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Scientists find new mechanism to explain development of cancer

Breakthrough in cancer gene research could lead to improved treatments, says scientists behind discovery.

Rare aggressive skin cancer on the rise

Cases of the aggressive skin cancer Merkel cell carcinoma (MCC) have nearly doubled in the past 20 years in Sweden.

A big gut increases risk of cancer

A lifestyle that increases the risk of heart disease also raises the risk of developing several types of cancer.

Children more likely to survive cancer if parents live together

A new study has found a correlation between family form and the survival chances of a child cancer patient.

Immunotherapy does not work for everyone

New research reveals why some patients do not benefit from immunotherapy treatments.

The immune system can fight cancer

We can now guide the immune system to fight cancer, and tailor immunotherapeutic treatments for each patient.

Scientists discover protein that spreads cancer

Nils Halberg at the University of Bergen has identified a protein that makes it possible for cancer cells to spread throughout the body.

Intense exercise inhibits cancer in mice

New research shows that cancerous tumours grow more slowly in mice that exercise more. Scientists now plan to test the effect in humans.

Genetic tests uncover lethal legacy — at a price

It’s become ever easier to test for mutations that increase a woman’s risk of breast and ovarian cancer. But what kind of psychological burden does the test impose on women who take it?

Football saves the bones of prostate cancer patients

Men with prostate cancer are at risk of developing osteoporosis, but this can be avoided with 32 weeks of football training.