Cancer-killing proteins destroy tumor cells in bloodstream

ITHACA, N.Y. – Cornell researchers have discovered potent cancer-killing proteins that can travel by white blood cells to kill tumors in the bloodstream of mice with metastatic prostate cancer. The breakthrough study will be published Feb. 10 as the cover article in the Journal of Controlled Release. “The therapy is remarkably effective in vivo and […]

Cornell engineers develop “killer cells” to destroy cancer in lymph nodes

Media Note: Video clips describing the research as well as b-roll are available on YouTube. The full study, videos and still images can downloaded at https://cornell.box.com/King ITHACA, N.Y. – Cornell biomedical engineers have developed specialized white blood cells – dubbed “super natural killer cells” – that seek out cancer cells in lymph nodes with only […]

New device isolates most aggressive cancer cells

ITHACA, N.Y. – Not all cancer cells are created equal – some stay put in the primary tumor, while others move and invade elsewhere. A major goal for cancer research is predicting which cells will metastasize, and why. A Cornell cancer research team is taking a new approach to screening for these dangerous cells, using […]

Piggy-backing proteins ride white blood cells to wipe out metastasizing cancer

ITHACA, N.Y. – Cornell biomedical engineers have discovered a new way to destroy metastasizing cancer cells traveling through the bloodstream – lethal invaders that are linked to almost all cancer deaths – by hitching cancer-killing proteins along for a ride on life-saving white blood cells. “These circulating cancer cells are doomed,” said Michael King, Cornell […]