US and China talk precision medicine

Beijing hosted a landmark US-China summit on precision medicine this week. Government, academia and industry leaders from the two countries gathered for the event on 29 March, sponsored by Thermo Fisher Scie...

Biomarker test detects risk of cancer

Scientists in America have developed a test which detects key biomarkers for a variety of diseases. Dr Jin-Xiong She, Director of the Center for Biotechnology and Genomic Medicine at the Medical College of G...

Biotechs backed to beat cancer

Biotechs are attracting multi-million dollar investments to pioneer new cancer treatments. Puma Biotechnology this week announced it had secured a loan facility of up to $100 million - from the Silicon Valle...

Stopping cancer in its tracks

A team of international researchers has identified 27 genes that can help suppress the development of cancer. Made using a new statistical model, the discovery could help advance the development of precision...

Gene therapies turn tables on cancer

(USA) This is turning out to be a historic year in the fight against cancer. Pioneering gene therapies approved by American regulators could spell "the end for blood cancer" according to one industry expe...

‘Game-changer’ for cancer treatment

A team of international scientists has developed a breakthrough treatment which could kill cancer cells without damaging healthy tissue. 'Intelligent' nanoparticles created by scientists from the University ...

New system could short circuit cancer

MIT researchers have created a synthetic gene circuit system that uses the immune system to fight cancer at its source. The circuit, encoded in DNA, triggers a therapeutic response to two 'specific cancer ma...

Online support for cancer patients

Cancer patients can access medical advice from the world's leading clinicians thanks to a new online platform. Trustedoctor connects patients with experts specialising in their specific type of cancer. They ...

AI is transforming cancer care

Artificial intelligence (AI) is revolutionising cancer care. And IBM's Watson AI services are at the forefront of delivering that revolution in collaboration with researchers around the world united in their...

€4M for pioneering cancer treatment

(EUROPE) A Scottish biotech company has been awarded €4 million to develop its 'next-generation' cancer treatment. TC BioPharm (TCB) will use the money from the European Union's Horizon 2020 (H2020) fund ...