Cancer


06 November 2011

Kat Arney offers a roundup of the latest news, and what to expect from the National Cancer Research Institute's...

11 September 2011

This week, an international team of researchers reported how they have used computer-aided design (or CAD) to build a...

16 August 2011

Synthesised derivatives of a compound extracted from ginseng appear to reduce the destructive side-effects of cancer...

14 August 2011

For the first time, scientists have used genetic engineering to reprogramme immune cells to successfully eliminate...

27 March 2011

A key cog in the molecular machinery that drives the development of melanoma has been found, potentially offering a new...

13 March 2011

Scientists have added a sparkle to the arsenal of anti-tumour agents by successfully demonstrating that diamonds can...

27 February 2011

“Self-healing” is not a word that people usually associate with cancer. But researchers studying a very unusual and...

27 February 2011

Scientists have developed a new tool that could significantly improve the sensitivity of melanoma screening techniques...

20 February 2011

An isolated population of people in Ecuador could hold the genetic key to a long and healthy life, according to...

07 November 2010

In a breakthrough that could hold the key to new ways to fight cancer, scientists have discovered that cancerous cells...

31 October 2010

Scientists studying tumour samples pancreatic cancer victims have made a surprising discovery - the disease appears to...

26 September 2010

Now new results from a Cancer Research UK-funded team led by Professor Alison Lloyd at University College London have...

12 September 2010

A molecular magic bullet could hold the key to selectively deleting cancer cells from the body, a new study has shown.

04 August 2010

Depsite it’s humble appearances, newly-sequenced genetic information from the lowly sea sponge could help scientists to...

04 July 2010

In the world of cancer research, there's growing evidence for cancer stem cells – rogue stem cells that fuel the...

04 July 2010

A large study of older men has shown that screening for prostate cancer can halve the mortality rate from the disease.

13 June 2010

Now new research from scientists in Cardiff, funded by the charities Cancer Research UK and Leukaemia & Lymphoma...

10 May 2010

New work led by Cancer Research UK researchers have discovered why some cancers may be resistant to chemotherapy and...

11 April 2010

Researchers have identified a protein that can carry blood-borne drugs deep into tumours, meaning lower doses of anti-...

21 March 2010

RNAi is a powerful technique used to switch off DNA polymerases in cancer cells grown in the lab. But until now we...

21 March 2010

Cancer is a disease caused by gene faults and increasingly, researchers are working out how to use these faults to our...

07 March 2010

Scientists have discovered a chemical signature that indicates when a bowel cancer has spread.

21 February 2010

Scientists have discovered a new, much more sensitive way to detect cancers and follow their response to therapy as...

14 February 2010

Scientists have developed a new way to detect cancer cells in blood using laser-sensitive magnetic nanoparticles...