Cytopathology

Urine test for prostate cancer

Scientists have developed a urine test to diagnose aggressive prostate cancer and predict whether patients will require treatment up to five years earlier than standard clinical methods.

Flow cytometry challenges

Clinical Scientist Helen Watson explains the challenges faced working in a leading haematopoietic stem cell transplantation centre.

High hopes for pioneering CAR-T

NHS patients with lymphoma have been given a pioneering treatment that genetically reprogrammes their immune system to fight cancer.

Head and neck cancers

Vaccinating schoolboys against the potentially deadly human papillomavirus (HPV) could dramatically reduce head and neck cancers in men, it is claimed.

Self-destructing cancer cells

Constantinos Koumenis says his new target for cancer may be an important step in progress, but stresses that there is no magic bullet to stop the disease.

Lung cancers metabolise differently

Researchers have discovered that the two most common forms of lung cancer metabolise nutrients differently, revealing new vulnerabilities that could be exploited in future treatment for patients.

Biomarker for bladder cancer

A new diagnostic technique has revealed a protein biomarker that accurately differentiates bladder cancer from benign inflammation.

A cellular intranet

Professor Mark Evans explains his research into cellular networks that can be rapidly dismantled, reconfigured and rebuilt.

War on cancer pt. 3

The final instalment of a short series, which briefly reviews the historical developments in cancer treatment, covering recent approaches, such as targeted therapy and genetic profiling. 

Q&A Professor Robert Langer

Professor Robert Langer, Institute Professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and a scientist, entrepreneur and inventor, discusses his research, advances in cancer treatment, biomaterials and slow-release medicines.

May journal-based learning exercises

Please select your choice of correct answers and complete the exercises online at: www.ibms.org/cpd/jbl

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