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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 method of diagnosis and treatment. In many cases, your symptoms will not be related to cancer and will be caused by other, non-cancerous health conditions.
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Immunotherapy for prostate cancer: What you need to know

June 21, 2017 - 10:00
Immunotherapy is an emerging treatment for cancer that aims to boost the immune system cells' ability to fight off cancer. Learn more in this article.

Scientists step closer to drug treatment for hepatitis B

June 21, 2017 - 07:00
A major new insight into how hepatitis B virus works could pave the way for new drug treatments for the infection which is the major cause of liver cancer worldwide.

Grape extracts may protect against colon cancer

June 20, 2017 - 16:00
A new study examines the effect of grape compounds in mice and human cells. The compounds suppress cancer stem cells, which may drive cancerous tumors.

Targeting immune cells that help tumors stay hidden could improve immunotherapy

June 20, 2017 - 13:00
Researchers at University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and UPMC have discovered a clue that could unlock the potential of immunotherapy drugs to successfully treat more cancers.

Turmeric, red grape, and apple compounds 'starve' prostate cancer cells

June 19, 2017 - 07:00
Researchers have found that a compound in apple peel can prevent the growth of prostate cancer cells when combined with turmeric or red grape compounds.

Kidney cancer prognosis: What you need to know

June 19, 2017 - 07:00
In this article, learn about kidney cancer, how it is diagnosed, and the different tests that may be undertaken. What is cancer staging?

Hair dyes, relaxers tied to raised breast cancer risk

June 16, 2017 - 14:00
New research supports the idea that use of some hair products is linked to raised risk of breast cancer, with differences between white and black women.

What happens after you quit smoking: A timeline

June 16, 2017 - 10:00
Quitting smoking can be very daunting but some of the benefits may come faster than anticipated. What happens days, months, and years after quitting?

Study questions whether mistaken antibodies led cancer research down a 20-year dead end

June 16, 2017 - 07:00
For nearly two decades researchers have sought a way to target an estrogen receptor in the hope they could improve breast cancer survival, but an article published in Nature Communications contends...

Protein network signals found to drive myeloid leukemias

June 16, 2017 - 07:00
Researchers have uncovered how mutations in a protein network drive several high-risk leukemias, offering new prospects for novel therapies.

The 10 best cancer blogs

June 15, 2017 - 15:00
Cancer blogs can help those diagnosed with cancer to receive support throughout their treatment. Medical News Today have located the 10 best cancer blogs.

Combining vitamin C with antibiotics destroys cancer stem cells

June 13, 2017 - 15:00
When it comes to killing cancer stem cells - key drivers of cancer metastasis and recurrence - vitamin C and antibiotics can form a lethal combination.

Study: New approach to destroying deadly brain tumors

June 13, 2017 - 07:00
A new strategy for treating brain tumors may extend or save the lives of patients diagnosed with one of the deadliest forms of cancer, according to a study from UT Southwestern Medical Center.

Testicular cancer: Genetic test steps closer

June 12, 2017 - 15:00
A genetic test that predicts testicular cancer in healthy men steps closer as scientists discover 19 more DNA markers that raise risk of disease.

"Immunoswitch" particles may be key to more-effective cancer immunotherapy

June 12, 2017 - 07:00
Scientists at Johns Hopkins have created a nanoparticle that carries two different antibodies capable of simultaneously switching off cancer cells' defensive properties while switching on a robust...

Five years before brain cancer diagnosis, changes detectable in blood

June 12, 2017 - 07:00
Changes in immune activity appear to signal a growing brain tumor five years before symptoms arise, new research has found.

Report looks at liver cancer, fastest-growing cause of cancer deaths in US

June 12, 2017 - 07:00
Significant disparities persist despite availability of effective interventions.

Aspirin may cut breast cancer risk for women with diabetes

June 12, 2017 - 07:00
Women with diabetes are at increased risk of breast cancer, but new research finds that taking low-dose aspirin every day could reduce this risk.

Precision therapy enasidenib effective in treating deadly form of leukemia

June 12, 2017 - 07:00
Some patients with relapsed or treatment-resistant acute myeloid leukemia, a form of blood cancer for which there are few treatments, may achieve remission with an experimental targeted therapy...

New possible target for cancer treatment

June 8, 2017 - 07:00
Scientists at Karolinska Institutet in Sweden report that cancer cells and normal cells use different 'gene switches' in order to regulate the expression of genes that control growth.