Synthetic fungal compound activates cancer's self-destruct switch

Posted in Medicine on 12th Jun, 2020
by Alex Muller

Scientists at the University of Tokyo have developed a synthetic version of a fungal compound that could help swing things back in our favor, by reactivating a missing gene that would normally drive these sinister cells to self-destruction.

Metastudy says aspirin lowers risk of some cancers, but questions remain

Posted in Medicine on 17th Apr, 2020
by Alex Muller

Scientists are still debating whether there are benefits to taking aspirin as a preventative measure against cancer if you are otherwise healthy,

New Method for Better Early Detection of Cancer

Posted in Medicine on 11th Feb, 2020
by Alex Muller

They hope within 18 months to two years to conduct first clinical trials in patents.

Dead bodies are revealing the secrets of how cancer kills

Posted in Medicine on 7th Feb, 2020
by Alex Muller

One in two people will develop cancer in their lifetime, according to figures from Cancer Research UK. And while research has advanced in leaps and bounds in terms of finding drugs and improving our understanding of the disease, doctors still don’t know the answer to one of the biggest questions: why do patients die?

Why are cancer rates increasing?

Posted in Medicine, Science on 6th Feb, 2020
by Alex Muller

There are now more people than ever living to an age where they have a higher risk of developing cancer.