Cancers can be put to sleep to stop them multiplying, scientists have discovered.
A new drug called Aflibercept tricks tumours into becoming dormant by flipping molecular switches in the structure of the cancer so it cannot spread.
Positive results are being seen already in the UK, where trials have seen patients enjoy a ‘significant’ extension of life.
Scientific breakthrough: Bowel cancer patients in a new drug trial have experienced a ‘significant’ extension of [...]
A chemical found in green tea has been used to treat two types of skin cancer, scientists say.
The extract is too weak to make an impact when consumed in tea. However, when applied to cancer cells in the lab it made two-thirds of tumours shrink or disappear.
Scientists at the universities of Strathclyde and Glasgow, who carried out the research, found the extract, known as epigallocatechin gallate (EGCg), had no side-effects on other [...]
Cancer-busting chemotherapy can cause damage to healthy cells which triggers them to secrete a protein that sustains tumour growth and resistance to further treatment, a study said Sunday.
Researchers in the United States made the “completely unexpected” finding while seeking to explain why cancer cells are so resilient inside the human body when they are easy to kill in the lab.
They tested the effects of a type of chemotherapy on tissue [...]
Mother-of-two Li Hongfang, 40, has watched the tumours grow on her face for the last TEN years
She has been unable to afford £60,000 medical bill to have them removed
They started growing slowly in 2001 but she ignored the swelling because she thought it was nothing to worry about
A Chinese mother-of-two has been left disfigured by tumours which have been growing on her face for the last ten years.
Li Hongfang, 40, [...]
Women who work night shifts are at higher risk of breast cancer, warn researchers.
Their findings suggest working at night increases the chances of the disease by 40 per cent.
Women working more than two night shifts a week have double the risk of those on day shifts, says a report from scientists, while night workers who also describe themselves as ‘morning people’ or ‘larks’ have a stronger risk than those who [...]
What we currently call breast cancer should be thought of as 10 completely separate diseases, according to an international study which has been described as a “landmark”.
The categories could improve treatment by tailoring drugs for a patient’s exact type of breast cancer and help predict survival more accurately.
The study in Nature analysed breast cancers from 2,000 women.
It will take at least three years for the findings to be used in [...]
Men with prostate cancer could soon be offered sound wave treatment that almost doubles their chance of avoiding debilitating side effects.
The therapy closely targets tumours, causing much less damage to healthy tissue than conventional surgery or radiotherapy.
High-intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU) is already used in some NHS hospitals and private clinics, often to treat the entire half of the prostate where the cancer was situated.
Zapped: A new therapy for prostate cancer [...]
January 25, 2012
Two blind people have shown signs of being able to see again – despite having incurable eye disease – following a revolutionary operation involving the transplant of stem cells derived from a human embryo.
A third patient, a Yorkshire man who volunteered to take part in a similar trial in Britain, had a similar transplant operation last week involving the injection of embryonic stem cells into the [...]