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River blindness drugs could treat breast cancer

Published July 29, 2015 by Worldwide Cancer Research

Scientists have discovered that cheap drugs used to treat parasitic worms and conditions such as river blindness could be used for women with triple-negative breast cancer.
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The Greek debt crisis - a tragedy for cancer research?

Published July 24, 2015 by Worldwide Cancer Research

The Greek economy has dominated news desks around the world the past few weeks. The future is looking a bit more secure with a bail out deal being negotiated but where does it leave the people of Greece and what does it mean for cancer research in the country?
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Personalised treatments for skin cancer

Published July 20, 2015 by Worldwide Cancer Research

In many countries, rates of melanoma, an aggressive form of skin cancer, are on the increase. Treatments are available for melanoma, but tumours inevitably become drug resistant and patients relapse. Dr Esteller wants to improve the situation by making melanoma treatments more 'personalised', and attuned to a patient's specific cancer profile.
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Bunsen burners and bottles of fluorescent liquids - A day in the lab of a cancer researcher: medicinal chemist

Published July 10, 2015 by Worldwide Cancer Research

When you think of chemistry experiments it might make you reminisce fondly about your school days and conjure up images of bunsen burners blazing and brightly coloured liquids bubbling away in test tubes. So what is it chemists do when their actual job is to play with chemicals all day?
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Colin Thomson memorial medal winner gives keynote speech in Glasgow

Published July 06, 2015 by Worldwide Cancer Research

Some of the world’s leading cancer research scientists gathered at the Beatson Institute in Glasgow on Sunday 5 July to hear the opening keynote speech given by this year’s recipient of the Colin Thomson Memorial Medal, Professor Ian Macara, from Vanderbilt University School of Medicine in Nashville, Tennessee, USA.
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