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BY Ron Gilmore

Just as a driver’s night vision improves by simply cleaning the headlights, scientists at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center have discovered that removing an unwanted element from a protein known to suppress the immune system may eventually help clinicians better observe which cancer patients will benefit by treatment with immune checkpoint blockades.

Heng-Huan Lee, Ph.D., a postdoctoral fellow and Ying-Nai Wang,...

Glycans attach to the PD-L1 protein on tumors, making it hard to detect. MD Anderson researchers have found that purging glycans makes PD-L1 easier to find and accurately assess. Image courtesy of Cancer Cell.

BY Scott Merville

A slice of RNA that doesn’t code for a protein manages to stifle tumor-suppressing genes and wreck the cellular mechanism that flags cancer...

BY Scott Merville

V. Craig Jordan, Ph.D., professor of Breast Medical Oncology, has been recognized for his “services to women’s health” with his appointment...

BY Scott Merville

Improvements in breast cancer treatment over the past five decades have reduced the mortality rate of women with the disease by 40 percent and improved the quality of life of patients, MD Anderson expert Gabriel Hortobagyi, M.D., professor of Breast Medical Oncology noted in a lecture at the 2019 American Society of Clinical Oncology Annual Meeting.

Hortobagyi spoke as this year’s winner of the David A. Karnofsky Memorial Award...

Dr. Gabriel Hortobagyi

BY Scott Merville

MD Anderson researchers will present clinical trial results of promising combination therapies for a variety of cancers at the 2019 American...

BY Devon Carter

DNA damage response (DDR) inhibitors, such as poly (ADP-ribose) polymerase (PARP) inhibitors, are a type of targeted therapy used to treat...

BY Clayton R. Boldt, Ph.D.

Receiving a cancer diagnosis is a life-changing event, and the path through treatment can be among the hardest things a person goes through...

BY Devon Carter

Triple-negative breast cancer (TNBC) makes up 15 to 20 percent of breast cancer diagnoses. The condition often is considered a single disease...

BY Michael Hardy

Most people think of hypnosis as a kind of party trick — a mischievous way to make somebody unconsciously do your bidding.

But...