Research on cancer
The World Health Organisation has launched a report to coincide with World Cancer Day on February 4. It is calling for efforts to be stepped up worldwide to catch the disease earlier.
Pfizer has outbid Sanofi to buy the US cancer drug company Medivation, thereby acquiring the prostate cancer treatment Xtandi.
From the ocean to the science lab, researchers are investigating whether a chemical found in sea snails may be used to tackle chemo-resistant cancers.
Tests of a potentially groundbreaking new cancer therapy have had “extraordinary” results on Leukemia patients.
Hundreds of Marilyn Monroe lookalikes jumped into the water for a good cause. At the initiative of an association for cancer research, they took part
A gust of panic over the food we eat blew across Europe with the release on Monday of a report by the International Agency for Research on Cancer
Many people have responded to a World Health Organisation report carried out by the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) — which put
Public reactions to the IARC’s report have been mostly dismissive, with people in general believing that as long as their diets stay balanced they
The International Agency of Research into Cancer (IARC) has been accused of misleading the public and the media after classifying processed meat
The three scientists who have shared the Nobel Prize for Chemistry were unveiled at a press conference in Sweden. Swede Tomas Lindahl, Paul Modrich
Researchers at Harvard University and the Wyss Institute are working on an injectable biomaterial they hope will play a crucial role in the fight against cancer and other aggressive diseases.
Groundbreaking German research into the RNA molecule is giving hope of a major leap forward in the treatment of prostate cancer and other conditions
Can we help our bodies to create its own drug against cancer? Or its own vaccine against molecular diseases? Do the answers rely on an elusive
Cancer is the cause of 26% of deaths in the EU, with 1.3 million fatalities in 2011. Here are some of the latest facts about the disease reported in
Bid fever over US drugs giant Pfizer appears to have calmed with the news it is to collaborate with Germany’s Merck in a major deal to develop an
A new lung cancer screening test has been developed by researchers in France. The medical team from the University Hospital of Nice say a simple
The dream of electrically bypassing spinal cord injuries to restore movement to paralysed limbs is becoming a reality. Thanks to technology
It is hoped that a new, lightweight, handheld camera could signal a breakthrough in detecting the early stages of skin cancer that are invisible to
His courage inspired Britain and now late teenage cancer sufferer and fundraiser Stephen Sutton has been publicly recognised by Queen Elizabeth with
At the Champalimaud Foundation in Lisbon, Portugal, doctors are using the latest technologies in radiosurgery to treat cancers. It involves using a
Over 99% of the microscopic inhabitants of the world’s seas have still not been scientifically studied, even though many of them might be useful to
Can the find a cure for cancer in the sea water? Here’s an answer from Johannes Imhoff, marine microbiologist working at GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for
An experimental drug that could prevent the deadly spread of breast cancer has been tested by scientists at Cardiff University. They believe it may
Rodney Benjamin suffers from myeloma – a type of bone marrow cancer that affects plasma cells in the blood and can spread across bones throughout the
A report published by The International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) announced, for the first time, that air pollution causes lung cancer
Scientists have confirmed that today’s major air pollution – the air that millions of people in cities breathe – is cancer-causing. The International
Cancer kills around 1.7 million people in Europe every year, yet little is known about its exact origins. This is why the latest breakthrough in
Scientists have created an “intelligent” surgical knife that can detect in seconds whether tissue being cut is cancerous, promising more effective
An independent investigation into breast cancer screening has been launched by the UK government’s cancer chief, Prof Sir Mike Richards to try to