Global Cancer News

COVID-19: Fighting viruses with viruses

Dr. Alan Parker’s team at Cardiff University is studying how we can pit one viral threat against another and use viruses to destroy cancer cells. The idea of immunotherapy is not completely new, but the…

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Breast and ovarian cancer drug effective in advanced prostate cancer

Cancer drug olaparib, originally licensed to treat some breast and ovarian cancers have been found to be effective in treating some men with advanced prostate cancer. The drug is designed to take advantage of a…

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News digest – 15-minute prostate test, COVID-19 AI database, CAR T cell therapy and cancer ancestry links

This week the News digest reports on a test that identifies prostate cancer ‘in under 15 minutes’, cancer drug database adapted fro COVID-19, study that suggests more people with lymphoma could benefit form CAR T…

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Coronavirus: Ohio State study to see if pandemic affected cancer treatment

The coronavirus is affecting us all in many different ways, including our lifestyles and health care routines. A group of Ohio State University researchers will be conducting a survey to see how much COVID-19 has…

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Gut bacteria may boost cancer therapy by colonizing tumors

A study in mice suggests that by infiltrating tumors and ramping up the body’s immune response, a type of gut bacteria could be a valuable ally in cancer treatment. The authors of the new study…

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