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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?