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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%.

New cancer discovery may pinpoint optimal treatment window

New research published in the journal Nature Communications shows cancer cells grow more rapidly at night when somebody is sleeping, because hormones that keep people awake and alert suppress the cancerous cells.

Adapting bacterial communication to kill cancer

A molecule used by bacteria for communicating with other bacteria can be altered, according to new research, to prevent cancer cells from spreading through the body.

Remarkable cancer-fighting berry tree discovered

Scientists have discovered that a berry found only in Far North Queensland has previously unknown cancer-fighting properties.

Update to U.S. carcinogens list

Washington - The National Toxicology Program of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has added four chemicals to its index of carcinogens (cancer causing chemicals and substances).

Review paper suggests turmeric has strong anti-cancer properties

A new review paper published in "BioMed Research International" suggests that curcumin, the compound that makes turmeric yellow, has strong anti-cancer properties.

Mantis shrimps can see cancer

Adelaide - Australian scientists have discovered that the mantis shrimp has an amazing ability: the shrimps can detect a variety of cancers inside the human body. The researchers hope to harness this to make a special camera.

Using anthrax to fight cancer

In an attempt to use Bacillus anthracis to kill cancer, scientists have succeeded in sending “antibody mimics” inside tumor cells.

Studying the eyes of fruit flies to fight cancer

Mutations in the human retinoblastoma protein can cause a form of eye cancer. To try and understand what is going on at the genetic level, researchers have begun studies in fruit flies.

Toronto Mayor Rob Ford diagnosed with cancer

Toronto - The lead doctor from Toronto Mayor Rob Ford's medical team announced that the mayor is facing a battle with a very rare cancer. Ford will undergo chemotherapy as soon as possible.

TV anchor says he has cancer and only has six months to live

A TV news anchorman who is battling brain cancer told views that he has only around 4-6 months to live, but he is hoping to work for as long as he can.

FDA approves new melanoma drug

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved the first of a new type of immunotherapy that aims to direct a patient’s own immune system against the body's cancer.

Pioneering scientist scoops Lemelson-MIT Prize

Sangeeta Bhatia, creator of miniature medical technologies, has won the Lemelson-MIT Prize. Bhatia is a Howard Hughes Medical Institute Investigator and a professor at MIT, where she directs the Laboratory for Multiscale Regenerative Technologies.

Thermometer can potentially detect lung cancer

Munich - Today, the only way doctors can definitively diagnose patients for lung cancer is by an invasive and uncomfortable biopsy.

Cancer fighting nanoparticles in development

Researchers have created "dynamic" nanoparticles that could provide an array of applications to diagnose and treat cancer. The nanoparticles have been made from a polymer, and they are designed to seek out and to identify tumors.

Widower returns to school to beat the cancer that killed his wife

Edmonton - When 60-year-old American, Powel Crosley, lost his wife to cancer in 2009, he didn't dwell on the pain of future years lost.

Fingerprinting helps to tell different cancers apart

Most cancers have a specific signature that arises from significant changes to the a marker called the epigenome. This is a type of "genetic fingerprint." Interpreting this could result in cancers being identified and treated faster.

Using cancer-fighting drugs against malaria

Scientists have identified a several compounds that may lead to different ways to fight the malaria. Specifically, a university team has identified 31 enzyme-blocking molecules that could halt malaria before symptoms start.
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