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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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Stinging nettles: A new approach to cancer

January 11, 2018 - 08:00
A new drug that specifically targets cancer cell metabolism has been discovered. It is 'switched on' by a chemical found in stinging nettles and ants.

How your gut bacteria may protect you from cancer

January 10, 2018 - 16:00
The so-called good bacteria in our gut can influence our chances of developing colorectal cancer by altering our gene activity, suggests new research.

Night shifts raise women's cancer risk

January 8, 2018 - 17:00
Women who work long-term night shifts may be at increased risk of developing cancer, especially breast cancer, reveals a new study.

Just two sausages per week may raise breast cancer risk

January 5, 2018 - 17:00
Researchers suggest that eating just 9 grams of processed meats per day, or two sausages per week, could increase women's risk of breast cancer.

Your gut microbes may give melanoma treatment a boost

January 5, 2018 - 15:00
People with advanced melanoma who had healthy levels of specific gut bacteria responded better to immunotherapy than those who did not, a new study found.

Sticking to New Year's resolutions could cut cancer risk

January 5, 2018 - 08:00
Resolved to eat better and exercise more in 2018? A new study finds that sticking to such lifestyle changes could lower the risk of cancer by a third.

Cancer: Virus fuels immune system to attack brain tumors

January 4, 2018 - 15:00
From the bloodstream, a wild virus selectively entered cancer cells in patients' brain tumors and made it easier for the immune system to destroy them.

How does alcohol cause cancer?

January 4, 2018 - 08:00
It is established that alcohol can cause cancer, but the exact mechanisms behind the process are unclear. New research takes a more detailed look.

How blueberries help to kill cancer cells

January 3, 2018 - 17:00
Researchers suggest that the success of radiation therapy against cancer cells could be increased significantly, thanks to blueberries.

Head and neck cancer: Acid reflux may raise risk in seniors

December 30, 2017 - 08:00
A new study finds a strong association between acid reflux and cancers of the respiratory and upper digestive tracts in older adults.

Can you get cancer on the tonsils?

December 26, 2017 - 13:00
Tonsil cancer is a rare form of cancer with symptoms that are often similar to other illnesses. Learn more about the risk factors and how it is treated.

Deadly skin cancer could be halted with arthritis drug

December 22, 2017 - 16:00
Adding a drug for rheumatoid arthritis to existing treatments for melanoma skin cancer halted cancer cell growth in mice, researchers report.

Electric field therapy boosts survival from deadly brain tumor

December 22, 2017 - 08:00
Glioblastoma is a deadly brain cancer with poor outcomes. But the final results of a phase III trial reveal that a novel treatment could increase survival.

Key mechanism for aggressive breast cancer prevention found

December 22, 2017 - 08:00
Why are some breast cancers more aggressive than others? A new study sheds light on a key molecular interaction that makes cancer more treatment-resistant.

Is chemo at the heart of cancer regrowth?

December 21, 2017 - 10:00
Researchers have discovered that chemotherapy provides the perfect backdrop for 'sleeping' cancer to churn out deadly cancer stem cells.

Can an existing drug win against aggressive breast cancer?

December 20, 2017 - 08:00
A cytokine used to treat autoimmune diseases such as multiple sclerosis may be the new weapon in the fight against triple-negative breast cancer.

What is the Budwig diet protocol?

December 18, 2017 - 11:00
Learn about the Budwig diet, a complementary protocol that is supposed to help with the treatment of cancer. Does evidence support its use?

Antibody reduces bone metastases '100-fold'

December 18, 2017 - 08:00
Bone metastases are notoriously difficult to treat. Breaking research tests the capabilities of a new antibody treatment, and it shows real promise.

Silencing 'junk' gene could halt tumor growth

December 14, 2017 - 17:00
Researchers have found that a gene they call THOR produces a long, non-coding RNA that has a role in cancer, and whose silencing stops tumor growth.

What is leukopenia?

December 13, 2017 - 17:00
Leukopenia is a condition where a person has a reduced number of white blood cells and an increased risk of infection. Learn more.