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Chemotherapy

Personalised diets could help cancer patients

American researchers made a discovery that could lead to ways to minimise the nausea experienced during chemotherapy.

Chemotherapy advances improve breast cancer survival

Advances in chemotherapy have improved survival rates and reduced recurrence rates for some types of breast cancers, says new research.

Postponing surgery reduces long term side effects for children with kidney cancer

Children given chemotherapy before surgery to treat the most common form of childhood kidney cancer, called Wilms' tumour, require less treatment and experience fewer long...

New molecular marker could predict if breast cancer patients need chemotherapy

A new predictive marker which could help doctors to decide whether breast cancer patients would benefit from chemotherapy has been identified by a team of scientists.

Bowel cancer 'chemo swap' shrinks tumours, making surgery safer and easier

Giving some bowel cancer patients six weeks of chemotherapy before surgery can significantly shrink their tumour, making it easier to remove and potentially reducing the...

Bacterial therapy attacks tumours from the inside-out

A new strategy of combining specially modified bacteria with microscopic capsules of chemotherapy could destroy tumours from the inside-out, according to new research from...

Study uncovers genes which affect chemotherapy impact

Researchers have identified 87 genes which appear to affect the sensitivity of human cancer cells to certain chemotherapy drugs.

Study suggests chemotherapy cream may improve appearance of ageing skin

A small clinical trial in the US has suggested that a chemotherapy cream used to treat a condition called actinic keratoses - which can develop into skin cancer - may also...

Drug trial shows improved survival for breast cancer patients

A woman's chances of surviving early stage breast cancer could improve by a third if she is treated with a particular combination of chemotherapy drugs, according to a...

Non-Hodgkin lymphoma survival doubles since early 1970s

More than half of patients diagnosed with Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma (NHL) are now surviving the disease thanks to improved diagnosis and treatment, according to a new report...

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