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Possible target for treating breast cancer that’s spread to brain found in mice

A molecule that could help tackle a certain type of breast cancer after it has spread to the brain has been identified in mice, according to a new study.

Possible link between platelets and cancer risk, though further work needed

A possible link between cancer and the levels of a component of blood, called platelets, should be investigated further, according to a new study.

Vaccine may reduce HPV infections that cause some oral cancers

Study finds that young adults in the US who hadn’t been vaccinated were around 14 times more likely to have oral HPV infections than those who were vaccinated.

Targeted drug delays relapse of intermediate-stage lung cancer

A drug holds lung cancer at bay longer after surgery than standard chemotherapy, according to unpublished results of a new trial in China.

Competition between immune cells could explain why some immunotherapy drugs fail

New images may have uncovered why in some cases cancers don’t respond to certain immunotherapy drugs.