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Stem cells and personalised therapies for cancer

Stem cells and personalised therapies for cancer

Professor Alan Clarke, Director of the European Cancer Stem Cell Research Institute at Cardiff University, outlines the aim to develop more personalised therapies for patients with cancer and how targeting the cancer stem cell could be crucial in this development. Cancer remains the second largest cause of death in the western...
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New cancer research hub launched in Manchester

Cancer Research UK have today launched a new Lung Cancer Centre of Excellence that will bring together leading researchers from The University of Manchester and London. Cancer Research UK announced that a new centre to tackle lung cancer will open today in Manchester. The centre will be dedicated to the research...
Research finds tanning salons likely to cause skin cancer even without sunburn

Research finds ‘base’ tanning skin cancer link

Research produced by the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis has found that building a tan before spending time in the sun does not protect against skin cancer. Visiting a tanning salon to build a base tan prior to spending time in the sun may protect against sunburn, but it will...
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Research shows differences in cancer stem cells

Professor Alan Clarke, Director of the European Cancer Stem Cell Research Institute gives an overview of how cancer stem cells differ from the conventional stem cell. Cancer remains one of the major challenges in terms of life expectancy and is recognised as the second largest cause of mortality within the...
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The cancer challenge

Commissioner for Health, Tonio Borg supports Europe’s concerns about cancer and the huge challenges it presents. Cancer continues to present a huge challenge for patients and their families, for health policy and for health services across the European Union and indeed beyond. This is a challenge that can only grow bigger...

Pioneering work improves cancer survival rates

Queen’s University Belfast’s cancer specialist Professor Patrick Johnston, is leading a drive to improve survival rates for every European citizen. Professor Johnston, whose work has transformed cancer care in Northern Ireland, is now leading the efforts to improve survival rates across Europe. At the forefront of cancer research for the last...
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New campaign for breast cancer launched

Latest figures from Public Health England revealed that one in 3 women diagnosed with breast cancer in England are over 70. It was also revealed that this age group also accounts for more than half of all breast cancer deaths annually. The figures come as Public Health England launch a new...
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Understanding liver cancer development in Europe: Novel mouse models for pre-clinical trials. Today, liver cancer – also called hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) – reflects the 3rd most common cause for cancer related death world-wide with approximately 800.000 deaths per year. In stray African or Asian countries HCC has become the most common...

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