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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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Melanoma: Mutations that alter immune system to promote tumor growth identified

March 8, 2017 - 14:00
Scientists show that mutations in ATR - a regulatory protein that normally repairs DNA - alter the immune system to favor tumor growth in some melanomas.

Pancoast syndrome: Tumors, symptoms, and treatment

March 8, 2017 - 07:00
What is Pancoast syndrome, what are Pancoast tumors, and what is Homer’s syndrome? Learn about diagnosis, when to see a doctor, surgery, and prevention.

New protein discovered in ageing and cancer

March 8, 2017 - 07:00
A protein has been found to have a previously unknown role in the ageing of cells, according to an early study by Queen Mary University of London (QMUL).

Early deaths from childhood cancer up to 4 times more common than previously reported

March 8, 2017 - 07:00
Treatments for childhood cancers have improved to the point that 5-year survival rates are over 80 percent.

Available drug may protect ovaries and fertility from damage by chemotherapies

March 7, 2017 - 13:00
A drug already used to slow tumor growth may also prevent infertility caused by standard chemotherapies, according to a study in mice published online in the Proceedings of the National Academy of...

Stages of lung cancer: Symptoms, changes, and outlook

March 6, 2017 - 07:00
In this article, learn about the different stages of lung cancer, how it is diagnosed and treated, and how to possibly reduce the risk of lung cancer.

Cancer-related fatigue: Exercise, psychological therapies best treatments

March 3, 2017 - 07:00
Fatigue is the most common side effect of cancer treatment. New research finds exercise and psychological interventions are the best management strategies.

As radiation therapy declined so did second cancers in childhood cancer survivors

March 2, 2017 - 07:00
Childhood cancer survivors are living longer. Now research shows they are also less likely to develop second cancers while still young.

Combination of ground-breaking treatments offer powerful new path for blood cancer therapies

March 2, 2017 - 07:00
Researchers at Monash University and Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre have identified for the first time how a new class of epigenetic drug engages with the immune system to kill off cancer cells...

Cheese may raise breast cancer risk, but yogurt could reduce it

March 1, 2017 - 16:00
Certain dairy foods have varying effects on breast cancer risk, study finds. Yogurt may reduce risk of the disease, but the same cannot be said for cheese.

Cell adherence may predict metastasis potential of cancer cells

March 1, 2017 - 15:00
Using an innovative device, researchers have tested the 'stickiness' of cancer cells in the attempt to predict metastatic potential.

FDA approves Xermelo for carcinoid syndrome diarrhea

March 1, 2017 - 13:00
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved Xermelo (telotristat ethyl) tablets in combination with somatostatin analog (SSA) therapy for the treatment of adults with carcinoid syndrome...

Investigational drug shows promise for hard-to-treat renal cancer

March 1, 2017 - 07:00
Savolitinib seems to halt tumor progression in some people with papillary renal cell carcinoma - a form of kidney cancer - according to new study results.

Strong evidence supports the association between obesity and some major types of cancer

March 1, 2017 - 07:00
Strong evidence supports the association between obesity and some major types of cancer, consisting mainly of those related to digestive organs and hormone-related malignancies, reveals a large...

Rare but fatal pediatric brain tumor may be stopped with new molecule

February 28, 2017 - 07:00
Scientists have tested the pharmacological equivalent of a molecule that stops the growth of an extremely aggressive pediatric brain tumor.

Cancer: New way of tracking rare T cells should improve immunotherapy

February 27, 2017 - 14:00
Scientists have found a way of tracking rare T cells to guide selection of cell populations in adoptive T cell transfer - a cancer immunotherapy.

Broad cancer vaccine may be out of reach

February 27, 2017 - 07:00
The high level of genetic diversity between individual tumors suggests that if it were to be developed, a broad cancer vaccine would be unlikely to work for more than 0.

Incarceration linked to excess burden of cancer, new study finds

February 24, 2017 - 07:00
People who spend time in jails and prisons are more likely to develop certain types of cancer than the general population in Ontario, according to a study published in the open-access journal PLOS...

Eating 10 portions of fruits and veg daily best for health

February 23, 2017 - 16:00
While eating five portions of fruits and vegetables daily brings health benefits, new research finds eating 10 portions every day is even better.

Death rates from cancer will fall faster in men than in women in Europe in 2017

February 22, 2017 - 13:00
Death rates from cancer in the European Union (EU) are falling faster in men than in women, according to the latest predictions for European cancer deaths in 2017, published in the leading cancer...