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Predicting chemotherapy resistance in breast and ovarian cancer with BRCA epigenetics

New research discovers genomic and epigenomic BRCA alterations that can predict chemotherapy resistance in breast and ovarian cancers.   A new […]

DNA methylation in cervical cells may aid ovarian cancer detection

A new study, published yesterday in Nature Communications, has found that the DNA methylation of cells collected during cervical smear […]

FoG 2020 Presentation Bev Speight, Cambridge University Hospital: Evolution of Genetic Counselling For Hereditary Ovarian Cancer

Bev completed a BSc in Molecular and Cellular Pathology, followed by experience in research and teaching before undertaking an MSc […]

Macrophage-targeted CAR T cells offer new hope for cancer therapy

Researchers at the Icahn School of Medicine (Mount Sinai, New York) have found that macrophage-targeted CAR T cells are capable […]

Hair straightening products linked to higher uterine cancer risk

A new study from the National Institutes of Health has found that women who use chemical hair straightening products are […]

Does the presence of fungi in cancer cells speed up tumour growth?

Written by Aaron Khemchandani, Science Writer. The link between bacteria and cancer has long been evidenced by researchers. Now, however, […]

Translating Germline Cancer Genomics into Precision Prevention of Cancer

It is well known that early detection and monitoring of cancer greatly improves patient prognosis. However, specific interventions are only […]

The Cancer Gene Directory

BRCA1 gene Name: BReast CAncer gene 1 Type of gene: Tumour suppressor gene responsible for repairing DNA located on chromosome […]

Cancer Genomics: From Diagnosis to Treatment

Introduction The first publication of cancer genome sequencing was in 2006, whereby more than 13,000 genes involved in breast and […]

Natural killer cells: the making of cancer cell assassins

Researchers have engineered natural killer cells to target HER2-expressing cancer cells, which they have found to be a potent and […]