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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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Raised blood platelet levels 'strong predictor' of cancer

May 23, 2017 - 13:00
Having a high blood platelet count is a strong predictor of cancer and should be urgently investigated to save lives, according to a large-scale study.

Radiation for prostate cancer: Types and side effects

May 23, 2017 - 10:00
Radiation therapy is a common treatment for prostate cancer. In this article, learn about the types of radiation therapy, as well as the risks involved.

Just one small glass of wine per day increases breast cancer risk

May 23, 2017 - 07:00
A new report examines breast cancer risk factors and finds that the equivalent of a daily small glass of wine or beer increases the risk significantly.

Antibody for fighting cancer emerges

May 22, 2017 - 13:00
Antibody originally developed for studying multiple sclerosis decreases tumor growth in preclinical models.

One in 5 cancers diagnosed in the United States is a rare cancer

May 22, 2017 - 13:00
About one in five cancer diagnoses in the United States is a rare cancer, according to a new American Cancer Society report.

Tree nuts may lower risk of colon cancer recurrence, death

May 18, 2017 - 16:00
Eating at least 2 ounces of tree nuts every week could reduce the chance of cancer recurrence and death for colon cancer patients, study suggests.

Studies: Concerns for bladder cancer risk of e-cigarette smokers and traditional smoking

May 17, 2017 - 07:00
Data being presented at the 112th Annual Scientific Meeting of the American Urological Association (AUA) shows harmful links between the use of e-cigarettes and bladder cancer risk, and associates...

Breakthrough: Breast cancer relapse linked to fat metabolism

May 16, 2017 - 07:00
Currently, the main cause of death in breast cancer is relapse. Although poorly understood, research into the lipid metabolism of cells offers new insight.

Whole tomato extract may prevent, treat stomach cancer

May 15, 2017 - 16:00
You might want to add tomatoes to your grocery list; researchers have found that whole tomato extract has the potential to fight stomach cancer.

Tumor-dwelling immune cells thwart cancer immunotherapy

May 12, 2017 - 07:00
Researchers have caught tumor-associated immune cells called macrophages in the act of stealing checkpoint inhibitor antibodies away from their intended T cell targets, and blocking this thievery led...

New test more effective at predicting survival in blood cancer patients

May 11, 2017 - 07:00
Technology that can detect the length of small DNA structures in cancer cells could hold the key to predicting the outcome of patients with two different types of blood cancer.

Scientists 'carbon date' cancer and unearth secrets about what could help make it deadly

May 11, 2017 - 07:00
Scientists have put precise timings on the history of a patient's cancer for the first time, effectively 'carbon dating' the different stages in the disease's progression.

New nanotechnology application for difficult-to-treat cancers

May 11, 2017 - 07:00
A new treatment combining shock waves with nanoparticles can successfully treat tumours that are difficult to target using conventional chemotherapy.

Study finds low rate of cancer screening among transplant patients

May 11, 2017 - 07:00
People who have received organ transplants are at higher risk of developing and dying of cancer than the general population.

Study suggests a role for radiotherapy for extending the lives of pancreatic cancer patients

May 10, 2017 - 07:00
Patients with early stage pancreatic cancer could be given longer to live if they receive radiotherapy at a high enough dose, according to research presented at the ESTRO 36 conference.

New cell separator with humble beginnings could revolutionise medical advances in cancer and Alzheimer's research

May 9, 2017 - 07:00
A new cell separator that began life as a tinfoil and epoxy glue prototype built with supplies from a University shop could revolutionise stem-cell and regenerative cell-based therapies.

Scrib protein identified as a natural suppressor of liver cancer

May 9, 2017 - 07:00
A protein that typically helps keep cells organized and on task becomes a tumor suppressor in the face of liver cancer, scientists say.

Researchers discover how cancer-causing virus could stay silently hidden in your body

May 8, 2017 - 07:00
Researchers at the University of Pittsburgh have discovered a new mechanism that could explain how the Merkel Cell Polyomavirus, responsible for the most aggressive form of skin cancer, can stay...

Brain cancer: Study sheds light on unexpected link between glioma and blood sugar

May 4, 2017 - 14:00
A new study begins to explain why glioma - a cancer that arises in the brain - is surprisingly less common in people with high blood sugar and diabetes.

Stereotactic radiation highly effective for kidney cancer

May 4, 2017 - 07:00
Kidney cancer patients may soon have an alternative to traditional treatments, new research at UT Southwestern Medical Center's Kidney Cancer Program of the Harold C.