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AI model takes us closer to personalised cancer treatments

The ‘holy grail’ of cancer treatment: Scientists take a huge step towards personalised therapies after developing an AI model that predicts how tumours will respond to drugs Could help doctors identify the best treatment and drug dose for each patient The model may be available on the NHS in as little as 10 years time […]

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New model mimics human tumors for accurate testing of cancer drugs

Walter and Eliza Hall Institute researchers have genetically engineered a new laboratory model that enables accurate testing of anti-cancer drugs by mimicking the complexity of human cancers. Using this advanced model, researchers will be able to discover the safest and most effective ways to use promising drugs called MCL-1 inhibitors in the clinic. The work […]

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Brexit could have a ‘catastrophic’ impact on cancer research

Brexit may be ‘catastrophic’ on cancer research and trigger a staffing crisis as fears grow scientists from the EU may not be allowed to work in the UK Brexit could trigger a workforce crisis for researchers, experts claim UK researchers have had £4.2bn of funding from the European Union since 2014 Germany has already overtaken […]

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Supercharged natural killer cells may hold promise for cancer

A type of ‘supercharged’ immune cell could be mass-produced to help fight cancer. The researchers behind the early-stage finding, from Imperial College London, say the development could mark the next generation of cutting-edge immunotherapy treatments, called CAR-T therapies. These personalised treatments involve reprogramming immune cells to kill cancer. NHS England announced on Friday it would […]

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Report outlines cancer risk among Hispanics/Latinos in the US

The cancer burden in Puerto Rico, a U.S. territory with a 99% Hispanic population, is substantially different from that of Hispanics in the continental U.S., according to Cancer Statistics for Hispanics/Latinos, 2018. The report, published every three years, says that men in Puerto Rico have higher prostate and colorectal cancer rates than non-Hispanic whites (NHWs) […]

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Ovarian cancer: Taking regular low-dose aspirin can lower risk

The team found a 23 percent lower risk of ovarian cancer in women who reported that they had recently been frequently taking up to 100 milligrams of aspirin, compared with women who had taken none. However, the team discovered no links between “standard-dose” aspirin use (325 milligrams) and ovarian cancer risk. There was a suggestion, […]

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Doctors Use Bacteria as Weapon Against Cancer

SUNDAY, Sept. 30, 2018 — It’s a perfect case of the enemy of my enemy is my friend. A potentially dangerous bacteria appears to target malignant cells and could provide a new means of fighting cancer, a small, preliminary study reports. The bacteria, Clostridium novyi-NT, can cause gas gangrene and sepsis if infection is allowed […]