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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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Women with noninvasive breast cancer live as long as other women

January 30, 2017 - 08:00
Women diagnosed with ductal carcinoma in situ have a slightly higher risk of dying from breast cancer, but a significantly lower all-mortality risk.

Delays in access to new cancer medicines and unjustifiable price rises for old ones disadvantage patients unnecessarily

January 30, 2017 - 08:00
Cancer patients are living longer and in many cases the disease is becoming chronic rather than acute.

Scientists inhibit brain tumor cell growth, paving way for new treatment

January 29, 2017 - 08:00
Researchers may have found a way to stop the growth of glioblastoma, a particularly aggressive form of brain cancer. This may soon lead to new therapies.

Oxygen-starved cancer cells programmed to evade therapy after spreading

January 27, 2017 - 15:00
An oxygen-starved primary tumor environment produces dormant cells that evade therapy after spreading and may be the cause of disease relapse, study shows.

Growing tumors put the pressure on nutrient-supplying blood vessels

January 27, 2017 - 14:00
Mechanical pressure caused by cancer growth plays a key role in the development and distribution of blood vessels in tumors, according to a new UCL (University College London) study published in...

Trying to tango with more than 2: Extra centrosomes promote tumor formation in mice

January 27, 2017 - 14:00
When a cell is dividing, two identical structures, called centrosomes, move to opposite sides of the cell to help separate its chromosomes into the new cells.

Gut bacteria mediate link between diet and colorectal cancer

January 27, 2017 - 08:00
Past studies have shown that diet affects the risk of colorectal cancer. New research suggests that this may be down to how diet alters the gut microbiome.

Anxiety and depression may be linked to increased risk of death from some cancers

January 27, 2017 - 08:00
A study published by The BMJ suggests that higher levels of psychological distress (anxiety and depression) may be associated with an increased risk of death from certain cancers.

Scientists determine a molecular mechanism of action for their anti-cancer therapeutic candidate

January 26, 2017 - 14:00
An international team of scientists, including MIPT researchers, has defined the way their promising anti-cancer molecules work.

New study finds where you live may determine likelihood of dying from cancer

January 26, 2017 - 10:00
The rate at which Americans die from cancers varies dramatically by where they live, according to a new scientific analysis.

Study unveils new way to starve tumors to death

January 26, 2017 - 10:00
For decades, scientists have tried to halt cancer by blocking nutrients from reaching tumor cells, in essence starving tumor cells of the fuel needed to grow and proliferate.

Large pre-ACA Medicaid expansion did not level health disparities in cancer surgery

January 26, 2017 - 08:00
An analysis of the New York State's Medicaid expansion, which predated the 2010 Affordable Care Act, finds substantial decrease in uninsured rate but little change in racial disparities when it...

Cell of origin affects malignancy and drug sensitivity of brain tumours

January 26, 2017 - 08:00
Glioblastoma is the most common form of primary brain tumour in adults and is essentially lethal.

Timing of chemo affects inflammation, mice study suggests

January 26, 2017 - 08:00
The time of day that breast cancer chemotherapy drugs are given affects the amount of damaging inflammation in the body, a new study in mice suggests.

Study finds fly growth mimics cancer cells, creating new tool in fight against disease

January 26, 2017 - 08:00
Scientists who study a molecule known to play a role in certain types of cancers and neurodegenerative disorders have a powerful new tool to study this compound due to research conducted at Indiana...

Red meat: Good or bad for health?

January 25, 2017 - 16:00
Current guidelines recommend limiting our intake of red meat, due to the health risks it poses. We take a closer look at what these risks are.

Researchers discover BRCA1 gene is key for blood forming stem cells

January 25, 2017 - 14:00
Researchers at from the Harold C. Simmons Comprehensive Cancer Center have found that the BRCA1 gene is required for the survival of blood forming stem cells, which could explain why patients with...

Research helps explain how B cell metabolism is controlled

January 24, 2017 - 14:00
B cells, the lymphocytes best known for making antibodies, live a complex life.

Scientists use tumor-derived dendritic cells to slow tumor growth

January 24, 2017 - 14:00
In the human body, so-called dendritic cells are responsible for activating our immune system.

Colorful compound in fruits, vegetables could lower smokers' lung cancer risk

January 23, 2017 - 17:00
A compound called beta-cryptoxanthin - found in many fruits and vegetables - might lower the risk of smoking-related lung cancer, new research suggests.