First child with acute lymphoblastic leukaemia (ALL) receives CAR-T therapy on the NHS, treatment to be made available to adult patients.

There has been with two significant developments in the use of CAR-T therapies, marking a historic time for blood cancer treatments, as recent headlines announced that the first child with ALL had successfully received CAR-T therapy on the NHS. CAR-T therapies are a revolutionary treatment that take samples of immune cells from the patient and genetically modify

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Research team at Vanderbilt University discover ionising radiation can soften tumour cell microenvironment

Approximately half of all cancer patients receive radiation therapy to reduce the growth of malignant cells. However, little is known about how ionising radiation affects the extracellular matrix (ECM), a patchwork of proteins and other biomolecules that surrounds cells and plays a vital role in their shape, movement and signalling functions. A team of researchers

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Research shows fat cells may render chemotherapeutic drugs inactive

Previous research has shown that obesity is associated with poorer outcomes from several kinds of cancer, including breast, colon, ovarian, and prostate cancers. New research suggests that excess adiposity can affect the “pharmacokinetics” of chemotherapy, or the way drugs are absorbed, metabolised, and excreted from the body. Steven Mittelman, MD, PhD, Associate Professor of Paediatrics

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Ground breaking Artificial Intelligence System has ability to identify 97% of those at risk of breast cancer

Scientists at MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory have developed a machine learning AI system that has the ability to diagnose patients with breast cancer 97% of the time. The current screening process for breast cancer involves a mammogram and in the event of abnormal cells are identified, a needle biopsy is the next

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