1 January 1970
Posted by: Richard Scrase
The largest animal study ever on the cancer-causing risk (carcinogenicity) of chemicals could have profound implications for the species used in such testing, the numbers of animals used, and the accuracy of current tests.
Working with 'substitute' breast cancer stem cells and mice, scientists have discovered a chemical which can kill the cells that cause tumours to spread and return, even after seemingly successful treatment.
A group of scientists has harnessed the power of bee venom and used it to kill tumour cells in mice.
A team of scientists studying mice have found a target that could lead to an effective way to kill colon cancer cells.
New findings indicate that the link between diesel exhaust fumes and cancer lies in the ability of particles within the exhaust fumes to cause the growth of new blood vessels, which can aid tumour development.
Antivivisectionists have spoken out against giving dogs with cancer a new cancer drug.
A new study identifies a stem cell that may cause some types of prostate cancer, at least in mice.
A cancer ‘vaccine' which can be implanted under the skin and instructs the body to attack tumour cells has proved successful in experiments with mice.
Mice are used widely in the study of cancer and to test the clinical efficiency and safety of anti-cancer therapies.
Loneliness and stress are more likely to cause breast cancer, a study using rats suggests.
Mice lacking the p21 gene can be healed scar free, a study has shown.
Eating walnuts as part of a balanced diet may reduce the size and growth of prostate tumours, a study on mice has shown.
A chemical in broccoli can kill breast cancer cells and halt tumour growth, accroding to new research on mice.
Research on mice has revealed the process which limits the accumulation of excessive scar tissue.
An extra copy of chromosome 21 may boost protection against cancer, research on mice suggests.
Mice with cancer living in enriched environments had smaller tumours, new research has revealed.
Armed and tagged immune cells can be watched attacking tumours in mice in real time.
A study on mice suggests that cell suicide may encourage tumours to grow instead of destroying them.
The barrier between blood vessels and the brain may no longer limit the delivery of medicines to tumours, research on rats shows.
The Tasmanian Devil is at risk of extinction in the wild due to a transmissible cancer passed on when one animal bites another.