Research finds that over 40 percent of cancer cases and deaths may be attributed to preventable exposures such as smoking and alcohol consumption. Preventing exposure and increasing access to health care may reduce cancer cases and deaths.
War veterans suffering from cholangiocarcinoma, a rare bile duct cancer, may have been infected by liver fluke from the rivers of Vietnam. How did the soldiers contract the slow-killing parasite?
Feature | Health November 22, 2017
Can even moderate alcohol drinking increase the risk of cancer? A new statement from the ASCO warns that even a drink or two per day can still increase the risk.
Healthy Living/Wellness November 9, 2017
Iridium, a rare metal on Earth but abundant in rocks from space, may be used to treat cancerous cells. What makes the promising cancer treatment better than current therapies?
Space November 4, 2017
A new study has found that men with Peyronie's disease have an increased risk of various types of cancer. The research is based on the observation of patient data review of over 1.5 million males.
November 2, 2017
A new electric razor-sized ultrasound device, connected to a smartphone, helped a doctor diagnose his own cancer. The gadget called Butterfly iQ will be launched in the United States in 2018.
October 30, 2017
A woman has filed a $1.8 million lawsuit against medical professionals over 'unnecessary mastectomy and hysterectomy.' Elisha Cooke-Moore's lawsuit claims she was misled by medical professionals who told her she was carrying 'cancer-causing genes' and that she needed to undergo surgery.
Medicine October 28, 2017
The need to urinate more often than usual is a potential symptom of ovarian cancer, but only 1 percent of women are aware of this warning sign. What are the other signs of the disease?
Public Health October 25, 2017
A 30-year-old Australian woman was thought to have lymphoma, a form of cancer. However, doctors discovered that her enlarged lymph nodes were actually caused by the black pigment of a tattoo that she got at her back 15 years ago.
Healthy Living/Wellness October 3, 2017
A study involving deceased individuals with tattoo revealed that pigments and toxic elements in the form of nanoparticles make their way into the body's lymph nodes. Tattooed corpses were also found to have higher levels of titanium dioxide.
Public Health September 13, 2017
The MasSpec Pen can detect cancerous tissues in just seconds. The device is accurate 96 percent of the time and may pave way for less invasive and more precise cancer surgery.
Medicine September 7, 2017
Cancer patients who opted to use alternative treatments were found to be at greater risk of dying early compared with their counterparts who use standard treatments such as chemotherapy and radiotherapy. Steve Jobs used alternative cancer treatment for pancreatic cancer.
Public Health August 23, 2017
Eva Echeverria claimed she would have stopped using Johnson & Johnson's talcum powder had a warning been placed on it. What do scientific studies say about the link between baby powder and ovarian cancer?
Public Health August 22, 2017
Scientists have developed a non-invasive method of detecting cancer which can spot the disease even in its early stages. The method can also possibly reduce the number of 'false positive' cancer diagnoses.
Medicine August 18, 2017
New immunotherapy drugs turned the gray hair of some lung cancer patients into black or dark brown. Do these drugs hold promise for a new gray hair treatment?
Medicine July 22, 2017
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