Oncology & Cancer

New toolkit reveals novel cancer genes

A new statistical model has enabled researchers to pinpoint 27 novel genes thought to prevent cancer from forming, in an analysis of over 2000 tumours across 12 human cancer types. The findings could help create new cancer ...

Oncology & Cancer

New research offers hope to neuro-tumor patients

New research published today, 10th July 2017, online in the journal Oncogene could offer hope to the thousands of, mainly young, people affected by the hereditary condition Neurofibromatosis 2 (NF2). This condition is characterised ...

Oncology & Cancer

What elephants teach us about cancer prevention

Every time a cell divides, there is a chance for a mutation (mistake) to occur in the DNA - the substance that carries genetic information in all living organisms. These mutations can lead to cancer.

Oncology & Cancer

'Molecular volume control' may help combat tumours

A 'molecular volume control' may one day be used to manipulate enzyme activity in order control the development and treatment of cancer, according to research at the Universities of Dundee and Bath.

Oncology & Cancer

Waking up dormant tumour suppressor genes

A drug-free cancer treatment could teach our genes to destroy the disease from within, according to Western Australian medical researchers.

Oncology & Cancer

New insights into potent cancer tumour suppressor gene

New insight into the function of a gene important in the suppression of cancer is published today. Researchers at the National University of Ireland Galway have shown that the TP53 gene has even greater anti-cancer activity ...

Oncology & Cancer

Some heart drugs and antibiotics show effective in fighting cancer

North American researchers have identified drugs that showed promising perspectives in treating cancers, according to a recent study published in Cancer Research. These drugs are normally used to treat other diseases, such ...

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