Take one healthy T cell … and modify some things.
If you can't find the specific T cells you need to fight a cancer, make them.
Nanoparticles: small but deadly… to cancer.
New research could into nanoparticles could help deliver drugs straight to the site of tumours and make them more effective when they get there.
An independent UK inquiry estimated that perhaps one in five of the cancers detected via breast cancer screening are overdiagnosed.
Researchers have been talking about the dangers of overdiagnosis for some time. But now a national survey shows most people aren't told about the risk it poses to their health – and they want to know.
Actor Tom Hanks' wife Rita Wilson says she’s been “blown away” by her husband’s support throughout her current battle with breast cancer.
A growing body of research evidence shows being married greatly increases patients' chances of being cured of cancer.
We tend to assume a direct relation between an irritant and a part of the body – this isn't necessarily true.
It’s good for you.
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After years of conflicting research and often extreme opinions on iron, it turns out that like anything else that is a benefit in moderation, in excess it is a detriment.
Speeches such as Bickmore’s should be the start of a conversation about what is funded, not its conclusion.
While I can't fault Carrie Bickmore for trying to get attention for the disease that prematurely killed her husband, her move does raise questions about how research should be funded.
Lung cancer cells move in.
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The theory that some rare cancer cells aren't caught by conventional chemotherapy has divided the field.
Encouraging human T-cells.
Drugs that help the immune system recognise cancer are very promising.
Jolie Pitt has announced she has had her ovaries and fallopian tubes removed to mitigate cancer risk.
Jolie Pitt has announced more surgery, this time to mitigate her risk of developing ovarian cancer. But this should ideally not have the same "Jolie effect" as her last operation.
Jolie Pitt: wants other women at risk to know about the options.
Genetic testing for cancer will become more common and risk reducing surgery is one way to cut the risk.
How do you talk about cancer?
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How we talk about illness is an individual process but some want there to be a right and wrong way.
This year marks the 50th anniversary of cisplatin’s accidental discovery as an anticancer drug.
Cancer drug cisplatin was accidentally discovered to help treat cancer in 1965. And it's been doing exactly that since it was approved for use in 1978.
You and me have quite a few genes in common.
Sarah Palin hated them and they've helped win Nobel prizes, so what is it about fruit flies that we should value so much?
Best of intentions.
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Condition that affects appetite of terminally ill means difficulties for those who want to show their love through food.
As a patient you can make your mark.
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Patients don't always get their say, but a bill of rights for cancer shows that differences can be made.
Something to be worried about, or not?
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Screening can save lives, which is why the NHS offers checks for breast, cervical and bowel cancers. Breast screening tries to pick up cancer at an early stage when it may be more treatable. Cervical screening…
Is cancer just a mathematical game of chance?
What causes cancer? This deceptively simple question has a devilishly complex answer. So when US researchers proposed a relatively simple mathematical formula to explain a long-standing conundrum in cancer…
World Cancer Research Fund International
Fact: In 2012, there were 14 million new cancer cases worldwide, and 8.2 million cancer related deaths. Fact: About 70% of all cancer deaths occur in low- and middle-income countries. Fact: The number…
The old suffer more than they should.
Peter Hermes Furian
In 1971 Richard Nixon declared “War on Cancer” with the signing of the National Cancer Act. Significant progress has been made in the intervening 44 years – and Europe has been at the forefront of many…