The fact that our immune systems capture and destroy nanoparticles and the drugs they carry has been a problem in the field of nanomedicine for some time. But, in the fight against cancer, researchers are now attempting to exploit this problem to their advantage.
Endometriosis: If we utilise all the knowledge we have about cancer, there is reason to hope that effective diagnosis and treatments can be developed to combat the female condition ‘everybody’ is talking about.
It has taken 18 years, but Professor Marit Otterlei has now created a completely new type of cancer medicine. No similar medication has progressed this far in development worldwide.
A simple test saves lives. Three out of four women who died of cervical cancer in the screening age of 25-69 years had not had a Pap smear in the past three and a half years.
Peritoneal cancer is difficult to treat and has a poor survival prognosis. But a new and effective nanomedicine delivery system is offering some hope.
Lung cancer is one of the most dangerous forms of cancer. Treatments are available, but they are demanding on patients and less than 30 percent survive. But mRNA technology is offering new hope for higher survival rates because treatments target the malignant cells in an entirely new way.
For the first time, researchers have shown how cancer cells reprogram themselves to produce lactic acid and to tolerate the acidic environment that exists around tumours. The finding could lead to a whole new direction for treating cancer.
The cytotoxic drugs used in chemotherapy can themselves contribute to the cancer cells developing resistance to treatment.
Bone marrow cancer is currently an incurable disease that affects about 400 people in Norway every year. Professor Therese Standal at NTNU has now found an important reason for bone destruction in people with this disease.
Tricia Larose is a cancer researcher who did her PhD and a postdoc at NTNU. But her research interests went beyond studying cancer — to writing about the disease for children.
CT screening to detect lung cancer can save lives. The challenge is to find out who should undergo CT scans. A new method more accurately identifies the right individuals in the risk zone.
For the first time – in Norway and internationally – researchers have looked at the direct correlation between brain size and cancer risk in adults.
Many patients are treated for prostate cancer unnecessarily. Norwegian researchers are working to reduce overtreatment, while at the same time detecting the sickest patients. Now they’re receiving EU support.
Many cancer patients are susceptible to potentially lethal weight loss. Now researchers understand better why this happens, and perhaps how to prevent the condition.
You’ve heard it a thousand times, that little catchphrase with the magic number encouraging you to eat “five a day” of fruits and vegetables for better health. But it turns out that the real magic number is eight, according to a new comprehensive study just published in the International Journal of Epidemiology.
A new method for targeted delivery of cancer drugs in the body produces startling results. The method may soon be available for human use.
Researchers are now working to design stable micro-bubbles which, combined with ultrasound, can deliver cancer drugs straight to the target tumour.
A lifestyle that increases the risk of cardiovascular disease also raises the risk of developing several types of cancer.
We are living longer than ever, but with more years of chronic illness and pain. Researchers are asking, shouldn’t health care authorities be focusing more on curing these chronic illnesses?
When almost a third of a hundred members of one family had cancer, or were cured of cancer, researchers began to look for a cancer-causing gene in the family. They found it after fifteen years of genetic testing.