Understanding the role of inflammatory cytokines in creating T cell exhaustion in cancer

A better understanding of the role secreted inflammatory cytokines play in the tumor microenvironment that results in the differentiation of effector T cells into exhausted T cells points to possible approaches to improve the antitumor activity of T cells and to intervene in T cell exhaustion. A new article exploring the expression patterns of inflammatory […]

The Dark Side of Sunless Tanning

FRIDAY, Aug. 3, 2018 — Don’t kid yourself that using a sunless tanning product will prevent skin cancer. Unless you’re willing to stop sunbathing altogether, you’re still at risk for skin damage, researchers report. “For the most part, adults who use sunless tanning products continue to engage in risky tanning behaviors,” said study leader Matthew […]

How are HPV and herpes different?

The key differences between HPV and herpes Herpes HPV Who is at risk? Diagnosis Treatment Complications Complications during pregnancy Prevention Takeaway HPV and herpes are both common sexually transmitted infections that can affect a person’s skin. However, each virus involved is distinct. The infections require different treatments, and they can have different long-term effects on […]

Monash scientists show that highly lethal viruses hijack cellular defences against cancer

This photo shows Dr. Gregory Moseley with Dr. Stephen Rawlinson and Tianyue Zhao. Credit: Monash University This photo shows Dr. Gregory Moseley with Dr. Stephen Rawlinson and Tianyue Zhao. Credit: Monash University Close Henipaviruses are among the deadliest viruses known to man and have no effective treatments. The viruses include Hendra, lethal to humans and […]

Lung cancer screening guidelines may be insufficient for people in minority communities

Data from a lung cancer screening program at the University of Illinois at Chicago provides evidence that national lung cancer screening guidelines, which were developed based on the National Lung Screening Trial, or NLST, in 2011 and recommend screening based on age and smoking history, may be insufficient for individuals in underrepresented communities. The UIC […]