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Halting cancer in its tracks, with nanotechnology

Most cancer therapies are focused on blasting a general area with radiation or using chemotherapy drugs to zoom in on a tumor site. Researchers using nanoparticles have taken a different tract, in trying to slow tumor growth through nanotech.

Doctor removes wrong eye from infant cancer patient

Sonora - A few weeks ago, a doctor in Sonora, Mexico performed surgery on a 14-month-old cancer patient, but he ended up removing the wrong eye, according to a health official.

Making smarter T cells to fight cancer Special

Boston - The war against cancer was never supposed to last this long or be this grueling. To fight some of the most intractable kinds of cancer scientists are trying to come up with new therapies and new approaches to old therapies.

Killing cancer with nanotechnology

On theory about killing cancer is that heat can be effective. Using this principle, a science group have begun trials on using nanoparticles and heat to attack tumors.

Here we go again: North Korea claims it has cure for AIDS, Ebola

Pyongyang - North Korea says it has gone where no other country has gone before: It has discovered the drug that can prevent and cure Ebola, AIDS, SARS and MERS.

Health warning over the 'most dangerous dish in the world'

Bangkok - It's a local delicacy in north-east Thailand. It contains raw fish and it is laced with live red ants, for that extra flavor. Problem is it seems to give you liver cancer, according to health experts.

Fighting cancer with rabbit virus

Bone marrow transplants can be an effective treatment for certain forms of cancer. However, complications can sometimes arise. Researchers have found that a rabbit virus can kill cancer cells while eliminating a complication from bone marrow transplants.

Breastfeeding may lower risk of leukemia

Miami - Breastfeeding a baby for at least six months may be linked to a lower risk of childhood leukemia, according to a review of previously published research on the topic Monday.

Luminescent bacteria help diagnose cancer

Scientists have come up with a novel way to detect liver cancer. The approach makes use of beneficial bacteria. Through genetic engineering, these bacteria emit a luminescent pulse when cancer is present.

Feds: Cancer charities a 'sham'

The United States Government has filed suit against a quartet of cancer charities, alleging the non-profits have scammed consumers for over $180 million.

Duke University settles research lawsuit

Participants in some problematic cancer trials have now settled their lawsuit against Duke University. This related to a series of cancer trials that took place in 2011.

Compound from plants targets cancer stem cells

By using an enzyme and compound found in broccoli and Brussels sprouts, researchers have devised a chemical that can potentially prevent the re-occurrence of certain types of cancer. This is based on research in human cervical cancer stem cells.

Tumors and cancer could be cured by new injection

Scientists at Stanford University have discovered an antibody, which can simply be injected into the body to destroy tumors and cure cancer – even in its advanced stages.

Should cancer therapies be administered at set daily times?

Like tissues throughout the body, tumors may also keep time. A new study suggests responses to cancer therapies may be stronger at particular times during the day.

Breast cancer cases could rise 50 percent in U.S.

A U.S. National Cancer Institute model forecasts a marked increase in estrogen receptor-positive tumors (breast cancer) among older women by 2030.

Blow for personalized medicine initiative

President Obama's mission is for a new generation of personalized medicines. However, in one study, personalized pancreatic cancer therapies based on tumor genomics may take too long to prepare to be helpful.

Aspirin shown to reduce cancer risk

Cambridge - A long-term and statistically large study has found regular use of aspirin may lead to a slightly reduced risk from some types of gastrointestinal cancers.

New concern about radon risks

Toronto - Naturally occurring in soils, radon can seep into buildings, accumulate and reach high levels in indoor air. A new concern about the gas has been raised by the David Suzuki Foundation.

Australian health blogger admits lying about cancer

Sydney - An Australian blogger who found fame after claiming she was conquering brain cancer through natural therapy, her app even getting chosen for the new Apple watch, admitted Thursday she never had the disease.

Blood test shows promise to predict breast cancer

Can scientists discover cancer before it appears in the body? According to researchers at the University of Copenhagen, a simple sample of blood is all it takes to determine if a woman will get breast cancer within two to five years.

Old cancer drug could fight other forms of cancer

A cancer drug that has been used for several decades to treat leukemia may have other uses — fighting other forms of cancer, according to a new study.

Big Pharma company accused of blocking eye treatment

Pharmaceutical giant Novartis has been accused by the British Medical Journal of acting in a way to block access to low-cost eye treatment drug. The claim is refuted by Novartis.

Saccharin may actually block cancer

Miami - After some decades as being associated as a possible trigger for certain forms of cancer, the sugar substitute sweetener Saccharin may actually inhibit certain forms of cancer.

Using nanoparticles to battle cancer

Researchers have been studying the use of nanoparticles to diagnose cancer and to deliver therapies. A new research stream shows promise.

Risks sounded about betel nuts

They give a buzz equivalent to six cups of coffee and they are used as a symbol of love, marriage and a cure for indigestion and impotence in many parts of Asia. However, the innocuous looking betel nut is carcinogenic.

Harold Varmus to step down as head of U.S. cancer research

Washington D.c. - Harold Varmus, who has led the US National Cancer Institute since 2010, is to leave the role at the end of the March 2015.

Vegetarian diet reduces risk of colorectal cancer, says new study

A new study from the Loma Linda University in California has found that sticking to a vegetarian diet, cuts the risk of colorectal cancer by about 20 percent on average.

Action on tobacco's two-in-three death toll Special

Toronto - The Ontario Lung Association has called for for a substantial increase in provincial tobacco taxes as soon as possible. This is seen as the action necessary to cut smoking and smoking related diseases.

Op-Ed: Obama dodges lame-duck weakness through healthcare spending

Since the midterm victories that put both the House and Senate under GOP majorities, U.S. President Barack Obama’s lame-duck status has been popularly viewed as a foregone conclusion coloring every speech and initiative he has presented in 2015.

Oral bacteria play a role in promoting cancer

Tel Aviv - Bacteria found in the mouth are more prevalent in patients with colon cancer. It seems that these bacteria protect a variety of tumor cells from being killed by immune cells. This finding could lead to new treatments in cancer.
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