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The million dollar question in prostate cancer research

Owen Sharp, CEO at Prostate Cancer UK sheds light on the important work that’s being done to better diagnose and treat prostate cancer Most prostate cancers aren’t a problem. In fact, for many, the problems only come from diagnosing and treating them. These are the prostate cancers a surgeon once...

RNA in human disease diagnosis and therapy

Professor Michela Alessandra Denti of the Centre for Integrative Biology at the University of Trento outlines the work of her laboratory on genetic diseases and cancers The Laboratory of RNA Biology and Biotechnology at the Centre for Integrative Biology (CIBIO) of the University of Trento, Italy, is focusing on RNA...

Cancer imperialism – how to diagnose bone metastases?

Cancer is an unreliable disease. Just as you think you are familiar with it and can begin treating and hopefully curing it, it is no longer as you thought it was. It has coloured its hair, carries other garments, or has changed its lifestyle making it unrecognisable and impossible...
Scientists develop blood test for bowel cancer

Scientists develop blood test for bowel cancer

A new blood test has been developed by scientists in Northern Ireland and the Irish Republic that can detect bowel cancer. The research, which is being conducted by Randox Laboratories and scientists at Dublin City University (DCU), can detect bowel cancer in its earliest stages and is more accurate than...
Lung cancer death rates may overtake breast cancer

Lung cancer death rates may overtake breast cancer

For the first time, the number of European women who have died as a result of lung cancer is expected to be higher than the rates for breast cancer According to the research, which appeared in the journal Annals Of Oncology, the UK and Poland have the highest lung cancer...
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Some cancers are due to “bad luck”

Researchers have discovered that a number of cancers are due to "bad luck", rather than risk factors such as smoking. A new study published in the journal Science has revealed that two-thirds of cancers analysed were caused by chance mutation. The research team from the US revealed why some tissues were...
How science has contributed to cancer research

How science has contributed to cancer research

Daniel Bridge, Policy Manager at Cancer Research UK gives consideration to how science has contributed significantly to cancer research. Medical research provides the foundation of modern medicine; it is vital to tackling the health challenges of the future. We know this because of the remarkable results research has produced to...
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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