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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 reveals how much fiber we should eat to prevent disease

January 11, 2019 - 08:00
A meta-analysis of observational studies and clinical trials reveals the ideal amount of dietary fiber that we should consume each day.

What dictates how vitamin E supplements affect cancer risk?

January 10, 2019 - 08:00
Taking vitamin E supplements increases the likelihood of cancer in some people, while it decreases the risk in others. Why does this happen?

Cancer: A new 'drug sponge' may reduce chemo's toxic effects

January 9, 2019 - 15:00
A new experimental device may be able to absorb chemotherapy drugs after they have reached cancer tumors but before they can reach healthy tissue.

New molecule stops cancer from 'tricking' the immune system

January 8, 2019 - 15:00
Scientists reveal how cancer 'tricks' immune cells into working for tumors rather than against them, and a molecule that may stop this deceptive mechanism.

Bowel cancer: New biomarker may also boost treatment

January 8, 2019 - 11:00
Researchers investigating a new biomarker for colorectal cancer have also uncovered a novel intervention that might help treat a range of cancer types.

Triple-negative breast cancer responds to new dual-target therapy

January 7, 2019 - 17:00
An experimental therapy that targets two growth pathways reduced cancer cell proliferation and spread in mice with triple-negative breast cancer.

New breath test for cancer currently under trial

January 7, 2019 - 08:00
Researchers from the United Kingdom are currently testing the accuracy of a newly developed breath test that could diagnose cancer in a noninvasive way.

Childbirth may increase risk of breast cancer

January 5, 2019 - 11:00
A new study reveals that contrary to popular belief, having recently given birth may result in a slightly higher risk of breast cancer.