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Oct 23, 2014

Cancer drug discovery system is broken, global summit hears

The global system for discovering new cancer drugs is 'broken', and failing to turn dramatic scientific advances into enough innovative, game-changing medicines, a world-leading UK expert has... Read More
Oct 23, 2014

New drug could help in battle against cervical cancer

In Europe patients with recurrent or secondary cancer have a low chance of survival, with only 20-30% experiencing tumour shrinkage after conventional chemotherapy and life expectancy being... Read More
Oct 23, 2014

Use of blood-clot medications for acute stroke low in Canadian hospitals

Better and faster treatment with blood-clot medications (thrombolysis) is needed to help people with acute stroke who arrive at hospitals in Canada, according to a national study in CMAJ Open. Read More
Oct 23, 2014

Rapid test to diagnose severe sepsis

A new test, developed by University of British Columbia researchers, could help physicians predict within an hour if a patient will develop severe sepsis so they can begin treatment immediately. Read More
Oct 23, 2014

Certain peptides exposed to UV radiation transition to more reactive triplet quantum states instead of immediately breaking down

The most obvious effects of too much sun exposure are cosmetic, like wrinkled and rough skin. Read More
Oct 23, 2014

Promising blood biomarkers identified for colorectal cancer: Is a screening blood test within reach?

The search for blood-borne biomarkers that could be used to screen for colorectal cancer (CRC) has uncovered two promising candidates that may one day lead to the development of a simple blood test. Read More
Oct 23, 2014

New analysis methodology may revolutionize breast cancer therapy

Stroma cells are derived from connective tissue and may critically influence tumour growth. This knowledge is not new. Read More
Oct 23, 2014

Blood biomarker may detect lung cancer, study presented at CHEST 2014

A new study shows that patients with stage I to stage III non-small cell lung cancer have different metabolite profiles in their blood than those of patients who are at risk but do not have lung... Read More
Oct 22, 2014

Doctors boost fitness of cancer patients using novel 'prehab' programme

Doctors in Southampton can return cancer patients to pre-treatment fitness levels within six weeks using a novel 'prehabilitation' programme. Read More
Oct 22, 2014

'Designer' nanodevice could improve treatment options for cancer sufferers

Cancer diagnostics and treatment options could be drastically improved with the creation of a 'designer' nanodevice being developed by researchers from the UK, Italy, the US and Argentina. Read More
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