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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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Targeting the biological clock could slow the progression of cancer

February 21, 2017 - 13:00
Does the biological clock in cancer cells influence tumour growth? Yes, according to a study conducted by Nicolas Cermakian, Director of the Laboratory of Molecular Chronobiology at the Douglas...

ELMO1 at the heart of the metastatic process of tumor cells

February 21, 2017 - 08:00
A group of French and American scientists led by Dr. Géraldine Guasch at the Cancer Research Center in Marseille France (CRCM, INSERM) uncover how aggressive transition zone tumors grow and spread...

Quality of life with those with advanced cancer improved through walking

February 21, 2017 - 07:00
Walking for just 30 minutes three times per week could improve the quality of life for those with advanced cancer, a new study published in the BMJ Open journal has found.

DNA patterns can unlock how glucose metabolism drives cancer, study finds

February 21, 2017 - 07:00
Less aggressive cancers are known to have an intact genome-the complete set of genes in a cell-while the genome of more aggressive cancers tends to have a great deal of abnormalities.

Many cancer survivors change their prescription drug use for financial reasons

February 20, 2017 - 14:00
A new analysis indicates that many cancer survivors change their prescription drug use (including skipping doses or requesting cheaper medications) for financial reasons.

How cancers trick the immune system into helping rather than harming them

February 20, 2017 - 08:00
Scientists at Trinity College Dublin have discovered how certain cancers hijack the immune system for their benefit, tricking it into helping rather than harming them.

Study associates proximity to oil and gas development and childhood leukemia

February 17, 2017 - 14:00
Young Coloradans diagnosed with acute lymphocytic leukemia are more likely to live in areas of high-density oil and gas development compared to young Coloradans diagnosed with other types of...

Weight gain throughout life may raise risk of esophageal, stomach cancers

February 17, 2017 - 08:00
New research finds that gaining weight from the age of 20 may increase the risk of developing esophageal and stomach cancers later in life.

Researchers identify phosphorylation process vital to cancer growth

February 16, 2017 - 14:00
Scientists at VIB-KU Leuven have identified a new mechanism that impacts tumor growth.

Oesophageal cancer: Loss of muscle mass represents a significant risk to survival

February 16, 2017 - 08:00
Oesophageal cancer patients who suffer loss of muscle mass (sarcopenia) during neoadjuvant therapy (chemotherapy prior to surgery) survive, on average, 32 months less than patients with no...

Scalp cooling device may help reduce hair loss for women with breast cancer receiving chemotherapy

February 16, 2017 - 08:00
Two studies in JAMA examine hair loss among women with breast cancer who received scalp cooling before, during and after chemotherapy.

Cancer: New method tags elusive tumors for targeted therapy

February 15, 2017 - 15:00
Some tumors are difficult to target because their cells have no unique receptors to tag. Now, researchers reveal a way to manually introduce them.

Organo-metal compound seen killing cancer cells from inside

February 15, 2017 - 08:00
Researchers have witnessed - for the first time - cancer cells being targeted and destroyed from the inside, by an organo-metal compound discovered by the University of Warwick.

Penn vet study shows how solid tumors resist immunotherapy

February 15, 2017 - 08:00
Immunotherapies have revolutionized cancer treatment, offering hope to those whose malignancies have stubbornly survived other existing treatments.

Neurons support cancer growth throughout the body

February 14, 2017 - 14:00
Cancer cells rely on the healthy cells that surround them for sustenance. Tumors reroute blood vessels to nourish themselves, secrete chemicals that scramble immune responses, and, according to...

New method reduces adverse effects of rectal cancer treatment

February 14, 2017 - 08:00
A new study from Karolinska Institutet in Sweden shows that short-course preoperative radiotherapy combined with delayed surgery reduces the adverse side-effects of rectal cancer surgery without...

Newfound effect of cancer drug may expand its use

February 14, 2017 - 08:00
A drug first designed to prevent cancer cells from multiplying has a second effect: it switches immune cells that turn down the body's attack on tumors back into the kind that amplify it.

Neural network learns to select potential anticancer drugs

February 13, 2017 - 14:00
Scientists from Mail.Ru Group, Insilico Medicine and MIPT have for the first time applied a generative neural network to create new pharmaceutical medicines with the desired characteristics.

IFT20 protein's role in helping cancer cells to invade

February 13, 2017 - 08:00
An international research team has discovered that the IFT20 protein helps some cancer cells to invade by facilitating the transportation of membranes and proteins within parts of the cell.

Removal of ovaries during hysterectomy linked to increase in heart disease, cancer and premature death

February 10, 2017 - 08:00
A study led by the University of Warwick has found a link between the removal of ovaries during hysterectomy and an increase in heart disease, cancer and premature death.