Research news: winter 2012 edition

In the Winter edition of the Research Review:

  • June 2012 Research Review‘Breast cancer’ has been reclassified into approximately ten separate diseases after a landmark UK study.
  • A US trial for a new HER-2 positive breast cancer treatment, or medical ‘smart-bomb’, is shown to extend life expectancy with fewer side effects than traditional chemotherapy.
  • Brain tumours in nine out of ten patients with metastisised melanoma have shrunk in a clinical trial run by Westmead Millennium Institute for Cancer Research.