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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 are bone lesions? Types and treatment

Sat, 09 Dec 2017 09:00:00 PST

Bone lesions are lumps or masses of abnormal tissue produced when cells within the bone start to divide uncontrollably. They may result in bone tumors.



Huntington's disease: Could a cancer drug hold the key?

Fri, 08 Dec 2017 09:00:00 PST

A drug that is used to treat advanced skin lymphomas may also be effective in treating Huntington's disease and other neurodegenerative diseases.



Could our body clock help to prevent cancer?

Fri, 08 Dec 2017 00:00:00 PST

Researchers reveal how a newly discovered role for our biological clock, or circadian rhythm, may help to prevent or treat cancer.



How cancer could be treated with an old alcoholism drug

Thu, 07 Dec 2017 00:00:00 PST

New research exposes the mechanism by which the anti-alcohol addiction drug disulfiram, also known as Antabuse, could be used to treat cancer.



Aspirin may strengthen anti-cancer drugs

Wed, 06 Dec 2017 00:00:00 PST

Aspirin in conjunction with Sorafenib — an anti-cancer drug —increases its ability to destroy malignant cells in some difficult-to-treat cancers.



Could targeting this gene stop melanoma from spreading?

Tue, 05 Dec 2017 00:00:00 PST

New research identifies a gene that helps melanoma to spread in both an animal model and human cells. Blocking its activity may stop metastasis.



Endometrial cancer: Drug-loaded nanoparticles destroy tumor cells

Tue, 05 Dec 2017 00:00:00 PST

Researchers reveal how nanoparticles filled with two anti-cancer drugs targeted and killed tumor cells in mice with aggressive endometrial cancer.



Bleeding from the ear: Causes and treatments

Mon, 04 Dec 2017 06:00:00 PST

Bleeding from the ear can be very alarming for a person. Many things can cause someone to bleed from the ear, including some emergency situations.



What is acral lentiginous melanoma?

Sat, 02 Dec 2017 06:00:00 PST

We look at acral lentiginous melanoma, a type of skin cancer that affects the hands and feet. Learn about symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment options.



Mouth bacteria linked to esophageal cancer

Fri, 01 Dec 2017 07:00:00 PST

New research reveals that some types of mouth bacteria are linked to higher risk of developing esophageal cancer and some are linked to lower risk.



Killing cancer softly: New approach halts tumor growth

Fri, 01 Dec 2017 00:00:00 PST

Cancer therapy can sometimes, paradoxically, help the cancer to spread. New research shows why that is, and what can be done to stop it.



Cancer stem cells destroyed by drug-filled nanoparticles

Wed, 29 Nov 2017 07:00:00 PST

Scientists show how drug-laden nanoparticles can find and destroy cancer stem cells that hide in tissue for years before causing the cancer to return.



'Alarming' rise in cancer rates driven by diabetes, obesity

Wed, 29 Nov 2017 00:00:00 PST

Diabetes and obesity are on the rise, and so is the number of cancer cases attributable to these metabolic conditions, researchers warn.



How does cancer evade the immune system? New mechanism revealed

Tue, 28 Nov 2017 00:00:00 PST

Understanding how cancer cells evade the immune system is a quickly developing area of study. Breaking research finds a new mechanism.



Prostate cancer: How immune cells promote tumor growth

Tue, 28 Nov 2017 00:00:00 PST

New research analyzes prostate cancer cells and finds the reason why the body's own immune system may promote progression of the disease.



Radiotherapy-resistant tumors could be defeated with experimental drugs

Mon, 27 Nov 2017 07:00:00 PST

Drugs that block an immune system mechanism involving the STING pathway may offer a way to overcome radiotherapy resistance in tumors, says new study.



Malaria drugs could help to combat cancer

Fri, 24 Nov 2017 09:00:00 PST

Researchers reveal how two drugs used to treat malaria, called chloroquine and hydroxychloroquine, could help in the fight against cancer.



Seven alternatives to a colonscopy

Fri, 24 Nov 2017 03:00:00 PST

Most medical professionals recommend the use of a colonoscopy to detect colon cancer, but it can be costly and invasive. Are there alternatives?



Sugar and cancer: A surprise connection or 50-year cover-up?

Fri, 24 Nov 2017 00:00:00 PST

Knowledge of a connection between sugar and cancer might reach back as far as 50 years. But what is the evidence today? And can we get away from sugar?



More than just 'chemo brain': Cancer impacts memory, too

Thu, 23 Nov 2017 00:00:00 PST

After chemotherapy, many people report experiencing 'chemo brain,' characterized by impaired cognitive function. But could cancer itself be to blame?



Metastatic prostate cancer: What you need to know

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 09:00:00 PST

Prostate cancer occurs when the cells in the prostate grow uncontrollably. Metastatic prostate cancer means the cancer has spread beyond the prostate.



How do cancer cells start to spread? Study sheds light

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 09:00:00 PST

Using a 3-D collagen matrix, researchers have discovered how the environment surrounding a tumor encourages cancer cells to metastasize.



Bone marrow cancer: What you need to know

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 00:00:00 PST

In this article, learn about the types of bone marrow cancer, including multiple myeloma, leukemia, and lymphomas. How are they diagnosed and treated?



Cancer cell growth halted with cold and flu drug

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 09:00:00 PST

A drug commonly used to ease cold and flu symptoms can starve cancer cells of the proteins they need to grow and divide, a new study finds.



Cancer: 42 percent of cases down to risk factors you can change

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 08:00:00 PST

A large-scale study from the American Cancer Association has calculated the proportion of cancer cases that are attributable to modifiable risk factors.