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ASCO 2019 news: targeted treatment takeover, drugging the ‘undruggable’, obesity and blood tests

Category: Science blog May 31, 2019 4 comments

The 2019 ASCO conference news highlights: a year of progress with targeted drugs trialled in prostate, pancreatic, breast and lung cancers.

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Clearing up chemo options for frail and elderly patients with advanced oesophageal and stomach cancers

Category: Science blog May 15, 2019 12 comments

Older patients with advanced oesophageal and stomach cancers might benefit from low dose treatment, according to our unpublished clinical trial results.

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ASCO 2018 news: ‘blood tests’, breast cancer chemo, kinder treatments and immunotherapy

Category: Science blog June 2, 2018 4 comments

The top stories from the 2018 ASCO annual meeting: overexcited coverage of cancer blood tests and how a gene test can tailor breast cancer treatment.

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ASCO 2017: 4 ways treatment could change following world’s largest cancer conference

Category: Science blog June 19, 2017 Comments are closed

Targeted treatment up front improves survival for advanced prostate cancer, and we predict a change in thinking for precision cancer medicine.

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News digest – Improving prostate cancer survival, a life-extending app, yoga and… a tribute to Professor Patrick Johnston.

Category: Science blog June 10, 2017 1 comment

Improving prostate cancer survival, a life-extending app, yoga and our tribute to the remarkable Professor Patrick Johnston. Here’s our weekly news report.

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‘Once in a career feeling’ as trial shows offering prostate cancer drug earlier improves survival

Category: Science blog June 6, 2017 21 comments

We take a look at results from the STAMPEDE clinical trial, which is researching how to improve treatment for men with prostate cancer.

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ASCO 2016: will fine-tuning treatments require redefined tumours?

Category: Science blog June 15, 2016 Comments are closed

From immunotherapy to targeted cancer treatment, here’s our round up of the big news from the annual ASCO conference.

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ASCO 2015 round-up: immunotherapy continues to come of age

Category: Science blog June 5, 2015 1 comment

We take a look back at the excitement from – and add a few important caveats to – the research from this year’s big US cancer conference.

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Don’t take vitamin B3 to prevent skin cancer – stick with shade

Category: Science blog May 15, 2015 2 comments

This morning’s headlines about vitamin B3 and skin cancer were a little over the top. Here are our thoughts on the research behind the story

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