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Catching cancer early via new implant

A "cure" for cancer remains elusive. However, methods to detect cancer early and to administer treatment continue to advance. The latest is a new implant designed to spot cancerous cells before they develop into tumours.

Do cancer cells have special acoustic signals?

A new study suggests that cells have particular acoustic signals, and that the signal from cancerous cells differs from that of healthy cells. This could be the basis of a new cancer detection method.

A compound from horseradish may help to fight cancer

Scientists have identified a cancer-fighting compound in the spicy root vegetable horseradish. The compound may induce an enzymatic reaction to destroy free-radicals.

EU delays re-approval for weedkiller glyphosate

Brussels - The EU on Wednesday failed to agree on the re-approval of weedkiller glyphosate in Europe amid fresh fears the product could cause cancer.

Australian blogger who lied about cancer faces legal action

Sydney - A disgraced Australian blogger who lied about having brain cancer and said she cured herself of the disease through natural therapy is facing legal action by a consumer watchdog over "false claims", the body said Friday.

Is glyphosate carcinogenic or not? EPA takes its report offline

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) removed a report from its website where it concluded that glyphosate was "not likely to be carcinogenic to humans." The report was pulled offline on May 2, 2016 along with 13 other documents.

Singer and cancer sufferer Keely Johnson releases debut single Special

The talented teenager from Australia is battling a rare and incurable form of brain cancer. In 2014, she released a duet with Lee Kernaghan and is now back with her first solo single, "The Man in the Hat." She spoke to Digital Journal.

Investigating chemotherapy related heart damage

A major risk with chemotherapy is the increased chance of developing heart disease. One of the side-effects of treating cancer through chemotherapy is the potential damage to the body. Researchers have been looking at why this happens.

Potential treatment for mesothelioma announced

Mesothelioma is an aggressive and normally lethal form of cancer, linked with industrial diseases like asbestos. In a breakthrough, researchers may have identified the first drug to work against the cancer cells.

Potential prostate cancer treatment announced

A new therapeutic drug for the treatment of prostate cancer has been trialed, and shown to be effective. The drug inhibits a protein known to contribute to the disease.

Cancer battling nanoparticle method devised

A means of combating aggressive breast cancer with a drug based on nanotechnology has been developed. In animal trials, metastatic cancer was successfully treated, paving the way for human trials.

Can aspirin reduce cancer risk?

Aspirin, one of the longest established pain relievers, may help to lower the risk of certain cancers, according to a new study.

Criss Angel to raise money for childhood cancer at the Luxor

Las Vegas - The world's top magician, Criss Angel, is lending a helping hand for a cause that is dear to his heart. He is fighting childhood cancer.

New discovery help scientists take a leap in fight against cancer

Scientists from the University College London (UCL) Cancer Institute made a groundbreaking discovery in fight against cancer. A new cellular target has been found that greatly increases the ability of the immune system to destroy cancer cells.

Cancer spotting app developed

Glasgow - A new app, intended to be used on smartphones, has been developed to help medical staff detect the signs of cancer early.

8-year-old girl with cancer cleans up trash with her Make-A-Wish

Kansas City - A 8-year-old girl from Missouri was given the chance to wish for anything she wanted, so she chose something that would inspire other people.

Essential Science: Oral bacteria linked to cancer

A species of bacteria that can cause gum disease has been linked with a type of cancer called esophageal squamous cell carcinoma. The finding provides a potential mechanism for early detection.

Nanoparticle delivery system to tackle cancer

Directing drug treatment to tumors is a hit-or-miss activity. Considerable research efforts are going into improving targeted drug delivery. A new approach centers on nanotechnology.

Running mice experience reduced cancer tumors

Copenhagen - A new study, attempting to link the importance of exercise with lower cancer rates, has found mice that run more often than a control group can shrink cancer tumors.

Essential Science: What is the concern about glyphosate?

Washington - After years of debate and lobbying, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is set to begin testing foods for the controversial herbicide glyphosate. What is this chemical and why might it be a problem?

Remarkable cancer treatment announced

Medical scientists have reported on a remarkable cancer treatment. Terminally ill patients, suffering with blood cancer, have become symptom-free following treatment with modified cells.

Devising biological sensors to kill a range of cancer cells

Scientists are investigating the use of biological sensors to trigger the body's own immune cells to seek out, locate and destroy a range of different cancerous cells.

Fighting cancer by trapping drugs in tumors

A research group have developed a novel means to fight cancer. Because anti-cancer drugs only work for a limited time, the new method succeeds in trapping the drug inside the tumor so it works for longer.

Essential Science: Researchers locate the origin of cancer

In groundbreaking research, scientists have pinpointed how developing cells switch to a specialized state and how the process might go wrong in cancer. Digital Journal investigates further.

Novel platform for cancer treatment developed

A new strand of research, exploring how microRNAs can be delivered for cancer treatment, has been published. The method takes advantage of advances in hydrogel technology.

Cotton plants provide the basis of an anti-cancer treatment

A naturally occurring compound found in the ubiquitous cotton plant, called gossypol, may contain a key chemical that could help to treat prostate cancer. The focus is on tackling cancer at the genetic level.

Drug trial leaves one brain dead, five critically ill in France

Rennes - A drug trial in France that went horribly wrong has left one man brain dead and five others seriously ill. The men were participating in a drug trial for the Portuguese pharmaceutical firm BIAL at a clinic in northwestern France.

Illumina spin-off aims to find better cancer tests

London - Biotechnology company Illumina has secured a multi-million dollar investment to create a new company to develop a novel cancer cure.

New cancer detecting sensor developed

Japanese scientists have invented a sensor that can detect different types of cancer. It could one day be possible for the sensor to be used by people in their own home.

Read about the latest research on cancer tumors

New York - Scientists from the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry have shared the latest research on tumor growth and how the body reacts. The data is drawn from studies on frogs.
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Darlene Jacobs votes with her son Tim
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2015. St. Jude Childcare Centre. Mumbai, India
2015. St. Jude Childcare Centre. Mumbai  India
2015. St. Jude Childcare Centre. Mumbai, India
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