A UCLA-led research team has developed a sprayed gel embedded with immune-boosting drugs that could help cancer tumour recurrence after surgery. Many people who are diagnosed with cancer will undergo some type of surgery to treat their disease — almost 95 percent of people with early-diagnosed breast cancer will require surgery and it’s often the… Read more

Mannose sugar, a nutritional supplement, can both slow tumour growth and enhance the effects of chemotherapy in mice with multiple types of cancer, a new study shows. The findings are a step towards understanding how mannose could be used to help treat cancer. Tumours use more glucose than normal, healthy tissues. However, it is very… Read more

An anti-inflammatory drug molecule with a new mechanism of action has been developed by a team led by Karolinska Institutet researchers . By inhibiting a certain protein, the researchers were able to reduce the signals that trigger an inflammation. “We’ve developed a new drug molecule that inhibits inflammation. It acts on a protein that we… Read more

A mutant form of the cancer prevention gene p53 ‘tackles’ the normal p53 protein and blocks it from carrying out its protective role, researchers at the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute report. As a result, p53 can no longer activate natural defences against cancer — such as the body’s DNA repair process — increasing the… Read more

A mathematical relationship that sheds new light on the rate at which cancer cells mutate and why some survive and rapidly multiply, yet others do not, has been revealed by researchers at the Yale School of Public Health. The finding has implications for decision-making for precision-medicine tumor boards, the selection and design of clinical trials… Read more