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Cancer Biology

Amino acids in diet could be key to starving cancer

Cutting out certain amino acids – the building blocks of proteins – from the diet of mice slows tumour growth and prolongs survival.

Genetic analysis of cervical cancers hints at targets for treatments

A large analysis of cervical tumour samples has found distinct genetic ‘signatures’ that could better define the disease.

Study suggests small cell lung cancer should not be treated as single disease

A new study in mice suggests that a type of lung cancer could be split into two different diseases based on cells’ molecular fingerprints.

Blood test could predict best treatment for lung cancer

A blood test could predict how well small-cell lung cancer (SCLC) patients will respond to treatment, according to new research published in Nature Medicine.

Scientists discover cells that may fuel brain tumour growth

A US study has found a group of cells that fuel the growth of a particular type of brain tumour.

‘Surprising’ imbalance in cell growth could help oesophageal cancers form

Oesophageal cancers could stem from more than just cells growing out of control.

Acute myeloid leukaemia is 11 different diseases

Researchers studying the genetic make-up of an aggressive blood cancer, AML, have discovered that it exists in at least 11 different forms.

DNA analysis brings scientists step closer to ‘complete picture’ of breast cancer

An analysis of the complete genetic code of hundreds of breast tumours could lead to more personalised care for patients.

Immunotherapy and chemo combination shows early promise for pancreatic cancer

An experimental drug that stimulates the immune system, used in combination with chemotherapy, shrank tumours in patients with pancreatic cancer.

Scientists discover new way to tackle challenging children’s brain tumours

Scientists have discovered why a curable type of children’s brain tumour is so responsive to chemotherapy.

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