Scientists stuff cancer protein to keep it switched off

Scientists today claimed to have developed a novel method of keeping a cancer-triggering protein dormant, giving a ray of hope to thousands of patients who die from the fatal disease every year.

Protein provides clue to arthritis prevention

To offer a better treatment option for arthritis patients, researchers have found that a small protein appears to protect against bone loss that often accompanies arthritis.

Toronto mayor Ford in hospital with suspected tumour

Scandal-plagued Toronto Mayor Rob Ford was admitted to hospital Wednesday after initial tests uncovered the presence of a suspected tumour, doctors said.

Sick British boy to receive treatment in Prague after leaving Spain

A British boy with a brain tumour, whose parents were briefly arrested in Spain when seeking alternative care, will receive treatment in Prague, a Czech clinic said on Monday.

Age no bar for breast cancer surgery: Study

There is good news for older women suffering from breast cancer as researchers have found that breast cancer surgeries may be safely performed even for women aged 80 years and above.

How some cancer cells migrate to distant locations

Some cancer cells transform themselves from "economy model to a fast sports car" and breakaway from cells traffic jam to migrate to distant locations, aggravating the disease in the process, says a study.

Immune cell discovery could help halt cancer spread

Highly specialised immune cells, called natural killer cells, can play a critical role in killing melanoma cells that have spread to the lungs, a new study has found.

New synthetic molecule can cause cancer cells to self-destruct

Researchers have developed a molecule that leads to cancer cells destroy themselves.

Surgeons remove 60kg tumour from Mexican woman

A team of doctors has removed a 60kg tumour from a 51-year-old woman`s ovaries, health officials said.

Now, test kit to better diagnose, treat kidney cancer

Researchers have developed a new test kit that can help predict and treat kidney cancer in a better way.

Gene that mediates ageing identified

In what could point towards the possibility of one day using therapeutics to combat ageing, researchers have found in animal models that a single gene plays a surprising role in ageing that can be detected early in development.

Vitamin D ups survival chances of bowel cancer patients

Bowel cancer patients with high levels of vitamin D in their blood are more likely to survive the disease, says a study.

Blocking cell signals can stop cancer from spreading

For your knowledge, our cells can change into an invasive, liquid-like state to readily navigate the narrow channels in our body.

Dynamics of cancer chain in cell membrane unravelled

In new findings, scientists have discovered how clusters of a protein are linked to cancer damage cell membranes.

How cancer cells spread

Researchers have found a signaling pathway in cancer cells that controls their ability to invade nearby tissues in a finely orchestrated manner.

Modified measles virus can help destroy cancer cells

Researchers have revealed that a clinical trial where cancer cells were targeted by modified version of the measles virus has shown positive early results.

New technology may improve light-based cancer treatment

Researchers have developed a new technology that could bring photodynamic therapy (PDT), which uses lasers to activate special drugs to treat easily accessible tumours such as oral and skin cancer, into areas of the body which were previously inaccessible.

Cancers `on and off` switch discovered?

Researchers have proposed that an "on and off" epigenetic switch could be a common mechanism behind the development of different types of cancer.

Bad cholesterol can help cancer spread, scientists warn

Cholesterol is not just bad for your heart. According to an alarming research, “bad” cholesterol helps cancer spread around the body.

Severity of prostate cancer undermined in half of tests

Scientists have revealed that prostate cancer tests, which predict how aggressive a tumour is, underestimate the severity of the disease in half of the cases.