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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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Heart attack: Blood vessel growth may improve treatment

Thu, 27 Jul 2017 07:00:00 PDT

The discovery of how a signaling pathway and the hormone leptin stimulate new blood vessel growth could help to improve cancer and heart attack treatment.

Could UV-absorbent DNA layer replace sunscreen?

Thu, 27 Jul 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Researchers have developed a DNA 'coating' that is highly efficient at absorbing UV light, which might make it an excellent alternative to sunscreen.

Nanoparticles loaded with component of common spice kill cancer cells

Thu, 27 Jul 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Attaching curcumin, a component of the common spice turmeric, to nanoparticles can be used to target and destroy treatment-resistant neuroblastoma tumor cells, according to a new study published in...

Anti-cancer chemotherapeutic agent inhibits glioblastoma growth and radiation resistance

Wed, 26 Jul 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Glioblastoma is a primary brain tumor with dismal survival rates, even after treatment with surgery, chemotherapy and radiation.

Molecular hitchhiker on human protein signals tumors to self-destruct

Wed, 26 Jul 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Powerful molecules can hitch rides on a plentiful human protein and signal tumors to self-destruct, a team of Vanderbilt University engineers found.

Brain tumor: New inhibitor may fight glioblastoma expansion

Tue, 25 Jul 2017 00:00:00 PDT

The discovery of a mechanism that allows glioblastoma to proliferate has prompted researchers to design a new drug aiming to hinder tumor growth.

Innovative technique developed to produce antibodies

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 08:00:00 PDT

An international team of scientists has discovered a method to generate human antibodies in a laboratory, which could be used to treat many diseases.

Social interaction could boost chemotherapy's effectiveness

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 00:00:00 PDT

A new study investigates the impact of social interaction on the effectiveness of chemotherapy and the patients' chances of survival.

Chaga mushroom: Nine potential health benefits

Sat, 22 Jul 2017 00:00:00 PDT

What are chaga mushrooms and what are their potential health benefits? How are chaga mushrooms used and what are the possible risks?

Small cell lung cancer: Cause of treatment resistance discovered

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 07:00:00 PDT

Small cell lung cancer returns post-therapy because circulating tumor cells that were previously sensitive to chemotherapy form chemo-resistant complexes.

The 10 best breast cancer blogs

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 08:00:00 PDT

Medical News Today have found the 10 best breast cancer blogs that offer educational information, inspiration, and support for people with breast cancer.

Actinic keratosis: Pictures, causes, and prevention

Wed, 19 Jul 2017 03:00:00 PDT

What is actinic keratosis and what are the causes? What does actinic keratosis look like, what are the risk factors, and how is it diagnosed?

Scientists make breakthrough in reversing treatment resistance in blood cancer patients

Wed, 19 Jul 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Researchers from the University of Southampton have identified why some people may become resistant to monoclonal antibodies, a common type of immunotherapy used in lymphoma treatment.

CAR T-cell therapy for leukemia leads to remissions in clinical trial

Wed, 19 Jul 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Researchers at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center showed about 70 percent of patients with the most common adult leukemia had their tumors shrink or disappear following an experimental chimeric...

Daily tomato consumption may protect against skin cancer

Mon, 17 Jul 2017 08:00:00 PDT

Consuming tomatoes daily may help to protect skin against UV light damage and decrease the likelihood of developing skin cancer tumors, new research finds.

Metal-free MRI contrast agent could be safer for some patients

Mon, 17 Jul 2017 00:00:00 PDT

New agent could be used for certain high-risk groups and may enable longer-term tumor imaging.

Side effects not a major problem for new class of breast cancer drugs

Mon, 17 Jul 2017 00:00:00 PDT

A ground-breaking new class of oral drugs for treating breast cancer, known as cyclin-dependent kinase (CDK) inhibitors, are generally well-tolerated, with a manageable toxicity profile for most...

Is this the key to stopping cancer from spreading?

Sat, 15 Jul 2017 00:00:00 PDT

A recent study sheds light on new ways to prevent cancer from setting up shop and flourishing in distant tissues. Blocking 20-HETE may clip cancer's wings.

New research offers hope to neuro-tumour patients

Thu, 13 Jul 2017 00:00:00 PDT

New research published online in the journal Oncogene could offer hope to the thousands of, mainly young, people affected by the hereditary condition Neurofibromatosis 2 (NF2).

Higher risk of aggressive prostate cancer in taller and heavier men

Thu, 13 Jul 2017 00:00:00 PDT

The risk of aggressive prostate cancer is increased in taller men and those with a higher BMI and waist circumference, according to a new study.

Study reveals an elevated cancer risk in Holocaust survivors

Wed, 12 Jul 2017 00:00:00 PDT

A new study indicates that survivors of the Holocaust have experienced a small but consistent increase in the risk of developing cancer.

New CDC report shows deaths from cancer higher in rural America

Tue, 11 Jul 2017 06:00:00 PDT

Despite decreases in cancer death rates nationwide, a new report shows slower reduction in cancer death rates in rural America (a decrease of 1.

Graft-versus-host disease: Types, treatment, and outlook

Tue, 11 Jul 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Graft-versus-host disease, or GVHD, is a serious condition that can be fatal. In this article, learn about the types of GVHD, and how it is treated.

Your daily coffee could help you live longer

Tue, 11 Jul 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Good news for coffee drinkers; your daily cup of joe could help to increase your lifespan by up to 18 percent, according to new research.

New way of predicting kidney function could improve chemotherapy dosing

Tue, 11 Jul 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Scientists at the University of Cambridge have developed a new statistical model which estimates kidney function in patients with cancer.