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Cancer

Sunscreen from fjord bacteria

A microorganism living in a fjord in Norway will provide you with better protection against skin cancer and malignant melanomas.

Even little air pollution raises cancer risks

Air pollution, even in concentrations below EU limits, increases the risk of lung cancer.

Cancer enzymes are smarter than we thought

Scientists have discovered a previously unknown ability in some enzymes, which can cause cancer to spread if they are unbalanced. The discovery of this function may be crucial to more effective treatment, says researcher.

New cancer drug looks promising in human trials

Initial human trials of a new Danish-American cancer drug reveal encouraging results.

Breasts make life better

Women who have had one or both breasts removed surgically because of cancer are far happier if they have their breasts reconstructed, new study shows.

When bone-eating cells gain the upper hand

Advanced osteoporosis is often the most severe sequela, or resulting condition, of plasma cell cancer. Abnormally functioning stem cells are a key causal factor.

Towards personalised cancer treatment

An extensive research project will examine the errors occurring in the genes of several thousand Norwegian patients. The objective is to develop treatment that is better adapted to the individual patient.

Why tumours become resistant to treatment

Scientists have identified three genes that could lead to a new understanding of why cancer cells become highly resistant to treatment.

Norwegians more willing to get cancer check-ups

On the whole, Scandinavians have better attitudes than Brits, Australians and Canadians when it comes to making medical appointments to check out signs of cancer.

Synthetic substance inhibits bone cancer growth

Some cancers depend on a certain protein in order to grow. Researchers have now created a substance that can block this protein in living cancer cells.