Gene family turns cancer cells into aggressive stem cells

The researchers found that when any of these four related genes is overexpressed, patients have much worse outcomes, including reduced survival.

Pen-sized microscope to efficiently see cancer cells

Researchers, including an Indian-origin scientist, expect to begin testing it as a cancer-screening tool in clinical settings next year.

Common food preservative can kill cancer cells

Several products available to consumers also contain nisin - creams and pharmaceuticals to fight infection and mastitis, and a sanitiser in lactating cows.

Cancer's 'social network' analysis offers hope for patients

A team of scientists has developed a computer model that applies techniques used to analyse social networks to identify new ways of treating cancer.

How secret cancer allies help disease spread

Increasing evidence suggests that fibroblasts near growing tumors are actively assisting cancer cells in spreading locally and metastasizing elsewhere.

Suicide gene therapy kills prostate cancer cells

Patients in Arm A received the experimental gene therapy twice during the study, while the Arm B group received the treatment three times.

New gene map shows cancer's weak link

Scientists have mapped out the genes that keep our cells alive, thereby revealing which genes are crucial in diseases like cancer.

Researchers develop new method to trap cancer cells

An international team has discovered a new way to potentially "fence in" a tumour and help stop cancer cells spreading, according to a study released on Thursday by Cancer Research UK.

Protein-based sensor may spot, kill cancer cells

Researchers from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) have developed a protein-based sensor that can detect a particular DNA sequence in a cell and then trigger a specific response, such as cell death.

New cancer treatment could reduce side effects

Researchers have discovered a new strategy for attacking cancer cells that has the potential to reduce side effects of the treatment, fundamentally changing the way doctors treat and prevent the deadly disease.

Here`s how chili peppers` `heat` can help kill cancer cells

A new study has shed light on how the "heat" compound from chili peppers can help kill cancer cells.

Electrical control of cancer cell growth found

Researchers have discovered a new electrical mechanism that can control the molecular switches connected to growth of cancer cells.

It’s official! US confirms marijuana does kill cancer cells

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Washington: After a series of laboratory tests and speculations, scientists from the National Cancer Institute (US Department of Health) have confirmed that cannabis, or marijuana, does kill cancer cells.

Breakthrough in cancer cure? 'Happy hormone' can kill tumours, find Indian scientists

In a medical breakthrough, two Indian scientists have discovered that dopamine -known as the happy hormone -can also kill tumours.

New therapy slows down brain tumour

A new therapy that cuts off the way some cancer cells communicate significantly slows the rapid spread of a common and deadly brain tumour, new research has found.

Doctors raise concern about chemo for end-stage cancer

Giving chemotherapy to people with terminal cancer who are near the end of their lives is likely to cause more harm than good, according to a US study today.

Diet may improve breast cancer therapy

A diet that starves cancer cells of an essential nutrient may help improve outcomes of difficult to treat type of breast cancer, says a study.

New class of cancer drugs developed

A way to stop cancer cell growth has been found by targeting a trait of cancer cell metabolism, says new study.

IIT-Madras team aims to reduce leukemia treatment's side effects

A team of researchers at the Indian Institute of Technology-Madras (IIT-M) have devised a technique that uses a new class of molecules called immunotoxins that specifically target cancer cells and help reduce the side effects leukemia patients have to endure during their treatment.

Identified: A new protein that silences biological clock

A study has found that a protein called PASD1 associated with cancer cells is a powerful suppressor of the biological clock that drives the daily rhythms of cells throughout the body.