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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.

Dog tracks down owner recovering from cancer surgery [Video]

Cedar Rapids - A miniature schnauzer named Sissy, gave a convincing demonstration of the special bond between a dog and its human owner that has earned dogs the title of "man's best friend."

Carnivorous mushroom provides insight into human immune system

Scientists have been examining how edible oyster mushrooms eat spiders and roundworms. The proteins at play are similar to those found in the human immune system. So, what can we learn?

Coffee could lower risk of endometrial cancer

New research has found a link between regularly drinking coffee and a 20% decreased risk of endometrial cancer which currently affects around 1 in 37 US women in their lifetime, adding to the potential health benefits of consuming the popular beverage.

DNA can predict when we’re going to die

New research finds new link between DNA, which acts like a biological clock, and lung disease. Studying the ends of DNA could predict when people with the disease may die.

WHO says number of new cancer cases to rise by 70 percent

On the occasion of World Cancer Day on February 4, the World Health Organization has released data that shows that the number of new cancer cases is expected to rise by 70 percent in the next 20 years.

Green tea shows promise in killing oral cancer cells

A compound found in green tea could trigger a cycle that kills oral cancer cells, and, at the same time, leave healthy cells intact.

Developing gene therapy to lower cancer risks

Gene therapy is the primary method for treating rare, genetic diseases. However, many treatments carry the risk of cancer. A new study has attempted to lower this risk.

Chemists 'unboil' eggs to prove how they can lower drug costs

Chemists from UC Irvine decided to unboil egg whites to demonstrate an innovation that could slash costs for cancer treatments, food production and other segments of the $160 billion global biotechnology industry.

Review: 'HER2' has world premiere in Toronto Special

Toronto - Nightwood Theatre presents the world premiere of HER2 to Buddies in Bad Times Theatre in Toronto. Written by Maja Ardal, and directed by Kim Blackwell, HER2 brings the taboo subject of breast cancer onto the stage in a heart-warming manner.
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