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Research And Trials

News digest – Brexit, viral treatments, alcohol, and… prostate cancer screening?

In this week's cancer news there's Brexit plans, viruses being used as treatments, and disagreements over screening for prostate cancer.

Two treatments for advanced prostate cancer bring equal benefits

Unpublished results from the Cancer Research UK-funded STAMPEDE trial show that two different treatments improve survival in men with advanced prostate cancer.

Targeted drug helps keep some advanced ovarian cancers at bay

Unpublished trial results have found that a drug which targets genetic vulnerabilities in tumour cells can delay some advanced ovarian cancers from worsening.

Handheld device could spot tumour tissue during surgery

US scientists have made a handheld device that can distinguish between tumour and healthy tissue in the lab. This could one day help improve cancer surgery.

US scientists share research of children’s cancers to accelerate progress

Scientists at Howard Hughes Medical Institute have developed and shared new mouse models of 12 children’s cancers that could be used to test new drugs.

Most young people who try e-cigarettes don’t become regular users, says study

The majority of e-cigarette experimentation among young people doesn’t turn into regular use, according to a new study.

News digest – vitamin supplements, cancer ‘avatars’, immunotherapy targets, and… Wi-Fi worries?

In this week's cancer news there's vitamin supplements and lung cancer risk, physical activity in middle age and immunotherapy research. Read our digest for more.

How light and sound give physicists a clearer picture of cancer

Physicists in Cambridge are using light and sound to gather information on prostate cancer in mice. This could show doctors how aggressive a tumour is.

Studies highlight ‘potential new targets for immunotherapy’

Scientists have uncovered two potential ways to help the immune system fight cancer better, opening up new avenues for future immunotherapy research.

SABR: radiotherapy that’s smart, fast and to the point

Researchers believe that focused high doses of radiotherapy could one day replace surgery for small cancers in certain organs.

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