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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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Skin cancer and rashes: Cancerous and precancerous lesions

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 00:00:00 PDT

A rash can be a sign of skin cancer. Find out the differences between cancerous and non-cancerous rashes, and the types of cancer that cause them.

New terahertz imaging approach could speed up skin cancer detection

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Researchers have developed a new terahertz imaging approach that, for the first time, can acquire micron-scale resolution images while retaining computational approaches designed to speed up image...

Two-step process leads to cell immortalization and cancer

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 00:00:00 PDT

A mutation that helps make cells immortal is critical to the development of a tumor, but new research at the University of California, Berkeley suggests that becoming immortal is a more complicated...

Avocado seed husk may help to treat heart disease, cancer

Mon, 21 Aug 2017 09:00:00 PDT

Most of us discard avocado seeds without a second thought, but a new study finds that the husk of these seeds may hold a treasure trove of health benefits.

Toxic formaldehyde is produced inside our own cells, scientists discover

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 00:00:00 PDT

New research has revealed that some of the toxin formaldehyde in our bodies does not come from our environment - it is a by-product of an essential reaction inside our own cells.

For post-menopausal women, vaginal estrogens do not raise risk of cancer, other diseases

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 00:00:00 PDT

FindingsWomen who have gone through menopause and who have been using a vaginal form of estrogen therapy do not have a higher risk of cardiovascular disease and cancer than women who have not...

Vitamin C may stop leukemia from progressing

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 09:00:00 PDT

New research finds that high-dose vitamin C can genetically 'reprogram' leukemic cells to mature and die normally, instead of replicating to cause cancer.

Cancer drugs that halt tumors can also shrink them

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 07:00:00 PDT

New research reveals how CDK4/6 inhibitors, approved cancer drugs that halt tumors, can also shrink them in some cases by promoting anti-tumor immunity.

Jumping genes made us human, but can they cause disease?

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Ancient bacteria and viruses left their traces all over our DNA. This may have given us an edge in our quest to become human, but it comes at a price.

Processed foods linked with cancer risk in slim older women

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Foods with high energy density, such as processed foods, are linked to a higher risk of obesity-related cancers in older women, regardless of body weight.

Scientists develop blood test that spots tumor-derived DNA in people with early-stage cancers

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 00:00:00 PDT

In a bid to detect cancers early and in a noninvasive way, scientists at the Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center report they have developed a test that spots tiny amounts of cancer-specific DNA in...

A metabolic treatment for pancreatic cancer?

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 06:00:00 PDT

Pancreatic cancer is now the third leading cause of cancer mortality. Its incidence is increasing in parallel with the population increase in obesity, and its five-year survival rate still hovers at...

New blood test may transform the way cancer is monitored and treated

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Stanford University scientists have described a new type of test that can detect genetic mutations in minute amounts of DNA released from cancer cells into the blood.

Cutaneous horn: Appearance, causes, and treatment

Tue, 15 Aug 2017 09:00:00 PDT

A cutaneous horn is a type of growth that appears on the skin. It may be a sign of a more serious condition. Learn how to recognize this skin growth.

'Delicate balance' between alcohol's protective and harmful effects

Tue, 15 Aug 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Heavy drinking can increase the risk of all-cause death, but moderate alcohol consumption could have 'protective health effects,' study suggests.

Important to communicate cancer prevention message to young adults to reduce risks later in life

Tue, 15 Aug 2017 00:00:00 PDT

The latest estimates suggest that, by 2020, more than 1.9 million Americans will be diagnosed with cancer each year.

Genetic drivers of deadly brain cancer uncovered

Mon, 14 Aug 2017 09:00:00 PDT

Researchers have pinpointed a number of gene mutations that work together to cause glioblastoma, an aggressive and deadly brain cancer.

Using alternative medicine only for cancer linked to lower survival rate

Mon, 14 Aug 2017 06:00:00 PDT

Patients who choose to receive alternative therapy as treatment for curable cancers instead of conventional cancer treatment have a higher risk of death, according to researchers from the Cancer...

Out-of-pocket costs exceed what many insured cancer patients expect to pay

Mon, 14 Aug 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Some patients spend a third of household income on cancer care, despite insurance.

Leukemia: Mushroom protein could be used in future treatments

Sun, 13 Aug 2017 00:00:00 PDT

A protein found in the edible mushroom commonly known as "shaggy ink cap" has the potential to kill leukemia T cells, a new study suggests.

Cell death: Is our health at risk?

Fri, 11 Aug 2017 08:00:00 PDT

Every day, 50 billion cells in our bodies die and are replaced by new cells. Most of the time, there are no side effects - but things can go wrong.

Cadmium may raise risk of endometrial cancer

Fri, 11 Aug 2017 07:00:00 PDT

A case-control study of 1,510 women found that the risk of endometrial cancer was 22 percent higher in those with higher levels of cadmium.

Drug hope for acute myeloid leukaemia

Fri, 11 Aug 2017 00:00:00 PDT

A new drug that strips cancer cells of their "immortality" could help to treat patients suffering from one of the most aggressive forms of leukaemia.

Spider peptides battle superbugs and cancer

Thu, 10 Aug 2017 07:00:00 PDT

As antibiotic resistance rises and fears over superbugs grow, scientists are looking for new treatment options.

'Shapeshifting' cancer cells promote metastasis

Thu, 10 Aug 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Research examining the cell's cytoskeleton shows how metastatic cells become 'shapeshifters,' allowing them to thrive in new locations.