In break-through research, researchers have identified genes in mice that appear to be important in the spread of breast cancer to bones. Australian women have a one in eleven life-time risk of developing breast cancer. For many women, early diagnosis and treatment provides a complete cure. However, if the tumour spreads, the disease is hard […]
Queensland researchers have discovered new genes that are important in producing the ‘slime’ that protects the human colon from cancer-causing agents. Currently about one in 23 Australians are likely to develop colorectal cancer, a disease that attacks the lining of the colon and rectum at the end of the human digestive system.
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