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New phototherapy technology developed to eradicate cancer

New phototherapy technology developed to eradicate cancer

Researchers have developed a phototherapy technology that can help to reduce the pain of chemotherapy as well as increase its effectiveness. A team of researchers...
Study shows different immune response in cancer patients to COVID-19

Study shows different immune response in cancer patients to COVID-19

Cancer patients have shown different responses to the COVID-19 virus depending on the type of cancer they have. In a study, carried out by Cancer...
Discover the new technology managing cancer symptoms for patients

Discover the new technology managing cancer symptoms for patients

In a new trial, cancer patients across the UK have been using the eRAPID technology system to help them manage their cancer symptoms. The system...
Could ‘virtual biopsies’ revolutionise cancer diagnosis?

Could ‘virtual biopsies’ revolutionise cancer diagnosis?

Invasive tissue biopsies for cancer diagnosis could be replaced with ‘virtual biopsies’ in the future thanks to an advanced new computing technique. The new technique,...
histopathology

Transforming histopathology with digital screening

The Digital Histopathology Screening platform can detect multiple biomarkers in a single tissue section, leading to personalised cancer treatment and improved patient outcomes
Potential treatment kills lymphoma whilst leaving healthy cells alone

Potential treatment kills lymphoma whilst leaving healthy cells alone

Scientists have demonstrated a potential new strategy for treating lymphomas – a group of cancers that start in infection-fighting cells called lymphocytes. The team of...
medical needs of children

Addressing the medical needs of children in Europe

A progress report on the development of the European Commission (EC) and European Medicines Agency (EMA) Action Plan on Paediatrics has been published, highlighting in particular, strategies to address the medical needs of children 
Chemotherapy-free treatment for Chronic Lymphocytic Leukaemia patients

Chemotherapy-free treatment for Chronic Lymphocytic Leukaemia patients

For the first time, patients in Scotland with previously untreated Chronic Lymphocytic Leukaemia will be able to access chemotherapy-free treatment. The Scottish Medicines Consortium has...
Combining machine learning and cell engineering for cancer therapies

Combining machine learning and cell engineering for cancer therapies

Scientists are tackling the ‘Holy Grail’ of oncology by combing machine learning and cell engineering to create ‘living medicines’ that precisely target cancer tumours. Scientists...
UK could transform cancer treatment with £20m boost for AI research

UK could transform cancer treatment with £20m boost for AI research

Top Artificial Intelligence innovators in the UK could help to transform the healthcare industry thanks to a £20m boost. The Turing AI Acceleration Fellowships is...
Extending the reach of MRI with new portable brain imaging scanner

Extending the reach of MRI with new portable brain imaging scanner

A new low-cost, compact, portable, and low-power brain imaging scanner has been developed. The new device, which has been developed by a team at Massachusetts...
lung cancer

Lung cancers detected early as a result of pioneering trial

A lung cancer trial, aiming to detect disease in higher risk patients before they show symptoms, has caught dozens of cases early.
Jo’s Cervical Cancer Trust: cervical cancer in focus

Jo’s Cervical Cancer Trust: cervical cancer in focus

Jo’s Cervical Cancer Trust Chief Executive Robert Music speaks to HEQ about cervical cancer screening, treatment, and research. In the UK, around 3,200 new cases...
Next-generation immunotherapy against cancer enters clinical trials

Next-generation immunotherapy against cancer enters clinical trials

Scientists have developed a new experimental drug that aims to use the body’s immune system in a response against cancer, which is now entering...
pancreatic cancer diagnosis treatment covid-19

Early diagnosis of pancreatic cancer and challenges during COVID-19

Beth Rice, Health and Policy Manager at Pancreatic Cancer Action, discusses the challenges facing the treatment and diagnosis of pancreatic cancer during the COVID-19...
Tracking the role of macrophages in cancer spread with new technology

Tracking the role of macrophages in cancer spread with new technology

Macrophages are essential for the human body to fight off infections and bring other immune cells to the area of infection, however, they also...
Improvements to EU worker safety against cancer-causing chemicals

Improvements to EU worker safety against cancer-causing chemicals

The European Commission has proposed to improve workers safety by limiting their exposure to cancer-causing chemicals. Around 120,000 work-related cancer cases and 80,000 cancer-related deaths...
Europe goes gold for Childhood Cancer Awareness Month

Europe goes gold for Childhood Cancer Awareness Month

This month marks Childhood Cancer Awareness Month which recognises the children and adolescents affected by cancer within Europe and across the globe. CCI Europe (representing parents/patients)...
Colorectal cancer: diagnosis and treatment

Colorectal cancer: diagnosis and treatment

HEQ examines risk factors and screening protocols for the world’s third most common form of cancer - colorectal cancer. With more than 1.8 million new...
The ABC-Cancer project for colorectal cancer

The ABC-Cancer project: diagnosis and screening for colorectal cancer

Maastricht University Professor Frederik-Jan van Schooten and Assistant Professor Dr Agnieszka Smolinska tell HEQ about the need for non-invasive biomarker testing for colorectal cancer. HEQ...

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