Subscribe to the BioNews newsletter for free

Login
Advanced Search

Search for
BioNews

Like the Progress Educational Trust on Facebook


Glossary

Cancer/cancerous

A group of diseases that start when the signals that control how much and how often cells divide stop working properly. This causes cells to grow and multiply too much, and eventually to invade other tissues.



Articles using this Glossary Item

 1/9      

FDA okays test for many cancer-causing genes

04 December 2017 - by Theofanis Michailidis

The US Food and Drug Administration has approved a test which can detect cancer-causing mutations in 324 genes... [Read More]

Gene therapy effective for treatment-resistant leukaemia

27 November 2017 - by Sam Sherratt

A new gene therapy for leukaemia is effective for a majority of patients who showed resistance to previous therapies... [Read More]

Confronting unproven stem cell treatments in Australia: The new regulation

20 November 2017 - by Dr Patrick Foong

Stem cell research holds tremendous promise for the treatment of a wide variety of illnesses and conditions, from spinal cord injury to autism. However, much more work is necessary to translate stem cell research into safe and effective therapies... [Read More]

Genetic 'sensor' spots and kill cells with key cancer gene

20 November 2017 - by Marcia Costa

A team of scientists in Germany has developed a 'sensor' that detects mutations in the key tumour suppressor gene p53 and then kills potentially cancerous cells... [Read More]

BRCA screening could prevent 1000 cases of breast cancer a year

13 November 2017 - by Dr Loredana Guglielmi

Researchers have introduced new criteria to screen for BRCA gene mutations that could prevent more than 10,000 cases of cancer and save more than 2000 lives in the next decade... [Read More]

AI test could be first screening tool for ovarian cancer

06 November 2017 - by Isobel Steer

Machine learning has been used to develop a promising screening test for ovarian cancer, a team of US-based researchers has said... [Read More]

Twenty-seven genes that suppress cancer discovered

06 November 2017 - by Julianna Photopoulos

Scientists have found 27 new tumour suppressor genes... [Read More]

Seventy-two new gene targets for breast cancer found

30 October 2017 - by Annabel Slater

Two studies have discovered 72 new genetic variants associated with the risk of developing breast cancer... [Read More]

FDA approves second gene therapy for cancer

19 October 2017 - by Jennifer Willows

The US Food and Drug Administration have approved the world’s second gene therapy to target blood cancer... [Read More]

Number of mutations needed to cause cancer calculated

19 October 2017 - by Charlott Repschlager

Between one and 10 mutations are required for a healthy cell to turn cancerous... [Read More]

Act now to investigate male infertility, urges expert

16 October 2017 - by Annabel Slater

An expert in male fertility has called for urgent research into the stark decline reported in Western sperm counts... [Read More]

Human sperm maturation study may hold insights

09 October 2017 - by Shaoni Bhattacharya

Researchers hope that a study detailing the four stages of human sperm stem cell development may shed light on infertility and certain cancers... [Read More]

Researchers crack how BRCA1 gene raises cancer risk

09 October 2017 - by Dr Loredana Guglielmi

A major breakthrough in understanding how mutations in the BRCA1 gene raise cancer risk has been made by researchers in the USA... [Read More]

Child brain cancer redefined as 10 different diseases

02 October 2017 - by Dr Molly Godfrey

Deadly childhood brain tumours are highly diverse and can be divided into 10 different subtypes, according to new research... [Read More]

CRISPR used to uncover new drug targets for cancer

02 October 2017 - by Rachel Reeves

New potential drug targets have been identified for cancers associated with KRAS gene mutations, which are thought to drive around 20-30 percent of all human cancers... [Read More]

The UK courts remain unmoved on commercial surrogacy

02 October 2017 - by Andrew Powell

A recent case is noteworthy not only for clinical negligence lawyers but also those interested in surrogacy and the wider public policy debate in the UK... [Read More]

Cancer mutations explored using organoids and CRISPR

18 September 2017 - by Dr Molly Godfrey

Organoids and CRISPR/Cas9 have been combined in a novel method to study genetic mutations occurring in cancer... [Read More]

Drug protects mice against cancer treatment infertility

11 September 2017 - by Dr Katie Howe

An existing drug has been shown to protect eggs from radiation and chemotherapy damage in research carried out in mice... [Read More]

Gene therapy for cancer halted after patient death

11 September 2017 - by Ebtehal Moussa

Two trials assessing gene therapy for blood cancer have been put on hold by the US Food and Drug Administration, following a patient fatality... [Read More]

FDA crackdown on unproven stem cell therapies

04 September 2017 - by Rikita Patel

The US Food and Drug Administration intends to investigate the use of unproven stem cell therapies being offered in the country's clinics... [Read More]

 1/9      


Events using this Glossary Item

No Events for this area at the moment.


Published by the Progress Educational Trust

CROSSING FRONTIERS

Public Conference
London
8 December 2017

Speakers include

Professor Azim Surani

Professor Magdalena Zernicka-Goetz

Professor Robin Lovell-Badge

Sally Cheshire

Professor Guido Pennings

Katherine Littler

Professor Allan Pacey

Dr Sue Avery

Professor Richard Anderson

Dr Elizabeth Garner

Dr Andy Greenfield

Dr Anna Smajdor

Dr Henry Malter

Vivienne Parry

Dr Helen O'Neill

Dr César Palacios-González

Philippa Taylor

Fiona Fox

Sarah Norcross

Sandy Starr


BOOK HERE

Good Fundraising Code

Become a Friend of PET HERE and give the Progress Educational Trust a regular donation