Until recently, researchers hadn’t given the immune system enough focus as a possible cancer treatment. A team at Imperial College is now looking for ways to improve on the initial successes of immunotherapy.
A new study exploring the interaction between cancer cells and their environment may result in effective methods for preventing the spread of malignant tumours.
“Women’s bodies are born with a fixed number of eggs”. So goes the accepted theory, which is understood to be one of the main causes for the limited lifespan of female fertility. However, research in its early stages has just emerged that may challenge this idea. Evelyn Telfer, a professor of reproductive biology at the […]
If you don’t already know when or how this common STI can cause cancer, these are the most important facts about HPV.
What can your DNA tell you about your risk of developing cancer? What could it reveal about the best way to treat cancers? Could we be entering a future where cancer treatment is based your unique genetic makeup, and that of your cancer? Meet the people trying to answer these questions, and pose your own, at Eighty […]
Is it possible to light up a cancer cell in the brain? Could scorpion venom be the answer? Dr Jim Olson, Paediatric Haematology Oncology Specialist at Seattle Children’s Hospital and a member of the Clinical Research Division at the Fred Hutchison Cancer Research Center, is developing a radical new technique in the field of fluorescent […]
Rachel David reviews Sean Martin’s ‘A Short History of Disease’