The future of fighting cancer: Zapping tumors in less than a second

Researchers at SLAC and Stanford are developing new accelerator-based technology that aims to speed up cancer radiation therapy by hundreds of times and make related medical devices more compact. The approach could reduce side effects in patients and possibly make radiation therapy more accessible around the world. Credit: Greg Stewart/SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory New accelerator-based […]

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Opposite effect: Protein widely known to fight tumors also boosts cancer growth

Search for a description of “p53” and it becomes clear that this human protein is widely known for its cancer-fighting benefits, leading to its renown as “the guardian of the genome.” Scientists at the University of California San Diego have published a new study challenging that description. Studying the “wild type” version of p53 (WTp53), […]

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