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Cancer

Mammography screening does not stop advanced breast cancer

Many healthy women are diagnosed with cancer even though the cancer would never have made them ill, shows new research.

Machines will be able to diagnose cancer

Norwegian researchers are working on the automation of the work being done by medical specialists today.

Promising treatment for deadly brain cancer

A brain cancer that mainly affects children may be slowed by a treatment that is already being tested for a different type of cancer.

New method to test risk of developing lung cancer

Scientists have developed a method to assess your risk of developing lung cancer based on a blood test. It is more precise than simply asking about patients’ smoking habits, says scientist.

Cancer cells grow by exploiting their neighbours

Researchers have discovered that cancer cells grow by stealing energy from their neighbouring cells.

Young women risk melanoma from indoor tanning

Persons who engage in indoor tanning before the age of 30 are raising their risk of contracting melanoma skin cancers.

Scientists discover mechanisms behind aggressive forms of cancer

Scientists have discovered the mechanisms that can explain how cancer genes are switched on and off.

Malaria vaccine halts spread of cancer

Scientists have successfully used a malaria vaccine to neutralise sugars on the surface of cancer cells, preventing cancer from spreading throughout the body.

Many men needlessly tested for prostate cancer

Doctors often retest men for prostate cancer, even though the first test showed no signs of cancer. This is pointless and debases male patients, say scientists.

Using our body’s immune system to fight cancer

Immunotherapy can prolong the lives of some cancer patients. Researcher Johanna Olweus explains how it works and why it currently only works for a few kinds of cancer.