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Glossary

Tumour

A distinct mass of tissue which results from an abnormal growth or abnormal division of cells. Tumours are said to be cancerous if they tend to continue growing uncontrollably, and if they are thought to have the potential to spread to surrounding tissues.



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DNA nanorobots help shrink tumours in mice

19 February 2018 - by Dr Molly Godfrey

Nanorobots made of DNA, that can target and kill tumours in mouse cancer models, have been developed by scientists... [Read More]

Huntington's protein is 'super assassin' for cancer cells

19 February 2018 - by Hannah Somers

Researchers have discovered that the protein responsible for the development of Huntington's disease is highly toxic to cancer cells... [Read More]

Stem cell vaccine works against multiple cancers in mice

19 February 2018 - by Charlott Repschlager

Researchers successfully used inactivated induced pluripotent stem cells to elicit an immune response against different cancers in mice... [Read More]

Woman uses dead son's sperm for IVF grandchildren

19 February 2018 - by Georgia Everett

A woman in India has used the frozen sperm of her dead son in order to have grandchildren via a surrogate... [Read More]

Single molecule found for breast cancer spread

12 February 2018 - by Dr Nicoletta Charolidi

Blocking a single molecule, the amino acid asparagine, can prevent breast cancer spread in mice, according to a new study... [Read More]

Blood test for eight common cancers offers promise

22 January 2018 - by Dr Loredana Guglielmi

Scientists have developed a single blood test to detect eight common cancer types and their location of origin within the body... [Read More]

Loops or spirals? 150-year mystery of what happens to DNA in cell division solved

22 January 2018 - by Dr Rachel Huddart

How DNA is accurately split between cells when they divide has finally been solved by researchers... [Read More]

Silencing 'junk' gene THOR could slow tumour growth

18 December 2017 - by Dr Loredana Guglielmi

Scientists in the USA have found a novel non-coding gene that alters proliferation in cancer cells to help tumour development... [Read More]

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]

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]

Stem cell therapy shows promise in patients with sight loss

20 November 2017 - by Jenny Sharpe

Preliminary results from two early stage clinical trials suggest that embryonic stem cells could be used to treat patients with dry age-related macular degeneration... [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]

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]

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]

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]

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]

Stem cells restore neurons in monkey model of Parkinson's disease

04 September 2017 - by Caroline Casey

Neurons derived from human stem cells have successfully been used to treat and relieve symptoms of Parkinson's disease in a primate animal model... [Read More]

Cancer atlas leads way to personalised treatment

21 August 2017 - by Marcia Costa

Genes linked to 17 types of cancer have been mapped in a new Pathology Atlas by Swedish researchers... [Read More]

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