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Ovarian cancer deaths not reduced by screening, shows study

Ovarian cancer deaths not reduced by screening, shows study

A trial of ovarian cancer screening has shown that it did not succeed in reducing ovarian cancer deaths, despite one of the methods detecting...
Breakthrough shows primary cilia may direct growth of lymphatic network

Breakthrough shows primary cilia may direct growth of lymphatic network

For the first time, scientists have discovered that mouse and human lymphatic endothelial cells use primary cilia which may direct the growth of a...
Medicinal cannabis research gets $1.5m for cancer treatment symptoms

Medicinal cannabis research gets $1.5m for cancer treatment symptoms

A new University of Adelaide trial will explore the use of personalised medicinal cannabis dosing to prevent common and impactful symptoms of treatment in...
Improving outcomes for children following radiation therapy

Improving outcomes for children following radiation therapy

A team of experts from around the world has teamed up to improve clinical outcomes for children with cancer following radiation therapy. Radiation therapy has...
machine learning

Identifying epigenetic drivers of cancer with machine learning

Scientists have developed an innovative machine learning technique that is able to identify the epigenetic drivers of cancers accurately. The study, published in Cancer Discovery,...
colon cancer

Correlation discovered between obesity-related colon cancer and inflammasomes

Evidence has emerged that the growth of obesity-related colon cancer is influenced by protein complexes called inflammasomes. New research, conducted by scientists from the University...
tumour

Novel method for enhancing tumours’ response to treatment

A team of researchers have innovated a new strategy that increases tumour receptiveness to cancer drugs, potentially augmenting the effectiveness of chemotherapy treatments. The research,...
The European Commission discusses cancer, COVID-19, and collaboration

The European Commission discusses cancer, COVID-19, and collaboration

HEQ speaks to European Commission officials about the goals and prospective benefits of the EU Beating Cancer Plan In February 2021, the European Commission launched...
Tackling cancer care inefficiencies in Europe’s future

Tackling cancer care inefficiencies in Europe’s future

All.Can International’s Chief Executive Officer, Eduardo Pisani, discusses inefficiencies in cancer care and what might come out of the Conference on the Future of...
tumour

The first tumour-uninformed cancer DNA detection test

A novel study has assessed the world’s first-ever tumour-uninformed cancer detection test for patients in remission. The innovative testing method, called Guardant Reveal, was developed...
Promise for ovarian cancer treatment from plant-derived drug

Promise for ovarian cancer treatment from plant-derived drug

A new study has show that a plant traditionally used for its anti-malarial properties holds promise as a treatment for ovarian cancer. Cancer researchers at...
lung cancer

Lung cancer mortality influenced by pre-operative patient status

Researchers from Japan have discovered a correlation between pre-operative patient status and lung cancer mortality rate. The research, published in the Journal of Cachexia, Sarcopenia...
Benefits of oestrogen treatment for drug-resistant breast cancer

Benefits of oestrogen treatment for drug-resistant breast cancer

Researchers have achieved improved, long-term control of drug-resistant breast cancer growth in mice with the use of oestrogen and anti-oestrogen treatments. A team of researchers...
e-cigarettes

Dual use of e-cigarettes and tobacco may increase respiratory symptoms

A novel study has indicated that smokers who use both e-cigarettes and tobacco display higher chances of developing respiratory symptoms than those who use...
AI model helps researchers understand immune system defence

AI model helps researchers understand immune system defence

Researchers have used an Artificial Intelligence (AI) model to predict which key of the immune system opens the locks of coronavirus, to understand the...
High-tech, ultrasonic vibrating needles could transform cancer diagnostics

High-tech, ultrasonic vibrating needles could transform cancer diagnostics

Researchers have modified the standard biopsy needle to create a high-tech needle that can improve cancer diagnostics and reduce discomfort for patients. Currently, cancer diagnosis...
prostate cancer

Specialist from Prostate Cancer UK discusses combatting the disease

Prostate Cancer UK Senior Specialist Nurse Emma Craske speaks with HEQ about the diagnosis and treatment of prostate cancer. Founded in 1996 as the Prostate...
pancreatic cancer

Pancreatic cancer treatment improved by suppressing molecular pathway

Chemotherapy for pancreatic cancer patients may be enhanced due to the discovery of a molecular pathway that enables resistance to the treatment. The investigation, conducted...
enzyme

Analysis of enzyme could improve Alzheimer’s and cancer treatment

Advancement in treatment for Alzheimer's disease and cancer could be on the horizon thanks to a novel investigation of the meprin β enzyme. Researchers from...

Harnessing information theory to find cancer genes

A team of scientists have used a field of mathematics to help them uncover cancer genes. The researchers at Johns Hopkins Medicine and Johns Hopkins...

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