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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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Low physical activity increases risk of bladder, kidney cancer

Thu, 25 May 2017 07:00:00 PDT

A new study investigates the link between chronic physical inactivity and the risk of developing bladder cancer and kidney cancer.



What is a Gleason score?

Thu, 25 May 2017 00:00:00 PDT

A Gleason score is used to help determine the treatment and predict the outlook for prostate cancer. How is it measured? What do the results mean?



FDA approves first cancer treatment for any solid tumor with a specific genetic feature

Thu, 25 May 2017 00:00:00 PDT

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has granted accelerated approval to a treatment for patients whose cancers have a specific genetic feature (biomarker).



Study leads to breakthrough in better understanding acute myeloid leukemia

Wed, 24 May 2017 09:00:00 PDT

A study led by the University of Birmingham has made a breakthrough in the understanding of how different genetic mutations cause acute myeloid leukaemia.



Where body fat is carried can predict cancer risk

Wed, 24 May 2017 06:00:00 PDT

Scientists have found that carrying fat around your middle could be as good an indicator of cancer risk as body mass index (BMI), according to research published in the British Journal of Cancer.



Suicide risk elevated among lung cancer patients

Wed, 24 May 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Suicide rates among lung cancer patients are significantly higher than the general population and people with breast, prostate, and colorectal cancers.



Prostate cancer surgery: Types and what to expect

Wed, 24 May 2017 00:00:00 PDT

In this article, we take a close look at the types of surgery used to treat prostate cancer, as well as what to expect during and after the procedure.



Prostate cancer: Stages and outlook

Tue, 23 May 2017 06:00:00 PDT

What does TNM mean? What is a Gleason score? What are stages 1 to 4? In this article, we explain the staging system used to categorize prostate cancer.



Raised blood platelet levels 'strong predictor' of cancer

Tue, 23 May 2017 06:00:00 PDT

Having a high blood platelet count is a strong predictor of cancer and should be urgently investigated to save lives, according to a large-scale study.



Radiation for prostate cancer: Types and side effects

Tue, 23 May 2017 03:00:00 PDT

Radiation therapy is a common treatment for prostate cancer. In this article, learn about the types of radiation therapy, as well as the risks involved.



Just one small glass of wine per day increases breast cancer risk

Tue, 23 May 2017 00:00:00 PDT

A new report examines breast cancer risk factors and finds that the equivalent of a daily small glass of wine or beer increases the risk significantly.



Antibody for fighting cancer emerges

Mon, 22 May 2017 06:00:00 PDT

Antibody originally developed for studying multiple sclerosis decreases tumor growth in preclinical models.



One in 5 cancers diagnosed in the United States is a rare cancer

Mon, 22 May 2017 06:00:00 PDT

About one in five cancer diagnoses in the United States is a rare cancer, according to a new American Cancer Society report.



Tree nuts may lower risk of colon cancer recurrence, death

Thu, 18 May 2017 09:00:00 PDT

Eating at least 2 ounces of tree nuts every week could reduce the chance of cancer recurrence and death for colon cancer patients, study suggests.



Studies: Concerns for bladder cancer risk of e-cigarette smokers and traditional smoking

Wed, 17 May 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Data being presented at the 112th Annual Scientific Meeting of the American Urological Association (AUA) shows harmful links between the use of e-cigarettes and bladder cancer risk, and associates...



Breakthrough: Breast cancer relapse linked to fat metabolism

Tue, 16 May 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Currently, the main cause of death in breast cancer is relapse. Although poorly understood, research into the lipid metabolism of cells offers new insight.



Whole tomato extract may prevent, treat stomach cancer

Mon, 15 May 2017 09:00:00 PDT

You might want to add tomatoes to your grocery list; researchers have found that whole tomato extract has the potential to fight stomach cancer.



Tumor-dwelling immune cells thwart cancer immunotherapy

Fri, 12 May 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Researchers have caught tumor-associated immune cells called macrophages in the act of stealing checkpoint inhibitor antibodies away from their intended T cell targets, and blocking this thievery led...



New test more effective at predicting survival in blood cancer patients

Thu, 11 May 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Technology that can detect the length of small DNA structures in cancer cells could hold the key to predicting the outcome of patients with two different types of blood cancer.



Scientists 'carbon date' cancer and unearth secrets about what could help make it deadly

Thu, 11 May 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Scientists have put precise timings on the history of a patient's cancer for the first time, effectively 'carbon dating' the different stages in the disease's progression.



New nanotechnology application for difficult-to-treat cancers

Thu, 11 May 2017 00:00:00 PDT

A new treatment combining shock waves with nanoparticles can successfully treat tumours that are difficult to target using conventional chemotherapy.



Study finds low rate of cancer screening among transplant patients

Thu, 11 May 2017 00:00:00 PDT

People who have received organ transplants are at higher risk of developing and dying of cancer than the general population.



Study suggests a role for radiotherapy for extending the lives of pancreatic cancer patients

Wed, 10 May 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Patients with early stage pancreatic cancer could be given longer to live if they receive radiotherapy at a high enough dose, according to research presented at the ESTRO 36 conference.



New cell separator with humble beginnings could revolutionise medical advances in cancer and Alzheimer's research

Tue, 09 May 2017 00:00:00 PDT

A new cell separator that began life as a tinfoil and epoxy glue prototype built with supplies from a University shop could revolutionise stem-cell and regenerative cell-based therapies.



Scrib protein identified as a natural suppressor of liver cancer

Tue, 09 May 2017 00:00:00 PDT

A protein that typically helps keep cells organized and on task becomes a tumor suppressor in the face of liver cancer, scientists say.