How Brain Tumours Adapt Through Complex Ecosystems

Despite advances in medical technology and a constantly evolving understanding of the mechanisms of cancer progression, researchers and clinicians are faced with a litany of challenges along the road to finding a cure for the most aggressive forms of cancer. This is particularly true of glioblastoma multiforme, the most common and most aggressive form of human brain cancer.

Source: Survival of the fittest: how brain tumours adapt through complex ecosystems

Doctors Hail ‘Spectacular’ Cancer Breakthrough

The results of new cancer drugs trials have been hailed as spectacular, with one expert claiming the potential for a cure for the disease is “definitely there”.

Immunotherapy, which uses the body’s immune system to attack cancerous cells, proved so effective that in one British-led trial, more than half of patients with advanced melanoma saw tumours shrink or brought under control, according to researchers.

The trials, a number of which have been presented at the American Society of Clinical Oncology’s annual conference in Chicago, could herald a “new era” for cancer treatments.

Source: Doctors Hail ‘Spectacular’ Cancer Breakthrough

Hold your breath for the cost.  Only one of the medications had a price stated in the video – the other I expect is being priced in the wake of new popularity.  I understand that there’s a lot of money going into researching medications – lots aren’t used for their original intention.  And melanoma is not the most common skin cancer, and five year survival rates are very high…

The second part to the news about the medication is the medication does not cure the cancer.  Someone could be on the medication for the rest of their life…