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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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Large-scale study finds genetic errors associated with brain cancer

March 28, 2017 - 07:00
A new genomic study identifies 13 new genetic loci associated with an increased risk of glioma - the most common form of brain cancer.

Birth control pills may protect against some cancers for decades

March 27, 2017 - 07:00
New study finds that women who take oral contraceptives may be at lower risk of some cancer types - including cervical cancer - for at least 30 years.

Bumps on the skin: Pictures, causes, and treatments

March 27, 2017 - 07:00
Learn all about common types of bumps found on the skin, from skin tags to melanomas, including their causes, treatment options, and when to see a doctor.

Metastatic breast cancer: Symptoms, treatment, and outlook

March 25, 2017 - 07:00
Metastatic breast cancer can occur if the initial cancer treatment isn't successful and the cancer spreads to other parts of the body. Learn about it here.

Most cancer mutations result from DNA copying errors

March 24, 2017 - 07:00
Random, unpredictable DNA 'mistakes' account for almost two thirds of the mutations in cancers, according to the Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center.

Surviving cancer may increase risk of birth complications

March 23, 2017 - 15:00
As more people survive cancer, research into later life effects are increasing. A new study looks at the impact on preterm birth and cesarian sections.

AML study correlates gene mutations with 34 disease subgroups

March 23, 2017 - 13:00
A large, new study of adults with acute myeloid leukemia (AML) correlates 80 cancer-related gene mutations with five subtypes of AML, which are defined by the presence of specific chromosomal...

Lung cancer in pictures: What does it look like?

March 23, 2017 - 13:00
In this article, learn about the different types of lung cancer, what tests are available, what the symptoms are, and what treatments are available.

Caution needed for drugs in development for most common malignant pediatric brain tumor

March 23, 2017 - 07:00
Researchers led by St. Jude Children's Research Hospital scientists have worked out how a crucial cancer-related protein, a "histone writer" called Ezh2, plays a role in suppressing as well as...

Lung cancer complications: Signs, treatment, and outlook

March 22, 2017 - 10:00
In this article, we discuss the most common complications that can develop from lung cancer, including neuropathy, blocked airways, and pleural effusion.

Tethered nanoparticles make tumor cells more vulnerable

March 22, 2017 - 07:00
MIT researchers have devised a way to make tumor cells more susceptible to certain types of cancer treatment by coating the cells with nanoparticles before delivering drugs.

Breast cancer: Study identifies a molecular mechanism of drug resistance in ER+ tumors

March 21, 2017 - 14:00
Study suggests that a mechanism of drug resistance in ER+ breast cancers could be changes to the estrogen receptor caused by two immune system molecules.

Small cell vs. non-small cell lung cancer: What are the differences?

March 21, 2017 - 11:00
In this article, we take a close look at two types of lung cancer. Learn about the symptoms, diagnosis, and various treatments here.

High BMI linked to severe liver disease in later life

March 21, 2017 - 07:00
Obesity is known to cause a range of health issues, but the links between BMI and liver disease have not received much research. A new study fills the gap.

Palliative care consults for advanced cancer patients reduces hospitalization and improves care

March 21, 2017 - 07:00
Cancer patients admitted to the hospital with advanced stages of disease who were referred early to palliative care had decreased health care utilization and increased use of support services...

Scientists find possible achilles heel of treatment resistant cancers

March 21, 2017 - 07:00
Scientists identify two signaling proteins in cancer cells that make them resistant to chemotherapy, and show that blocking the proteins along with chemotherapy eliminate human leukemia in mouse...

Novel genes identified that help suppress prostate and other cancers

March 21, 2017 - 07:00
New genes which help prevent prostate, skin and breast cancer development in mice have been discovered by researchers at the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute and their collaborators.

Radiotherapy risks are much higher for smokers

March 21, 2017 - 07:00
Smokers treated for breast cancer have much higher risks than non-smokers of developing lung cancer or heart attack as a result of radiotherapy - according to a new study funded by Cancer Research...

Small cell lung cancer: Symptoms, treatment, and outlook

March 20, 2017 - 17:00
What is small cell lung cancer and what are the causes and associated risk factors? How is SCLC diagnosed and what are the different stages?

Young survivors have social difficulties years after cancer diagnosis

March 20, 2017 - 07:00
New research reveals that adolescent and young adult cancer survivors report low social functioning years after receiving their diagnosis.