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New drugs for hard-to-treat childhood cancers developed

Last Updated: Friday, August 16, 2013, 15:37

Scientists have developed a whole new class of drugs that, for the first time, targets the structure of the cancer cell, paving way for new treatments to tackle the disease.

Potential stem cell technology may harbour cancer cure

Last Updated: Monday, August 12, 2013, 14:28

Researchers have revealed that stem cell technology could lead to a faster treatment for cancer patients and reduce reliance on chemotherapy.

Molecular `switch` in cancers of testis and ovary discovered

Last Updated: Thursday, August 01, 2013, 14:50

An `on/off` switch in a type of cancer which typically occurs in the testes and ovaries has been identified by Cambridge scientists.

Cancer cure may lie in the gut

Last Updated: Thursday, August 01, 2013, 13:32

A new study suggests that cure for cancer may be in our intestines.

Soon, scalp-cooling caps to prevent chemo hair loss

Last Updated: Monday, July 22, 2013, 17:12

US researchers are planning to put to test a theory, which states that giving scalp a deep chill, will help keep much of your hair while you undergo chemotherapy.

Garlic oil may help ease adverse effects of chemotherapy and radiation

Last Updated: Monday, July 01, 2013, 18:59

A new study has found that garlic oil reduces the decrease of white blood cells caused by chemotherapy and radiation treatment in mice with cancerous tumors.

Way to prevent death of oocytes from chemotherapy found

Last Updated: Tuesday, June 18, 2013, 20:07

Young women who have cancer treatment often lose their fertility because chemotherapy and radiation can damage or kill their immature ovarian eggs, called oocytes.

New drug that targets lung cancer genes offers better outcome than chemotherapy

Last Updated: Sunday, June 02, 2013, 15:37

Researchers have found that people, who have an advanced form of lung cancer that carries a specific dysfunctional gene, are likely to fare better if they are treated with a targeted therapy than with traditional chemotherapy.

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