Scientists developing new tools for diagnosing cancer

By Richard Hindle


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A group of scientists from Russia’s Ural Federal University, headed by Professor Grigory Zyryanov, synthesised a group of multi-purpose fluorophores.

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New PET probe could improve detection of primary and metastatic melanoma

By Richard Hindle


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A new nuclear medicine method for detecting malignant melanoma, one of the most aggressive skin cancers, has been successfully tested for the first time in humans and could improve detection of both primary and metastatic melanoma.

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New combination blood test for pancreatic cancer may catch disease earlier

By Richard Hindle


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A new approach to pancreatic cancer screening may help doctors detect the disease in people at high risk before it reaches more advanced and difficult-to treat stages.

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Research reveals mechanism for leukaemia cell growth, prompting new treatment hopes

By Richard Hindle


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A mechanism which drives leukaemia cell growth has been discovered by researchers at the University of Sussex, who believe their findings could help to inform new strategies when it comes to treating the cancer.

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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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