Oncology & Cancer

Personalized blood test can detect persistent lung cancer

Patients who are at a higher risk of their lung cancer returning can be identified by a personalized blood test that is performed after treatment, according to researchers at the University of Cambridge.

Oncology & Cancer

New precision technology for human glioma immunotherapy

In recent years, great advances have been made in the development of new successful immunotherapies to treat cancer. CAR T-cell therapy and antibody treatments are two types of targeted immunotherapies that have revolutionized ...

Oncology & Cancer

Finding new ways to image cancer

Cancer cells can become resistant to treatment—it is one of the main reasons treatments, which were successful to start, can then begin to fail. There are different reasons this can happen and Professor James O'Connor, ...

Medications

Defeating leukemia cells by depriving them of energy

Acute myeloid leukemia, which affects blood and bone marrow cells, is a particularly dangerous form of cancer. More than half of patients under the age of 60 die. This proportion rises to 85% for patients over 60. A team ...

Oncology & Cancer

Examining the secret hideouts of ovarian cancer

Every year, roughly 550 women develop ovarian cancer in Finland. Ovarian cancer is difficult to treat and it is commonly fatal, with 320 women dying of ovarian cancer annually in Finland.

Oncology & Cancer

Researchers discover how lactic acid weakens anti-tumor defenses

In cancer research, it has long been known that lactic acid, or lactate, is produced in large quantities by cancer cells and that this lactic acid disrupts our defense against tumors. Until now, however, we did not know exactly ...

Oncology & Cancer

Scientists find that the way tumours grow impacts their genetics

Researchers at the Francis Crick Institute, UCL, The Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust and The Institute of Cancer Research, London have developed a computer model to analyze how the way in which tumors grow affects their ...

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Tumor

A tumor or tumour is the name for a swelling or lesion formed by an abnormal growth of cells (termed neoplastic). Tumor is not synonymous with cancer. A tumor can be benign, pre-malignant or malignant, whereas cancer is by definition malignant.

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