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Super-enhancers switch on breast cancer genes

Researchers have identified and characterised a set of specific super-enhancers that stimulate the activity of critical breast cancer genes. Breast […]

Triple-negative breast cancers accumulate genetic changes during growth

Using a novel method for single-cell DNA sequencing, researchers have revealed for the first time that triple-negative breast cancers undergo […]

Breast Cancer Awareness Month: On Fridays we wear pink

October is Breast Cancer Awareness month and on Friday (23rd October) charities are encouraging individuals to wear pink to raise […]

MiR-93 as a potential novel target for breast cancer

A new study published in Cell Death and Disease has revealed the role of miR-93 in tumorigenesis and chemosensitivity. Breast […]

Genetic variants linked to male breast cancer found

A recent study published in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute has discovered three genetic variants linked to an […]

Researchers unravel the role of G-quadruplexes in breast cancer

A team of researchers from the University of Cambridge have unravelled the complex landscape of G-quadruplexes and revealed their role […]

Researchers find how to prevent cancer metastases

Researchers have identified how inactive cancer cells are kept dormant, until they are awoken and form fatal cancer metastases. Cancer […]

Nicotine-Induced Cancer: Repurposing Drugs for an Innovative New Therapy

A recent study published in Nature reports that metformin and dextromethorphan, two drugs already in use to treat other diseases, […]

Transmissible cancers

Cancer is widespread in the animal kingdom. It can affect different animals – from fish to mammals – and even […]

Circadian clock role in prostate cancer

Researchers have explored the circadian clock and found an unexpected role for the clock gene CRY-1 in prostate cancer progression. […]