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Tumour "Achilles heel" targeted by research

US scientists who have identified a flaw in tumours' defences against therapy hope it could lead to new treatments for cancer.

Smokefree legislation linked to drop in asthma admissions

There were 1,900 fewer emergency hospital admissions for asthma in England in each year after the country went smokefree, researchers have found.

Researchers close in on new way to treat aggressive bowel cancers

Targeting a 'previously unappreciated' protein could lead to a treatment for aggressive bowel cancer, US researchers have found.

'Black sheep protein' key to cancer cell death

A neglected member of an important family of proteins could boost the effectiveness of an exciting new group of cancer drugs - reveals a study in Cancer Cell* today (...

Vanity taking its toll on women's long-term health

Fashion trends and concerns about appearance could be having a detrimental effect on the health and fitness of our nation's women according to a new survey commissioned by...

Welsh cancer care receives Ј4.5m boost

The Welsh Assembly has announced that its cancer care road map is to receive an additional Ј4.

Major study suggests 'squirting' as key to cancer's spread

Researchers may be a step closer to solving the mystery of how cancer cells can split away from a tumour and spread to other parts of the body, a report in the journal...

Cancer Research Technology appoints new chairman to its board of directors

Cancer Research Technology - the commercial arm of Cancer Research UK - today announced the appointment of Peter Chambrй as its new chairman.

Research reveals possible cancer role for YAP gene

Researchers have identified a new role for a known gene, pointing to its possible involvement in the development of breast, liver and other types of cancer.

Scientists move a step closer to targeting key cancer process

Scientists in the US are closer to working out how to target cancer cells that are driven by a hyperactive gene called Myc, according to a report in the journal Science....