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Severity of prostate cancer undermined in half of tests

Last Updated: Saturday, April 12, 2014, 19:05

Scientists have revealed that prostate cancer tests, which predict how aggressive a tumour is, underestimate the severity of the disease in half of the cases.

Soon, blood test to accurately detect cancers

Last Updated: Monday, April 07, 2014, 13:30

A quick and simple new blood test may soon diagnose which type of cancer a patient has and how advanced the disease is, scientists say.

A tool to predict if you need chemotherapy or not

Last Updated: Saturday, March 29, 2014, 18:44

There is good news for cancer patients as scientists have discovered that by looking at changes in gene expression it is possible to predict whether a cancer patient needs further treatment.

New drug could help revolutionize cancer treatment

Last Updated: Wednesday, March 26, 2014, 13:27

Researchers have developed a new drug which can manipulate the body`s natural signalling and energy systems, allowing the body to attack and shut down cancerous cells.

Now, pill that can explode cancer cells

Last Updated: Friday, March 21, 2014, 10:31

Researchers have discovered that a substance called Vacquinol-1 that makes cells from glioblastoma, the most aggressive type of brain tumour, literally explode.

Teeth removed from baby`s brain tumour!

Last Updated: Sunday, March 02, 2014, 20:25

A four-month-old baby in Maryland, US, was found with teeth formed in his brain due to a rare brain tumour.

How breast cancer spreads

Last Updated: Sunday, March 02, 2014, 12:35

Researchers have suggested that a protein only recently linked to cancer has a significant effect on the risk that breast cancer will spread, and that lowering the protein`s level in cell cultures and mice reduces chances for the disease to extend beyond the initial tumor.

Cancer patient`s leg attached to arm to keep it alive during surgery

Last Updated: Saturday, March 01, 2014, 16:47

Surgeons in Britain removed a man`s tumour and rebuilt his body using leg muscles and tissue they had removed and attached to his arm to keep alive.

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