Huntington’s ‘super assassin’ molecule could kill cancer

February 21, 2018 admin 0

Scientists probing the reason why cancer is far less common in individuals with Huntington’s disease have revealed that the gene responsible for the fatal brain […]

Starving cancer cells of sugar – does it work?

January 26, 2018 admin 0

Previous research have shown that rapidly dividing cancer cells require higher levels of sugar than healthy cells. This dependency on sugar distinguishes cancer cells from […]

Flu virus could be used to treat pancreatic cancer, researchers find

January 26, 2018 admin 0

A modified form of the common flu virus has been reprogrammed to hunt down and attack pancreatic cancer tumours, but leave healthy cells unharmed. Scientists […]

NHS cancer hospital may have to delay or reduce treatment

January 12, 2018 admin 0

Leaked memo says nursing shortage means patients could have to wait longer for chemotherapy, or be given less treatment An NHS cancer hospital may have […]

Huntington’s disease: Could a cancer drug hold the key?

December 11, 2017 admin 0

Medication used to treat cancer could potentially be an effective therapy for Huntington’s disease, according to new research led by Duke University School of Medicine […]

NHS pays out record compensation to cancer patients

November 27, 2017 admin 0

The number of cancer patients successfully suing the NHS for missed diagnoses has doubled in the past five years, new figures show. The health service […]

Some cancer patients have PTSD years after diagnosis, study finds

November 20, 2017 admin 0

 A fifth of cancer patients experience post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), a Malaysian study has found. About one-third of these still had consistent or worsening PTSD […]