April 2021: Oncology

Industry News Round-up

Researchers have found a possible explanation for why many cancer drugs work in mouse models but not human, along with a new method for starving cells, and an unexpected discovery regarding transposons & blood cancers. Explore this months oncology round-up:

April 1, 2021 / University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston

A possible explanation for why many cancer drugs that kill tumor cells in mouse models won’t work in human trials has been found.

April 12, 2021 / Queen Mary University of London 

Scientists have found a new way to starve cancerous brain tumor cells of energy in order to prevent further growth.

April 8, 2021 / UT Southwestern Medical Center

New research has uncovered a surprising role for so-called ‘jumping’ genes that are a source of genetic mutations responsible for a number of human diseases. Scientists made the unexpected discovery that these DNA sequences, also known as transposons, can protect against certain blood cancers.


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