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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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How one enzyme could stop the spread of cancer

February 21, 2018 - 14:00
A study reveals that activation of the enzyme RIPK1 can trigger cell death in cancer cells poised to migrate by causing them to degrade their mitochondria.

What side effects can result from interferon?

February 16, 2018 - 15:00
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

February 16, 2018 - 07:00
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?

February 15, 2018 - 16:00
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

February 15, 2018 - 14:00
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

February 13, 2018 - 14:00
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?

February 13, 2018 - 07:00
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

February 12, 2018 - 15:00
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

February 10, 2018 - 07:00
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

February 8, 2018 - 07:00
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?

February 6, 2018 - 14:00
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?

February 6, 2018 - 12:00
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.

Drinking hot tea can contribute to cancer risk

February 6, 2018 - 08:00
Drinking tea at high temperatures could tip the health balance in favor of esophageal cancer for those who already indulge in other guilty pleasures.

Cancer risk may increase as immune system declines

February 6, 2018 - 07:00
Using a mathematical model, a group of researchers conclude that a declining immune system could explain our increased cancer risk as we age.

Spitz nevi vs. cancer: What you need to know

February 1, 2018 - 15:00
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

February 1, 2018 - 08:00
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

January 31, 2018 - 08:00
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

January 30, 2018 - 17:00
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

January 29, 2018 - 17:00
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

January 29, 2018 - 16:00
Researchers find a specific protein that helps breast cancer tumors to spread and use a combined form of therapy to reduce metastasis in mice.