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Cancer Treatment’s New Direction

Genetic testing helps oncologists target tumors and tailor treatments<p>Evan Johnson had battled a cold for weeks, endured occasional nosebleeds and felt so fatigued he struggled to finish his workouts at the gym. But it was the unexplained bruises and chest pain that ultimately sent the then …

Cancer

Lung cancer 'secrets' to be probed

<b>Scientists across Britain are to map the genes of the tumours of 850 lung cancer patients in a bid to understand more about the deadly disease.</b><p>The £14m research at six centres aims to find out how lung cancers become resistant to treatment; they are the most common cause of UK cancer death.<p>The …

Cancer

Nanoparticles cause cancer cells to die and stop spreading

More than nine in ten cancer-related deaths occur because of metastasis, the spread of cancer cells from a primary tumour to other parts of the body. …

A Biological Quest Leads To A New Kind Of Breast Cancer Drug

Each year, the Food and Drug Administration approves dozens of drugs, but often those medicines don't make a huge difference to people with disease. That's because these "new" drugs are often very much like existing medicines — or <i>are,</i> in fact, existing medicines, approved for a slightly different …

Probiotics Could Soon Let You Know If You Have Cancer–From The Color Of Your Pee

Danino, a TED Fellow, recently presented his new research at the TED Conference in Vancouver. “We can program bacteria like computers,” he says. …

Thoughts Can Fuel Some Deadly Brain Cancers

The simple act of thinking can accelerate the growth of many brain tumors.<p>That's the conclusion of a paper in <i>Cell</i> published Thursday that showed how activity in the cerebral cortex affected high-grade gliomas, which represent about 80 percent of all malignant brain tumors in people.<p>"This tumor is …

Cancer

New test can predict cancer up to 13 years before disease develops

People who develop cancer have shorter telomeres, the caps at the end of chromosomes which protect the DNA<p>Genetic changes can predict cancer up to 13 years in the future, according to new research.<p>Harvard and Northwestern University discovered that tiny but significant changes are already happening …

Anti-cancer vaccine uses patient’s own cancer cells to trigger immune responses

Cancerous melanoma cells, shown with their cell bodies (green) and nuclei (blue), are nestled in tiny hollow lumens (tubes) within the cryogel (red) …

Immunotherapy

Can Diamonds Detect Cancer?

A new study found the precious stones may be effective at detecting early-stage cancerous tumors.<p>Jewelry beware, diamonds have a whole new purpose.<p>A …

The Equation That Will Help Us Decode Cancer's Secrets

A cancer forms when a cell in the body goes awry, multiplying out of control to form a tumour. A typically-sized cancer tumour is made up of more …

Mutations