Immunotherapy’s promise in the fight against cancer drew international attention after two scientists won a Nobel Prize this year for unleashing the ability of the immune system to eliminate tumour cells.Read More.
Cancers most commonly arise because of a series of two to five mutations in different genes that combine to cause a tumour. Evidence from a growing number of experiments focused on truncal mutations – the first mutations in a given sequence–suggests a new direction in understanding the origins of cancer.Read More.
A study by UCLA researchers is the first to demonstrate a technique for coaxing pluripotent stem cells – which can give rise to every cell type in the body and which can be grown indefinitely in the lab – into becoming mature T cells capable of killing tumour cells.Read More.
Checking for minimal residual disease early in treatment can help some young high-risk leukaemia patients avoid bone marrow transplantation without compromising their long-term survival.Read More.
A Rutgers study has found that a specific gene in cancerous prostate tumours indicates when patients are at high-risk for the cancer to spread, suggesting that targeting this gene can help patients live longer.Read More.
A new study confirms the long-suspected role of obesity as a risk factor for developing renal cell carcinoma (RCC), a type of kidney cancer, and identifies several specific obesity-related factors.Read More.
A group of scientists from Russia’s Ural Federal University, headed by Professor Grigory Zyryanov, synthesised a group of multi-purpose fluorophores.Read More.
A new nuclear medicine method for detecting malignant melanoma, one of the most aggressive skin cancers, has been successfully tested for the first time in humans and could improve detection of both primary and metastatic melanoma.Read More.
A new approach to pancreatic cancer screening may help doctors detect the disease in people at high risk before it reaches more advanced and difficult-to treat stages.Read More.
A mechanism which drives leukaemia cell growth has been discovered by researchers at the University of Sussex, who believe their findings could help to inform new strategies when it comes to treating the cancer.Read More.