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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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What side effects can result from interferon?

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 08:00:00 PST

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 PST

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 PST

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.

Cancer: 'Ultra-processed' foods may increase risk

Thu, 15 Feb 2018 07:00:00 PST

A new study suggests a possible link between the consumption of ultra-processed foods and raised risk of overall cancer, and breast cancer in particular.

Huntington's 'super assassin' molecule could kill cancer

Tue, 13 Feb 2018 07:00:00 PST

The gene that causes Huntington's disease is highly toxic to cancer cells, as revealed in tests on laboratory cells and mice with ovarian cancer.

Why do some breast cancers become treatment-resistant?

Tue, 13 Feb 2018 00:00:00 PST

A significant number of estrogen receptor-positive breast cancers are resistant to regular therapies. Why is that, and how can this obstacle be addressed?

Cancer: Targeting protein may stop tumors from spreading

Mon, 12 Feb 2018 08:00:00 PST

Researchers have now taken a major step in the prevention of cancer metastasis by identifying and targeting a protein that helps tumors to spread.

This protein fuels triple-negative breast cancer

Sat, 10 Feb 2018 00:00:00 PST

Researchers report that they have identified a new stem cell pathway that drives the development of highly aggressive triple-negative breast cancer.

Asparagus amino acid helps deadly breast cancer to spread

Thu, 08 Feb 2018 00:00:00 PST

An amino acid derived from a wide range of foods, including asparagus, helps triple-negative breast cancer to spread in the body, a new study has found.

Cell phone radiation: Could high exposure cause tumors?

Tue, 06 Feb 2018 07:00:00 PST

Very high levels of exposure to the type of radiation given out by cell phones resulted in tumors in heart tissue of male rats but not female rats or mice.

Can you eat salmon skin?

Tue, 06 Feb 2018 05:00:00 PST

A look at salmon skin, the skin of the oily fish rich in omega-3s. Included is detail on the nutritional benefits and the potential risks of eating it.

Cancer risk may increase as immune system declines

Tue, 06 Feb 2018 00:00:00 PST

Using a mathematical model, a group of researchers conclude that a declining immune system could explain our increased cancer risk as we age.

Drinking hot tea can contribute to cancer risk

Tue, 06 Feb 2018 00:00:00 PST

Drinking tea at high temperatures could tip the health balance in favor of esophageal cancer for those who already indulge in other guilty pleasures.

Spitz nevi vs. cancer: What you need to know

Thu, 01 Feb 2018 07:00:00 PST

A Spitz nevus is a type of noncancerous growth. In this article, learn about the types, diagnosis, and when to see a doctor to check for melanoma.

One injection could kill cancer

Thu, 01 Feb 2018 00:00:00 PST

Groundbreaking cancer research might have uncovered a 'one-time application' formula that can help immune cells to eliminate cancer tumors.

The end of toxic chemo? Blocking vitamin B-2 may stop cancer

Wed, 31 Jan 2018 00:00:00 PST

New drug candidate may change chemotherapy as we know it; this compound stops cancer cells from spreading and has no toxic side effects, a new study shows.

E-cigarettes may cause cancer and heart disease, says study

Tue, 30 Jan 2018 09:00:00 PST

E-cigarette use may lead to cancer and heart disease, say researchers, after finding that e-cigarette vapor can cause damage to DNA.

Fish-derived omega-3 best for preventing breast cancer

Mon, 29 Jan 2018 09:00:00 PST

Compared with the plant-based omega-3 ALA, EPA and DHA — which come from fatty fish — are much better for preventing breast cancer, researchers suggest.

Breast cancer: Protein that drives metastasis uncovered

Mon, 29 Jan 2018 08:00:00 PST

Researchers find a specific protein that helps breast cancer tumors to spread and use a combined form of therapy to reduce metastasis in mice.

Breast cancer: Body fat, not weight, poses major risk

Mon, 29 Jan 2018 00:00:00 PST

Recent evidence backs a surprising finding: women with high body fat levels are at increased risk of breast cancer, even if their overall weight is normal.

What are the best foods to fight aging?

Fri, 26 Jan 2018 08:00:00 PST

What are some of the best foods for a healthful diet that will help you live a long and happy life? Read on to learn which dietary staples to keep in mind.

How does high cholesterol cause cancer? Study sheds light

Fri, 26 Jan 2018 07:00:00 PST

Researchers have discovered a cell mechanism in which cholesterol influences the proliferation of stem cells and the growth of intestinal tumors in mice.

Pancreatic cancer: Modified flu virus destroys tumors

Thu, 25 Jan 2018 03:00:00 PST

Scientists destroyed pancreatic cancer cells using a modified flu virus. If confirmed in clinical trials, the findings could offer new treatments.

Exercise may increase lifespan after breast cancer treatment

Tue, 23 Jan 2018 09:00:00 PST

Aerobic and strength training may help to prolong breast cancer survivors' lifespans by tackling treatment side effects, such as obesity or heart disease.

'Cross-dressing' cells may improve cancer treatment

Tue, 23 Jan 2018 00:00:00 PST

Researchers from Switzerland describe a new method that improves cancer immunotherapy by 'cross-dressing' the dendritic cells of the immune system.