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Cancer breakthroughs

Postby wjfox2009 on Tue Apr 05, 2011 10:08 am

Let's use this thread to compile a list of news stories that are specifically related to cancer.

You can still post separate threads if you want, but we can group them together in this thread, for easy reference.

I'll start...

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Scientists Discover a Way to Kill Off Tumors in Cancer Treatment Breakthrough

ScienceDaily (Apr. 4, 2011) — Scientists from the School of Pharmacy at Queen's University Belfast and Almac Discovery Ltd have developed a new treatment for cancer which rather than attacking tumours directly, prevents the growth of new blood vessels in tumours, starving them of oxygen and nutrients, thereby preventing their growth.

Targeting tumour blood vessels is not a new concept, however, this drug attacks the blood vessels using an entirely different pathway and therefore could be useful for treating tumours which don't respond to or which are resistant to current therapies of this type.

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Re: Cancer breakthroughs

Postby wjfox2009 on Tue Apr 26, 2011 8:31 am

Israeli engineers have built an artificial device capable of detecting cancers of the head and neck, from exhaled breath.



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Re: Cancer breakthroughs

Postby wjfox2009 on Tue Apr 26, 2011 8:32 am

This was posted in another thread, but I'm re-posting it here anyway -

Pancreas cancer vaccine trialled

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Re: Cancer breakthroughs

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Surprise discovery of unknown breast cancer genes could revolutionise treatment

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Re: Cancer breakthroughs

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Scientists have used nanoscale capsules to release an immune system-stimulating protein directly into lung cancer tumors.





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