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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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Cancer: Some immune cells found to give tumors a helping hand

December 13, 2017 - 15:00
A study shows that neutrophils, a type of immune cell, work with the protein Snail to maintain a microenvironment that favors tumor growth in lung cancer.

Cancer breakthrough: Nanoparticles used to detect micro tumors

December 13, 2017 - 08:00
Micrometastases are not usually picked up by current cancer screening technology because of their minute size. Using nanoprobes might solve that problem.

Prostate cancer mortality 87 percent higher in American Indians

December 12, 2017 - 17:00
A new analysis takes a look at cancer mortality among American Indians and Alaskan Natives. Survival rates for some cancers are significantly poorer.

How inhibiting one protein could help to treat pancreatic cancer

December 11, 2017 - 15:00
Targeting SUV420H2 may increase treatment response as the enzyme silences genes that stop pancreatic cancer cells morphing into a more aggressive state.

What are bone lesions? Types and treatment

December 9, 2017 - 17:00
Bone lesions are lumps or masses of abnormal tissue produced when cells within the bone start to divide uncontrollably. They may result in bone tumors.

Huntington's disease: Could a cancer drug hold the key?

December 8, 2017 - 17:00
A drug that is used to treat advanced skin lymphomas may also be effective in treating Huntington's disease and other neurodegenerative diseases.

Could our body clock help to prevent cancer?

December 8, 2017 - 08:00
Researchers reveal how a newly discovered role for our biological clock, or circadian rhythm, may help to prevent or treat cancer.

How cancer could be treated with an old alcoholism drug

December 7, 2017 - 08:00
New research exposes the mechanism by which the anti-alcohol addiction drug disulfiram, also known as Antabuse, could be used to treat cancer.

Aspirin may strengthen anti-cancer drugs

December 6, 2017 - 08:00
Aspirin in conjunction with Sorafenib — an anti-cancer drug —increases its ability to destroy malignant cells in some difficult-to-treat cancers.

Could targeting this gene stop melanoma from spreading?

December 5, 2017 - 08:00
New research identifies a gene that helps melanoma to spread in both an animal model and human cells. Blocking its activity may stop metastasis.

Endometrial cancer: Drug-loaded nanoparticles destroy tumor cells

December 5, 2017 - 08:00
Researchers reveal how nanoparticles filled with two anti-cancer drugs targeted and killed tumor cells in mice with aggressive endometrial cancer.

Bleeding from the ear: Causes and treatments

December 4, 2017 - 14:00
Bleeding from the ear can be very alarming for a person. Many things can cause someone to bleed from the ear, including some emergency situations.

What is acral lentiginous melanoma?

December 2, 2017 - 14:00
We look at acral lentiginous melanoma, a type of skin cancer that affects the hands and feet. Learn about symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment options.

Mouth bacteria linked to esophageal cancer

December 1, 2017 - 15:00
New research reveals that some types of mouth bacteria are linked to higher risk of developing esophageal cancer and some are linked to lower risk.

Killing cancer softly: New approach halts tumor growth

December 1, 2017 - 08:00
Cancer therapy can sometimes, paradoxically, help the cancer to spread. New research shows why that is, and what can be done to stop it.

Cancer stem cells destroyed by drug-filled nanoparticles

November 29, 2017 - 15:00
Scientists show how drug-laden nanoparticles can find and destroy cancer stem cells that hide in tissue for years before causing the cancer to return.

'Alarming' rise in cancer rates driven by diabetes, obesity

November 29, 2017 - 08:00
Diabetes and obesity are on the rise, and so is the number of cancer cases attributable to these metabolic conditions, researchers warn.

How does cancer evade the immune system? New mechanism revealed

November 28, 2017 - 08:00
Understanding how cancer cells evade the immune system is a quickly developing area of study. Breaking research finds a new mechanism.

Prostate cancer: How immune cells promote tumor growth

November 28, 2017 - 08:00
New research analyzes prostate cancer cells and finds the reason why the body's own immune system may promote progression of the disease.

Radiotherapy-resistant tumors could be defeated with experimental drugs

November 27, 2017 - 15:00
Drugs that block an immune system mechanism involving the STING pathway may offer a way to overcome radiotherapy resistance in tumors, says new study.