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Gene could predict breast cancer patients' response to tamoxifen

Scientists have identified a gene which could help predict whether a breast cancer patient will respond to taking tamoxifen.

Faulty enzyme linked to certain brain tumours

US scientists have discovered that a faulty enzyme may contribute to the formation of some malignant brain tumours.

Glowing cells guide ovarian cancer surgery

Dutch surgeons have performed the first ever surgical procedures on ovarian cancer patients using new technology that illuminates ovarian cancer cells, making it easier to...

Drug boosts survival when breast cancer spreads to brain

Treatment with lapatinib could extend survival in women with Her2-positive breast cancer that has spread to the brain, according to research published today in the British...

Cardiff scientists take on leukaemia with drugs personalised to individual patients

Cardiff scientists are treating leukaemia by trialling new drugs tailored to individual patientsї genetic make-up.

Lifetime Achievement Award for Professor Alan Ashworth

Professor Alan Ashworth has received an award from the European Society for Medical Oncology to recognise his work to improve the care of breast cancer patients

Gene could be important drug target for children's brain tumour

Scientists have discovered a gene that could lead to more effective treatments for a form of childhood brain cancer called paediatric high grade glioma

'Skills Swap' to exploit expertise for patient benefit

Cancer Research Technology (CRT) and Medical Research Council Technology (MRCT) will 'swap' medical discoveries to accelerate the translation of early scientific research...

Cancer Research UK launches trial to treat brain cancer which has returned

Cancer Research UKїs Drug Development Office has opened a trial of a new combination of drugs for the treatment of patients with brain cancer.

Common anti-fungal drug found to stop blood vessel growth

A drug commonly used to treat toenail fungus can also block the growth of new blood vessels, researchers have discovered.

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