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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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Cancer: How a novel gel could halt its return

Fri, 23 Mar 2018 08:00:00 PDT

Researchers have developed a drug-infused hydrogel that has the potential to stop cancer recurrence and metastasis after the surgical removal of a tumor.

How a novel protein may combat cancer

Thu, 22 Mar 2018 09:00:00 PDT

A Swiss team recently discovered a new tumor-suppressing protein. It may help to diagnose liver cancer earlier and could play a role in future treatments.

Viagra may cut colorectal cancer risk by half

Wed, 21 Mar 2018 08:00:00 PDT

A new study in mice finds that a small daily intake of Viagra can reduce the formation of potentially cancerous polyps by 50 percent.

Breast cancer: Obesity may hinder some treatments

Mon, 19 Mar 2018 07:00:00 PDT

Obesity, which is linked to lower survival in many cancers, may be why drugs that inhibit growth of blood vessels that feed cancer don't work, says study.

What are the best teas for health?

Fri, 16 Mar 2018 08:00:00 PDT

Do you enjoy tea for its flavor or the soothing feeling brought by holding a steaming cup? In this Spotlight, we tell you which brews are best for heath.

How an existing diabetes drug controls pancreatic cancer

Thu, 15 Mar 2018 07:00:00 PDT

A new study suggests that targeting the RET signaling pathway with metformin might offer a new way to stop the growth and spread of pancreatic cancer.

Cancer cells' survival strategy defeated with new approach

Wed, 14 Mar 2018 00:00:00 PDT

Cancer cells can evade destruction by entering a 'limbo' state. A new study explains how this happens and suggests a new approach to eliminate tumor cells.

Autism: Anti-cancer drug may improve social behavior

Tue, 13 Mar 2018 07:00:00 PDT

Romidepsin, a compound that is already approved for treating cancer, reversed social deficits in a mouse model of autism by restoring gene expression.

What causes Bence Jones protein in urine?

Tue, 13 Mar 2018 00:00:00 PDT

Learn about the Bence Jones protein urine test that is used to help diagnose multiple myeloma. What can you expect from the test and the results?

Colorectal cancer: The importance of diet

Fri, 09 Mar 2018 08:00:00 PDT

Colorectal cancer is a common condition, and an unhealthful diet is a top risk factor. So, what should you eat for prevention and to aid treatment?

Vitamin D may protect against cancer

Thu, 08 Mar 2018 08:00:00 PDT

In a study of more than 33,000 Japanese adults, researchers found that a higher level of vitamin D could reduce the risk of cancer by a fifth.

E-cigarettes: Teens 'should not be using them at all'

Wed, 07 Mar 2018 00:00:00 PDT

A new study suggests that teenagers who use electronic cigarettes may be putting their health at risk by exposing themselves to carcinogenic compounds.

The state of cancer: Are we close to a cure?

Fri, 02 Mar 2018 08:00:00 PDT

In this Spotlight, we track recent advances in cancer research and consider whether we are getting any closer to eradicating the burden of this disease.

Lung cancer tumor growth halved with new approach

Thu, 01 Mar 2018 08:00:00 PDT

A novel method targeting noncoding RNA has successfully reduced lung cancer tumor growth in mice, offering hope for a more effective treatment for humans.

Common skin bacteria may prevent skin cancer

Thu, 01 Mar 2018 00:00:00 PDT

A new study finds that a 'friendly' bacterium, commonly found on healthy human skin and called Staphylococcus epidermidis, may protect against skin cancer.

What to eat if you have multiple myeloma

Wed, 28 Feb 2018 11:00:00 PDT

Learn about specific nutrition strategies that can be used to treat common symptoms of multiple myeloma, such as kidney damage and anemia.

Smoldering multiple myeloma and cancer: What to know

Wed, 28 Feb 2018 03:00:00 PDT

Smoldering multiple myeloma is a rare disorder that can lead to a cancer called multiple myeloma. Learn more about the diagnosis, progression, and outlook.

The hidden power of daffodils in the fight against cancer

Wed, 28 Feb 2018 00:00:00 PDT

New research has uncovered the hidden molecular potential of a daffodil extract — an alkaloid named hemanthamine — in the fight against cancer.

Stage 3 multiple myeloma: Symptoms, progression, and life expectancy

Tue, 27 Feb 2018 00:00:00 PDT

Multiple myeloma is a cancer that affects bone marrow and plasma cells. People do not usually have symptoms until they reach stage 3.

Why do I wipe blood after I poop?

Sat, 24 Feb 2018 04:00:00 PDT

There are many reasons for rectal bleeding after wiping. We look at 11 causes here, along with the treatment options there are for each one.

This specialized gel could improve cancer therapy

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 00:00:00 PDT

Researchers are testing a promising new gel-like medium capable of delivering a combination of therapeutic agents directly to the sites of primary tumors.

How one enzyme could stop the spread of cancer

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 07:00:00 PDT

A study reveals that activation of the enzyme RIPK1 can trigger cell death in cancer cells poised to migrate by causing them to degrade their mitochondria.

What side effects can result from interferon?

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 08:00:00 PDT

Interferon is used to treat several health conditions, but it has a range of side effects. We look at how these vary in severity and duration here.

Ovarian cancer: How your father's genes can affect your risk

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 00:00:00 PDT

New research finds that fathers can pass their daughters a genetic mutation that can cause ovarian cancer. It can also cause prostate cancer in men.

Have scientists found an anti-cancer vaccine?

Thu, 15 Feb 2018 09:00:00 PDT

Researchers used stem cells to create an anti-cancer vaccine, which they tested in 75 mice with various types of cancer. Here's what they found.