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BNCT, a new-generation radiation treatment, is effective in advanced head and...

Biologically targeted BNCT treatment is based on producing radiation inside a tumour using boron-10 and thermal neutrons. Boron-10 is introduced into cancer cells with the help of a special carrier substance (phenylalanine), after which the tumour ...

Researchers find possible new treatment strategies for pancreatic cancer

Athens, Ga. -- New University of Georgia research has identified a protein that can be modified to improve the effectiveness of one of the most common drugs used to treat pancreatic cancer. The research, published in the March edition of the jour...

TCD scientists discover that self-eating cells safeguard against cancer

Scientists at Trinity College Dublin have made an important discovery concerning how fledgling cancer cells self-destruct, which has the potential of impacting on future cancer therapies. The Trinity research group, led by Smurfit Professor of Medi...

Nanotechnology may lead to new treatment of liver cancer

Nanotechnology may open a new door on the treatment of liver cancer, according to a team of Penn State College of Medicine researchers. They used molecular-sized bubbles filled with chemotherapy drugs to prevent cell growth and initiate cell death i...

World’s first chemical guided missile could be the answer to wiping...

Deakin University medical scientists have created the world's first cancer stem cell-targeting chemical missile, placing them a step closer to creating a medical 'smart bomb' that would seek out and eradicate the root of cancer cells. The Deakin ...

Whole genome sequencing used to help inform cancer therapy

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- Feb. 16, 2011 -- Whole genome sequencing -- spelling out a person's entire DNA genetic code -- has moved one step closer to being a medical option for direct patient care. Physicians and researchers at Mayo Clinic in A...

Conceptualizing cancer cells as ancient ‘toolkit’

TEMPE, Ariz. -- Despite decades of research and billions of dollars, cancer remains a major killer, with an uncanny ability to evade both the body's defenses and medical intervention. Now an Arizona State University scientist believes he has an exp...

Discovery may lead to turning back the clock on ovarian cancer

Cancer researchers have discovered that a type of regulatory RNA may be effective in fighting ovarian cancer. Ovarian cancer isn't typically discovered until it's in the advanced stages, where it is already spreading to other organs and is very di...

PET scans may allow early prediction of response to targeted therapy...

Reston, Va. (February 1, 2011) -- Positron emission tomography (PET) can image metabolic changes following treatment with the protein kinase inhibitor vandetanib, helping to define the therapy response or the effectiveness of the therapeutic agent...

Voice-saver: Light therapy for early-stage laryngeal cancer

DETROIT -- Light, or photodynamic, therapy can help preserve the voice and vocal cord function for patients with early stage laryngeal (voice box) cancer, according to a study from Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit. "Photodynamic therapy is an effec...

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