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Decoded! How X-ray damages DNA, causes cancer

Researchers from the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute in the UK have been able to identify in human cancers two characteristic patterns of DNA damage caused by ionising radiation, such as gamma rays, X-rays and radioactive particles.

New method that can kill cancer cells in 2 hours developed!

The method involves injecting a chemical compound, nitrobenzaldehyde, into the tumour and allowing it to diffuse into the tissue.

Borrowing immune cells can help fight cancer

 A team of international researchers has found that if an individual's own immune cells cannot recognise and fight tumours in the body, borrowing immune cells might help.

'Starving' cancer cells may prevent growth of new tumours

A new study has found "starving" cancer cells could be the key to prevent the growth of tumours.

Implantable device may soon shrink pancreatic tumours in humans

 In pioneering research, researchers from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and Massachusetts General Hospital have developed a small, implantable device that delivers chemotherapy drugs directly to pancreatic tumours.

Long night fasting may cut risk of breast cancer recurrence

The findings showed that a short 'night fast' of less than 13 hours led to a 36 percent greater chance of tumours returning in women treated for early-stage breast cancer. 

New nanodrug detects cancer therapy effectiveness in real time

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New York: Nowadays, with the help of new study, one can easily know whether the treatment for the deadly disease cancer is working for a patients or not.

Cancer breakthrough: Scientists find tumour's ‘Achilles heel'

Researchers from University College, London, have developed a way of finding unique markings within a tumour - its 'Achilles heel' - allowing the body to target the disease.

New method to kill brain cancer with skin cells

The discovery can offer, for the first time in more than 30 years, a new and more effective treatment for the disease, says the study.

Shape-shifting nanoparticles to deliver drugs

Professor Warren Chan from the University of Toronto has spent the last decade figuring out how to deliver chemotherapy drugs into tumours - and nowhere else.

Nine in 10 cancers caused by lifestyle, not genes: Study

Smoking, drinking, sun and air pollution may account for up to nine out of 10 cancers, a new study has claimed.

Effective therapies for liver damage come closer

The process involves growing cells on defined materials - without the need for animal products - which makes therapies safer for use in people.

New 'intelligent' gel directly attacks cancer

The technology, developed by researchers at the University of Montreal Hospital Research Centre (CRCHUM), has already been successfully tested in the laboratory.

Now, robotic worms to assist in inner ear surgeries

 Researchers have developed a miniature robotic 'worm' that could drill through a bone into the inner ear, steering around sensitive nerves, to help surgeons remove tumours from the delicate organ.

Heat- activated `grenades` hit cancer

The challenge, as with any treatment, is to direct the liposomes and their payload directly to tumours while sparing healthy tissue.

New way to cut off tumour's food supply and stop its growth

A team from Oxford University's Department of Physiology, Anatomy and Genetics led by Dr Deborah Goberdhan studied the effects of the protein called PAT4 on cancerous cells.

Now, stopping spread of cancer comes closer to reality

Scientists have discovered a new way to potentially trap cancer cells before they spread.

Aspirin may double life expectancy of gastro cancer patients

As per a recent study, post diagnosis aspirin improves survival in all gastrointestinal cancers.

Childhood brain tumours affect working memory of survivors

 Survivors of childhood brain tumours have lower working memory performance in adulthood compared to healthy adults, new research has found.

Artificial intelligence could improve breast cancer treatment

 Using artificial intelligence, researchers have found a way to predict with over 70 percent accuracy a patient's response to two common chemotherapy medications used to treat breast cancer.