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Antibiotic shows potential in helping treat aggressive blood cancer

New research shows a type of aggressive blood cancer could be made more sensitive to chemotherapy using an antibiotic currently available to treat diarrhoea.

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Cancer cells hijack healthy cells to regrow after treatment

Chemotherapy can cause some of the healthy cells surrounding a tumour to make proteins that encourage hardy tumour cells to start growing again

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Blood test could predict best treatment for lung cancer

A blood test could predict how well small-cell lung cancer (SCLC) patients will respond to treatment, according to new research published in Nature Medicine.

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Genetic chaos in tumours could help predict chemo response

Cancer Research UK scientists have shown how the level of genetic chaos in tumours could help predict patients’ response to chemotherapy.

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Calming down immune cells could hold key to melanoma treatment

Immune cells may be responsible for drug resistance in melanoma patients, according to research published in Cancer Discovery.

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Queen’s University Belfast researchers’ breakthrough leads to new clinical trial in bowel cancer

Scientists have discovered how two genes cause bowel cancer cells to become resistant to treatments used against the disease.

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Scientists find new way to combat drug resistance in skin cancer

Rapid resistance to vemurafenib – a treatment for a type of skin cancer – could be prevented by blocking a druggable family of proteins

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Evolving ovarian cancer cells ‘dodge’ treatment with chemotherapy

Cancer Research UK scientists have discovered that the commonest type of ovarian cancer evolves at a startling rate, which may allow cancer cells to ‘dodge’ the current standard treatment, reveals research in The Journal of Pathology today.

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Scientists discover how to beat resistance to standard leukaemia drug

Cancer Research UK-funded scientists at The Institute of Cancer Research (ICR) have revealed a technique to kill chronic myeloid leukaemia (CML) cells that have stopped responding to a targeted drug, according to research published in Cancer Cell today.

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New cancer imaging technique uses vitamin C to detect more aggressive tumours

Cancer Research UK scientists have developed a new imaging technique that uses vitamin C to detect cancers likely to be more aggressive or resistant to treatment.

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