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Breakthrough: Scientists engineer virus to kill all types of cancer

This cowpox-style virus is would be injected directly to the tumour, causing it to explode.

12 Nov 2019 1:52 PM

US tests gene editing tool for cancer cure

Doctors try CRISPR gene editing for cancer, a 1st in the US.

08 Nov 2019 11:39 AM

New drugs being developed to combat cancer

Drugs make headway against lung, breast, prostate cancers.

03 Jun 2019 11:23 AM

Scientists cure skin melanoma of mice in trial, train body to stop tumours returning

Treatment works as immunotherapy, using immune system to fight tumour, and also trains body to be able to destroy cancer again.

12 Sep 2018 7:21 PM

Breakthrough for ovarian cancer patients: Half of women in trial respond to new drug

Research, lead by team at Institute of Cancer Research in London and Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust, said the findings show 'promise'.

22 Aug 2018 10:25 AM


Novel blood test detects 95 per cent of cancers at any stage of aggressiveness

Scientists hope that the new diagnosis method will allow patients to receive tailored treatments.

21 Aug 2018 9:42 AM

Chinese leukaemia patient livestreams journey to pay for cancer treatment

27-year-old native of northern Chinese city of Harbin is helping give human face to struggle for more affordable cancer drugs in China.

31 Jul 2018 8:25 AM

Woman cured of advanced breast cancer through immunotherapy in world first

Treatment already works in some people with cancer of the lung, cervix, blood cells (leukaemia), skin (melanoma) and bladder.

05 Jun 2018 8:16 AM

Breakthrough in tough-to-treat pancreatic cancer

Chemotherapy treatment folfirinox will become standard for patients whose pancreatic cancer is diagnosed early to be removed surgically.

05 Jun 2018 8:04 AM

Extract from waste tea leaves offer hope of lung cancer treatment

Researchers created micro biomarkers called “quantum dots” to improve detection of tumours but found process greatly reduced tumour size.

23 May 2018 12:22 PM


New potential breast cancer drug identified

The first-in-class molecule shuts down oestrogen-sensitive breast cancer in a new way, researchers said.

25 Apr 2018 11:00 AM

Study sees immune therapy scoring big win against lung cancer

In the study, Merck's Keytruda, given with standard chemotherapy, cut in half the risk of dying or having the cancer worsen.

17 Apr 2018 9:07 AM

High levels of vitamin D may lower cancer risk, says study

While benefits of vitamin D on bone diseases are known, there is growing evidence it may benefit other chronic diseases, including cancers.

09 Mar 2018 8:11 AM

Mini tumours created in lab to battle cancer

Approach found a drug that had a chance of shrinking a patient's tumour in almost nine in 10 cases.

27 Feb 2018 10:03 AM

Scientists start human trials for cancer vaccine that kills tumours with one jab

Experts from Stanford University develop vaccine that could attack and destroy tumours all over the body following a single injection.

02 Feb 2018 3:37 PM


Researchers say flu virus could be used to treat pancreatic cancer

Study says modified form of common flu virus will hunt down and attack pancreatic cancer tumours but leave healthy cells unharmed.

25 Jan 2018 10:18 AM

Immunotherapy with dendritic cells to fight cancer now in India

Introduced by LDG India, immunotherapy with dendritic cells is combination therapy that helps body’s own defences fight cancer cells.

11 Jan 2018 12:48 PM

Now, deadly skin cancer may be treated by Arthritis drug, says study

If caught early, melanoma is treatable, but once the cancer has metastasised or spread, then treatment becomes more difficult.

21 Dec 2017 8:05 AM

Man claims his cancer went into remission following switch to vegan diet

His next scan after going vegan in 2013 showed that his cancer had shrunk by almost 80 percent.

17 Dec 2017 6:21 PM

Chemotherapy may cause more aggressive cancer

Often considered to be the first option in breast cancer patients, new study claims that it can lead to Stage 4 cancer.

10 Jul 2017 10:25 AM