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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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Hair dyes, relaxers tied to raised breast cancer risk

June 16, 2017 - 14:00
New research supports the idea that use of some hair products is linked to raised risk of breast cancer, with differences between white and black women.

What happens after you quit smoking: A timeline

June 16, 2017 - 10:00
Quitting smoking can be very daunting but some of the benefits may come faster than anticipated. What happens days, months, and years after quitting?

Study questions whether mistaken antibodies led cancer research down a 20-year dead end

June 16, 2017 - 07:00
For nearly two decades researchers have sought a way to target an estrogen receptor in the hope they could improve breast cancer survival, but an article published in Nature Communications contends...

Protein network signals found to drive myeloid leukemias

June 16, 2017 - 07:00
Researchers have uncovered how mutations in a protein network drive several high-risk leukemias, offering new prospects for novel therapies.

The 10 best cancer blogs

June 15, 2017 - 15:00
Cancer blogs can help those diagnosed with cancer to receive support throughout their treatment. Medical News Today have located the 10 best cancer blogs.

Combining vitamin C with antibiotics destroys cancer stem cells

June 13, 2017 - 15:00
When it comes to killing cancer stem cells - key drivers of cancer metastasis and recurrence - vitamin C and antibiotics can form a lethal combination.

Study: New approach to destroying deadly brain tumors

June 13, 2017 - 07:00
A new strategy for treating brain tumors may extend or save the lives of patients diagnosed with one of the deadliest forms of cancer, according to a study from UT Southwestern Medical Center.

Testicular cancer: Genetic test steps closer

June 12, 2017 - 15:00
A genetic test that predicts testicular cancer in healthy men steps closer as scientists discover 19 more DNA markers that raise risk of disease.

"Immunoswitch" particles may be key to more-effective cancer immunotherapy

June 12, 2017 - 07:00
Scientists at Johns Hopkins have created a nanoparticle that carries two different antibodies capable of simultaneously switching off cancer cells' defensive properties while switching on a robust...

Five years before brain cancer diagnosis, changes detectable in blood

June 12, 2017 - 07:00
Changes in immune activity appear to signal a growing brain tumor five years before symptoms arise, new research has found.

Report looks at liver cancer, fastest-growing cause of cancer deaths in US

June 12, 2017 - 07:00
Significant disparities persist despite availability of effective interventions.

Aspirin may cut breast cancer risk for women with diabetes

June 12, 2017 - 07:00
Women with diabetes are at increased risk of breast cancer, but new research finds that taking low-dose aspirin every day could reduce this risk.

Precision therapy enasidenib effective in treating deadly form of leukemia

June 12, 2017 - 07:00
Some patients with relapsed or treatment-resistant acute myeloid leukemia, a form of blood cancer for which there are few treatments, may achieve remission with an experimental targeted therapy...

New possible target for cancer treatment

June 8, 2017 - 07:00
Scientists at Karolinska Institutet in Sweden report that cancer cells and normal cells use different 'gene switches' in order to regulate the expression of genes that control growth.

Cancer cells send signals boosting survival and drug resistance in other cancer cells

June 8, 2017 - 07:00
Researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine report that cancer cells appear to communicate to other cancer cells, activating an internal mechanism that boosts resistance to...

Cannabinoids and chemotherapy in combination kill cancer cells

June 7, 2017 - 07:00
Certain chemicals in cannabis have a potent leukemia-fighting prowess. New research shows that the key to killing cancer is the combination and order.

New chemotherapy approach offers breast cancer patients a better quality of life

June 7, 2017 - 07:00
The chemotherapy drug capecitabine gives patients a better quality of life and is as effective at preventing breast cancer from returning as the alternative regimen called CMF, when given following...

Ovarian cancer drug delivers 'very promising' results in early trial

June 6, 2017 - 13:00
Drug that mimics action of folic acid shrinks half of tumours.A new targeted treatment for ovarian cancer has shown 'very promising' results in an early clinical trial - shrinking tumours in...

Electronic patient-reported symptom monitoring associated with increased survival among patients

June 6, 2017 - 07:00
The integration of electronic patient-reported outcomes into the routine care of patients with metastatic cancer was associated with increased survival compared with usual care, according to a study...

Brain cancer could be prevented with olive oil compound

June 5, 2017 - 14:00
Researchers have discovered that a compound in olive oil called oleic acid has the potential to prevent the formation of malignant brain tumors.