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Drug development for cancer and inflammatory disease

Sumith A Kularatne, Vice President of Research and Development at On Target Laboratories shares the research strides he has made in drug development
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New developments in the treatment of ovarian cancer

Gunnar Kristensen, from the Department of Gynaecologic Oncology at Oslo University Hospital, looks at new strategies for the treatment of ovarian cancer. It is recognised that the disease we usually call ovarian cancer can originate from either the ovaries, the fallopian tube (the organ bringing the eggs from the ovaries...

Breast cancer: prevention and survival

Rachel Clark, Health Promotion Manager, at World Cancer Research Fund, sheds light on breast cancer and how to reduce the risks of developing the disease. Breast cancer is the most common cancer in women in the UK. In fact, 1 in 8 women will develop the disease at some stage...
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Development of integrated non-invasive methods for cancer diagnosis and treatment

Stuart J. Corr1,2,3, Steven Curley1,4, Zhihui Wang5,6, and Vittorio Cristini5,6 1Department of Surgery, Division of Surgical Research, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX 77030, USA 2Department of Chemistry, Rice University, Houston, TX 77005, USA 3Department of Bioengineering, University of Houston, Houston, TX 77004, USA 4Department of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science, Rice University,...
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Tackling childhood cancer

Hollie Chandler, Senior Policy Advisor at Cancer Research UK highlights the work being done to improve treatment for childhood cancers In the UK around 3,800 children, teenagers and young adults are diagnosed with cancer each year, that’s 73 every week. Thanks to new treatments, survival rates are improving. More than 80% of...

Flying the flag for cancer research

OAG highlights the efforts made by the Welsh Government to improve cancer care and research throughout the country Due to an ageing population, the demand for cancer care is ever increasing. In Wales, cancer is one of the two biggest causes of premature death, which is why tackling the disease...

Gynaecological cancers –prevention and early detection

Murat Gultekin, Vice-President of the European Society of Gynaecological Oncology (ESGO) highlights the importance of early detection of gynaecological cancers for prevention According to World Cancer Report 2014 (IARC), at least one third of cancers are preventable. This is true for gynaecological cancers, especially cervical cancer. However, less than 5%...
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Prediction of cancer treatment outcome using physics

Vittorio Cristini1,2, Eugene J. Koay3, and Zhihui Wang1,2 1Department of NanoMedicine and Biomedical Engineering, University of Texas Medical School at Houston, Houston, TX 77054, USA 2Brown Foundation Institute of Molecular Medicine, University of Texas Medical School at Houston, Houston, TX 77030, USA 3Department of Radiation Oncology, University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer...
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Improved access to radiotherapy needed, says experts

Doctors have revealed that millions of people have died unnecessarily from cancers that could have been treated by radiotherapy. New data presented at the European Cancer Congress suggest as many as nine out of 10 people in low income countries cannot access radiotherapy treatment. Experts warn that even high-income countries where...
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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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