Current Cancer Research

Our Scientific editorial team has gathered international cancer experts to discuss current cancer research and advances in detection, treatment, management, and care.  Please let our scientific editor (science.editor [@] cancercareparcel.co.uk) know if there is something we should be publishing be here.

From cancer research to innovation, a journey to avoid suffering to all affected by cancer

From cancer research to innovation, a journey to avoid suffering to all affected by cancer

Dr Luis A. Gomez-Sarosi discusses how cancer therapies interact with cancer and non-cancerous cells in the tumour microenvironment and how they respond to treatment. Solid tumours are composed of an array of different types of cells which include cancer or malignant cells and non-cancerous or normal cells, such as fibroblasts and immune cells. This complex […]

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The importance of the bone marrow microenvironment for the progression of leukaemia.

The importance of the bone marrow microenvironment for the progression of leukaemia.

Costanza Zanetti, PhD student of Prof. Dr. D.S. Krause at the Georg-Speyer-Haus, Institute for Tumour Biology and Experimental Therapy, in Frankfurt (Germany), describes the importance of the bone marrow microenvironment for the progession of leukaemia. Leukaemia White and red blood, as well as platelets are derived from haematopoietic stem cells, which live in the bone […]

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Alice King discusses a non-invasive way to improve cancer diagnosis

Alice King discusses a non-invasive way to improve cancer diagnosis

Imaging cancer using positron emission tomography Positron emission tomography (PET) is a modern imaging technique that has been widely available throughout hospitals and cancer clinics since the 1990s. PET provides very different information to the better-known imaging methods X-ray and CT, which “capture” tumours by showing the internal structure of the body, similar to a […]

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The Not So Modern Stigma Of Cancer Research: A Scientists View Point

The Not So Modern Stigma Of Cancer Research: A Scientists View Point

One of several things that impressed me when I started working in cancer research was the fact that there were still some people who would raise an eyebrow when I answered the question “what do you do?” Though most people are supportive and even enthusiastic about cancer research, there remains a small minority who obstinately […]

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Science Turns Life-Threatening Zika Virus Into A Cure For Brain Cancer

Science Turns Life-Threatening Zika Virus Into A Cure For Brain Cancer

A Dangerous Virus Zika virus and its devastating consequences to unborn babies made the headlines in 2015 when scientists first established a link between this mosquito-borne virus, microcephaly and Guillain-Barré syndrome in babies, two devastating neurological disorders. Extensive research in the past couple of years on this previously poorly-known virus led scientists to the conclusion […]

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Could The Way Cancer Cells Process Information Affect Brain Tumour Development?

Could The Way Cancer Cells Process Information Affect Brain Tumour Development?

Professor Nives Pećina-Šlaus, Head of the Laboratory of Neuro-oncology at the Croatian Institute for Brain Research (University of Zagreb) explains how research conducted in her group can impact future brain tumour therapy. Cancer: A Genetic Disease The genetics of cancer (called Cancer Genomics) is nowadays one of the fastest expanding medical specialities and this vast […]

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Breakthrough Offers New Tailored Treatment Strategies For Children With Leukaemia

Breakthrough Offers New Tailored Treatment Strategies For Children With Leukaemia

A team of oncologists and research scientists working across different hospitals and UK universities have recently published a study in the Journal of Clinical Oncology that brings hope to children with Leukaemia. What Is Leukaemia? Leukaemia can exist as different types but the majority of cases affecting children are called Acute Lymphoblastic Leukaemia (ALL). ALL manifests […]

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Funding Cancer Research The Dragons Den Way

Funding Cancer Research The Dragons Den Way

The Worldwide Cancer Research charities advisory board met last month in a Dragons Den Style manner with scientists pitching for the projects to the board.  The task for the charity was to find the most exciting and ground-breaking treatment and research proposals for the future. £4 million in funding was up for grabs and 27 high profile researchers were put […]

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Treatment of prostate cancer may be monitored better by a new blood test

Treatment of prostate cancer may be monitored better by a new blood test

The BBC reported this week on a new blood test which has been developed to help with prostate cancer treatment. A study found a blood test could detect who men new drug treatment.  Researchers analysed blood samples from nearly 50 men with advanced prostate cancer who were taking a  new trial drug (olaparib). They wanted to […]

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A nanovaccine could be used as defense from mutliple cancers

A nanovaccine could be used as defense from mutliple cancers

A unique nanovaccine which targets several different cancer types has been developed by researchers from UT Southwestern Medical Center This nanovaccine consists of cancer proteins that are recognized by the immune system.   The Nanoparticle vaccines delivers minuscule particulates to the body.  These small particles stimulate the immune system to create an immune response against any potential cancer. This helps people’s […]

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