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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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Is it possible to reverse 'chemo brain?'

December 8, 2018 - 11:00
'Chemo brain' affects many people who have undergone cancer treatment. What happens in the brain, and how can we reverse this effect?

What are the complications of HIV?

December 6, 2018 - 19:00
While modern medical treatments have drastically reduced the risk of HIV complications, people living with HIV may be more prone to certain illnesses. Learn more here.

Infections and cancer: The link could be stronger than we think

December 6, 2018 - 17:00
Study reveals a common cellular mechanism through which bacterial infection could promote cancer and increase resistance to anticancer drugs.

Iron-rich foods for vegetarians and vegans

December 6, 2018 - 00:00
Iron is an essential nutrient. Many plant-based foods contain iron, including lentils, beans, tofu, and blackstrap molasses. Learn about these and other iron-rich vegetarian foods here.

PSA levels after prostatectomy

December 5, 2018 - 21:00
A prostatectomy is one treatment option for prostate cancer. It involves the surgical removal of the prostate gland. Following a prostatectomy, doctors carry out regular prostate-specific antigen (PSA) testing to check that the cancer is not returning. Learn more about PSA after a prostatectomy here.

Can drinking alcohol lead to prostate cancer?

December 5, 2018 - 19:00
Doctors do not fully understand what causes prostate cancer. This disease may have an association with alcohol, but scientists need to do more research to confirm the potential link. Here, learn more about the risks of alcohol, how doctors screen for and treat prostate cancer, and the survival rates for this disease.

Universal 10-minute cancer test in sight

December 5, 2018 - 17:00
Cancer cells have a unique pattern of chemical tags on their DNA, which differs from that of healthy cells and could serve as the basis for a universal test.

Does HIV increase cancer risk?

December 4, 2018 - 20:00
HIV can weaken a person’s immune system, which can increase the risk of certain types of cancer. Such cancers include Kaposi’s sarcoma, non-Hodgkin lymphoma, and cervical, lung, anal, and oral cancer. However, effective treatment can significantly reduce the risk of developing these cancers. Learn more here.

Researchers find new drug combo to challenge cancer

December 4, 2018 - 16:00
Researchers have discovered a new drug combination that may be able to boost cancer treatment while also preventing tumors from becoming therapy-resistant.

Cancer cells' use of sugar holds the key to their destruction

November 30, 2018 - 17:00
Either reducing glucose supply or altering its metabolism in cancer cells could greatly improve effectiveness of virus-based treatments, a study reveals.

New strategy defeats cancer cells that evade chemotherapy

November 28, 2018 - 17:00
Scientists have found that making the cancer cells that survive chemotherapy more aggressive results in them being vulnerable to anti-inflammatories.

End-of-life symptoms of metastatic breast cancer

November 28, 2018 - 13:00
The end-of-life symptoms associated with metastatic breast cancer depend on where a person’s cancer has spread to, and they can include both physical and mental issues. Treatment focuses on improving quality of life and caring for the individual’s physical, emotional, and spiritual needs. Learn more here.

'DNA origami' tackles multidrug-resistant cancer cells

November 26, 2018 - 17:00
Scientists have developed a 'DNA nanoplatform' that carries anticancer drugs to targeted cancer cells and also prevents the cells from expelling the drug.

What you need to know about breast cancer

November 26, 2018 - 16:00
Breast cancer survival rates are rising as screening and treatment improve. But breast cancer is still the most invasive cancer in women. Find out who might have a greater risk, what symptoms to look out for, and the treatment options a person might face. Plus, learn about the types of breast cancer and the stages.

Ovarian cancer statistics

November 26, 2018 - 15:00
Knowing the statistics on ovarian cancer can help a person better understand the condition. However, it is important to remember that everyone has a different experience with cancer.

Do cancer treatments accelerate brain aging?

November 26, 2018 - 08:00
A new study finds connections between key markers of biological aging and signs of cognitive decline years after the completion of breast cancer treatment.

Rainforest vine compound kills resilient cancer cells

November 23, 2018 - 16:00
New research finds that a compound extracted from vines in the Congolese rainforest can kill cancer cells where other substances have failed.

Could a type of sugar halt cancer's march?

November 23, 2018 - 15:00
A recent study concludes that supplementation with a type of sugar interrupts cancer cells’ metabolism. This simple intervention could help fight cancer.

New blood test can detect ovarian cancer in its early stages

November 23, 2018 - 11:00
Ovarian cancer is rarely detected in its early stages, which makes treatment less effective. A new blood test, however, may become a game-changer.

Stopping tumor cell movement halts cancer spread

November 22, 2018 - 17:00
Using tumor-like microenvironments, scientists stopped cancer cells from spreading, even after the cells had switched to a different way of moving.