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Cancer Has Been A Deadly Problem For Longer Than We Thought

Two recent recent discoveries, of a 1.7 million-year-old cancerous foot bone and a two million-year-old vertebrae ravaged by tumours, show that cancer has been bothering us for a while. So it’s not strictly a modern disease.

US Feds Allow Experimental Cancer Trial To Resume Despite Recent Deaths

Just days after shutting down tests of a groundbreaking new cancer therapy in the wake of three patient deaths, the US Food and Drug Administration has said the trials can resume. So what changed?

The Latest Study Linking Mobile Phones To Cancer Has Big Problems

You may have seen the headlines recently reporting on a new study that’s supposedly found a link between mobile phones and cancer. But all is not quite as it seems. And much of the alarm raised by the study is misplaced.

The Way Cancer Cells Spread Is Even Scarier Than We Thought

Cancer cells have a terrifying-yet-ingenious way of passing through even the smallest blood vessels to spread throughout the human body, according to a new study by researchers at Massachusetts General Hospital. Figuring out how to prevent them from doing so may help slow down the spread of this killer disease.

Lab Mice Are Freezing Their Asses Off, And It's Screwing Up Science

Most science labs maintain a temperature far below levels preferred by mice, and it’s taking a toll on their health. New research suggests these chilly mice are skewing science results across a wide range of research areas — and the problem is far worse than anyone realised.

Sean Parker's $US250 Million Plan To Annihilate Cancer

Sean Parker, the billionaire co-founder of Napster and the first president of Facebook, announced a $US250 million initiative to accelerate the development of effective cancer treatments — and he’s asking America’s top scientists to pitch in and openly share their research findings.

Australian Scientists Develop Nano Technology To Avoid Healthy Cells In Cancer Treatment

Nano-tech “smart packages” under development in Australia and China are bringing us closer to more effectively treating cancer with far fewer harmful side effects.

Researchers are developing a novel system to bombard cancerous tumours — and not healthy tissue — with the most potent chemotherapy drugs available after discovering folate and pH-sensitive drug nano-vesicles which quickly release the chemo agents after they react to the cellular makeup of common cancer tumour cells.

Shooting Lasers At Frogs Brings Us Closer To Curing Cancer

A team of scientists has hacked a light-responsive protein into tadpoles, and used it as an on-off switch to suppress tumour growth. It’s a fascinating development that could one day lead to new tools for fighting cancer in humans.

Australian Scientists Make Major Prostate Cancer Treatment Breakthrough

Australian researchers have launched a clinical trial which will use revolutionary technology to improve targeting accuracy for patients undergoing radiotherapy for prostate cancer — cutting treatment time from 40 visits to just five.

Multiple Gene Testing For Breast Cancer Raises Ethical Concerns

Multiple gene panel testing may be a cheaper, more accessible way to investigate the heritability of breast cancer, but it comes with ethical issues, according to a recent Australian study.

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