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Developing gene therapy to lower cancer risks

Gene therapy is the primary method for treating rare, genetic diseases. However, many treatments carry the risk of cancer. A new study has attempted to lower this risk.

Chemists 'unboil' eggs to prove how they can lower drug costs

Chemists from UC Irvine decided to unboil egg whites to demonstrate an innovation that could slash costs for cancer treatments, food production and other segments of the $160 billion global biotechnology industry.

Review: 'HER2' has world premiere in Toronto Special

Toronto - Nightwood Theatre presents the world premiere of HER2 to Buddies in Bad Times Theatre in Toronto. Written by Maja Ardal, and directed by Kim Blackwell, HER2 brings the taboo subject of breast cancer onto the stage in a heart-warming manner.

Cancer-stricken Iranian teacher's pupils shave heads

Tehran - It is a disease that strikes tens of thousands of Iranians each year, but for 300 pupils news that their teacher had cancer prompted an unusual response -- they shaved their heads in sympathy.

Woman who faked having cancer sentenced for defrauding donors

Colchester - Danielle Watson, 24, was given a suspended jail sentence after she raised around $15,000 from claiming she had cervical cancer, when she actually didn't.

World faces a cancer tidal wave

Geneva - The World Health Organization (WHO) is predicting that cancer rates globally are set to increase. At the same time the health agency calls for restrictions on the levels of sugar and alcohol made available to the world's population.

Study says odds are being diagnosed with cancer is bad luck

Two researchers from Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore have published a study on cancer and how it develops and their findings might surprise some. It also might scare as the onus on cancer prevention, the research says, is not entirely on you.

Scientists track how lung cancer spreads

Manchester - Scientists have taken microscopic images revealing that the protein ties tethering cells together are severed in lung cancer cells. The result of this is that the cells can break loose and rapidly spread.

4 out of 10 cancers linked to lifestyle

South Mimms - A U.K. based cancer charity estimates that 4 out of 10 cancer cases could be avoided if people make alternative lifestyle choices.

Cancer fighting nanoparticles that leave no side-effects

London - Nanotechnology is being used in a number of areas. In medicine, there have been advances in using nanoparticles to fight cancer. One problem is stopping the nanoparticles killing other cells. For this, a new solution has been found.

Study finds natural supplements can prevent colorectal cancer

Scientists in Great Britain have found a link between the levels of selenium in our blood and a decreased risk of cancer.

Turning flesh into stone for cancer research

Washington - A new technique that can transmute living cells into permanent materials is one step towards researchers developing more potent anti-cancer medications.

Op-Ed: New red wine cancer fighting link

Every so often a red wine and cancer research item emerges. These center on the chemical resveratrol, which is found in grape skins. A new article looks at the mechanisms at play. However, it could well be another false dawn.

Why male and female smokers have different cancer rates

Lund - Loss of the Y chromosome, a relatively common phenomenon among aging men, could help explain different rates of cancer between male and female smokers.

Can cucumbers treat cancer?

San Francisco - Often used in Chinese medicine, cucumber and pumpkin may have something in their genes that leads to health benefits according to a new scientific study into plant genomes.

Nanoparticles used to monitor for cancer

Researchers have developed new nanoparticles that can be used for magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). This application could help medics to monitor a tumor’s environment and to assess if drugs have successfully reached their targets.

Mapping the human interactome predicts cancer genes Special

Researchers have developed the largest-scale map of direct interactions between proteins encoded by the human genome. This allows for predictions about the genes involved with cancer.

Marijuana helps to reduce glioma cancer

London - Researchers have successfully shrunk one of the most aggressive adult brain cancers by combining cannabinoids with radiotherapy.

Movember prostate health: Tomatoes, maca make cancer less likely

Nothing like finding an expert to help you find easy ways to increase your likelihood of remaining healthy. For men who want to lower their chances of prostate cancer, in honor of 'Movember', nutritionist Manuel Villacorta blogged today about just that.

Millions of U.S. women not screened for cervical cancer

Although cervical cancer screening saves lives, about eight million women ages 21 to 65 years have not been screened for cervical cancer in the past five years. This is according to a study from Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

New drug combination causes cancer cells to 'self-destruct'

Liverpool - Researchers in the United Kingdom have discovered a drug combination that triggers a self-destruct mechanism in lung cancer cells.

Terminally ill US woman who fought for right to die kills self

Los Angeles - A young American woman with terminal cancer has committed suicide, following promises to do so that had triggered shock and controversy over the right to die.

Excess milk drinking may increase female mortality

Uppsala - A new study suggests that a high consumption of milk by women is associated with an increased risk of cancer and bone damage.

Google to launch cancer detection pill

Google is more commonly associated with the Internet and computing technologies. The tech company also has a health body, and it has announced it is developing a pill to detect cancer.

New way to improve breast cancer treatment

Vanderbilt - Medical technologists have devised a new method for improving breast cancer treatment. This is based on tumors being different and from studying sections of the tumor, then most effective treatment can be applied.

U.S. right-to-die woman holds on, in new video

Los Angeles - A young American woman with terminal cancer who triggered shock and controversy when she said she would kill herself on November 1 now says she may wait a little longer.

Switching algae on and off may help with cancer and biofuels

Scientists have found a way to switch certain cells on and off – a type of “cellular snooze button”. Knowing this could potentially help researchers improve biofuel production and cancer detection.

IRB Barcelona dances for biomedical research (Video)

Barcelona - Scientists from the Institute for Research in Biomedicine (IRB) based in Barcelona, Spain are starring in a five-minute music video, dancing and making the moves to raise funds for Alzheimer’s, cancer and diabetes research.

Making nanoparticles shine

Scientists have successfully created nanoparticles that can emit a colorful fluorescent glow in a biological environment. The advantage is that the particles could be placed inside human cells to help to detect for a range of diseases.

A third of cancer patients go through psychological disorders

A study from the University of Leipzig has found that one in three cancer patients develop mental illness. According to the study, this almost 50% higher than the rate in the general population, which stands at around 20%.
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A comparison of Ashley Kirilow before (left) and after (right) she claims she contracted cancer
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Darlene Jacobs votes with her son Tim
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