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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.

Musician and actor Charles Esten joins fight against blood cancer

Nashville - "Nashville" actor and musician Charles Esten has joined the fight against blood cancer. He made the announcement on his Facebook page.

Can AI improve neck and head cancer detection?

London - Google's Deep Mind division is exploring how digital techniques can be used to reduce the time it takes to map out areas that need cancer treatment.

How to enjoy the sun but avoid skin cancer risks

As the sun continues to shine down intensely over the northern hemisphere renewed concerns have arisen about skin cancer risks. A German company has recently reiterated best practices for keeping safe during the summer.

Magnetic bacteria carry anti-cancer drugs to tumors

Toronto - Studies have taken place in Canada whereby magnetic bacteria are used to power nano-devices, to help ferry anti-cancer medicines to sites of tumors. Such devices offer faster and more precise drug delivery.

Nanorobots used to administer anti-cancer drugs

Technologists and medics have come together to devise nano-sized robots to deliver drugs accurately to different sites of infection within the human body. The main purpose is as a drug delivery system for anti-cancer medications.

Lab-on-a-chip technology promises early cancer detection

Researchers have developed new lab-on-a-chip technology that separates biological particles at the nanoscale. The technology could enable medics to detect cancer early and before symptoms appear.

Essential Science: New cancer and alcohol warning

Auckland - Put down the glass and pause for a minute. A new scientific study associates alcohol with seven different types of cancer (not simply liver cancer.) Essential Science unpacks the evidence.

International rates for skin cancer revealed

A new global study has revealed variations in the rate of skin cancer around the world. The key variations relate to geographical and socio-economic factors, which make the disease more or less common.

Battling pancreatic cancer with immune therapy

An immune therapy technique has recorded success against pancreatic cancer, according to a new research study. This is a further sign of progress using the immunological technique.

How hops can help to reduce breast cancer risk

Hops, or rather a chemical extract from the plant, appears to act upon estrogen metabolism, one of the processes in the development of breast cancer. This has been the subject of new research.

Contagious cancers spreading among shellfish

Transmission of cancers between marine animals is more common than biologists had realized. New data suggests that cancers are spreading at a growing level between shellfish.

Criss Angel issues 'Help' challenge to make cancer disappear

Las Vegas - Magician Criss Angel has issued a million-dollar challenge entitled "Help," in an effort to help make pediatric cancer disappear, which is a cause close to his heart.

Very hot drinks 'probably' cause cancer: UN agency

Paris - Very hot drinks probably increase the risk of cancer, a UN agency said Wednesday, but coffee -- once feared to be a carcinogen -- is safe if enjoyed at "normal" temperatures.

Two new types of childhood blood cancer detected

Lund - Two new types of blood cancer have been detected, by virtue of advances in genetic testing. The discovery may signal the greater use of personalized medicine, applicable to different patients.

Immunomedics removed from annual ASCO conference, shares plummet

Shares of Immunomedics (NASDAQ: IMMU) took a nosedive yesterday after the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) announced that it had prohibited the cancer drug developing company from presenting at the prestigious and highly publicized conference.

Personalized medicines lead to improved patient outcomes

Personalized medicines have received a great deal of attention, where medicines are fashioned for particular patients. Now the first major study indicates that these medicines are demonstrably effective.

Sunbathers live longer, in surprise health find

A new study claims to shown that people who regularly go out and soak up the rays live for longer than those who shy away from too much sunlight. This runs counter to other published studies.

Bell rung for National Cancer Survivor’s Day

Robert Berman, CEO of ITUS Corporation rang the closing bell of Nasdaq to commemorate U.S. National Cancer Survivor’s Day, on June 5th. This signaled the start of a new social media campaign.

Hormonal drugs help to prevent breast cancer return

A new study suggests women who are prescribed hormonal drugs for up to 15 years after an incident of breast cancer have a far greater chance of avoiding the cancer returning compared with those who do not take the drugs.

Cellphone and cancer study questioned

A new study that claimed to have proven a link between cellphones and cancer caught media headlines last week. However, a more in-depth view of the findings has called the results into question.

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.
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