Previous studies show that traditional cancer treatments like radiation and chemotherapy have major side affects. This is because they affect both cancer tumours and healthy parts of the body. Now, … Continue Reading Study shows that gentle, highly-targeted cancer treatment using nanoparticles and lasers works.
It is known that the formation of large numbers of polyps in the colon has a high probability of developing into colon cancer, if left untreated. The large-scale appearance of … Continue Reading Previously unknown gene mutation in hereditary colon cancer identified.
The pandemic of physical inactivity is associated with a range of chronic diseases and early deaths. Despite the well documented disease burden, the economic burden of physical inactivity remains unquantified … Continue Reading Physical inactivity cost the world $67 billion in 2013 says first ever estimate.
Colorectal cancer is the development of cancer from the colon or rectum, due to the abnormal growth of cells that have the ability to invade or spread to other parts … Continue Reading Genetic cause of 15% of all colorectal cancer diagnoses identified.
Leukemia, or blood cancer, involves pathological alterations in the body’s hematopoietic system. In acute myeloid leukemia, it is specifically the bone marrow that is affected. In a healthy body, different … Continue Reading Previously unknown cell-death pathway mapped in leukemia cells.
Telomeres are the ends of chromosomes, which package genetic information to pass from parents to children. As the cell divides, these endcaps help keep the genetic information stable and prevent … Continue Reading New technique detects telomere length for research into cancer and aging.
There has been much focus on how to prevent heart disease by regulating the secretion of very low density lipoproteins (VLDL) by the liver. These lipoproteins are known to increase … Continue Reading Study shows damage to previously unknown liver protein leads to heart disease, fatty liver.
Multiple myeloma, also known as myeloma, is a type of bone marrow cancer. Multiple myeloma affects the plasma cells, blood cell, inside the bone marrow. Myeloma does not take the form of a … Continue Reading Study is first to link multiple myeloma protein to extramedullary disease.
In oncology, the Warburg effect is the observation that that the driver of tumourigenesis is an insufficient cellular respiration caused by insult to mitochondria. It postulates that most cancer cells, … Continue Reading Study uncovers vital Warburg effect pathway in brain tumour formation and metabolism.
Telomere dysfunction has been proposed as a key event that causes cancer progression. According to this model, progressive telomere shortening results in telomere dysfunction and end-to-end chromosomal fusions. The resulting … Continue Reading Researchers identify telomere-based mechanism which turns mutant cells into aggressive cancers.
Smoking and alcohol drinking are major causes of oesophageal cancer, particularly in many high-income countries. However, the majority of oesophageal cancers occur in parts of Asia, South America, and East … Continue Reading Piping hot drinks shown by WHO to increase risk of oesophageal cancer.
Body mass index (BMI) is an important risk factor for breast cancer development and invasiveness. After menopause, women have an increased risk of developing breast cancer with increased BMI, while … Continue Reading New MRI technique links saturated fats to breast cancer in postmenopausal women.
It has been established that not all cancer cells are equally aggressive, most can be neutralised with radiation and chemotherapy. Now, a study from researchers at Lund University shows that … Continue Reading Study shows cancer cells can become aggressive and metastasize by storing fat cells.
T cells are the immune cells responsible for recognizing and destroying specific invaders, such as viruses, bacteria, or cancer. Their activity is highly tunable, with signals from other cells adjusting … Continue Reading Study identifies a new regulator of immune responses.
Breast cancer is notorious for its ability to relapse after many years, long after a patient had completed treatment. A major site of disease dissemination and relapse is bone, although … Continue Reading Researchers successfully block circulating breast cancer cells from entering bones.
Melanoma is the deadliest skin cancer whose rates have doubled over the last three decades, killing approximately 10,130 people annually. More than 90% of melanoma skin cancers develop because of … Continue Reading Researchers identify ‘sunscreen gene’ that suppresses skin cancer.