New CRISPR cancer treatment tested in humans for first time

Now scientists have used CRISPR to remove and add genes to these cells to help them recognize a patient’s specific tumor cells. 

First Patient Injected With Experimental Cancer-Killing Virus

An experimental cancer-killing virus has been administered to a human patient for the first time, with hopes the testing will ultimately reveal evidence of a new means of successfully fighting cancer tumors in people.

The Ten Most Significant Science Stories of 2020

From the rapid development of vaccines for Covid-19 to the stunning collection of an asteroid sample, these were the biggest science moments of the year.

Researchers probe microbiome-cancer treatment link

There's a lot of evidence to suggest that the gut microbiota play a role. Over the next year, US researchers will try to suss out how millions of tiny microbes living inside us might make the difference between a cancer treatment's success and its failure.

Breakthrough in childhood cancer

UK scientists have been able to identify a chromosome signature for the group of children needing more intensive, aggressive chemotherapy treatment for the most common form of brain cancer.

Treatments that cause the immune system to attack cancer earn a Nobel

The Nobel Prize Committee has honored two researchers for their role in pioneering a new avenue for cancer treatment, one where the therapy targets the immune system, which then goes on to attack the cancer.

Drug With 93% Success Rate for Pediatric Cancers Gets a Breakthrough Status

The drug Larotrectinib, which had no severe side effects, showed “unprecedented” success with certain pediatric tumors, as well as several adult forms of cancer.

Australia May Become First Country to Eliminate Cervical Cancer

Thanks to the astonishing effectiveness of the HPV vaccine, Australia is on track to becoming the first country to eliminate cervical cancer.

Australian researchers say they can stop melanoma spreading

Researchers say a combination of new treatments can stop the world's deadliest form of skin cancer—melanoma.

A New Gene-Altering Cancer Treatment Shows ‘Astonishing’ Rate of Success

A Food and Drug Administration panel has recommended approval of a leukemia treatment that rewires a patient’s immune cells to fight cancer.

Nanoparticle vaccine shows potential to fight multiple cancer types

A first-of-its-kind nanoparticle vaccine immunotherapy has been developed that targets several different cancer types

Scientists stimulate immune system, stop cancer growth

A chemical found in tumors may help stop tumor growth, according to a new study.

A Groundbreaking Gene-Editing Therapy Eliminated Cancer in Two Infants

Two infants diagnosed with an aggressive and previously incurable form of leukemia are now in remission, after British doctors say they cured the babies using so-called "designer cells".

Lung Cancer Patient First to Undergo CRISPR Gene Editing

The CRISPR-Cas9 gene editing technique has been used in its first human trial. Scientists at Sichuan University in Chengdu, China began a trial last month to treat a lung cancer patient.