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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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Carcinoma in situ: What is it and how is it treated?

Tue, 26 Sep 2017 00:00:00 PDT

In this article, learn about carcinoma in situ. What is carcinoma in situ and where does it occur? How is it most effectively treated?

New cancer-causing syndrome uncovered

Mon, 25 Sep 2017 08:00:00 PDT

Researchers reveal that mutations in the FANCM gene do not cause Fanconi anemia, as previous studies suggest. They actually cause early-onset cancer.

Fat necrosis: Causes and treatment

Mon, 25 Sep 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Fat necrosis is a complication that may occur after injury to fatty tissue. It can create small lumps under the skin, which may appear similar to tumors.

Caffeic acid: Uses, side effects, and foods

Sun, 24 Sep 2017 03:00:00 PDT

Recent research suggests that caffeic acid might slow cancer development. In this article we look at what caffeic acid is, its key sources and its uses.

Stage zero breast cancer: All you need to know

Sat, 23 Sep 2017 07:00:00 PDT

The stages of cancer describe how advanced the cancer is Stage zero breast cancer is the earliest form of breast cancer, and the easiest to treat.

Dense breast tissue: All you need to know

Sat, 23 Sep 2017 05:00:00 PDT

What is dense breast tissue and what are the symptoms of dense breasts? Learn about the diagnosis, if it can be prevented, and the link to breast cancer.

How purple potatoes could prevent colon cancer

Sat, 23 Sep 2017 02:00:00 PDT

Purple potatoes and other colorful fruits and vegetables could help to prevent colon cancer by reducing levels of a pro-inflammatory protein.

Papillary urothelial carcinoma: Treatment and outlook

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 07:00:00 PDT

What is papillary urothelial carcinoma? What are the signs of papillary urothelial carcinoma, what are the causes, and what are the risk factors?

Cancer risk higher in children with inflammatory bowel disease

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 07:00:00 PDT

Researchers find that childhood inflammatory bowel disease is linked to higher risk of cancer - especially gastrointestinal - that persists into adulthood.

Lung cancer in women: Signs and symptoms

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 03:00:00 PDT

Recent research has suggested that lung cancer affects women differently to men. We look at the types, their causes, symptoms, treatments, and outlook.

Poliovirus kills off cancer cells, stops tumor regrowth

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 00:00:00 PDT

A modified poliovirus appears to trigger the body's anti-tumor immunity. The new study showed promising results in human breast cancer cells and mice.

Boosting cancer-killing cells through oxygen starvation

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 07:00:00 PDT

Researchers show that growing cytotoxic T cells under low oxygen conditions enhances their anti-cancer activity in mice and may have clinical potential.

Immunotherapy for lung cancer: What you need to know

Mon, 18 Sep 2017 05:00:00 PDT

What is immunotherapy for lung cancer and how does it work? Learn about the benefits, risks, and side effects. What is the future for immunotherapy?

Lung cancer and cough: What is the connection?

Mon, 18 Sep 2017 03:00:00 PDT

In this article, we look at the connection between coughing and lung cancer, including the causes of coughing, symptoms of lung cancer, and treatments.

Triple-negative breast cancer: Is a new treatment within reach?

Mon, 18 Sep 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Researchers are investigating the potential of a newly developed inhibitor that could lead to targeted treatments for an aggressive type of breast cancer.

Hair growth after chemo: When does hair grow back?

Mon, 18 Sep 2017 00:00:00 PDT

How long does it take to grow hair after chemo and will hair look or feel different afterward? Can you stimulate hair growth after chemo?

Rare genetic cause of peritoneal mesothelioma points to targeted therapy

Fri, 15 Sep 2017 06:00:00 PDT

Mesothelioma is a rare and aggressive tumor that, in many cases, results from exposure to asbestos.

Antibiotic identified that reduces infection risk in young leukemia patients

Fri, 15 Sep 2017 06:00:00 PDT

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital researchers have identified an antibiotic that significantly reduced the odds of infections in children starting treatment for acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL)...

MDS symptoms: What are the signs of pre-leukemia?

Fri, 15 Sep 2017 05:00:00 PDT

MDS, or myelodysplastic syndrome, refers to a group of blood cancers. In this article, learn about the symptoms and complications of this disease.

Single molecule determines lung cancer cell death

Thu, 14 Sep 2017 09:00:00 PDT

A new study finds that one molecule is key to whether or not particular lung cancer cells respond to chemotherapy and undergo programmed cell death.

Probiotics may help to prevent and treat colon cancer

Thu, 14 Sep 2017 00:00:00 PDT

A new study looks at the effect of Lactobacillus reuteri, a probiotic, on colon cancer development. In mice, it reduced tumor growth and inflammation.

New drug target found for 'most common cancer in infants'

Wed, 13 Sep 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Scientists have found a cell surface protein, which, when targeted using immunotherapy, successfully blocked neuroblastoma from spreading.

Advanced melanoma: Groundbreaking trials could transform treatment

Tue, 12 Sep 2017 07:00:00 PDT

An immunotherapy and targeted therapy both promise to bring closer the day when melanoma is a disease that people live with instead of die from.

Desmoid tumor: All you need to know

Tue, 12 Sep 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Desmoid tumors are noncancerous growths found in connective tissue. They are rare, can occur almost anywhere in the body, and grow quickly.

Cigarette smoke may 'prime lung cells' to develop cancer

Mon, 11 Sep 2017 09:00:00 PDT

Using cell-based models of cigarette smoke exposure, researchers show how smoking alters gene expression over time to prime lung cells to develop cancer.