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Cancer News

Tomatoes linked with fighting cancer

A new study suggests that eating tomatoes may lower the risk of prostate cancer. The research shows that men who consume more than 10 portions of tomatoes each week reduce their risk by about 20 percent.

Biochemist seeks funding for novel cancer treatment Special

A biochemist who lost his wife to cancer has spent the past 10 years devoting his life to research. This has led to a device that can examine how cancer spreads. To raise funds for the project, a Kickstarter campaign has been launched.

Treating cancer with bacteria shows promise

In a remarkable study, researchers have shown that injecting bacteria into a cancer tumor helped shrink it. Studies were first carried out on dogs, and then, with interesting results, on a female cancer patient.

Nanotechnology helps immune cells fight cancer

Scientists have developed a novel cancer immunotherapy. This involves growing and enhancing a patient’s immune cells using a nanotube and then injecting them back into the patient’s body to boost their immune response.

Venom may act as a cancer-fighting drug

A new study suggests that bee, snake, or scorpion venom could form the basis of a new generation of cancer-fighting drugs.

After almost 62 years a married couple passes away together

Bakersfield - Don and Maxine Simpson had what anyone would call a lasting relationship. After 61 years and a few months of marriage both passed away together, within four hours of each other.

Universal blood test for cancer

Bradford - Scientists have devised a simple blood test that can be used to diagnose whether people have cancer or not. The researchers are heralding it as the first 'universal test for cancer'.

Michael Allman talks touring, music and Allman Brothers Band Special

Michael Allman is the lead singer of The Michael Allman Band, as well as the eldest son of Gregg Allman of the iconic rock group, The Allman Brothers.

Nanoparticles may be 'alarm clock' body needs to fight cancer

Lebanon - Researches looking for ways to jump start the immune system so it can recognize and attack cancer cells believe nanoparticles may be the "alarm clock" our body needs to fight cancer.

Fat burning cancer link

Conversion of white fat to brown is associated with muscle atrophy and weight loss in cancer patients, according to a new study.

Boy with cancer receives more mail than entire town

Foxboro - Five-year-old Danny Nickerson wanted cards for his birthday, which is today. He got it in spades, or perhaps avalanches, as 30,000 cards and 3,000 gifts flooded in and more were coming.

Op-Ed: When kitty gets cancer: A detour of grief, a lesson for humans? Special

Sonoma - The unexpected detour or perhaps life-journey began over two months ago back in May. And, while most people know about cancer in some way, it is seldom ever anything this reporter considered on the list of common pet diseases.

Genetic cause of common breast tumors in women

Singapore - Singapore scientists have discovered the genetic cause of common breast tumors in women. The study was led by researchers from the National Cancer Centre Singapore, Duke-NUS Graduate Medical School.

Is Canada delaying the release of cancer medication?

Toronto - The organization that reviews oncology medicines in Canada is unnecessarily delaying approvals according to a new study released by the Fraser Institute.

Parasite found in litterboxes may aid cancer treatment

Lebanon - Toxoplasma gondii is the name of a parasite which lives in the fecal matter of cats. The body's response to the organism may be useful for defeating cancer.

Tar-sands may be an unwanted part of many Canadian diets

Many Canadians, and even possibly some Americans, may be ingesting tar-sands from water and the meat of animals who had already been poisoned by it.

Recap of important 2014 cancer news

Readers can learn about various health topics on Digital Journal but cancer is one topic that interests both the prevention-conscious and the cancer survivor. Below are summaries of a few, important 2014 news stories published on Digital Journal.

Cancer survivor and singer Harry Hudson talks 'Simple' and music Special

Pop singer Harry Hudson discusses his new single "Simple," as well as the "Love > Cancer" movement, being on "Good Morning America" and his plans for the future.

Physical inactivity increases risk of certain cancers

According to a study published June 16 in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute (JNCI), physical inactivity has been linked with diabetes, obesity, and cardiovascular disease, but it can also increase the risk of certain cancers.

Wear pink for breast cancer day, June 23

National Pink Day is Monday, June 23 in the U.S. The color pink represents breast cancer and the day is aimed at raising breast cancer awareness.

Cancer research leads to returns on investment

London - A new report, examining the return-on-investment from cancer research, quantifies the returns from the U.K.’s investments as 'considerable'.

Gold nanoparticles target breast cancer

Researchers have developed a way to detect and measure cancer levels in a living cell by using tiny gold particles with tails of synthetic DNA.

Limiting carbs could help certain breast cancers

Research suggests that reducing carbohydrate intake could reduce the risk of certain types of breast cancer recurrence among women.

8-year-old girl is the first to beat brain cancer

An inspiring story of survival is the buzz across the medical field: A small girl by the name of Claudia Burkill has managed to overcome a malignant brain tumor.

Silver nanoparticles target tumors

Scientists at have designed a nanoparticle that is spherical in shape and silver in composition. These nanoparticles help to locate and visualize tumor cells.

'Nanobubble' technology announced for cancer patients

Studies at Rice University have tested a new method for treating cancer using what they call a "plasmonic nanobubble" in their literature. These allegedly can severely damage the cancer cells then release a payload of antibodies to kill the cancer.

Study: Early chemotherapy increases survival in men

A recent study found that men who took chemotherapy early on in their treatment lived around 14 months longer than those who did not.

Can dietary changes combat cancer?

A new study suggests that calorie restriction during treatment for breast cancer changes cellular programming and lowers the chance of metastases. This is according to a study carried out using mice.

Older men urged to ‘check their skin’ Special

A campaign called “Lawn” has been launched in the U.S. This is a public service advertisement that encourages older men to check their skin for suspicious or changing spots.

Public vigil announced for Stephen Sutton, ahead of funeral

A public vigil is to be held for Stephen Sutton — the fund-raiser who died aged just 19 — ahead of a private funeral service later this week.
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Graduation seat reserved for student who lost his life to cancer.
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The late Carolyn E Price, a Digital Journalist
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