Liquid biopsies for lung cancer could predict best treatment

A blood test could predict how well small-cell lung cancer (SCLC) patients will respond to treatment, according to new research published in Nature Medicine today. Scientists, based at the Cancer Research UK Manchester Institute at The University of Manchester, isolated tumor cells that had broken away from main cancer known as circulating tumor cells (CTCs)… Continue reading Liquid biopsies for lung cancer could predict best treatment

Improving participation in cancer screening should be a priority

Early diagnosis of cancer is linked to better survival rates. Unfortunately, participation rates for cancer screening worldwide are low even when screening programmes are free. The ESMO 2016 Congress is showcasing five studies (1) on this important area of cancer management which look at alternative ways to overcome barriers and improve screening rates Professor J-F… Continue reading Improving participation in cancer screening should be a priority