1 January 1970
Posted by: Richard Scrase
Prostate cancer and hereditary breast cancer could be linked by the same gene, research on mice suggests.
Prostate tumours have been in reduced in mice using a medicine originally designed to treat obesity.
A vaccine containing a broad spectrum of tumour antigens delivered in a virus vector successfully treated 8 out of 10 mice with prostate cancer.
A common cancer treatment has been shown to be more effective and less toxic when administered at more frequent, lower doses.
Scientists have used radioactive gold nanoparticles fused to a chemical found in tea to shrink prostate tumours in mice.