Medical research

Circular RNA molecule not found in cancer cells after all

A new research result from Aarhus University shows that a so-called circular RNA molecule, which has been designated as carcinogenic, is actually not found in cancer cells. The results have just been published in Nature Communications.

Oncology & Cancer

New immunotherapy to beat cancer

Sophie Lucas (University of Louvain de Duve Institute) and her team have succeeded in neutralizing a molecule that blocks the immune system against cancer. The UCLouvain scientists discovered that this new immunotherapy increases ...

Oncology & Cancer

Less 'sticky' cells become more cancerous

In cooperation with colleagues from Germany, Italy and the Netherlands, researchers at Leipzig University have investigated the structure of tumor tissue and the behavior of tumor cells in detail, gaining important insights ...

Oncology & Cancer

Gene targeting overcomes the resistance of brain cancer to therapy

New insight into a gene that controls energy production in cancer stem cells could help in the search for a more effective treatment for glioblastoma. A McGill-led study published in Nature Communications reveals that suppressing ...

Oncology & Cancer

Four-stranded DNA structures found to play role in breast cancer

Four stranded DNA structures—known as G-quadruplexes—have been shown to play a role in certain types of breast cancer for the first time, providing a potential new target for personalised medicine, say scientists at the ...

Oncology & Cancer

Cancer mutations caused by bacterial toxin preventable

Reports show that cancer is the second leading cause of death globally. Scientists from Duke-NUS Medical School have found DNA mutations in some cancers that link them to a bacterial toxin called colibactin. Their findings, ...

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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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