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Foetal cells reduce risk of breast cancer

Cells from the foetus live on inside the mother for decades after childbirth. This could explain why giving birth could reduce the risk of developing breast cancer.

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.

Testicular cancer not affected by the mother’s sex hormones

Testicular cancer probably originates from hormonal disturbances at the embryonic stage, but is independent of the mother’s genes.

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.

Hormone spirals stand up to uterine cancer

Hormone spirals give protection against uterine cancer. The hormone spiral is superior compared to treatment with tablets.

The hunt for prostate cancer

New biomarkers can make hunting for prostate cancer more accurate.

New European genome HQ to create genome atlas

The opening of a new international genome research centre in Copenhagen marks the kick-off to an ambitious research project, which could lead to a cancer vaccine.

Fast or slow prostate cancer?

Some types of prostate cancer progress so slowly that the patient never requires treatment. The challenge now is to find out which patients need treatment and which don't.

Less pain for the physically active

Physically active individuals suffer less from chronic pain and enjoy better mental health. Cancer patients, too, benefit from exercise. Everyone can profit from getting up off the sofa.

Cancer treatment with fewer side effects

Side effects are currently the biggest problem with any cancer treatment. A treatment which kills only cancer cells, leaving other cells unaffected, is now underway.