Cancer


22 April 2013

Researchers have found a way to use bacteria as Trojan Horses, that can deliver a toxic radioactive cargo to cancer...

14 February 2013

Age related decline in the quality and quantity of a woman's eggs may be linked to problems with a vital DNA...

07 February 2013

Writing in the journal Science, German researchers have revealed a previously unknown genetic route to melanoma - the...

10 January 2013

Researchers in Japan have created killer immune cells that can be grown in the lab and recognise melanoma skin cancer.

09 December 2012

Writing in the journal Cancer Cell, scientists in California led by Maike Sander and Matthias Hebrok have uncovered the...

02 December 2012

Drug resistance is a major problem when it comes to treating cancer - in many cases, chemotherapy drugs work in the...

25 November 2012

A systematic review of research into general health checks shows that, although they increase the number of diagnoses,...

04 November 2012

Scientists in the Netherlands have developed a way to watch cancers spreading into other organs in real time...

11 October 2012

Melanoma skin cancers dodge immune attack by adopting a chemical disguise, new research has revealed.

09 September 2012

Scientists led by Dr Vardhman Rakyan at Queen Mary, University of London, have shown that purified DNA from Guthrie...

05 August 2012

For the first time scientists have confirmed the existence of tumour stem cells that underpin the proliferation and...

30 July 2012

A commonly-prescribed heart drug also has powerful anti-cancer actions, scientists have discovered...

30 July 2012

Small protein molecules that can selectively penetrate cancer cells but leave healthy tissue untouched have been...

08 June 2012

Scientists at the Cancer Research UK Cambridge Research Institute have developed a simple blood test that could monitor...

12 May 2012

A paper from Swedish researchers in this month’s edition of the Lancet Oncology shows that people with Huntington’s...

12 May 2012

A joint team of researchers from the UK and Canada have rewritten the rule book on defining different types of breast...

14 April 2012

Cancerous colon cells have a distinctive genetic signature, which could be used to develop personalised treatments, or...

19 March 2012

March is Prostate Cancer Awareness Month, but we still don't have a reliable screening test. A new study...

22 February 2012

A new drug to block the spread of cancer around the body by targeting the metastasis-provoking factor mTOR has been...

12 February 2012

Causing cancer cells to resemble part of the Salmonella bacterium can trigger the immune system to attack the tumour,...

12 February 2012

A self-inflicted fast might double the effectiveness of anticancer treatments, new research has shown...

12 December 2011

The biggest study so far into cancer risk factors confirms our understanding of the lifestyle choices that may lead to...

11 December 2011

How does cancer spread? And how we can stop it from spreading? Published in this week's issue of the journal...

21 November 2011

A way to boost the effectiveness of radiotherapy and protect patients and even astronauts from the effects of radiation...