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Study shows potential method to better control lung cancer using radiotherapy

Manchester scientists are working out how to safely increase the radiotherapy dose given to lung cancer patients – potentially offering improved local ...

Promising new cancer therapy uses molecular ‘Trash Man’ to exploit a common cancer defense

While many scientists are trying to prevent the onset of a cancer defense mechanism known as autophagy, researchers at Virginia Commonwealth University ...

Circulating tumor cell clusters more likely to cause metastasis than single cells

Circulating tumor cell (CTC) clusters – clumps of from 2 to 50 tumor cells that break off a primary tumor and are carried through the bloodstream – appear to be much more likely to cause metastasis than are single CTCs, according to a study from investigators at the Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) Cancer Center. ... Full story

New approach could transform treatment of depression in cancer patients

Around three-quarters of cancer patients who have major depression do not currently receive treatment for their depression, new research led by Oxford University has found. But the researchers show that a new treatment programme is strikingly more effective at reducing depression and improving quality of life among cancer patients than current care. ... Full story

New hope in cancer double blow

CLINICAL TRIALS TO TEST NEW WAY TO PREVENT TRANSPLANT COMPLICATIONS ... Full story

Cancer Leaves a Common Fingerprint on DNA

Chemical alterations to genes appear key to tumor development ... Full story

U.S. Has Seen Widespread Adoption of Robot-Assisted Cancer Surgery to Remove the Prostate

A new study reveals that the U.S. has experienced widespread adoption of robot-assisted prostate removal surgery to treat prostate cancer in recent years. The BJU International study also found that while such surgeries are more expensive than traditional surgeries, their costs are decreasing over time. ... Full story

New cancer-hunting ‘nano-robots’ to seek and destroy tumours

by Qingtao Liu - It sounds like a scene from a science fiction novel – an army of tiny weaponised robots travelling around a human body, hunting down malignant tumours and destroying them from within. ... Full story

Scientists Uncover Navigation System Used by Cancer, Nerve Cells

Durham, NC - Duke University researchers have found a ”roving detection system” on the surface of cells that may point to new ways of treating diseases like cancer, Parkinson's disease and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). ... Full story

New tool to probe cancer’s molecular make-up

Scientists have shown how to better identify and measure vital molecules that control cell behaviour – paving the way for improved tools for diagnosis, prediction and monitoring of cancer. ... Full story

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