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Precision medicine already changing cancer treatment strategies

The ability to test patients’ cancers for individual differences, mainly at the genetic level, and to make treatment decisions based on those ...

Impact of global economic crisis on cancer deaths

Global economic crisis linked to over 250000 higher-than-expected number of cancer deaths ...

Scientists uncover potential trigger to kill cancer

Melbourne researchers have discovered a new way of triggering cell death, in a finding that could lead to drugs to treat cancer and autoimmune disease ... Full story

Targeted treatment for liver cancer under way

Researchers at the University of Eastern Finland and Eberhard Karls Universität Tübingen have discovered a new molecular mechanism that can be used to inhibit the growth of hepatocellular carcinoma, which is the most common liver cancer. The findings were published in Nature Medicine. ... Full story

Vitamin E a potential biomarker for development of brain tumours

Researchers at Umeå University in Sweden and the Cancer Registry of Norway have studied possible causes behind the development of brain tumours. The results, published in the journal Oncotarget, show differences in expression of certain molecules known as metabolites when comparing healthy individuals with people who would eventually develop brain tumours. The greatest difference were found when looking at vitamin E. ... Full story

New drug combination shows promise for resistant leukaemia

Patients with acute myeloid leukaemia (AML) can look forward to the development of new therapies following the discovery by Walter and Eliza Hall Institute researchers of a new way to kill cells that are dangerously multiplying. ... Full story

Mathematics to fight cancer

Two Excellence Clusters of the University of Bonn are jointly researching new strategies against malignant tumors ... Full story

Cancer-fighting gene therapy: from research to application

With the Innovation Lab at the MDC there will be an open platform for cell engineering projects. ... Full story

New device developed at UBC could improve cancer detection

A new UBC-developed method to isolate cancer cells that have escaped from a tumour could soon pave the way for improved diagnosis and treatment. ... Full story

Chemical derived from sea snails proving a potent cancer killer

New class of molecules proves promising in the fight against multi-drug resistant cancers. ... Full story

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