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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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CAR T-cell therapy for leukemia leads to remissions in clinical trial

July 19, 2017 - 07:00
Researchers at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center showed about 70 percent of patients with the most common adult leukemia had their tumors shrink or disappear following an experimental chimeric...

Daily tomato consumption may protect against skin cancer

July 17, 2017 - 15:00
Consuming tomatoes daily may help to protect skin against UV light damage and decrease the likelihood of developing skin cancer tumors, new research finds.

Metal-free MRI contrast agent could be safer for some patients

July 17, 2017 - 07:00
New agent could be used for certain high-risk groups and may enable longer-term tumor imaging.

Side effects not a major problem for new class of breast cancer drugs

July 17, 2017 - 07:00
A ground-breaking new class of oral drugs for treating breast cancer, known as cyclin-dependent kinase (CDK) inhibitors, are generally well-tolerated, with a manageable toxicity profile for most...

Is this the key to stopping cancer from spreading?

July 15, 2017 - 07:00
A recent study sheds light on new ways to prevent cancer from setting up shop and flourishing in distant tissues. Blocking 20-HETE may clip cancer's wings.

New research offers hope to neuro-tumour patients

July 13, 2017 - 07:00
New research published online in the journal Oncogene could offer hope to the thousands of, mainly young, people affected by the hereditary condition Neurofibromatosis 2 (NF2).

Higher risk of aggressive prostate cancer in taller and heavier men

July 13, 2017 - 07:00
The risk of aggressive prostate cancer is increased in taller men and those with a higher BMI and waist circumference, according to a new study.

Study reveals an elevated cancer risk in Holocaust survivors

July 12, 2017 - 07:00
A new study indicates that survivors of the Holocaust have experienced a small but consistent increase in the risk of developing cancer.

New CDC report shows deaths from cancer higher in rural America

July 11, 2017 - 13:00
Despite decreases in cancer death rates nationwide, a new report shows slower reduction in cancer death rates in rural America (a decrease of 1.

Graft-versus-host disease: Types, treatment, and outlook

July 11, 2017 - 07:00
Graft-versus-host disease, or GVHD, is a serious condition that can be fatal. In this article, learn about the types of GVHD, and how it is treated.

Your daily coffee could help you live longer

July 11, 2017 - 07:00
Good news for coffee drinkers; your daily cup of joe could help to increase your lifespan by up to 18 percent, according to new research.

New way of predicting kidney function could improve chemotherapy dosing

July 11, 2017 - 07:00
Scientists at the University of Cambridge have developed a new statistical model which estimates kidney function in patients with cancer.

How does a high-fat diet raise colorectal cancer risk?

July 10, 2017 - 07:00
A high-fat diet is linked to a greater risk of colorectal cancer. Now, researchers believe they have found a molecular explanation for this association.

Simple test predicts return of bladder cancer

July 10, 2017 - 07:00
Scientists have devised a simple test for an earlier and more accurate warning of returning bladder cancer than existing methods, according to research published in the British Journal of Cancer.

Colorectal cancer: Adding SIRT to chemotherapy boosts survival

July 7, 2017 - 13:00
For patients with advanced colorectal cancer, new research suggests that adding selective internal radiation therapy to chemotherapy may prolong survival.

Researchers show how cancer spreads in mice

July 6, 2017 - 16:00
A team of researchers based in Japan has developed a new imaging protocol that allows us to see how cancer cells spread during metastasis in mice.

Link between Parkinson's and melanoma runs both ways

July 5, 2017 - 07:00
Breaking research demonstrates that individuals with Parkinson's are four times more likely to develop melanoma. This relationship also goes the other way.

Mapping genes could improve cancer diagnosis

July 5, 2017 - 07:00
Large-scale changes to the structure of the genome are often seen in cancer cells.

Liquid biopsies: A non-invasive look at treatment response

July 5, 2017 - 07:00
A new study presented at the ESMO 19th World Congress on Gastrointestinal Cancer, shows that so-called "liquid biopsies", blood tests that detect circulating tumour DNA (ctDNA), may not only sound an...

FDA clears expanded use of cooling cap to reduce hair loss during chemotherapy

July 4, 2017 - 13:00
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has cleared the expanded use of a cooling cap, DigniCap Cooling System, to reduce hair loss (alopecia) during chemotherapy.