Designer virus carries cancer genes, tells immune system to attack tumor

Developed by Swiss scientists from the University of Basel and the University for Geneva (UNIGE), these designer viruses stimulate the immune system, causing it to target tumors with killer cells. The...

Sean Parker’s cancer institute may have found a blood test to find out if...

Scientists in collaboration with tech billionaire Sean Parker’s Institute for Cancer Immunotherapy may have found a way to predict whether melanoma patients will respond to...

Using data science to beat cancer

Nancy Brinker Crunch Network Contributor Nancy Brinker is a cancer advocate, a global consultant and founder of Susan G. Komen. Her opinions expressed...

Grail is raising at least $1 billion to fund its early cancer screening test

The early cancer screening startup Grail plans to raise more than $1 billion in Series B financing, possibly up to $1.8 billion. While the company doesn’t...

How an iPad, a camera, and a Tumblr blog saved my life

Gadgets give us an easier way to find recipes, joke with friends, and kill time on the subway, but they can also have a much grander impact on our lives....

Sean Parker is partnering with the Cancer Research Institute to find a cancer vaccine

Cancerous tumors carry certain genetic markers called neoantigens and Facebook billionaire Sean Parker wants to use algorithms to find them. To do so, the Sean Parker Institute for...

A ‘built-in genetic circuit’ could fight cancer by starving tumors of oxygen

Researchers at the U.K. have engineered cells with a "built-in genetic circuit" capable of producing a molecule for inhibiting the ability of tumors to grow and survive in the body. The...

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Threat of Pebble Core and Time 2 cancelation looms over impending...

Fitbit's rumored to be in talks to acquire smartwatch brand Pebble, in a deal that may be worth less than a quarter of...