Early surgery may not be necessary, and may even pose side effect risks to some men diagnosed with prostate cancer. A smaller group of patients though may still benefit from early treatment.
Public Health July 15, 2017
A new gene therapy developed by Novartis has received crucial recommendation from an FDA advisory panel on July 12. Experts believe the treatment’s approval will pave the way for new gene-based medicines.
Medicine July 13, 2017
Starting July 7, glyphosate, the main ingredient of Monsanto's Roundup, will be added to California's list of chemicals that can cause cancer. The weed killer may also get a label that can warn consumers about its potential dangers.
Public Health June 28, 2017
A three-in-one blood test can change the way advanced prostate cancer is treated and pave way for precision medicine for cancer. The blood test can even improve survival of patients, so here's how it works.
Medicine June 19, 2017
Eating French fries and other fried potatoes twice per week can raise the risk of early death. What other popular food can increase a person's likelihood of dying early?
Healthy Living/Wellness June 16, 2017
A new study has found that the risk of cancer doubles for long-term missions outside Earth's magnetic field. Cancer and the other risks of cosmic ray exposure are among the leading concerns on the planned human Mars mission.
Space June 6, 2017
Researchers from Johns Hopkins University tracked down the signaling process that triggers the spread of cancers and found two existing drugs that can inhibit metastasis.
Medicine May 27, 2017
The tunnel breach detected in Hanford Nuclear Reservation in the United States has triggered concerns about radiation hazards, and workers have been alerted. The facility is famous for having supplied plutonium for the bomb dropped on Nagasaki.
Public Health May 11, 2017
Scientists used the CRISPR tool to replace cancer-causing fusion genes with cancer-fighting genes in mice. This experiment could pave the way for the gene-editing tool to be used against cancer in the future.
Biotech May 5, 2017
An Italian court ruled that heavy mobile phone use caused a former telecom worker's brain tumor. What do scientific studies and cancer experts say about this link?
Public Health April 24, 2017
Research from California’s Cancer Prevention Institute reveals that women from six out of seven Asian-American ethnic groups have seen an overall rise in breast cancer incidences. Lead researcher recommends further investigation.
Public Health April 24, 2017
An Italian court ruled telecom executive Roberto Romeo developed a brain tumor due to the prolonged use of a mobile phone as per his job requirements. The link between cellphones and brain cancer has been widely disputed in health studies.
Public Health April 21, 2017
West Virginia became the 29th state in the United States to legalize medical marijuana. The new law will allow doctors to prescribe cannabis for terminally ill and support 16 medical conditions including cancer and AIDS.
Public Health April 20, 2017
An American company is planning to launch a chewing gum that can detect whether a person has cancer. When chewed, the gum can identify chemicals indicating cancer.
Medicine April 13, 2017
A weight loss article published by Cosmopolitan magazine has drawn the flak of readers. The real secret of reducing weight 'without a single session at the gym' turned out to be the case of a woman having lost weight because of cancer.
Healthy Living/Wellness April 12, 2017
Scientists from the University of California, Los Angeles have developed an artificial thymus that can turn blood stem cells into disease-fighting T cells and help in the detection and cure of cancer.
Medicine April 12, 2017
A CDC report revealed that HPV infection is higher among American men than it is in women. Doctors advised vaccination to prevent the onset of diseases related to the infection in men, including genital and oral cancer.
Healthy Living/Wellness April 8, 2017
Consumption of antibiotics for an extended period could increase the risk of colon cancer in women. However, using antibiotics for a short period doesn't eliminate the risk of precancerous colon growths.
Public Health April 5, 2017
Researchers have developed new blood tests to aid in the identification of signs for recurring metastatic melanoma. Currently, the tests are available for research purposes, but would become available in clinics in the near future.
Public Health April 4, 2017
Brain tumor patients who use the cap-like device Optune plus chemotherapy survived longer than patients who received only chemo. How does this therapy called tumor treating field work?
Medicine April 3, 2017
Overall cancer death rates in the United States are seeing a downward trend according to a report. Authors call for more attention and resources for the prevention and treatment of several cancer types.
Public Health April 1, 2017
Women who took oral birth control pill appeared protected from breast cancer and endometrial cancer for up to 30 years after they stopped taking oral contraceptives. Does this mean use of the pill is completely safe?
