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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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Acute myeloid leukemia: Heart drugs may boost chemotherapy

August 31, 2017 - 16:00
Researchers find that drugs normally used to treat heart and blood vessel disease could also help to improve chemotherapy outcomes for patients with AML.

Acute myeloid leukemia: Heart drugs may boost chemotherapy

August 31, 2017 - 16:00
Researchers find that drugs normally used to treat heart and blood vessel disease could also help to improve chemotherapy outcomes for patients with AML.

FDA approval brings first gene therapy to the United States

August 31, 2017 - 13:00
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued a historic action today making the first gene therapy available in the United States, ushering in a new approach to the treatment of cancer and other...

Study highlights new link between gene fusion and bladder and brain cancer

August 31, 2017 - 07:00
A study by the University of Warwick sheds new light on gene fusion in bladder and brain cancer.

Actinic cheilitis: Causes, treatment, and prevention

August 28, 2017 - 10:00
Actinic cheilitis is a condition where the outer layer of the lips becomes damaged. In this article, learn about the causes, symptoms, and treatments.

Scientists unravel role of glutamine synthetase in the spread of cancer

August 28, 2017 - 07:00
Scientists have discovered an essential mechanism in the spread of cancer. A team led by professor Massimiliano Mazzone (VIB-KU Leuven) and professor Alessandra Castegna (University of Bari) has...

Why does chemotherapy cause hair loss?

August 25, 2017 - 15:00
Although cancer cells are the main target of chemotherapy drugs, hair follicle cells often die as an unwanted consequence, resulting in hair loss.

Belly fat protein may cause cancer

August 25, 2017 - 15:00
A new study in mice explains why excess fat may lead to cancer, suggesting that a protein found in belly fat transforms cells into cancerous cells.

Endometrial cancer: Potential new target for resistant tumors found

August 25, 2017 - 14:00
Targeting the surface protein CD55 in cancer stem cells may offer a new route to overcoming chemo-resistance in endometrioid tumors, a new study suggests.

Subungual melanoma: Symptoms, risk factors, and treatment

August 25, 2017 - 07:00
Subungual melanoma is a cancer that develops under the nails. Learn about the symptoms, complications, how the condition is treated, and outlook.

Zebrafish larvae could be used as "avatars" to optimize the personalized treatment of cancer

August 25, 2017 - 07:00
Every cancer is unique; so is every cancer patient. How, then, is it possible to choose the most efficient chemotherapy in each case?

Scientists uncover a deadly 'addiction' in oesophageal cancer

August 25, 2017 - 07:00
Scientists have discovered a new way of attacking oesophageal cancer cells that could make use of an existing drug in a new approach to treatment.

Are stem cells the link between bacteria and cancer?

August 23, 2017 - 07:00
Gastric carcinoma is one of the most common causes of cancer-related deaths, primarily because most patients present at an advanced stage of the disease.

Skin cancer and rashes: Cancerous and precancerous lesions

August 22, 2017 - 07:00
A rash can be a sign of skin cancer. Find out the differences between cancerous and non-cancerous rashes, and the types of cancer that cause them.

New terahertz imaging approach could speed up skin cancer detection

August 22, 2017 - 07:00
Researchers have developed a new terahertz imaging approach that, for the first time, can acquire micron-scale resolution images while retaining computational approaches designed to speed up image...

Two-step process leads to cell immortalization and cancer

August 22, 2017 - 07:00
A mutation that helps make cells immortal is critical to the development of a tumor, but new research at the University of California, Berkeley suggests that becoming immortal is a more complicated...

Avocado seed husk may help to treat heart disease, cancer

August 21, 2017 - 16:00
Most of us discard avocado seeds without a second thought, but a new study finds that the husk of these seeds may hold a treasure trove of health benefits.