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Researchers identify new treatment options for uveal melanoma

Researchers identify new treatment options for uveal melanoma

Researchers have found a candidate drug and biomarker that could be used to treat uveal melanoma, a rare eye cancer.  Uveal melanoma (UM) is a...
Researchers discover the mechanism behind lung adenocarcinoma

Researchers discover the mechanism behind lung adenocarcinoma

Researchers have found the mechanism responsible for the development of cancer-associated fibroblasts which are essential to lung adenocarcinoma. Lung adenocarcinoma is a common form of...
Ultra-processed foods have been linked to an increased risk of cancer

Ultra-processed foods have been linked to an increased risk of cancer

High consumption of ultra-processed foods could lead to an increased risk of cancer, according to a new study from Imperial College London (ICL). The new...
New research says actin plays a key role in the spread of cancer

New research says actin plays a key role in the spread of cancer

Researchers from the University of Freiburg found that the release of so-called prometastatic factors is influenced by proteins in the cells’ skeleton called actin. According...
An existing drug could provide a potent treatment for acute leukaemia

An existing drug could provide a potent treatment for acute leukaemia

Researchers from the National University of Singapore (NUS) have revisited an existing drug that they believe could treat acute leukaemia.  The drug is called PIK-75...
How loyalty card data could identify symptoms of ovarian cancer sooner

How loyalty card data could identify symptoms of ovarian cancer sooner

Loyalty card data from over-the-counter medicine purchases could help spot symptoms of ovarian cancer sooner. Imperial College London researchers explored whether there is a link...

More than 400 people will benefit from CAR-T therapy NICE approval 

Over 400 people with an aggressive form of lymphoma are set to benefit from the first CAR-T therapy recommended for routine use in the...
Defence Therapeutics has melanoma vaccine validated

Defence Therapeutics has melanoma vaccine validated

Defence Therapeutics Inc., a Canadian biopharmaceutical company specialising in the development of immune-oncology vaccines and drug delivery technologies, is pleased to report the validation...
Chemotherapy before surgery reduces the risk of colon cancer returning 

Chemotherapy before surgery reduces the risk of colon cancer returning 

Cancer Research UK finds that giving colon cancer patients chemotherapy before surgery cuts their risk of the disease returning. In a new Cancer Research UK-funded...
Researchers develop new precision therapy for bile duct cancer  

Researchers develop new precision therapy for bile duct cancer  

University College London (UCL) researchers have developed a precision therapy for bile duct cancer that extends patients’ lives.   Bile duct cancer is cancer that’s found...
Defence Therapeutics has US patent accepted for Accum

Defence Therapeutics has US patent accepted for Accum

Defence Therapeutics Inc, a Canadian biopharmaceuticals company primarily focussed on the development of novel immune-oncology vaccines and drug delivery technologies including Antibody Drug Conjugate...
Defence Therapeutics launch Accum-mRNA vaccine programme

Defence Therapeutics launch Accum-mRNA vaccine programme

Defence Therapeutics Inc., a Canadian biopharmaceutical company specialising in the development of immune-oncology vaccines and drug delivery technologies, is pleased to announce the advancement...
Vitamin D supplements can reduce the risk of melanoma 

Vitamin D supplements can reduce the risk of melanoma 

Fewer cases of melanoma were found in regular users of vitamin D supplements than in non-users, according to a new study.  People who regularly take...
A new biomarker can measure CAR-T cell therapy response

A new biomarker can measure CAR-T cell therapy response

Researchers have discovered a potent biomarker for clinical responses to CAR-T cell therapy that could improve lymphoma treatment.   The findings from MedUni Vienna could provide...
Personalising brachytherapy for better results against cervical cancer

Personalising brachytherapy for better results against cervical cancer

A study from MedUni Vienna and Vienna General Hospital has demonstrated the benefits of a targeted approach in brachytherapy to treat cervical cancer.   Researchers from...
NHS cancer treatment rates are highest on record in 2022 

NHS cancer treatment rates are highest on record in 2022 

Figures show that over 320,000 people received NHS cancer treatment from November 2021 to October 2022 – the highest year on record.   To start the...
A new trial on proton beam therapy will be carried out in the UK

A new trial on proton beam therapy will be carried out in the UK

A new trial testing the benefits of proton beam therapy for breast cancer patients will go ahead for the first time in the UK. The...
Prenatal alcohol exposure can disrupt genetics in embryonic development

AI is being used to detect colon cancer in Lynch syndrome patients

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is now being used to check for colorectal cancer in people with Lynch syndrome, who are more likely to have a...
The University of Glasgow to receive £1.7m funding to explore the causes of cancer 

The University of Glasgow to receive £1.7m funding to explore the causes of cancer 

Scientists are set to receive £1.7 million from Cancer Research UK to investigate the root causes of cancer and how to improve treatments.  Cancer is...
Understanding how epigenetics can improve cancer treatment 

Understanding how epigenetics can improve cancer treatment 

Researchers from the University of Barcelona have explained the role epigenetics can play in clinical cancer treatment.   In the early 1980s, methylation was discovered and...

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