Secrets of naked mole-rat cancer resistance unearthed

Naked mole-rats can live for an incredibly long time and have an exceptional resistance to cancer thanks to unique conditions in their bodies that stop cancer

Cambridge University News • cambridge
July 1, 2020 ~4 min

Tags: stem-cells cancer

Blood test to monitor cancer up to ten times more sensitive than current methods

A new method of analysing cancer patients’ blood for evidence of the disease could be up to ten times more sensitive than previous methods according to new

Cambridge University News • cambridge
June 17, 2020 ~7 min

Tags: dna health cancer blood blood-test

Harnessing AI in the fight against COVID-19

AI assisted COVID-19 diagnostic and prognostic tool could improve resource allocation and patient outcomes.

Cambridge University News • cambridge
June 4, 2020 ~6 min

Tags:  artificial-intelligence  cancer  imaging  covid-19  coronavirus

Leading European cancer centres share guidance on making their operations ‘pandemic proof’

Seven of Europe’s leading cancer centres have today published a report detailing how they have organized their healthcare systems at an unprecedented scale and pace to make their operations ‘pandemic proof’ during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Cambridge University News • cambridge
April 16, 2020 ~6 min

Tags:  cancer  covid-19  coronavirus

WOMEN in STEM: Dr Karen Pinilla

Dr Karen Pinilla is a clinical research fellow at the Cancer Research UK Cambridge Centre. She worked as a clinician in the breast unit at Addenbrooke’s Hospital before starting her fellowship in October 2019. She is now based in both Addenbrooke’s Hospital and the Cancer Research UK Cambridge Institute.

Cambridge University News • cambridge
Feb. 20, 2020 ~5 min

Tags:  women-in-stem  cancer  breast-cancer

Zooming in on breast cancer reveals how mutations shape the tumour landscape

Scientists have created one of the most detailed maps of breast cancer ever achieved, revealing how genetic changes shape the physical tumour landscape, according to research funded published in Nature Cancer.

Cambridge University News • cambridge
Feb. 17, 2020 ~4 min

Tags: health cancer breast-cancer

Magnetised molecules used to monitor breast cancer

A new type of scan that involves magnetising molecules allows doctors to see in real-time which regions of a breast tumour are active, according to research at the University of Cambridge and published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

Cambridge University News • cambridge
Jan. 22, 2020 ~4 min

Tags: cancer breast-cancer imaging

Detailed genetic study provides most comprehensive map of risk to date of breast cancer risk

A major international study of the genetics of breast cancer has identified more than 350 DNA ‘errors’ that increase an individual’s risk of developing the disease. The scientists involved say these errors may influence as many as 190 genes.

Cambridge University News • cambridge
Jan. 7, 2020 ~6 min

Tags: dna genetics cancer breast-cancer

Cambridge joins new transatlantic research alliance to detect cancer at its earliest stage

Cambridge scientists are set to benefit from a major cash injection from Cancer Research UK and partners to develop radical new strategies and technologies to detect cancer at its earliest stage.

Cambridge University News • cambridge
Oct. 21, 2019 ~8 min

Tags: physics future-therapeutics cancer

Study highlights potential of whole genome sequencing to enable personalised cancer treatment

Whole genome sequencing of tumour cells could help predict the prognosis of a patient’s cancer and offer clues to identify the most effective treatment, suggests an international study published today in Nature Medicine.

Cambridge University News • cambridge
Sept. 30, 2019 ~6 min

Tags: cancer breast-cancer genome-sequencing

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