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New Treatment Could Keep Melanoma at Bay

Even though the combination of targeted therapies improves patient outcomes in advanced skin melanoma, some of the cancer cells may develop drug resistance. While a new study, published in Cancer Discovery, showed that changing the schedules of drug administration can improve outcomes leading to more complete responses in mouse models of the disease.

An Effective New Shingles Shot Introduced

Federal officials have recommended a new vaccine that is more effective than an earlier version at protecting older adults against the painful rash called shingles. But persuading many adults to get this and other recommended vaccines continues to be an uphill battle, physicians and vaccine experts say.

To Analyze The Risk Of Oropharyngeal Cancers

Research team will analyze computerized images of tissue samples for patterns which could become "biomarkers," or predictors, for determining relative risk for recurrence in one particular common type of head and neck cancers. Those tumors, known as oropharyngeal cancers , occur primarily at the base of the tongue and in the tonsils .

Drug Evaluation Made Easier with the Use of 'Body on a chip'

MIT engineers have developed new technology that could be used to evaluate new drugs and detect possible side effects before the drugs are tested in humans.

Using a microfluidic platform that connects engineered tissues from up to 10 organs, the researchers can accurately replicate human organ interactions for weeks at a time, allowing them to measure the effects of drugs on different parts of the body. The study appears in the journal Scientific Reports