The leading cause of death worldwide, cancer killed at least 7.6 million people in 2008, accounting for a staggering thirteen percent of all deaths globally. With no signs of abating, … Continue Reading Non-invasive blood test can detect cancer four years before diagnosis.
A crucial part of our defence against disease, the composition and diversity of the gut microbiome can even affect how cancer immunotherapy works. However, little research has focused on the … Continue Reading The tumour microbiome influences immune response and survival in pancreatic cancer.
Cancer immunotherapy, which uses the body’s immune defenses to fight cancer, has transformed cancer treatment over the past decade, however, only a handful of solid tumors have responded to treatment, … Continue Reading Synthetic bacteria delivers nanobodies to kill cancer.
Stem cells are cells responsible for generating specialized cells in the body, with stem cell treatments currently being developed to regenerate and repair diseased or damaged tissues in patients. However, … Continue Reading Microbot can precisely culture and deliver stem cells.
Masters of survival in any environment, cancer cells rely on the healthy cells surrounding them for sustenance, literally leeching life from their host. They do this by rerouting blood vessels … Continue Reading Study shows neurons support cancer growth throughout the body.
Sleep apnea’s variable oxygen levels cause damage that is detectable at the tissue level. Although many other confounding factors exist, sleep apnea is shown to be an independent factor associated … Continue Reading Study shows that sleep apnea can help enable the spread of lung cancer cells.
Angiogenesis, the growth of new blood vessels from pre-existing ones, is required for wound healing, menstruation, embryogenesis and various pathological conditions including tumour growth. Macrophages, key cells of the innate … Continue Reading Immune cells shown to facilitate tumour growth by forming primitive vascular channels.
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.
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.
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.
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.
First discovered in 1975, carbon nanotubes are graphene sheets rolled up into cylinders. The diameter is typically in the nanometer range, and the length can be up to many micrometers. … Continue Reading Nanotubes light-up 3D location of cancer tumour.
It is known that the cells inside a malignant cancer tumour differ a lot. While some cancer cells do not cause trouble, others become aggressive and start to spread, or … Continue Reading Protein which characterises and regulates the spread of aggressive cancer cells identified.
Being able to detect early on whether a cancer therapy is working proffers obvious benefits for therapy-outcomes whilst influencing the course of treatment and improving the quality of life for … Continue Reading Novel ‘reporter’ nanoparticle reveals cancer treatment effectiveness in real-time.
Pancreatic cancer is a devastating disease, with a death rate close to the incidence rate. Because more than 90% of pancreatic cancer cases are diagnosed at the metastatic stage, when … Continue Reading Early indicators of pancreatic cancer identified in precision medicine study.
In a cancerous breast, researchers have seen the problems with the various components of breast tissue and could not fully explain why they happened. The tissue, called the stroma, includes … Continue Reading Human study identifies new gene as cause and early indicator of breast cancer.