Email
Password
Remember meForgot password?
    Log in with Twitter

Cancer News

Nine US deaths linked to breast implant-associated cancer

Washington - Nine women are believed to have died in the United States from a rare cancer linked to breast implants, US health officials said Tuesday, with more than 350 cases of the disease recorded nationwide.

Treaty slows global tobacco use by 2.5%: WHO

Paris - Tobacco use fell by 2.5 percent worldwide a decade after the first global health treaty went into effect, World Health Organization researchers said Wednesday.

Urine samples can be used for early cancer screening

Detecting cancer early increases the chance of survival. Many laboratories are undertaking research to help detect cancer early. One breakthrough is with screening urine from patients to look for indicator biological markers.

First use of graphene to find cancer cells

Much has been written about graphene and its flexible structure and highly conductive properties. Most early applications have been with electronics. Now attention turns to medical use.

Precious metal zeros in on cancer

A newly developed organo-metal compound has been shown to successfully infiltrate cancer cells and zeroing in on the cellular mitochondria, which causes the destruction of cancer cells.

New microsite for cancer research breakthroughs

Toronto - The Canadian Cancer Society has developed a new microsite to allow for the reporting of cancer and associated health topics. One aim of the site is to assist journalists covering cancer research topics.

Sister Hazel to run 100 miles for Cancer Foundation of Florida

Alternative band Sister Hazel will be running 100 miles on May 20, in an effort to raise money for the Cancer Foundation of the Florida Keys.

IBM's Watson assists with cancer screening

Jupiter Medical Center in Florida has adopted IBM's supercomputer Watson for its oncology service, becoming the first hospital to so. The artificial intelligence platform will aid in cancer treatment decisions by providing doctors with data insights.

Woman, 25, dies of cervical cancer after begging for tests

Sunderland - A 25-year-old woman recently died after she was diagnosed with cervical cancer. This came after she was previously refused a smear test because she was told she was too young.

Reviewing the cancer-killing properties of the pepper plant

The chemical activity that could unlock the anti-cancer properties of a spicy Indian pepper plant has been studied. The medicinal properties of the long pepper date back thousands of years. The aim is to synthesize the chemical as an anti-cancer compound.

Fingertip sensors developed for breast cancer exams

For women, regular check-ups for unusual lumps in their breasts is important and it has saved countless lives. To make this process more accurate, scientists have developed special gloves with built-in sensors.

Brain cancer gene culprit detected

Research into a type of brain cancer has identified a gene that plays a role in helping a tumor to survive radiation treatment and even to expand.

Essential Science: Nanoparticles fight resistant breast cancer

Scientists have developed nanoparticles to accurately target and treat a form of breast cancer that is resistant to conventional therapeutics.

Magic mushrooms help those with cancer face death

A science group are proposing that a psychedelic trip is the optimal way to end life. Here a single dose of psilocybin has been shown to increase the feeling of well-being with those with terminal cancer.

Relationship between jet lag and obesity for liver cancer

Cases of liver cancer linked to obesity have risen in recent decades. This has prompted a research inquiry into the causes for this. The research has centered on obesity and jet lag.

Does weight loss lead to cancer risk reduction?

Weight loss and keeping a healthy weight helps to reduce the risk of developing different forms of cancer, but not following obesity, a new study points out.

Glandular fever virus linked to blood cancer

The common Epstein-Barr virus can cause blood cancer in both adults and children. Medical scientists have found how the virus takes control over two specific genes. This may provide a treatment clue.

NVIDIA AI helps the U.S. research cancer treatments

NVIDIA has announced a new partnership with the National Cancer Institute and the U.S. Department of Energy. The company will supply artificial intelligence software that it hopes will accelerate cancer research and "deliver a decade of advances."

Essential Science: Surgeons detect cancer using sound

London - Medical technologists have successfully deployed advanced technology based on sound that helps them to perform precise operations to remove tumors and to protect healthy tissue.

Gut microbes linked to immunotherapy response in patients

Austin - The composition of a person’s gut microbes appears to be a determining factor for immunotherapy, at least in relation to melanoma patients. This finding stems from a new study.

Rise in immunosuppressed U.S. population raises medical concerns

Washington - The proportion of the U.S. population who are immunosuppressed (that is, with weak or compromised immune systems) is growing.

