Tag Archives: Killer

Boosting the cancer-destroying ability of killer T-cells

More types of cancer could potentially be destroyed by patients’ own immune cells, thanks to new research by Cardiff University. The team of researchers discovered that increasing the amount of the molecule L-selectin on T-cells can vastly improve their ability to fight solid tumours. Professor Ann Ager, from Cardiff University’s Systems Immunity Research Institute, said:… Read More »

Breast Cancer – The Silent Killer

Breast Cancer When abnormal cell growth occurs in the breast, this results in breast cancer. These abnormal cells grow, divide and create new cells that the body does not need and that do not function. These new cells form a mass called a tumor. Tumors can be benign (non-cancerous) or malignant (cancerous). These tumors start… Read More »

Q+A about Ovarian Cancer – A Silent Killer

by Lindsey Grossman In 2018, an estimated 22,240 women will be diagnosed with ovarian cancer and about 14,070 will die from ovarian cancer. One in 78 women will get ovarian cancer in her lifetime, while 1 in 108 women will die. Ashley Case, MD, a gynecologic oncologist answers our questions about this silent killer that ranks fifth in… Read More »