Decreased blood vessel leakage can improve cancer therapy and reduce tumor spread

Cancer therapy is often hampered by the accumulation of fluids in and around the tumour, which is caused by leakage from the blood vessels in the tumour. Researchers at Uppsala University now show how leakage from blood vessels is regulated. They have identified a novel mechanism whereby leakage can be suppressed to improve the result … Continue reading Decreased blood vessel leakage can improve cancer therapy and reduce tumor spread

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Metal implants may cut chemotherapy side effects

Cancer patients could one day experience fewer side effects from chemotherapy following a discovery that opens the door for more targeted treatments. Researchers have identified a possible way of treating tumours that would see doctors place harmless metal implants at the cancer site.The discovery could make treatment more targeted than existing therapies, avoiding unwanted side … Continue reading Metal implants may cut chemotherapy side effects