A recent study that looked at nonprofit research funding for different types of cancer found that some of the most common (and most deadly) cancers receive far less money than others, which can directly affect research, drug development, and patient education. New research finds that lung cancer is one ofRead More →

Prostate cancer is still very difficult to catch and treat early. Now, some researchers are looking for answers in the bacterial communities of prostate fluid. Could the microbiome offer a new way to approach prostate cancer? The microbiome is big news. Bacteria have taken center stage in the world ofRead More →

Drinking coffee does not change a person’s risk of being diagnosed with or dying from cancer, a new QIMR Berghofer study has found. The research findings have been published in the International Journal of Epidemiology. Senior author and head of QIMR Berghofer’s Statistical Genetics Group, Associate Professor Stuart MacGregor, said theRead More →

Marcia Cross, actress best known for her work on the hit television show Desperate Housewives, recently revealed that she is being treated for anal cancer, which is seen in less than 1% of cancer cases each year. The actress wanted to share her story, not only to raise awareness of this rare cancer, which may goRead More →

Australian children battling a variety of cancers will soon have greater access to clinical trials, with the federal government stumping up almost $10 million for research. A precision medicine program will get half of the money, to create a bank of living children’s brain tumours and solid cancers. The stashRead More →

Scientists have cracked a cell mechanism that drives tumor formation in most types of cancer. This finding could lead to much-needed new therapies for cancer, including the hard-to-treat triple-negative breast cancer. Scientists have zoomed in on a cellular mechanism that stabilizes a tumor-driving protein. Disrupting it may lead to newRead More →