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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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Researchers create viruses to selectively attack tumor cells

March 20, 2017 - 07:00
Scientists at the IDIBAPS Biomedical Research Institute and at the Institute for Research in Biomedicine (IRB Barcelona) lead a study in which they have designed a new strategy to get genetically...

Stage 3 lung cancer: Symptoms, treatment, and outlook

March 20, 2017 - 07:00
In this article, we take a close look at advanced lung cancer. Learn about how it is classified, as well as how we might increase early detection.

Scripps Florida scientists develop new drug delivery method for cancer therapy

March 20, 2017 - 07:00
Scientists from the Florida campus of The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) have developed a new drug delivery method that produces strong results in treating cancers in animal models, including...

Lactate may be key for cancer development

March 19, 2017 - 07:00
New research examines the role of lactate - a molecule that is produced and accumulates during intense workout - in the formation of cancer cells.

How does broccoli help prevent cancer? Study sheds light

March 18, 2017 - 07:00
Researchers have identified a mechanism by which sulforaphane - a compound found in broccoli and other vegetables - may help to prevent cancer.

Triple-negative breast cancer: Nanodelivery of new drug shows promise

March 17, 2017 - 14:00
Delivering a new drug directly into triple-negative breast cancer cells via nanoparticles stops the drug degrading before reaching target, study shows.

Non-small cell lung cancer: Treatment, symptoms, and outlook

March 17, 2017 - 07:00
What is non-small cell lung cancer and what are the different types? Learn about its potential complications and the tests that are used to diagnose it.

Antibody fights pediatric brain tumors in preclinical testing, study finds

March 17, 2017 - 07:00
Five types of pediatric brain cancer were safely and effectively treated in mice by an antibody that causes immune cells to engulf and eat tumors without hurting healthy brain cells, according to a...

Researchers mapped interactions of key group of human proteins, the protein phosphatases

March 17, 2017 - 07:00
Coordinated activities of protein kinases and protein phosphatases ensure phosphorylation homeostasis and amplitude of signaling response, and understandably its imbalance is linked to diseases...

Metastatic lung cancer: Symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment

March 16, 2017 - 07:00
In this article, learn about metastatic lung cancer and second primary cancer. What causes metastatic lung cancer and how might it be prevented?

Genetic analysis better explains how uterine cancers resist treatment

March 15, 2017 - 07:00
Researchers have charted the complex molecular biology of uterine carcinosarcoma, a rare and aggressive gynecologic cancer, according to a study published in Cancer Cell.

1 in 5 patients with breast cancer could benefit from existing treatment, genetic study reveals

March 14, 2017 - 14:00
Researchers from the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute and their collaborators have discovered that a greater number of breast cancers are genetically similar to rarer cases with faulty BRCA1 or...

Hodgkin lymphoma survivors at high risk of second cancers

March 14, 2017 - 13:00
Patients who are cured of Hodgkin lymphoma are at a high risk of developing a second type of cancer, particularly if they have a family history of the disease, a major new study reports.

Lung cancer and shoulder pain: What's the connection?

March 14, 2017 - 11:00
Learn how lung cancer may cause shoulder pain and other lung cancer symptoms. What are the common causes and treatments of shoulder pain?

Targeting cancer stem cells improves treatment effectiveness and prevents metastasis

March 13, 2017 - 07:00
Targeting cancer stem cells may be a more effective way to overcome cancer resistance and prevent the spread of squamous cell carcinoma - the most common head and neck cancer and the second-most...

Immunotherapy trial cures Tasmanian devils of DFTD

March 13, 2017 - 07:00
An international study involving multiple institutions over six years has shown that immunotherapy can cure Tasmanian devils of the deadly devil facial tumour disease (DFTD).

The intestine has a reservoir of stem cells that are resistant to chemotherapy

March 13, 2017 - 07:00
The intestine has a high rate of cellular regeneration due to the wear and tear originated by its function degrading and absorbing nutrients and eliminating waste.

Vitamin C can target and kill cancer stem cells, study shows

March 13, 2017 - 07:00
A new study investigates the effectiveness of experimental drugs, a clinical drug, and natural compounds in stopping the growth of cancer stem-like cells.

Male breast cancer: Protein discovery could yield new treatments

March 12, 2017 - 07:00
Men get breast cancer, too. The discovery of two proteins thought to be involved in the disease could lead to new treatments for male breast cancer.

A new way to reset gene expression in cancer cells shows promise for leukemia treatment

March 9, 2017 - 07:00
New findings from Rockefeller University researchers could guide the development of potent combination therapies that deliver more effective and durable treatment of leukemia.