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New drug raises potential for cancer treatment revolution

A revolution in cancer treatment could soon be underway following a breakthrough that may lead to a dramatic improvement in cancer survival rates. A new...

Skin cancer death rates 70% higher in men

Death rates from malignant melanoma – the most serious type of skin cancer – are 70% higher in men than women, despite similar numbers...

Scientists announce new advance with potential for future cancer targeting

New research that provides potential for exciting new approaches to targeting diseases such as cancer has been announced by an international team of academics. They have also announced the potential for more targeted treatments following their ide...

Many male cancer patients are missing out on sperm banking

Many men -- whose fertility may be at risk from cancer treatment -- are not being offered the chance to store their sperm according to new research published today in the Annals of Oncology (Thursday). Guidelines from the National Institute for ...

Study reveals cancer-linked epigenetic effects of smoking

For the first time, UK scientists have reported direct evidence that taking up smoking results in epigenetic changes associated with the development of cancer. The results were reported at the 35th Congress of the European Society for Medical On...

New drug could help target cancer cells with deadly accuracy

Researchers in Britain have developed a drug they say could revolutionize the effectiveness of radiation on cancer. Radiotherapy is used to destroy cancer cells by zapping their DNA, thus disrupting their ability to function and reproduce. But like other cells in the body, cancer cells have a sort of DNA repair kit that can minimize these effects. The new drug disables the DNA repair process and allows radiotherapy to target tumors with "deadly accuracy."

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