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Damage to skin cells might continue after exposure to UV

Damage caused by ultraviolet (UV) radiation could continue hours after exposure, according to a new laboratory study by US researchers.

Research opens new avenue for bile duct cancer treatment trials

Researchers in Edinburgh have discovered how a molecular mechanism drives the growth of bile duct cancer.

Genetic weakness points to potential drug target

US scientists have identified a molecule that, if targeted with drugs, could help slow the growth of tumour cells carrying certain genetic faults.

Experimental drugs aim to tackle melanoma 'escape route'

Manchester researchers are developing a new generation of targeted melanoma drugs that could bypass treatment resistance seen with current therapies.

'Huge breakthrough' in understanding how the immune system recognises cancer

US researchers have revealed the identity of molecules on the surface of cancer cells which allow the body's immune system to identify and destroy them

Researchers reveal lung cancer can stay hidden for over 20 years

Scientists have discovered that lung cancers can lie dormant for over 20 years before suddenly turning into an aggressive form of the disease

Tumour DNA in blood could help monitor prostate cancer development

Analysing DNA from regular blood samples could show when a man’s prostate cancer is becoming resistant to treatment.

Researchers discover new genetic risk predictors for prostate cancer

Newly discovered genetic markers could be used to identify men with a higher risk of prostate cancer.

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

Piggy-backing cells hold clue to skin cancer growth

Skin cancer cells work together to spread further and faster, according to a new study published in Cell Reports.