oncology

Eradicating Gastric Cancer With Iridium

Researchers in China have developed a novel drug that could help diagnose and treat gastric cancer.

Stamping Out Liver Cancer With Inhibitor Drugs

A team of scientists in Singapore has identified a vulnerable pathway in stem-like liver cancer cells which can be targeted to inhibit tumor formation.

China Approves Keytruda For Lung Cancer Treatment

Merck’s Keytruda is the first anti-PD-1 therapy to be approved as monotherapy, and in combination with chemotherapy, for lung cancer patients in China.

ASLAN And Bukwang Team Up To Develop Immune-Oncology Drugs

The joint venture has resulted in the independent company JAGUAHR Therapeutics, which will focus on developing aryl hydrocarbon receptor antagonists for cancer treatment.

AstraZeneca’s Lung Cancer Drug Receives Regulatory Approval In China

Tagrisso, a small molecule inhibitor drug, has been approved in China as a first-line treatment for patients with non-small cell lung tumors bearing specific mutations.

DNA Damage In Early Life Linked To Lung Cancer

Using whole-genome sequencing techniques, researchers in South Korea have found that some lung cancer-associated mutations can occur decades before the disease presents itself.

Cancer Stem Cells Addicted to Methionine, Study Shows

Singapore researchers have discovered that cancer stem cells consume the amino acid methionine much faster than it can be generated, and this vulnerability could be exploited for cancer treatment.

ASLAN Partners BioGenetics To Commercialize Varlitinib

ASLAN Pharmaceuticals will focus on clinical development of varlitinib while BioGenetics will obtain the necessary regulatory approvals for the use of the drug in South Korea.

Predicting Which Cells Can Take The BiTE Out Of Cancer

Using bispecific T-cell engager technology, or BiTE, researchers in Japan have found that the cancer-killing activity of T-cells in tumors can be estimated from T-cells in the blood.

Onions And Garlic Linked To Lower Bowel Cancer Risk

A research group has found that Chinese who consumed larger amounts of onions and garlic had a lower risk of being diagnosed with colorectal cancer.