Doctors investigate commonly used medications that may worsen COVID-19, or even help fight it

By Richard Hindle


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A study has found there is no evidence for or against the use of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs such as ibuprofen […]

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CRISPR-Cas9 datasets analysis leads to largest genetic screen resource for cancer research

By Richard Hindle


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A comprehensive map of genes necessary for cancer survival is one step closer, following the validation of the two largest CRISPR-Cas9 genetic screens in 725 cancer models, across 25 different cancer types.

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Experimental medication to prevent heart disease may treat chemo-resistant ovarian cancer

By Richard Hindle


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Researchers are exploring the use of experimental medication to prevent heart disease for chemo-resistant ovarian cancer

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New drug combination could support better cancer treatments

By Richard Hindle


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Researchers have identified a promising new drug combination that could significantly help the immune system target cancer cells and kill them.

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Could cancer immunotherapy success depend on gut bacteria?

By Richard Hindle


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A study by researchers at UT Southwestern Medical Center and the University of Chicago suggests that gut bacteria can penetrate tumour cells and boost the effectiveness of an experimental immunotherapy that targets the CD47 protein.

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Extra chromosomes in cancers can be good or bad

By Richard Hindle


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Some advanced tumours can harbour cells that have accumulated more than 100 chromosomes, instead of 46 in normal cells. High levels of aneuploidy are associated with aggressive cancers and a poor prognosis for patients. But according to Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory investigator Jason Sheltzer and colleagues, not all aneuploidies spur cancer’s progression.

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CD19 CAR NK-cell therapy achieves 73% response rate in patients with leukaemia and lymphoma

By Richard Hindle


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According to results from a Phase I/IIa trial at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, treatment with cord […]

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Traces of immortality in tumor DNA

By Richard Hindle


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To gain an infinite lifespan, cancer cells need to maintain the ends of their chromosomes, known as telomeres. They achieve […]

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First-of-its-kind technology lights up lung cancer cells, helps improve patient outcomes

By Richard Hindle


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A groundbreaking tumour-highlighting technology – OTL38 – enhances the visualisation of lung cancer tissue, providing surgeons with a significantly better chance of finding and removing more cancer than previously possible.

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