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Modern medicine sees cancer as a disease in which malignant tissue formation occurs. The disruption of the cell cycle and cell death is present in all very different forms. Cancer refers to diseases in which metastasis formation is present or possible. The most important current types of treatment are surgical removal of tissue, radiotherapy, medical treatment and hyperthermic or electrical therapies. New approaches look at viral or vaccination therapies.

Companies Cancer

Ayala Pharmaceuticals, Israel

Ayala Pharmaceuticals is a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company dedicated to developing targeted cancer therapies for people living with genetically defined cancers. The company was founded in November 2017 with an experienced global management team and a strong investor base. more

Breakpoint Therapeutics GmbH, Germany

Breakpoint Therapeutics is a newly founded company that will discover and develop new anti-cancer drugs. By targeting the DNA damage response (“DDR”) in cancer cells, Breaktpoint Therapeutics aims to advance to clinical development first-in-class oncology drugs that interfere with DNA repair and re more

Systems Oncology, USA

We believe that innovating cancer drug development requires deeper mechanistic insights into cancer biology, and that requires the exponential power of artificial intelligence. Equipped with advanced cognitive computing technologies, we are able to aggregate and mine disparate types of biomedical d more

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News Cancer

  • From years to days: Artificial Intelligence speeds up photodynamics simulations

    The prediction of molecular reactions triggered by light is to date extremely time-consuming and therefore costly. A team led by Philipp Marquetand from the Faculty of Chemistry at the University of Vienna has now presented a method using artificial neural networks that drastically accelerates the s more

  • Cancer research: The genetic context is crucial

    An LMU team has uncovered a mechanism behind the variability in the clinical course of Ewing sarcoma. The interaction between the acquired driver mutation and the germline genetic context in which it occurs determines the course of the disease. Dr. Thomas Grünewald studies the genetics and molecular more

  • Machine learning improves cancer diagnosis

    Researchers from Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin and the German Cancer Consortium (DKTK) have successfully solved a longstanding problem in the diagnosis of head and neck cancers. Working alongside colleagues from Technische Universität (TU) Berlin, the researchers used artificial intelligence more

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Videos Cancer

Timing Cancer Treatment

There may be an ideal waiting period for delivering multiple cancer drugsResearchers led by members of the Department of Systems Biology at Harvard Medical School had been studying how silencing MDMX, an oncogene, affected the dynamics of p53, a natural tumor suppressor, in cancer cells when the ... more

PARP-inhibitors: A New Generation of Cancer Drugs

First of new generation of cancer drugs granted European approvalA new drug for ovarian cancer, developed by researchers at the University of Cambridge and AstraZeneca, has become the first of new class of drugs, known as PARP-inhibitors, to be granted approval anywhere in the world. The drug, L ... more

ICR Researchers use Cryo-Electron Microscopy to zoom in on DNA code being read in cells

ICR Researchers led by Dr Alessandro Vannini have captured images of molecular machinery called RNA Polymerase III in the act of transcribing a gene in exquisite and unprecedented detail. Animation provided by Phospho Biomedical Animation more

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Infographics Cancer

A Rough Guide to the IARC’s Carcinogen Classifications

Today’s big news has been the story that the World Health Organisation (WHO) has classified processed meat (including bacon, ham, and salami) as a Group 1 carcinogen. This places it in the same group as smoking, which has led to a number of headlines claiming that it means the risk from the two is t more

The Chemistry of Ginger

Ginger is a spice that can be commonly found in supermarkets and in the kitchen, either as the fresh root, or in dried, powdered form. It adds a strong, pungent flavour to dishes as a consequence of a number of chemical compounds it contains; additionally, these compounds are altered when the ginger more

Unleashing our immune systems against cancer

The first of the 2018 Nobel Prizes is awarded. The 2018 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine was awarded to James P. Allison and Tasuku Honjo for their discovery of cancer therapy by stimulating the immune system to attack tumour cells. This graphic takes a look at the prize-winning research. more

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Cancer

Cancer Cancer is a group of disease s in which cells are aggressive (grow and divide without respect to normal limits), invasive (invade and destroy adjacent tissues), and sometimes metastatic (spread to other locations in the body). These t ... more

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