Conversion of breast cancer cells into fat cells impedes the formation of metastases

By Richard Hindle


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An innovative combination therapy can force malignant breast cancer cells to turn into fat cells. This can be used to prevent the formation of metastases in mice, as researchers at the University of Basel’s Department of Biomedicine recently reported

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Researchers discover common markers of tumour hypoxia across 19 cancer types

By Richard Hindle


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Researchers have discovered molecular hallmarks of hypoxia in the first-ever pan-cancer analysis of low oxygen in human tumours. The study investigated more than 8,000 human tumours across 19 different cancer types, this article provides further information.

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Breast cancer risk-factors and benefits of early screening

By Dr Marwan Elbagoury


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Although breast cancer is the most common type of female cancer throughout the Middle East, many women do not seek medical care promptly. Consequently, the region has increased rates of late incidences. Dr Marwan Elbagouray explains breast cancer risks and the benefits of early screening.

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Adjuvant endocrine therapy: A cornerstone of systemic therapy for hormone receptor-positive breast cancer

By Dr Joyce Habib


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Adjuvant endocrine therapy remains a cornerstone of systemic therapy for hormone receptor-positive breast cancer. Dr Joyce Habib explains how there has been shift in the choice and duration of adjuvant endocrine therapy in pre and postmenopausal patients.

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Ovarian cancer: A patient centric approach

By Jan Lawry


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According to World Health Organisation figures, ovarian cancer is the 18th most common cancer worldwide and the 6th most common […]

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The burden of bladder cancer in the Middle East

By Ashraf Abdelghany


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Ashraf Abdelghany, Head of Oncology at the Middle East Medical Portal provides an overview of bladder cancer in the Middle East, including causes, and incident rates. Furthermore, he discusses the importance of bladder cancer awareness in the region.

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Cancer in Egypt

By Aalaa Abdou


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The earliest written description of cancer is found in the Edwin Smith Papyrus that dates to Dynasties 16–17 of the […]

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