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Blind Colombian women 'seeing' cancer with their fingertips

Cali - Leidy Garcia awoke one morning in 2011 to discover she could no longer see. By then, Francia Papamija was already blind.

Cognitive training to battle 'chemobrain': Interview Special

Cognitive changes are common among breast cancer survivors. Scientists have developed a new approach to guide the management of cognitive changes in those who have undergone chemotherapy.

How brain training is effective against 'chemobrain': Interview Special

A specific type of brain training is effective against "chemobrain", the common cognitive deficits caused by cancer or its treatments. Up to 90 percent of cancer survivors report cognitive issues, and there is no widely-accepted treatment.

China makes use of AI for healthcare

Artificial intelligence has been making headway in healthcare. One country that has embraced the technology faster than any other is China, especially in relation to lung cancer detection methods.

Non-invasive melanoma detection wins Dyson prize

London - This year's coveted ames Dyson Award has gone to sKan, a low cost and non-invasive melanoma detection device, invented at McMaster University, Canada.

Microsoft enters race to find cancer cure

Microsoft’s diversification strategy includes utilizing some of its resources to help improve the diagnosis of cancer to find cures for certain cancers. The research is based at Microsoft’s ‘biological computation’ labs in Cambridge, U.K.

EU watchdog OKs cancer drugs without evidence they work: study

Paris - European regulators approved 39 new cancer drugs between 2009 and 2013 despite having no evidence that they worked, unnecessarily exposing patients to toxicity, researchers said Thursday.

Fake Australian cancer blogger gets hefty fine

Sydney - An Australian blogger who faked brain cancer and professed to have cured the disease with natural therapies was fined Aus$410,000 (US$320,000) on Thursday over the false claims.

Australian researchers say they can stop melanoma spreading

Sydney - Researchers say a combination of new treatments can stop the world's deadliest form of skin cancer -- melanoma -- in its tracks and halt its spread to other organs.

Review: Jo Dee Messina amazing on new country song 'Here' Special

Country songstress Jo Dee Messina revealed to her fans that she is fighting cancer in a moving post. She released this moving yet beautiful song "Here."

New low-cost cancer treatment could kill tumors with ethanol

An ethanol-based gel can achieve a 100 percent cure rate when injected directly into squamous cell tumors. This low-cost easily administered cancer treatment could significantly improve outcomes in the developing world.

Data science reveals vitamin B cancer risk

New research, based on big data analytics, has drawn a connection between cancer and taking high quantities of B vitamins. The research additionally shows the advantages of data driven science.

Artificial intelligence helps with skin cancer detection

Researchers have devised a new platform for the early detection of skin cancer. The digital health initiative relies upon artificial intelligence to interpret images and to assist with notifying medics of possible cancer.

Essential Science: First genome-wide cancer map produced

An interesting new map shows over 760 genetic dependencies across multiple cancers. The map suggests new opportunities for developing innovative cancer treatments for scientists and start-up biotech.

Diagnostic tool printed for portable disease testing

Scientists from Duke University have used an inkjet printed tool for conducting diagnostic testing for use in point-of-care settings. The aim is to screen patients for markers of specific diseases.

Handheld digital probe aids cancer screening

Montreal - A new device, devices by Canadian technologists, can help patients with common forms of cancer survive for longer and with a reduced risk of recurrence. The device is a multimodal optical spectroscopy probe.

Gum disease linked to higher cancer risk in women: study

Miami - Women who have a history of gum disease face a higher risk of several types of cancer, particularly tumors in the esophagus and breasts, a US study found Tuesday.

Advances in cancer screening through digitization

Tokyo - Researchers in Japan have developed a new model for the assessment of tumors using a laser imaging model. The method has been successfully compared with more conventional technologies.

Machine learning assists with healthcare cancer screening

IBM’s supercomputer Watson, which is capable of complex artificial intelligence, has made progress in the scanning and detection of cancer. This development is set to aid the healthcare community and its an example of the digitization of healthcare.

Laser technology helps medics track tumor growth

Evanston - Researchers from Northwestern University have developed a laser design platform that uses multicolored light to track for tumor growth. The application will be used by medical facilities and it offers an advance on current methods.

Tailor-made cancer 'vaccine' proves safe: trial results

Paris - Two experimental treatments for skin cancer, tailor-made to target a particular patient's tumours, proved safe in small-scale trials, their developers reported Wednesday.

Injectable nanoparticles delay tumor progression

Virus particles, which normally infect potatoes, have been adapted to act as cancer drug delivery devices. Trials have been successfully attempted using mice.

'Sticky' nanoparticles help boost body's cancer defenses

Following cancer treatment the immune system will start to track down and kill cancerous cells. To enhance this process researchers have experimented with nanoparticles, designed to enhance cancer treatment.

New prostate cancer test helps target treatment

London - A new prostate cancer blood test can help to target treatment by pinpointing more precisely where cancerous cells are. This fist with the paradigm of precision medicine.

Everyday chemical in new cancer risk

A new study highlights a concern with byproducts of alcohol (called aldehydes). These chemicals can, under certain conditions, trigger cancer by altering the ability of human cells to repair damaged DNA.

One million sign petition for EU weedkiller ban

Strasbourg - More than one million people have signed a petition demanding the EU ban the Monsanto weedkiller glyphosate over fears it causes cancer, campaigners said Thursday.

Zara founder's cancer donation stirs controversy in Spain

Madrid - The billionaire founder of clothing giant Zara is donating 320 million euros ($361 million) in cutting-edge cancer-fighting equipment to hospitals in Spain, an act that has raised stinging criticism -- to the dismay and incredulity of patients.

Liquid biopsies allow for painless cancer detection

Painless cancer detection could become commonplace following the scientific development of 'liquid biopsies'. Biopsies currently require the use of invasive techniques.

Breakthrough in battling bowel cancer

Belfast - Researchers from Northern Ireland have adopted a genomic approach to understanding bowel (colorectal) cancer. The aim is to develop a process to improve prognosis, which could aid patients.

Pregnancy not dangerous for women who had breast cancer

Chicago - Becoming pregnant after a diagnosis of breast cancer does not raise the risk of the cancer returning, said the largest study of its kind to date, released Saturday at a major cancer conference.
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After seven days, 6 of 7 tumors regressed completely. By the eighth day, all 7 tumors were gone, for a cure rate of 100%.
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Darlene Jacobs votes with her son Tim
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Homoeopathic cancer treatment
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Metastatic breast cancer in pleural fluid.
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Hot Dog picture from American Cancer Institute
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2015. St. Jude Childcare Centre. Mumbai, India
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A picture of a nurse hanging some chemotherapy drugs.
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2015. St. Jude Childcare Centre. Mumbai, India
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Ms Julie Soon.
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