Cancer news

Botox for stomach cancer? No, but the research is fascinating

Amid continuing tales of global woe, Thursday morning’s news carried one of those quirky ‘fancy-that!’ medical research stories that often captures the...

Bob Marley, genomics, and a rare form of melanoma

In May 1981 the music world lost a legend when reggae artist Bob Marley died after a four-year battle with a melanoma skin cancer that started on his toe...

Scientists learn more about rare skin cancer that killed Bob Marley

Acral melanomas, the type of skin cancer that caused Bob Marley’s death, are genetically distinct from other types of skin cancer

How a microscopic ‘pump’ could get drugs into cancer cells

A major challenge for chemotherapy has been balancing the ability to damage and kill cancer cells with the collateral damage it can cause to normal,...

Death rates in top four cancer killers fall by a third over 20 years

Death rates for breast, bowel, lung and prostate cancer combined have fallen by almost a third in the last 20 years according to the latest figures.