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Potential ‘universal’ blood test for cancer discovered

A new test, exposing white blood cells to different intensities of UVA light, can help differentiate between healthy, cancerous, or pre-cancerous cells by studying the damage caused by the ultraviolet light. It has the potential to save time, money, and minimize the need for more invasive diagnostic procedures. Researchers from the University of Bradford have


Leukemia drug found to stimulate immunity

A class of drug currently being used to treat leukemia has the unexpected side-effect of boosting immune responses against many different cancers, reports a new study led by scientists at UCL and the Babraham Institute, Cambridge. The drugs, called p110δ inhibitors, have shown such remarkable efficacy against certain leukemias in recent clinical trials that patients on the


New gene discovered that stops the spread of deadly cancer

Scientists at the Salk Institute have identified a gene responsible for stopping the movement of cancer from the lungs to other parts of the body, indicating a new way to fight one of the world's deadliest cancers. By identifying the cause of this metastasis—which often happens quickly in lung cancer and results in a bleak survival rate—Salk

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