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Collagen variant found to protect cancer cells from immune attack

Newly published research using genetically engineered mice models (GEMMs) has shown that pancreatic cancer cells produce a unique form of […]

Rectal cancers disappear in a dostarlimab experimental drug trial

A new drug trial has eliminated 100% of rectal tumours in patients after 6 months. Published in the New England […]

Tregs: Treacherous cells offer a new therapeutic target in colorectal cancer

Scientists have linked a subset of T cells to the progression of colorectal cancer tumours. Researchers also showed that blocking […]

Iron Levels Target Tumour Drug to Cancer Cells

Written by Vered Smith, Science Writer  Researchers have altered a pre-existing drug so that it is only activated in RAS-mutated […]

How Cancer Stem Cells Form – The Role of ErbB Receptors

How cancer stem cells form – the role of ErbB receptors  By Charlotte Harrison, Science Writer   Cancer stem cells are […]

Study predicts treatment combinations for resistant cancers

Study predicts treatment combinations for resistant cancers  Written by Kirsty Oswald, Science Writer  Researchers have created a system to predict […]

Genome Giants – Tak Mak, Senior Scientist, Princess Margaret Cancer Centre

Tak Mak is a world leader in the genetics of immunology and cancer. He is currently a Senior Scientist at […]

The Cancer Gene Directory

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

Pan-cancer tumour organoids pave the way towards precision medicine

Researchers have developed a platform of pan-cancer tumour organoids and a neural-network-based drug assay, that has the potential to advance […]

Microbial DNA in blood samples may reveal who has cancer, and which type

The study, published in Nature yesterday, may change how cancer is diagnosed, and shape our understanding of how cancer interacts with microbes.