Exercise boosts tumour-fighting ability of chemotherapy

Scientists have found that combining exercise with chemotherapy may shrink tumours more than chemotherapy alone.

Former New Zealand captain Martin Crowe suffers cancer relapse
Former New Zealand captain Martin Crowe suffers cancer relapse

Former New Zealand cricket captain Martin Crowe has suffered a relapse of his cancer.

New hope for curing cancer

Scientists found that targeting a molecule in blood vessels can make cancer therapy significantly more effective.

Gene that stops lung cancer spread found

Offering hope in the fight against one of the world`s deadliest cancers, scientists have identified a gene responsible for stopping the movement of cancer from the lungs to other parts of the body.

Scorpion`s venom can make cancer cells `glow`

In what can alter the course of cancer treatment in the near future, researchers have found a compound that appears to pinpoint all of the malignant cells in a patient`s body.

Taslima Nasreen diagnosed with breast tumours in New York

Exiled Bangladeshi writer Taslima Nasreen was diagnosed with breast tumours at a New York hospital.

3-D printed cancer cells to mimic tumours

Researchers have successfully created a 3D model of a cancerous tumour using a 3D printer.

Gene linked to deadly breast cancer found

Scientists from Weill Cornell Medical College and Houston Methodist have found that a gene previously unassociated with breast cancer plays a pivotal role in the growth and progression of the triple negative form of the disease.

New method to accurately diagnose pancreatic cancer

The dreaded pancreatic cancer, which is often detected at a late stage resulting in poor prognosis and limited treatment options, may now be nipped in the bud.

New method for early detection of tumours

Beating cancer is all about early detection and new method holds the promise to catch the disease early.

New technique enables radiation-free detection of tumours

Scientists have developed a new technique to scan young cancer patients` bodies for tumours without exposing them to radiation.

New finding confirms link between chemical in plastic and cancer

Researchers have found liver tumours in mice exposed to the Bisphenol A (BPA) - chemical present in plastic - via their mothers during gestation and nursing.

Fruit flies may help detect cancer

Fruit flies can distinguish cancer cells from healthy ones using their olfactory senses, according to a new study which may lead to fast and efficient pre-screening techniques to detect tumours.

Stem cell breakthrough explains how breast cancer spreads

Breast cancer stem cells exist in two different states and each state plays a role in how cancer spreads, a new study has revealed.

Soon, drug that can kill pancreatic cancer in just one week

A team of researchers has discovered a treatment for pancreatic cancer, claiming that it can wipe out the disease in less than six days.

New way of overcoming human stem cell rejection discovered

Biologists have discovered an effective strategy that could prevent the human immune system from rejecting the grafts derived from human embryonic stem cells, a major problem now limiting the development of human stem cell therapies.

New mechanism behind cancer spread identified

Scientists have identified key steps that trigger breakdown of normal cell behaviour which is responsible for causing tumours to grow and spread through the body.

New stem cell breakthrough brings prostate cancer cure closer to reality

Adult stem cells are tissue-specific regenerative cells that replace diseased or damaged cells in the body`s organs.

Cancer risk increases as baby boomers age

Bringing attention to the response towards cancer care, the frequency of cancer is increasing at a tremendous rate.

Computer analysis may help diagnose tumours

Computer-aided image analysis could offer a "second opinion" in breast tumour diagnosis, scientists say.