A liquid biopsy allows doctors to detect tumor DNA in the blood of cancer patients. Cancer releases small amounts of genetic information into the blood. That allows the exact type of cancer to be determined and a targeted therapy to be undertaken.
Pharmaceuticals are often developed over a long period of time, and can sometimes deliver unexpected effects — as with aspirin and Viagra. Researchers have now used a drug database to discover new anti-cancer substances.
Oxygen's role in sustaining life may be a central tenet of modern biology, but at its root is immense molecular complexity. In uncovering such mechanisms, the 2019 Nobel winners show how we adapt to oxygen deficiency.
Breast cancer kills more women globally than any other cancer. Doctors in Germany say they've now developed a new test that can accurately detect cancer in the blood.
Metastases are often more dangerous than the primary tumor that gives rise to them. They are responsible for 90% of all cancer deaths. Here are the most important facts on these deadly ‘sleeper’ tumors.
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