Tiny golden bullets could help tackle asbestos-related cancers

Gold nanotubes – tiny hollow cylinders one thousandth the width of a human hair – could be used to treat mesothelioma, a type of cancer caused by exposure to

Cambridge University News • cambridge
yesterday ~4 min

Tags: advanced-materials spotlight-on-future-therapeutics cancer

Imaging technique could replace tissue biopsies in assessing drug resistance in breast cancer patients

Imaging techniques could replace the need for invasive tissue biopsies in helping rapidly determine whether cancer treatments are working effectively,

Cambridge University News • cambridge
Oct. 6, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: animal-research cancer breast-cancer imaging magnetic-resonance-imaging-mri

New model predicts oesophageal cancer eight years early for half of all patients

DNA from tissue biopsies taken from patients with Barrett’s oesophagus – a risk factor for oesophageal cancer – could show which patients are most likely to

Cambridge University News • cambridge
Sept. 7, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: genetics cancer oesophageal-cancer

Four-stranded DNA structures found to play role in breast cancer

Four stranded DNA structures – known as G-quadruplexes – have been shown to play a role in certain types of breast cancer for the first time, providing a

Cambridge University News • cambridge
Aug. 3, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: dna genetics cancer breast-cancer

Genetic tool can identify Asian women at higher risk of breast cancer

A genetic study in Asian women, led by Malaysian scientists in collaboration with Singapore and the University of Cambridge, has revealed that a genetic tool

Cambridge University News • cambridge
July 31, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: cancer

‘Pill on a string’ test to transform oesophageal cancer diagnosis

A ‘pill on a string’ test can identify ten times more people with Barrett’s oesophagus than the usual GP route, after results from a 3-year trial were

Cambridge University News • cambridge
July 30, 2020 ~6 min

Tags: cancer clinical-trial oesophageal-cancer

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

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