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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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Right-sided colorectal tumours: An internal radiation advantage

July 4, 2017 - 07:00
For patients with colorectal cancer that has metastasized to the liver, having a primary tumour on the left side, as opposed to the right side of the colon, is known to be a significant advantage in...

Parts of Mediterranean diet shown to prevent colorectal cancer

July 3, 2017 - 16:00
A new study highlights the specific elements of the Mediterranean diet that are the most important for keeping colorectal cancer at bay.

Pheochromocytoma: Symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment

July 3, 2017 - 07:00
What is pheochromocytoma and what is the adrenal gland? In this article, learn about the causes of pheochromocytoma and its potential complications.

New insights into why the immune system fails to see cancer

July 3, 2017 - 07:00
Study explores relationship between how the immune system sees peripheral tissues and cancers.Cancer hides in plain sight of the immune system.

Hemothorax: Causes, treatment, and outlook

July 1, 2017 - 07:00
What is hemothorax and what are the causes? Learn about the symptoms of hemothorax, how it may be diagnosed, and the risk factors and complications.

Human antibody bolsters cancer drug performance

July 1, 2017 - 07:00
Some patients do not respond to the cancer drug rituximab, but breaking research finds that the addition of a human antibody reduces this resistance.

An infallible hand-held probe to aid cancer surgery

June 30, 2017 - 07:00
Canadian researchers have invented an intraoperative probe that reliably detects multiple types of tumour cells.

Cancer researchers overestimate reproducibility of preclinical studies

June 29, 2017 - 18:00
Cancer scientists overestimate the extent to which high-profile preclinical studies can be successfully replicated, new research published in the open access journal PLOS Biology by Jonathan...

Test gives accurate prognosis for breast cancer patients with 'ultralow' risk

June 29, 2017 - 16:00
A new study finds that a multiple gene signature test can accurately identify breast cancer patients with an extremely low risk of death.

The gene behind follicular lymphoma

June 29, 2017 - 13:00
EPFL scientists have discovered an important gene whose loss lies behind follicular lymphoma, an incurable cancer.

Microscope can scan tumors during surgery and examine cancer biopsies in 3-D

June 29, 2017 - 07:00
When women undergo lumpectomies to remove breast cancer, doctors try to remove all the cancerous tissue while conserving as much of the healthy breast tissue as possible.

Scientists may have found a way to stop cancer from metastasizing

June 27, 2017 - 16:00
Using a combination of gold nanoparticles and laser technology, a team of scientists has found a way to halt the migration of cancer cells.

New antibody uses one-two punch to potentially treat blood cancers

June 27, 2017 - 07:00
Researchers have developed a two-pronged approach to blood cancer treatment: 1) attacking cancer cells directly and/or 2) driving them from the nurturing bone marrow environment into the peripheral...

What is hematopoietic stem cell transplantation?

June 26, 2017 - 10:00
Hematopoietic stem cell transplantation is approved for use in treating some types of cancer and is an experimental treatment for autoimmune diseases.

Immunotherapy for prostate cancer: What you need to know

June 21, 2017 - 10:00
Immunotherapy is an emerging treatment for cancer that aims to boost the immune system cells' ability to fight off cancer. Learn more in this article.

Scientists step closer to drug treatment for hepatitis B

June 21, 2017 - 07:00
A major new insight into how hepatitis B virus works could pave the way for new drug treatments for the infection which is the major cause of liver cancer worldwide.

Grape extracts may protect against colon cancer

June 20, 2017 - 16:00
A new study examines the effect of grape compounds in mice and human cells. The compounds suppress cancer stem cells, which may drive cancerous tumors.

Targeting immune cells that help tumors stay hidden could improve immunotherapy

June 20, 2017 - 13:00
Researchers at University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and UPMC have discovered a clue that could unlock the potential of immunotherapy drugs to successfully treat more cancers.

Turmeric, red grape, and apple compounds 'starve' prostate cancer cells

June 19, 2017 - 07:00
Researchers have found that a compound in apple peel can prevent the growth of prostate cancer cells when combined with turmeric or red grape compounds.

Kidney cancer prognosis: What you need to know

June 19, 2017 - 07:00
In this article, learn about kidney cancer, how it is diagnosed, and the different tests that may be undertaken. What is cancer staging?