Cancer

23 November 2017

Cancers carry microbes with them when they spread around the body, suggesting that bacteria might promote the process,...

19 November 2017

Scientists have developed a new method of growing liver cancer cells in the lab, which could greatly improve our...

09 November 2017

Carbon nanotubes could be as bad for you as asbestos, a new UK study has shown.

02 November 2017

Whether a cancer patient responds to certain treatments is dictated by the the bacteria they carry in their intestines...

24 October 2017

Scientists have found a new purpose for a diabetes drug that may improve the treatment of acute myeloid leukaemia.

14 September 2017

Could bacteria be conspiring with cancer to block the action of chemotherapy drugs?

01 September 2017

Novartis, the pharma multinational headquartered in Switzerland, has successfully sought approval for a new class of...

11 August 2017

The constellation of genes that need to be in working order to enable the immune system to kill off cancers has been...

08 July 2017

Scientists in the US and Germany have developed a personalised immune therapy for skin cancer.

16 March 2017

A new way to tackle brain tumours has been tested successfully in mice by researchers in the US.

12 February 2017

For centuries, people have wondered what happens to us after we die. While the question will likely remain one of the...

03 February 2017

Stem cells made from adult skin and programmed to hunt down tumours have been developed by scientists in the US.

26 January 2017

A computer programme, designed to teach itself, can spot skin cancers as successfully as a panel of trained skin...

24 October 2016

Surprising insights into chemotherapy-resistant leukaemia cells open up routes for more effective treatments.

03 August 2016

New anti-cancer patch combats colon cancer using targeted therapy.

03 June 2016

A technique to trigger an anti-cancer immune response potentially capable of neutralising any tumour has been...

27 May 2016

New insights into how cancers recur have been revealed by scientists in the US.

19 February 2016

A technique to reprogramme immune cells to wipe out cancer has been tested successfully by scientists in America.

14 December 2015

A technique that uses sounds emitted by cancer cells to detect the spread of the disease has been tested successfully...

09 October 2015

Far from boosting vitality, antioxidant vitamins might aid the spread of skin cancers around the body, a study in mice...

10 May 2015

Not only do naked mole rats look unusual, they are also resistant to cancer, thanks to a unique gene.

08 May 2015

Mini tumours grown from a patient's cancer can help to pinpoint the right treatment for an individual's...

16 April 2015

Salmonella can be harnessed to kill cancers.

20 March 2015

A way to reprogramme leukaemia cells to disable their malignant tendencies has been announced by scientists in the US.