term immune response, according to studies led by a UCLA research team.

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Cancer Cells May Promote Metastases and Resistance to Therapy, Depending on Their State

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A type of cell transformation known as EMT enables cancer cells to break away from the tumor and form metastases elsewhere. However, this process does not always take place in full. Researchers at the University of Basel have now been able to show that tumor cells contribute differently to the formation of metastases and the development of therapy resistance, depending on whether they have undergone full or only partial transformation.

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Smart Wound Dressing Provides Suture-free Closure of Surgical Incisions

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“Sutures? That’s practically medieval!”

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