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Cancer is a condition where cells in a particular part of the body develop and reproduce uncontrollably. The cancerous cells can invade and destroy neighboring healthy tissue, including organs. There are over 200 various types of cancer, each with its met

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Onion compound suppresses ovarian cancer cell proliferation

Sat, 22 Oct 2016 00:00:00 PDT

The list of onions' health benefits has a new addition, after researchers have discovered that an onion compound has anti-ovarian cancer effects.

NICE U-turn brings breakthrough immunotherapy to kidney cancer patients in UK

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 09:00:00 PDT

Bristol-Myers Squibb has announced that its breakthrough medicine Opdivo® (nivolumab) will be available from today (21 October) to NHS patients in England and Wales who have the most common...

Tiny gold particles could be the key to developing a treatment for pancreatic cancer

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 00:00:00 PDT

A diagnosis of pancreatic cancer is often a death sentence because chemotherapy and radiation have little impact on the disease. In the U.S.

New research verifies TASINs as viable target for colon cancer therapies

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 00:00:00 PDT

A small molecule called TASIN-1 can selectively kill cancer cells that have a distinct mutation common in colon cancer, while still sparing related normal cells, UT Southwestern Medical Center...

Scientists reveal link between cell metabolism and the spread of cancer

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 00:00:00 PDT

Scientists at VIB and KU Leuven have discovered a crucial factor in the spread of cancer.

Childhood cancer survivors with poor diet at risk of chronic illness

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 08:00:00 PDT

A new study has found that adults who had childhood cancer are likely to have poor nutrition, which could increase the risk of chronic disease.

Cancer hijacks common immune cell weapon to promote spread

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 07:00:00 PDT

Live imaging study shows cancer cells hijacking toxic DNA weapons that neutrophils use to trap and kill pathogens to promote metastasis.

Studies offer new insights for treating stomach infections

Wed, 19 Oct 2016 06:00:00 PDT

Researchers have discovered a new approach to preventing or treating a stomach bacterium associated with an increased risk of stomach cancer as well as gastritis and duodenal ulcers.

IARC study identifies new genetic factors linked to HPV-related cancers

Wed, 19 Oct 2016 00:00:00 PDT

A new large-scale genetic study of head and neck cancers shows why some individuals infected with human papillomavirus (HPV) may go on to develop oropharyngeal cancer while others do not.

Cold medicine could stop cancer spread

Tue, 18 Oct 2016 09:00:00 PDT

In the latest research, human bladder cancer cells labeled with luciferase were inoculated into mice, creating a xenograft bladder cancer model.

Having HIV and chronic HBV/HCV coinfection may increase cancer risk

Tue, 18 Oct 2016 06:00:00 PDT

In HIV-infected patients receiving antiretroviral therapy (ART), chronic hepatitis B virus (HBV) and hepatitis C virus (HCV) coinfection is associated with an increased risk for non-Hodgkin's...

New drug combination shows promise in tackling leukaemia treatment resistance

Tue, 18 Oct 2016 06:00:00 PDT

Early testing of a new drug combination that attacks the most common form of leukaemia on multiple fronts has shown great promise in targeting cancer cells.

Low cost method for examining single leukemia cells could transform treatment

Tue, 18 Oct 2016 00:00:00 PDT

Leukemia is a disease in which each cell can exhibit different genetic traits, and now Swedish researchers have found a cheap way to examine the individual cells.

Leukaemia cell movement gives clues to tackling treatment-resistant disease

Tue, 18 Oct 2016 00:00:00 PDT

New research is shedding light on how leukaemia cells can survive cancer treatment, suggesting new possibilities for stopping them in their tracks.

What Does Breast Cancer Feel Like? Lumps and Pain Explained

Fri, 14 Oct 2016 07:00:00 PDT

For women and men, breast cancer is a very real threat. Learn what early signs to look for, how to check, and the causes and risk factors.

It's time to consider propranolol as an anti-cancer drug, researchers say

Fri, 14 Oct 2016 05:00:00 PDT

Propranolol, a beta-blocker commonly prescribed to treat irregular heart rates and other conditions, has significant anti-cancer properties, say researchers in a new clinical study published in...

Dietary intake of arginine can enhance the immune response against cancer

Fri, 14 Oct 2016 05:00:00 PDT

A study led by researchers from the Institute for Research in Biomedicine (IRB) affiliated to the Università della Svizzera italiana (USI), shows that L-arginine, an amino acid that is consumed...

High BMI and type 2 diabetes linked to liver cancer

Fri, 14 Oct 2016 00:00:00 PDT

Liver cancer is an uncommon but serious condition. Breaking research shows that BMI, waist circumference, and diabetes are risk factors for the disease.

Breast cancer drug shows potential in patients with skin metastases

Fri, 14 Oct 2016 00:00:00 PDT

A study presented at the ESMO Congress reveals how the drug tucatinib led to a reduction in skin metastases for patients with breast cancer.

New treatment approach for leukemia renders cancer genes powerless

Fri, 14 Oct 2016 00:00:00 PDT

In leukemia cells it is often the case that genes are reactivated that, in physiological terms, mediate the self-renewal of blood stem cells.

Pancreatic cancer: Sequencing study challenges thinking on disease progression

Thu, 13 Oct 2016 07:00:00 PDT

Whole genome sequencing of history of 100 tumors suggests the alterations that cause pancreatic cancer occur simultaneously and not sequentially.

Vitamins A and C help erase cell memory

Thu, 13 Oct 2016 05:00:00 PDT

Vitamins A and C aren't just good for your health, they affect your DNA too.

MRI technique tracks tumor progression, response to treatment for a common type of brain cancer using new biomarker

Thu, 13 Oct 2016 05:00:00 PDT

UT Southwestern Medical Center researchers have developed an MRI-based method that can track the state and progression of a common type of genetically mutated brain cancer.

Combination therapy shows promise in fighting neuroblastoma

Thu, 13 Oct 2016 00:00:00 PDT

A study by a multidisciplinary team of researchers from The Saban Research Institute of Children's Hospital Los Angeles sheds further light on the role of the cytokine TGFβ1 in the growth of...

Annual UK cancer cases set to soar to half a million in less than 20 years

Thu, 13 Oct 2016 00:00:00 PDT

Five hundred thousand people will be diagnosed with cancer each year in the UK by 2035 if trends continue, according to a Cancer Research UK study published in the British Journal of Cancer.