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Cancer research

Destroying tumours with ultrasound

A new technique using high-intensity ultrasound makes it possible to remove tumours in organs that move.

Newly discovered enzyme may cut cancer spread

Enzyme hunters in Norway have discovered the function of an enzyme that is important in the spreading of cancer. Cancer researchers now hope to inhibit the enzyme.

Renewed worries over carcinogens in foods

Acrylamide, a substance that can be formed during food preparation, has been linked with an increased cancer risk in the past. A new study brings us one step closer to proving that link.

New cancer scanner halves radiation

Particle physicists have developed a new medical technology that combines PET and MRI in one. Benefit: Improved image quality and less radiation.

Chronic fatigue common among survivors of childhood cancers

Adults who survive cancer often suffer from chronic fatigue. A new study shows that fatigue also occurs among survivors of children's cancer.

Immune attack of cancer cells

Immunotherapy, where our own immune system defeats cancer cells, might be the new cancer treatment.

The telltale gene signature

A 30-year-old man contracts cancer of the colon. The prognosis looks grim. In the future, researchers will perhaps be able to predict the population that is at risk of developing colorectal cancer – and prevent it.

Fighting Cancer Cell Resistance to Radiotherapy

Researchers have discovered how cancer cells become resistant to radiotherapy. This means that they can also figure out how to turn it off.

More effective chemotherapy with focus on tissue

The tissue surrounding a malignant cancer tumour is probably more important than we had believed in a chemotherapy context.

Fat bubbles and ultrasound fight cancer

Cancer treatment is now more precise. Encapsulated chemotherapy strikes the dangerous tumor right on. Ultrasound spreads the poison in the cancer tissue.