Tag Archives: cancer

Cancer: Breakthrough treatments to target drug resistance

The world’s first drugs designed to stop cancer cells becoming resistant to treatment could be available within the next decade, scientists have said. A £75m investment to develop the drugs has been announced by the Institute for Cancer Research (ICR). Chief executive Prof Paul Workman said cancer’s ability to adapt to drugs is the biggest… Read More »

People With Cancer Are Using Complementary Medicine—Without Telling Their Doctors

One third of people with cancer are using complementary and alternative medicines (CAMs), reports the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in a new study published in the journal JAMA Oncology. But nearly a third of those don’t let their doctors know. According to the National Cancer Institute, CAMs are medical products and practices that… Read More »

Opportunistic cancer cells ‘slip through the gaps’ to spread through blood vessels

Cancer cells may rely on opportunism, as well as chemical signalling, to spread through the body, according to new findings by mathematicians at the University of Birmingham. Cancer spreads by sending cells out from the primary tumour to travel through the vascular or lymphatic system to colonise other organs in a process called metastasis. During… Read More »