Global Cancer News

Discovery of how colorectal cancer drug works will help more patients

Some colorectal cancer patients with a certain gene mutation benefit from a chemotherapy drug called cetuximab, although the mechanism of how this drug worked was unknown. Scientists have combined computational biology with experimental investigations to…

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4 gold molecules point to the future of cancer treatment

For the past few decades, platinum based cisplatin has been a compound of choice in the treatment of many cancers. It is especially effective at halting testicular cancer, with a success rate of more than 90%. However,…

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Prostate Cancer Risk Spikes In Men With IBD

A recent study has found that men with inflammatory bowel disease may be up to five times more likely to have prostate cancer than those without the condition, and when they have it, the cancer…

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Breast cancer metastasis: Immune cells called PoEMs promote spread of cancer cells

When breast cancer cells spread through the body, they do so mainly through the lymph system that normally removes excess fluid and waste products from our tissues. Now, scientists from the group of Professor Massimiliano…

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Breast cancer: Hormone therapy may only put some cells to ‘sleep’

Why does breast cancer sometimes recur after treatment? A new study suggests that in part, the answer may lie in the effect of adjuvant hormone therapy on some cancer cells. Luca Magnani, who is a…

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