Immunotherapy is a hot topic of conversation when it comes to cancer treatment. Pediatric oncologist Dr. Elias Sayour and his team have found a way to make a hot tumor, their way to make immunotherapy, an alternative to chemotherapy, more effective.
University of Florida researchers have developed a new compound that simultaneously attacks two key proteins critical for a cancer cell’s survival, a discovery that could aid in the development of more effective leukemia, lung and colon cancer drugs.
Eight days of intense meditation causes robust activation of the immune system, University of Florida researchers and their colleagues have found.
Blood and tissue banking have been common practice for decades. Biomedical giants are able to store large quantities of tissue for prolonged periods but the methods of tissue collection are rarely standardized and require a lot of resources. At UF Health, Ali Zarrinpar, MD, PhD, associate professor in the division of transplantation and hepatobiliary surgery at the University of Florida College of Medicine, is working with his research team to change that.
Diseases impact different populations with varying prevalence, which is reflected in health disparities that are seen for illnesses like lupus, cancer, and cardiovascular disease. To create effective medical treatments, researchers need representative population samples. Even though disease impacts everybody, medical research samples are often not representative of diverse populations.
A UF team led by Associate Professor Julie Bradley, M.D., has been awarded $147,573 by Conquer Cancer, the ASCO Foundation, to study inequities in the delivery of care and outcomes for patients of color with metastatic breast cancer.