Cell culture is at the heart of cancer research. Dr Saverio Tardito, from the Cancer Research UK Beatson Institute in Glasgow, has developed his own cell culture medium which, Plasmax™ he intends to make commercially available for labs across the world.
In this week’s news: prostate cancer predictions, NHS waiting times, breast cancer rulebook rewritten and do wireless headphones cause cancer?
Our scientists are rewriting the breast cancer rulebook. By looking at faults in tumour DNA, they’ve found that breast cancer is not 1 but 10 different diseases each with a different risk of coming back or spreading.
In this week’s news: cervical screening campaign launches in England and research in mice suggests why cancer commonly spreads to the liver.
Less than 1 in 5 Wikipedia biographies are about women. And we wanted to change that. We held International Women’s Day Wikipedia edit-a-thon to create and update pages about women in cancer research.
In this week’s news: breast screening rates in the UK fall to the lowest in 10 years and a new report looks at vaping in young people.
In this Science Surgery post Millie asks: ‘Why doesn’t the immune system attack cancer cells?’ The short answer is it does! But sometimes it needs a helping hand from exciting new treatments.
In this week’s news: smoking may limit the body’s ability to flexible drug pricing could speed up NHS access.
With NHS budgets stretched, it’s critical that cancer drugs offer value for money. We’ve teamed up with the Greater Manchester Health and Social Care Partnership to investigate a different approach to drug pricing.