Reports warn of explosion in cancer deaths among women

Paris - Two reports have warned of an explosion in cancer deaths among women, with a toll, mainly from breast cancer, of some 5.5 million per year by 2030 -- roughly the population of Denmark.

Tackling Alzheimer’s with cancer delivery mechanism

A drug delivery mechanism intended for the treatment of a form of cancer may have effectiveness at slowing down the effects of Alzheimer’s disease, according to a new research study.

Outcry as Facebook removes Swedish breast cancer video

Stockholm - Facebook has removed a video on breast cancer awareness posted in Sweden because it deemed the images "offensive", the Swedish Cancer Society said Thursday.

Immunotherapy drug is a game changer for cancer

Study results presented at the European Cancer Congress about a new immunotherapy drug for cancer have been described as "a game changer", based on the clinical trail evidence.

Magnetic bacteria used to deliver anti-cancer drugs

A new research project has shown promise in using magnetic bacteria as a vehicle for delivering anti-cancer drugs more accurately to tumors in patients.

Nanoparticles used to differentiate healthy and cancerous cells

Medical technologists have fashioned synthetic nanoparticles to track down cancerous cells and to enable medics to differentiate cancerous cells from healthy cells. The technique should enable better targeted treatments.

Blow for bone marrow transplant as stem cells age

Bone marrow transplants are tricky procedures, particularly with blood-related problems. Now a new concern has been raised: rapid cellular ageing.

Lower breast cancer risk for women who breast feed

A new study indicates that the risks of breast cancer mortality are lower with women who have breast fed their children compared with those who opted to use formula milk.

Report links eight more cancers to obesity

A new report has linked eight forms of cancer to obesity. This extends the association of being obese with the risk of developing cancer.
  1 2 3 4 5 6 ... 33 Next»

Set up a news alert for

Cancer


Cancer Image

Well Dressed for Spring fundraiser for Wellspring in Toronto
Well Dressed for Spring fundraiser for Wellspring in Toronto
Homoeopathic cancer treatment
Homoeopathic cancer treatment
Homoeopathic cancer treatment
Homoeopathic cancer treatment
Metastatic breast cancer in pleural fluid.
Metastatic breast cancer in pleural fluid.
euthman/flickr
Untitled
Cancer Research
Dr. Vishal Rao  a Bangalore based oncologist  has developed a voice prosthesis that can help throat ...
Dr. Vishal Rao, a Bangalore based oncologist, has developed a voice prosthesis that can help throat cancer patients speak after surgery
Dr. Vishal Rao
St. Jude Childcare Centre. Kolkata  India.
St. Jude Childcare Centre. Kolkata, India.
New technology lets patients with liver cancer know if their chemotheray is working within minutes o...
New technology lets patients with liver cancer know if their chemotheray is working within minutes of treatment.
Bing
The late Carolyn E Price  a Digital Journalist
The late Carolyn E Price, a Digital Journalist
Chris Hogg
Darlene Jacobs votes with her son Tim
Darlene Jacobs votes with her son Tim
Darlene Jacobs
CT cross-section on IV contrast. Makrozystisches adenocarcinoma of the pancreatic head
CT cross-section on IV contrast. Makrozystisches adenocarcinoma of the pancreatic head
MBq
Cancer chemotherapy
Cancer chemotherapy
Phil and Pam Gradwell (to be)
Well Dressed for Spring fundraiser for Wellspring in Toronto
Well Dressed for Spring fundraiser for Wellspring in Toronto
2015. St. Jude Childcare Centre. Mumbai  India
2015. St. Jude Childcare Centre. Mumbai, India
Children in Fukushima  Japan have abnormally large thyroid growths.
Children in Fukushima, Japan have abnormally large thyroid growths.
Video screen capture
2015. St. Jude Childcare Centre. Mumbai  India
2015. St. Jude Childcare Centre. Mumbai, India
Prime Minister Julia Gillard
Prime Minister Julia Gillard
The hotel building was once known  as St Pancras Chambers.
The hotel building was once known as St Pancras Chambers.
This is Hank  a wonderful mixed breed who lives in Maine.  As you can see  Hank loves the outdoors. ...
This is Hank, a wonderful mixed breed who lives in Maine. As you can see, Hank loves the outdoors. Unfortunately he has cancer and will only get to enjoy the beautiful outdoors, for only a couple of more months.
2015. St. Jude Childcare Centre. Mumbai  India
2015. St. Jude Childcare Centre. Mumbai, India

Latest News
Top News