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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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Study suggests a role for radiotherapy for extending the lives of pancreatic cancer patients

May 10, 2017 - 07:00
Patients with early stage pancreatic cancer could be given longer to live if they receive radiotherapy at a high enough dose, according to research presented at the ESTRO 36 conference.

New cell separator with humble beginnings could revolutionise medical advances in cancer and Alzheimer's research

May 9, 2017 - 07:00
A new cell separator that began life as a tinfoil and epoxy glue prototype built with supplies from a University shop could revolutionise stem-cell and regenerative cell-based therapies.

Scrib protein identified as a natural suppressor of liver cancer

May 9, 2017 - 07:00
A protein that typically helps keep cells organized and on task becomes a tumor suppressor in the face of liver cancer, scientists say.

Researchers discover how cancer-causing virus could stay silently hidden in your body

May 8, 2017 - 07:00
Researchers at the University of Pittsburgh have discovered a new mechanism that could explain how the Merkel Cell Polyomavirus, responsible for the most aggressive form of skin cancer, can stay...

Brain cancer: Study sheds light on unexpected link between glioma and blood sugar

May 4, 2017 - 14:00
A new study begins to explain why glioma - a cancer that arises in the brain - is surprisingly less common in people with high blood sugar and diabetes.

Stereotactic radiation highly effective for kidney cancer

May 4, 2017 - 07:00
Kidney cancer patients may soon have an alternative to traditional treatments, new research at UT Southwestern Medical Center's Kidney Cancer Program of the Harold C.

Novel gene editing approach to cancer treatment shows promise in mice

May 3, 2017 - 13:00
A novel gene therapy using CRISPR genome editing technology effectively targets cancer-causing "fusion genes" and improves survival in mouse models of aggressive liver and prostate cancers...

Women should continue cervical cancer screening as they approach age 65

May 3, 2017 - 13:00
Cervical cancer is often thought of as a disease that primarily affects young women. Because of this, many older women fail to keep up with appropriate screening as they age.

Mayo Clinic researchers develop new tumor-shrinking nanoparticle to fight cancer, prevent recurrence

May 3, 2017 - 07:00
A Mayo Clinic research team has developed a new type of cancer-fighting nanoparticle aimed at shrinking breast cancer tumors, while also preventing recurrence of the disease.

FDA approves new combination treatment for acute myeloid leukemia

May 2, 2017 - 13:00
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved Rydapt (midostaurin) for the treatment of adult patients with newly diagnosed acute myeloid leukemia (AML) who have a specific genetic mutation...

'Volumetric' imaging method reveals chemical content, might lead to systems that eliminate need to draw blood for lab tests

May 2, 2017 - 11:00
A "chemical imaging" system that uses a special type of laser beam to penetrate deep into tissue might lead to technologies that eliminate the need to draw blood for analyses including drug testing...

'Outstanding' results announced from new blood cancer study

May 2, 2017 - 07:00
Scientists have described new results of a blood cancer study as 'outstanding' in tackling previously untreatable forms of chronic lymphocytic leukaemia (CLL).

Unravelling the mystery of DNA attacks in cells' powerhouse could pave way for new cancer treatments

May 2, 2017 - 07:00
New research has unravelled the mystery of how mitochondria - the energy generators within cells - can withstand attacks on their DNA from rogue molecules.

Potential new treatment for kidney failure in cancer patients

May 1, 2017 - 07:00
Kidney dysfunction is a frequent complication affecting more than 50 percent of all cancer patients, and is directly linked to poor survival.

Scientists create leukaemia online tool to aid global search for cure

May 1, 2017 - 07:00
Finding a cure for a rare type of blood cancer could be accelerated by a new virtual platform that allows researchers easy access to data from patient samples generated by laboratories around the...

Diet tips for a healthy gallbladder

April 28, 2017 - 13:00
What is a gallbladder diet and what foods support a gallbladder diet? Learn about which foods to avoid and the diet to follow after gallbladder surgery.

FDA expands approved use of Stivarga to treat liver cancer

April 28, 2017 - 13:00
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has expanded the approved use of Stivarga (regorafinib) to include treatment of patients with hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC or liver cancer) who have been...

Italian-style coffee could halve the risk of prostate cancer

April 27, 2017 - 16:00
Drinking at least three cups of Italian-style coffee every day may lower men's risk of prostate cancer by more than 50 percent, new research suggests.

Gallbladder cancer rates decreasing in men, not women; late-stage diagnosis on the rise

April 27, 2017 - 07:00
Gallbladder cancer is a rare, but aggressive disease. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, about 3,700 people in the United States are diagnosed with gallbladder cancer each...

Worldwide statistics on breast cancer: Diagnosis and risk factors

April 26, 2017 - 10:00
In this article, learn about statistics on breast cancer, if diet and obesity are risk factors, and racial differences within the U.S. for breast cancer.