Cancer

New cancer strategies promising, says researcher

Dr. Tim Fenton, an expert in cancer research at the University, says the announcement of new strategies to overcome the evolution of drug resistance in tumours could dramatically increase the effectiveness of cancer therapies.

Cancer

The unanticipated early origins of childhood brain cancer

Brain tumours are the leading cause of non-accidental death in children in Canada, but little is known about when these tumours form or how they develop. Researchers have recently identified the cells that are thought to ...

Cancer

Cancers 'change spots' to avoid immunotherapy

Cancers can make themselves harder for new immunotherapies to see by 'changing their spots' - and switching off a key molecule on the surface of cells that is otherwise recognised by treatment.

Cancer

Major step towards individual cancer immunotherapy

Medicine has great hopes for personalised cancer immunotherapy. The idea is to have a vaccine prompt the immune system to fight a tumour. Scientists at ETH Zurich have developed a method that allows them to determine which ...

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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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