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Key transcription factor for stem cell differentiation linked to cancer

Stem cells are unspecialised cells, defined by their capacity for self-renewal and ability to differentiate into a variety of somatic […]

New multi-cancer screening tool can detect tumour location and stage

Early cancer detection significantly increases a patient’s chances of a positive outcome and can reduce treatment costs. However, current cancer […]

Codon-specific mutations could be used to predict response to cancer treatment

Codon-specific mutations in the KRAS gene may predict a patient’s response to harsh chemotherapy, according to a recent study published […]

Cancer immunotherapy and precision oncology

In a healthy individual, the immune system responds to “foreign” cells (such as cancer) by attacking and eliminating them. Unfortunately, […]

A guide to cancer genomics

Original post by Liam Little in February 2023. Updated by Ashleigh Davey in September 2023. According to the British Journal […]

The application of liquid biopsy in cancer

Liquid biopsy has seen a lot of development and many applications in the field of cancer diagnostics. Key applications include […]

Searching in the dark: The role of epigenetics in cancer development

New research, led by scientists at The Institute of Cancer Research, the Human Technopole in Milan, and Queen Mary University […]

Pomegranate molecule could be the solution to cancer therapy troubles

Researchers from the Georg-Speye-Haus in Germany have identified a new approach to colorectal cancer (CRC) therapy – one based around […]

Bowel cancer causing mutation identified

New research has identified an inherited mutated gene that is linked to an increased risk of developing bowel cancer. The […]

Liquid biopsies offer faster and more accurate biomarker identification for bowel cancer patients

Written by Poppy Jayne Morgan A new study in ESMO Open has identified a faster and more accurate diagnosing tool […]