Oncology & Cancer

An antenna for detecting breast cancer

Breast cancer is a common illness around the world. It is the most common invasive of cancers in women and affects around one in eight and represents about a quarter of all invasive cancers.

Oncology & Cancer

Rare ovarian cancer confirmed as not seeded from elsewhere

An international study led by Peter Mac has revealed the origin of mucinous ovarian cancer (MOC) confirming, unlike other types of ovarian cancer, this rare cancer is not seeded from elsewhere in the body.

Medications

Why do some cancer treatments stop working?

Cancer treatments can work in lots of different ways, aiming to kill tumor cells or keep them under control. Ideally they cause tumors to shrink, but drugs can also be considered successful if they stop tumors growing.

Oncology & Cancer

Cancer cells 'corrupt' their healthy neighbors

The healthy cells immediately surrounding a tumour become more stem cell-like and support cancer growth, reveals a new study published in Nature.

Oncology & Cancer

Researchers discover a new form of immunotherapy

A new form of immunotherapy that has so far been tested on mice makes it probable that oncologists in the future may be able to treat some of the patients who are not responding to existing types of immunotherapy. Instead ...

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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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