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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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Superior vena cava syndrome: Symptoms, treatment, and outlook

July 30, 2017 - 10:00
In this article, learn about superior vena cava syndrome. What is it, what are the causes, and how is this cardiovascular problem diagnosed?

Melanoma: New, more effective drug steps closer

July 28, 2017 - 15:00
Scientists have designed and tested a new compound that they think will succeed where current drugs against melanoma have failed.

Heart attack: Blood vessel growth may improve treatment

July 27, 2017 - 14:00
The discovery of how a signaling pathway and the hormone leptin stimulate new blood vessel growth could help to improve cancer and heart attack treatment.

Could UV-absorbent DNA layer replace sunscreen?

July 27, 2017 - 07:00
Researchers have developed a DNA 'coating' that is highly efficient at absorbing UV light, which might make it an excellent alternative to sunscreen.

Nanoparticles loaded with component of common spice kill cancer cells

July 27, 2017 - 07:00
Attaching curcumin, a component of the common spice turmeric, to nanoparticles can be used to target and destroy treatment-resistant neuroblastoma tumor cells, according to a new study published in...

Anti-cancer chemotherapeutic agent inhibits glioblastoma growth and radiation resistance

July 26, 2017 - 07:00
Glioblastoma is a primary brain tumor with dismal survival rates, even after treatment with surgery, chemotherapy and radiation.

Molecular hitchhiker on human protein signals tumors to self-destruct

July 26, 2017 - 07:00
Powerful molecules can hitch rides on a plentiful human protein and signal tumors to self-destruct, a team of Vanderbilt University engineers found.

Brain tumor: New inhibitor may fight glioblastoma expansion

July 25, 2017 - 07:00
The discovery of a mechanism that allows glioblastoma to proliferate has prompted researchers to design a new drug aiming to hinder tumor growth.

Innovative technique developed to produce antibodies

July 24, 2017 - 15:00
An international team of scientists has discovered a method to generate human antibodies in a laboratory, which could be used to treat many diseases.

Social interaction could boost chemotherapy's effectiveness

July 24, 2017 - 07:00
A new study investigates the impact of social interaction on the effectiveness of chemotherapy and the patients' chances of survival.

Chaga mushroom: Nine potential health benefits

July 22, 2017 - 07:00
What are chaga mushrooms and what are their potential health benefits? How are chaga mushrooms used and what are the possible risks?

Small cell lung cancer: Cause of treatment resistance discovered

July 21, 2017 - 14:00
Small cell lung cancer returns post-therapy because circulating tumor cells that were previously sensitive to chemotherapy form chemo-resistant complexes.

The 10 best breast cancer blogs

July 20, 2017 - 15:00
Medical News Today have found the 10 best breast cancer blogs that offer educational information, inspiration, and support for people with breast cancer.

Actinic keratosis: Pictures, causes, and prevention

July 19, 2017 - 10:00
What is actinic keratosis and what are the causes? What does actinic keratosis look like, what are the risk factors, and how is it diagnosed?

Scientists make breakthrough in reversing treatment resistance in blood cancer patients

July 19, 2017 - 07:00
Researchers from the University of Southampton have identified why some people may become resistant to monoclonal antibodies, a common type of immunotherapy used in lymphoma treatment.

CAR T-cell therapy for leukemia leads to remissions in clinical trial

July 19, 2017 - 07:00
Researchers at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center showed about 70 percent of patients with the most common adult leukemia had their tumors shrink or disappear following an experimental chimeric...

Daily tomato consumption may protect against skin cancer

July 17, 2017 - 15:00
Consuming tomatoes daily may help to protect skin against UV light damage and decrease the likelihood of developing skin cancer tumors, new research finds.

Metal-free MRI contrast agent could be safer for some patients

July 17, 2017 - 07:00
New agent could be used for certain high-risk groups and may enable longer-term tumor imaging.

Side effects not a major problem for new class of breast cancer drugs

July 17, 2017 - 07:00
A ground-breaking new class of oral drugs for treating breast cancer, known as cyclin-dependent kinase (CDK) inhibitors, are generally well-tolerated, with a manageable toxicity profile for most...

Is this the key to stopping cancer from spreading?

July 15, 2017 - 07:00
A recent study sheds light on new ways to prevent cancer from setting up shop and flourishing in distant tissues. Blocking 20-HETE may clip cancer's wings.