Scientists revert cancer cells to normal state

Scientists have found a way to restore pancreatic cancer cells to their original state by introducing a protein, thereby offering a potential novel therapeutic approach to combat this highly lethal disease.

Protein that boosts immunity to viruses and cancer found

Scientists have discovered a protein that plays a central role in promoting immunity to viruses and cancer, an advance that may open the door to new therapies.

Smartphone device may help diagnose cancer

A new device that can be added to a smartphone may be able to accurately and cheaply diagnose cancer, a technology which could be useful in remote areas, US researchers said Monday.

New device separates cancer cells from blood

Scientists, including one of Indian-origin, have developed a low-cost device that uses sound to separate circulating cancer cells from blood samples for diagnostic, prognostic and treatment purposes.

MRI may one day replace biopsy: Study

A new imaging technique that shows the difference between normal and cancerous cells may one day make biopsies a thing of the past.

Oz researchers discover new treatment for prostrate cancer

Australian researchers have made a breakthrough by discovering a new treatment for prostrate cancer which can starve cancer cells.

Drugs to treat certain hereditary cancers identified

Researchers have found that certain existing drugs could be used to effectively treat, or even prevent, hereditary stomach and breast cancers.

Ants' chemical improves cancer drug by 50 times

A chemical found in ants and in a plant called stinging nettles could make a cancer drug 50 times more effective, a research has found.

Indian-origin scientist turns cancer cells into harmless cells

An Indian-origin researcher at the Stanford University in the US has found a method that can cause dangerous leukemia cells to mature into harmless immune cells known as macrophages.

New gene technology to help treat blood cancer

Australian researchers have developed a new genome editing technology that can target and kill blood cancer cells with high accuracy.

'Cancer gene capable of slowing cancer growth'

The suppression of the known cancer gene "STAT3" may actually be counter-productive in the fight against some cancers, an international research team, including two Austrian researchers, has found.

New mechanism driving spread of cancer cells discovered

A new study has suggested that a protein commonly found in human cells can be an important switch that activates cancer cell metastasis.

New dyes 'lighting up' brain cancer cells show promise for 'fluorescence-guided' tumor surgery
New dyes 'lighting up' brain cancer cells show promise for 'fluorescence-guided' tumor surgery

A team of scientists has identified two new fluorescent tumor-targeting agents that seek and light up brain cancer cells, suggesting they may help neurosurgeons to more accurately localize and completely resect brain tumors.

How green tea rids you of oral cancer

Green tea consists of an ingredient , which may help kill oral cancer cells, without touching the healthy cells, says a new research.

Biopsies do not promote cancer spread: Study

Dispelling the myth that biopsies cause cancer to spread, US researchers have shown that patients who undergo the procedure are likely to live longer than those who do not.

New compound to kill cancer cells identified

A small molecule that resets the 'biological clock' of cancer cells can help shrink tumour growth and lead to potential new therapy to treat cancer, says a research.

Two-thirds of cancer cases due to bad luck: Study

The majority of cancer cases can be explained by "bad luck" rather than the result of environmental factors and inherited genes, a US study said Thursday.

Healthy lifestyle may prevent 4 in 10 cancer cases

Nearly 600,000 cancer cases in the UK could have been avoided in the last five years if people had healthier lifestyles, according to new research.

Personalised cancer treatment soon

 In a development that could lead to personalised treatment for people suffering from cancer, two Indian-origin researchers have developed a way to grow cancer cells in the laboratory that mimics the environment inside the body.

How lung cancer can be stopped from spreading

To break loose and spread around the body, lung cancer cells first chop of the protein ties that bind them to other cells, new research shows, adding that targeting this flaw could help stop lung cancer from spreading.