Public Health March 27, 2017
Simple random errors during cell division cause 66 percent of cancerous mutations, versus lower numbers for environmental and lifestyle factors. But it's not just a case of bad luck: Cancer and lifestyle still have strong links to focus on.
Healthy Living/Wellness March 27, 2017
British scientists report that high-dose vitamin C, a nutrient naturally found in citrus fruits and vegetables, could be a potent treatment for cancer. How can this be possible?
Public Health March 27, 2017
Finally, the FDA has given a green light to the first-ever drug for a rare form of skin cancer. What is metastatic Merkel cell carcinoma and how does one get it?
Medicine March 26, 2017
To combat old-age-related studies, a new study has suggested removing old senescent cells with a drug. Already tested on old rats, it had positive results showing enhanced stamina, youthfulness, and better functioning of organs.
Medicine March 24, 2017
CancerLocator is a blood test that offers a non-invasive way to detect lung, breast and liver cancer in the early stage and has a success rate of 80 percent. How does it work?
Medicine March 24, 2017
Random bad luck DNA mutations can be blamed for some cases of cancer. Does this mean that a healthy lifestyle no longer matters when it comes to preventing cancer?
Public Health March 24, 2017
Apparently, even the healthiest person is not spared from cancer. This is what a new study by researchers at Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center suggest.
Medicine March 24, 2017
Thirty-year-old Jamie Snider of Fresno, California, beat cancer twice and even gave birth to twin babies. A day after delivery, however, her heart failed, and she died.
Healthy Living/Wellness March 23, 2017
The FDA warned against breast implant-associated anaplastic large cell lymphoma (ALCL), a rare kind of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. It has so far led to nine deaths and a probe on the specific danger of breast augmentation surgery.
Public Health March 21, 2017
Here’s what you need to know about The Whole Pantry founder Belle Gibson. What made her lie about having cancer and why is she in trouble with the law?
Healthy Living/Wellness March 17, 2017
Court filings in a federal mass litigation of farmers versus Monsanto reveal allegedly ghostwritten reports vouching for glyphosate's safety. The chemical is the active ingredient in Monsanto's Roundup weed killer products.
Biotech March 15, 2017
What is arsenic poisoning, its symptoms and causes, and what are the chances that it contributed to the death of the popular female novelist Jane Austen?
Public Health March 12, 2017
So-called wonder drug Gleevec is heaven-sent to blood cancer patients. The high costs, however, might keep poorer patients from getting their hands on it easily.
Medicine March 11, 2017
A mother witnessed her older son comforting his younger sibling, who is diagnosed with a rare and incurable form of cancer. The preschooler’s show of love for his baby brother is heartfelt and deeply moving.
Public Health March 10, 2017
The cancer drug was hailed a wonder drug for chronic myeloid leukemia patients when it was approved by the FDA in 2011. Now, study found 83 percent of patients who used it as initial therapy were alive 10 years after diagnosis.
Medicine March 9, 2017
Exercise has always been good for the health. Now, researchers are saying it’s also more effective at providing patients with relief against cancer-related fatigue compared with medication.
Public Health March 3, 2017
Colorectal cancer incidents in young adults are going up in the United States, according to a new study. Here are the signs, symptoms and other useful information to give you a clearer picture about this disease that claims thousands of lives every year.
Public Health March 2, 2017
Wistar Institute and Inovio Pharmaceuticals, Inc. developed a new DNA vaccine designed to improve anti-tumor immunity in cancer patients. How does it work and is it different from other cancer vaccines?
Medicine February 26, 2017
Surgeons use a laser-based microscope to examine brain cancers and help them achieve maximum removal of cancerous cells. The technique, developed in 2008, will help doctors make fast and accurate decisions.
Biotech February 25, 2017
Cancer death rates in the EU are falling faster for men compared to women per a new study. The researchers predict that death rates for men will decline by 8 percent in 2017 vis-à-vis 4 percent for women.
Public Health February 22, 2017
Putting cancer patients into hibernation may give oncologists more time to aggressively treat the tumors without killing the patient. The approach may help thousands of patients with advanced cancer.
Public Health February 20, 2017
Removing your ovaries through hysterectomy may not be a good idea. A new study from the University of Warwick in England linked this common surgical procedure to heart disease, cancer, and untimely death in women.
Public Health February 15, 2017
Women who had mammograms with false-positive result are more likely to skip or delay getting breast cancer screening. Experts said this attitude could have potentially fatal consequences.
Public Health February 9, 2017