New compound could terminate pancreatic tumours

An effective therapy for pancreatic cancer could soon be a reality as researchers have discovered a chemical compound that reduces the growth of cancerous tumours in the pancreas by 80 percent in treated mice.

Bacteria that can help fight cancer

A toxin secreted by a water and food-borne bacterium that can cause lethal infections in persons with liver disease, has the potential to prevent the growth of tumours, says a new study by Northwestern Medicine scientists.

Breast cancer changes bone structure to make it spread: Study

A new study has found that breast cancer changes the structure of the bone to make it spread.

Cold sore virus can help treat skin cancer: Research

In what could be seen as a breakthrough in treating skin cancer, researchers have found out that skin cancer can be treated with a genetically-engineered version of a virus that normally causes cold sores, reports suggest.

Two-drug combination reduces colon cancer by 67 percent

An international phase one clinical trial published on Monday and led by Barcelona's Vall d'Hebron Hospital shows that a combination of two new antibodies, that act against the same protein, reduces by 67 percent tumours in colorectal metastatic cancers that no longer respond to conventional treatment.

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).

Cannabis can cure cancer and even shrink brain tumours

A new study has examined that Marijuana can kill cancer cells and even shrink brain tumours.

Robots helping surgeons where hands can't reach

To remove tumours and perform surgeries where their hands cannot reach, doctors are now using 5 mm thin robotic hands to access the affected part in a minimally invasive way.

Pancreatic cancer discovery to improve treatment

Australian scientists Thursday said they have discovered that tumours in the pancreas have unstable regions hidden inside their genomes, a finding that has benefits for cancer sufferers by developing personalised treatment.

India origin scientist's team develops blood test for early cancer detection

Researchers in the US, led by an India-born physician scientist, have said they have developed a new blood test that has the potential to detect cancers in their earliest stages.

New nanogel to deliver multiple drugs

Scientists have designed a new type of self-healing hydrogel that could be injected through a syringe. It can be used in killing tumours, among other applications.

Cells that facilitate tumour growth identified

A recent study has identified the population of white blood cells that tumours use to enhance growth and suppress the disease-fighting immune system.

3D printing points way to smarter cancer treatment

British scientists have developed a new use for 3D printing, putting it to work to create personalised replica models of cancerous parts of the body to allow doctors to target tumours more precisely.

Male and female breast cancers not identical

Male breast cancers are not identical to female breast cancers and male patients are not as well managed as female ones, a new study has found.

New drugs could treat drug-resistant skin cancer

A new family of cancer drugs designed to block several key cancer-causing proteins at once could potentially treat incurable skin cancers, according to a new study.

Personalised vaccines for cancer a step closer

 Researchers have developed a strategy to create personalised vaccines that spur the immune system to attack harmful tumours.

Govt surgeons remove rare tumour

A very rare tumour, larger than a cricket ball, was removed from the body of a 39-year-old man by doctors at Government Rajiv Gandhi General Hospital here free of cost, Dean of GRGGH and Madras Medical College Dr R Vimala said here Thursday.

Cannabis extracts help slow growth of brain cancer tumours

A new study has revealed that cannabis extracts can help slow the growth of cancerous tumours when used alongside radiotherapy treatments.

Blood vessel protein could help treat prostate tumours: Study

 A signal protein, that plays a crucial role in controlling the growth of blood vessels, could be used to suppress tumours in prostate cancer, according to a new study published in the British academic journal Oncogene.

High powered MRI scans identify language centres in brain

A study from the Medical University of Vienna found how 7-Tesla ultra high-field magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) could be used to clearly show the brain areas responsible for speech processing and production.