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New method makes cancer tests more accurate

A Danish chemist has come up with a method that may significantly improve existing ovarian cancer tests. The method aims to detect cancer more quickly and prevent misdiagnoses.

Screening does not prevent aggressive breast cancer

Breast screening does not detect the types of breast cancer that women actually die from sufficiently early, new research reveals. Screening may even lead to overtreatment, which increases the risk of other cancers, argues researcher.

Killing cancer cells with super glue

Using nanocapsules made with super glue, researchers have succeeded in making drugs attack tumours with surgical precision.

HPV vaccine effective for Danish women

The HPV vaccine against cervical cancer was introduced in Denmark in 2006. New research shows that it is already working as it should and has significantly reduced the risk of cervical precursor lesions.

Colonoscopies should be less painful

A new type of software that measures the doctor’s pace and caution during a colonoscopy is currently being tested in several Danish hospitals. Researchers hope this will make future colonoscopies less stressful for patients.

Stressed foetal cells harbour hope for cancer treatment

The body’s cells have a mechanism that helps them attain perfect cell division. Cancer cells also use these mechanisms, but scientists are now trying to prevent them from doing so.

Young cancer survivors too often end up on public benefits

Children and adolescents who have suffered brain tumours, leukaemia or bone and muscle tissue cancer are all too likely to get permanently side-tracked from prospective educations and careers.

Report: The pros and cons of coffee

Coffee lowers the risk of developing type 2 diabetes, depression, Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s – and the list goes on. There are, however, cases where coffee isn’t very good for us.

Colon cancer screenings turn away from faeces

Scientists seek to provide better colon cancer screenings by analysing blood samples instead of faeces.

Cancer-patient relatives need hope

Hope is essential for supporting relatives of cancer patients in their role as caregivers.