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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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How best to treat infections and tumors: Choice of containment versus aggressive treatment depends on drug resistance

February 9, 2017 - 19:00
In cases where drug resistance can lead to treatment failure, new research shows that therapies tailored to contain an infection or a tumor at tolerable levels can, in some cases, extend the...

Breast cancer: Changes in immune cell composition linked to future risk

February 9, 2017 - 15:00
Changes in immune cell composition in breast tissue links to future risk of developing breast cancer, suggesting a role in disease progression, says study.

New assay shows promise to advance personalized therapy for cancer patients

February 9, 2017 - 08:00
One of the most promising areas of cancer research is personalized therapy using precision medicine.

New technique slashes diagnosis time during brain surgery

February 8, 2017 - 08:00
A new approach to the practice of surgical pathology for brain tumor patients could make for a powerful combination: more accurate, safer and more efficient operations.

E-cigarettes safer alternative to smoking combustible cigarettes, study confirms

February 7, 2017 - 15:00
Study found smokers who switched to e-cigarettes or nicotine replacement for 6 months had much lower carcinogen and toxin levels than those who did not.

Childhood cancer treatment may hinder later-life sexual relationships

February 6, 2017 - 08:00
Researchers have found that high-intensity neurotoxic cancer treatment in childhood may lead to psychosexual impairment later in life.

'In vivo' reprogramming induces signs of telomere rejuvenation

February 6, 2017 - 08:00
During the 'in vivo' reprogramming process, cellular telomeres are extended due to an increase in endogenous telomerase.

Cancer survivors find online and telephone communication with health care professionals beneficial

February 6, 2017 - 08:00
Coinciding with World Cancer Day, researchers from the School of Health Sciences at the University of Surrey have completed the first ever systematic review of cancer survivors' experience of...

Brain Tumor: Types, Symptoms, and Treatment

February 5, 2017 - 08:00
In this article, learn about the different types of brain tumor and associated risk factors. What different treatment options are available?

How are calluses and throat cancer related?

February 4, 2017 - 08:00
New research examines the link between calluses and cancer of the esophagus, in a condition called 'tylosis with esophageal cancer.'

Scientists reveal potential way of boosting immune system's memory to fight cancer

February 2, 2017 - 14:00
Scientists from the University of Southampton have discovered an important way that the immune system can learn to recognise and fight cancers.

Risk of liver cancer is low in patients with cirrhosis

February 2, 2017 - 10:00
Although one of the most serious complications of cirrhosis is liver cancer, or hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), an analysis of health records revealed that the 10-year incidence of HCC in UK...

Two new trials for pediatric brain cancer open at UTHealth/Children's Memorial Hermann

February 1, 2017 - 14:00
Two new clinical trials for pediatric brain cancer have begun at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) and Children's Memorial Hermann Hospital.

Unraveling the mystery of why cancer cells thrive: Telomere maintenance keeps cancer cells alive

February 1, 2017 - 08:00
Some cancer cells have a trick up their sleeve to avoid cell death: boosting maintenance of telomeres, the protective "end caps" on chromosomes, a research team led by Jackson Laboratory (JAX)...

Adjuvant Therapy: What You Need to Know

January 31, 2017 - 08:00
What is adjuvant therapy, what are the different types of adjuvant therapy available, and who is adjuvant therapy for? Are there any alternatives?

Breath test could help detect stomach and oesophageal cancers

January 31, 2017 - 08:00
A test that measures the levels of five chemicals in the breath has shown promising results for the detection of cancers of the oesophagus and stomach in a large patient trial presented at the...

Attacking tumors from the inside

January 30, 2017 - 14:00
The targeted delivery of drugs directly into cancer cells is becoming an increasingly common method of ensuring more accurate, safer cancer treatments.

The immunotherapy, pembrolizumab, is active against mucosal melanoma tumours and prolongs survival for patients with bladder cancer

January 30, 2017 - 14:00
Clinical trials of a new immunotherapy, pembrolizumab, have shown that it prolongs life significantly for patients with bladder cancer and is active against a rare sub-type of melanoma, called...

Combination therapy for glioblastoma shows promising results in early-stage research

January 30, 2017 - 08:00
In tests in animals, UCLA researchers have discovered that combining a vaccine developed at UCLA with other experimental therapies and FDA-approved treatments shows promise for reducing the size of...

Globe-trotting pollutants raise some cancer risks 4 times higher than predicted

January 30, 2017 - 08:00
A new way of looking at how pollutants ride through the atmosphere has quadrupled the estimate of global lung cancer risk from a pollutant caused by combustion, to a level that is now double the...