cancer research

Cancer research news Summary

Posted in Medicine, Science on 3rd Aug, 2021
by Alex Muller

A quick summary of some of the most important issues in oncology today

Blood test could tailor treatment after surgery

Posted in Medicine, Science on 3rd Aug, 2021
by Alex Muller

It’s difficult to know whether someone’s cancer has been completely removed, or if a little is left behind. And that distinction is crucial, because even if a small number of cancer cells remain, it could mean a patient’s cancer comes back.

New treatment may improve immune system’s ability to destroy cancer cells

Posted in Medicine on 1st Aug, 2021
by Alex Muller

The findings shows that by restricting a group of cells known to impede immune responses, the treatment frees up other immune cells that go on to attack tumours and cancer cells.

Rebel Cell: Book Review

Posted in Medicine, Reviews, Science on 27th Jun, 2021
by Alex Muller

Geneticist and award-winning science writer Kat Arney takes the reader back to the dawn of life on planet Earth right up to the present day to get to the heart of what cancer really is and how by better understanding it we might one day overcome it. There is PTN's review of the book.

Electronic nose sniffs out cancer in blood samples with over 90% accuracy

Posted in Medicine on 5th Jun, 2021
by Alex Muller

The data shows we can identify these tumors at both advanced and the earliest stages, which is exciting.