Tag Archives: Cancer Research UK

New AI able to identify & predict development of cancer symptom clusters

New Delhi: Cancer patients who undergo chemotherapy could soon benefit from a new AI (artificial intelligence) that is able to identify and predict the development of different combinations of symptoms – helping to alleviate much of the distress caused by their occurrence and severity.

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Biggest database for cancer drug discovery now in 3D

London: The world’s largest database for cancer drug discovery has been updated by adding three-dimensional structures of faulty proteins and maps of cancer’s communication networks, reports a study.

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Researchers develop new method to trap cancer cells

London: An international team has discovered a new way to potentially “fence in” a tumour and help stop cancer cells spreading, according to a study released on Thursday by Cancer Research UK.

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Aspirin could boost effectiveness of cancer treatment

London: Giving cancer patients aspirin at the same time as immunotherapy could dramatically boost the effectiveness of the treatment, according to new research published in the journal Cell.

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Combining chemotherapy with an immune-blocking drug could stop cancer growing back

London: Giving patients a drug that blocks part of the immune system from going into overdrive might help prevent cancer coming back in some people, according to research published in the journal Cancer Research.

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New drug combo could make cancer more sensitive to chemo

London: Combining chemotherapy with new drugs that target a protein that helps cancer cells to withstand chemotherapy could drastically improve treatment, according to research published in the journal Cancer Cell.

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Less intensive chemo avoids irreversible side effects in children’s cancer

London: Children with a rare type of cancer called Wilms’ tumour who are at low risk of relapsing can now be given less intensive treatment, avoiding a type of chemotherapy that can cause irreversible heart problems in later life.

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Tamoxifen class drugs reduce breast cancer rates by more than a third in women at high risk

London: Tamoxifen and three similar drugs reduce breast cancer incidence by 38 per cent in women at an increased risk of the disease according to a new study led by Queen Mary, University of London, and published in The Lancet.

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Cancer researchers and astronomers team up to beat cancer

London: Cancer Research UK scientists have honed techniques originally developed to spot distant galaxies and used them to identify biomarkers that signal a cancer’s aggressiveness among some 2,000 breast tumours, in a study published in the British Journal of Cancer.

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Breast cancer screening reduces deaths but leads to overdiagnosis

London: An independent panel of experts, led by Michael Marmot of the University College London (UCL) Epidemiology and Public Health, has concluded that routine breast cancer screening reduces the risk of dying from breast cancer, but also results in overdiagnosis. The findings are published in a Review in The Lancet.

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