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.

Immunotherapy, a new treatment to fight cancer

In what could completely alter the course of cancer treatment globally, a combination of immunotherapy -- helping the body's own defences to fight cancer cells -- drugs has shown impressive results for terminally-ill melanoma patients in Britain.

Immunotherapy a new weapon against advanced cancer

In what could completely alter the course of cancer treatment globally, a combination of immunotherapy -- helping the body's own defences to fight cancer cells -- drugs has shown impressive results for terminally-ill melanoma patients in Britain.

Early treatment effective against HIV: Study

People with HIV should be given antiretroviral drugs as soon as they are diagnosed with the virus to significantly reduce their chances of developing AIDS and other serious illnesses, a large global study has found.

New drug combo has potential for cancer treatment

The combination of a cholesterol-lowering drug and a contraceptive steroid could be an effective, non-toxic treatment for a range of cancers, says a new research.

How cancer cells trick the body to spread

Swollen lymph nodes are often the earliest signs of spread of cancer cells. Swedish researchers have now discovered how cancer cells can infiltrate the lymphatic system by "disguising" themselves as immune cells (white blood cells).

New concise, direct synthesis pathway to potential medicines created

 A team of chemists has discovered a new chemical reaction called "metallacycle-mediated cross-coupling" that has the potential to facilitate the search for pharmaceutical drugs.

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.