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Breast density appears white or bright on mammograms – so do breast cancers. Tomas K/Shutterstock

Women should be told about their breast density when they have a mammogram

Women with dense breasts are more likely to develop breast cancer. Density also makes it harder for doctors to detect breast cancer on a mammogram.
Glioblastomas are often resistant to the one type of drug that breaks the blood-brain barrier. HealthHub

Glioblastoma: why these brain cancers are so difficult to treat

Glioblastoma is an aggressive form of brain cancer that has a very poor prognosis. Despite the current best therapies half its sufferers survive for 15 months and less than 5% are alive after 5 years.
There are ways non-scientists can assess if the research underlying big claims about cancer cures stacks up. Rafael Anderson Gonzales Mendoza/Flickr

Spot the snake oil: telling good cancer research from bad

Cancer is big news; we often hear of some kind of cure for some version of the illness. But whether it’s a “natural cure” or a promising molecule on its way to becoming a new medicine, there are ways non-scientists…
The answer’s in there somewhere … Bunches and bits

Missing data may hold the key to finding new cancer treatments

Imagine trying to follow a complex novel many times longer than War and Peace with hundreds of characters and twists. With every cancer having a unique story hidden inside its genetic code, this is similar…

New molecule blocks cancer cells in mice

A small molecule, which works by “tricking” proteins into binding with it, has been effective in stopping the growth of cancer…
Cancer drugs like trastuzumab may not have been approved under the proposed rules. RedAndr

NHS watchdog changes could endanger new cancer drugs

The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) has published new draft proposals laying out major changes to the way it assesses whether new medicines offer value for money for the NHS. These…
Jerry Adams to receive top award for cancer research. Walter and Eliza Hall Institute

Cancer researcher to get top honour in awards

One of Australia’s leading experts on cancer therapy at a molecular level is to receive a top research honour by the Australian…
Focal therapy targets and kills only the index cancer calls using heat, cold, or electric currents. Image from shutterstock.com

New pain-free treatment for prostate cancer? Not quite

If you or someone close to you has lived with prostate cancer, you’ve probably come across dozens of emerging treatments in your hours of Googling. One such treatment, focal therapy, has been dubbed the…
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Swarms of robots could fight cancer (with your help)

Cancer researchers are not shy of using nanotechnology. Their work is making promising headway into developing safer and more effective treatments. And now, new developments in the area mean that the general…
A lot of cancer researchers shy away from researching cancers where they can’t see a clear research path going forward 10 or 15 years, the author of the report said. Pan American Health Organization-PAHO / World Health

Total cancer death rate drops but progress slow on ‘forgotten cancers’

Australia’s mortality rate for all cancers has dropped 28% in 20 years, new figures show, but progress has been slow in the…
Head for numbers: research into brain disorders is seriously underfunded. Pennstatenews

Burden of brain disorders ignored by government

According to various large-scale studies conducted by the World Health Organization, about a third of the adult worldwide population suffer from a mental disorder such as depression, anxiety and schizophrenia…
A good yarn: chromosomes are shared out to dividing cells by mitotic spindles. Triesquid

‘Mitotic spindles’ could help develop better chemo drugs

Cells use a tiny machine called the mitotic spindle to share genetic material equally between cells when they divide. But when this process goes wrong it can lead to cancer. For many years we’ve been interested…
How does a hippo know it should be big? PA/David Cheskin

Hippos and bumblebee bats can teach us about cancer

Mammals display an incredible diversity in size. The largest mammal, the blue whale, can grow up to 30m long and weigh up to 200 tonnes. Now compare that to the Bumblebee bat, which is 3cm long and weighs…

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