A brain cancer vaccine could give patients extra more years of life, according to preliminary results of an 11-year international study. The longest survivors who took part in the study managed to live for more than seven years.
Medicine May 31, 2018
A woman's ovarian tumor grew to almost 100 centimeters in just two months, occupying her entire abdomen. Doctors at a Connecticut hospital worked together to perform a lifesaving surgery.
Medicine May 4, 2018
As the body's immune system is busy with the healing process after a breast cancer surgery, it stops to restrain the growth of stray cancer cells, which can lead to new tumors. How can this be prevented?
Public Health April 12, 2018
A man's large stomach was initially thought of a beer belly. CAT scan revealed it was a large mass the size of a beach ball that already enveloped one of his organs.
Public Health March 27, 2018
Dyes that can make cancer cells glow during operation may improve odds for successful treatment of cancer patients. The technology can also help with early detection of small tumors.
Medicine March 15, 2018
Doctors in Causeway Hospital in Northern Ireland found a large air pocket in the brain of an 84-year-old man. Despite some slight stumbles, the man is in otherwise good health and is refusing surgery.
Neuroscience March 13, 2018
A brain tumor weighing 1.8 kg had been removed from a 31-year old man in India. After checking medical texts, doctors said it was the largest tumor to be excised successfully.
Public Health February 22, 2018
Induced pluripotent stem cells can train the body's immune system to attack or prevent the development of tumors. Researchers found that tumors in vaccinated mice shrank and completely rejected cancer cells.
Medicine February 22, 2018
Chris, a 28-year-old gamer from Australia, attributed the early detection of his hand tumor to the Nintendo Switch. He felt severe pain on his right hand whenever he played 'Mario Kart 8 Deluxe' on the hybrid console.
Video Games February 16, 2018
DNA nanorobots are the latest weapon against the scourge of cancer, as researchers were able to program them to kill human breast cancer tumors in mice. What's next for the breakthrough technology?
Biotech February 13, 2018
A 'cancer vaccine' developed by researchers from Stanford University eliminated tumors in mice during experiments. The treatment, made up of a combination of molecules, will now undergo human trials to confirm if they are safe.
Medicine February 1, 2018
With only weeks to live, a Florida teenager wished to marry his longtime girlfriend. With the help of family, friends, and strangers, they were able to turn his dream into reality.
Feature | Health January 29, 2018
Emanuel Zayas, a 14-year-old boy from Cuba with a giant tumor on his face, successfully underwent surgery to remove the benign growth. However, it was not enough to save his life, as he passed away due to kidney and lung failure.
Medicine January 22, 2018
Two years ago, Emanuel's parents noticed what was believed to be a pimple on his face. In January, he will undergo surgery to remove the now-basketball-sized tumor on his face.
Medicine December 25, 2017
A British man underwent a bronchoscopy as he was suspected to have lung cancer. The tumor, however, turned out to be a tiny plastic cone, a toy that the patient inhaled during his childhood.
Medicine September 28, 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
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
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
Colon cancer has become a threat for Americans as it is the second leading cause for cancer-related deaths in the United States. However, the good news is that there are plenty of ways to reduce and counter the risks posed by colon cancer.
Healthy Living/Wellness March 17, 2017
Sparking controversy around the breast cancer screening anew, a Danish study has found that one in three women with breast cancer detected through mammograms is given unnecessary treatment.
Public Health January 10, 2017
An emergency operation led to the discovery of a strange tumor in the ovary of a 16-year-old. See what happens when a single egg cell tries to create another body on its own.
January 8, 2017
Treating cancer can get tricky because targeting tumor cells leads to the destruction as well of healthy cells. Now, researchers have discovered how to soften tumors with heat, making them more receptive to treatment.
Healthy Living/Wellness January 5, 2017
Showing the ancient links with mammals, a benign tumor, Compound Odontoma, has been discovered in a 255 million-year-old lower jaw fossil of a gorgonopsid, a mammal predecessor, and a reptile. The tumor manifesting as tiny structures in the gums causes pain.
Ancient December 9, 2016
A woman gave birth to her daughter 'twice,' after complications occurred during the pregnancy. Sacrococcygeal teratoma is the most common of tumors that afflict babies.
Healthy Living/Wellness October 22, 2016
How breast cancer tumors respond to estrogen-deprivation therapy may provide clues on which treatment options will be effective. According to researchers, their findings may aid in improving prognosis and preventing relapses.
Healthy Living/Wellness August 10, 2016
A fossilized bone of a hominin child has evidence of the oldest malignant tumor. The mass, which was found in the metatarsal, is believed to be a form of an aggressive bone cancer called osteosarcoma.
Feature | Health July 31, 2016
People who have red hair as well as freckled and pale skin have increased risk for skin cancer. A study that examined tumor DNA sequences revealed why redheads should be extra cautious of the sun.
Public Health July 12, 2016
A facial tumor found in the skull of a dinosaur fossil is the first of its kind ever discovered. What do we know about this ancient animal?
Animals July 5, 2016
A breakthrough research reveals how cancer spreads and how to stop it. The unexpected findings could lead to new medications and treatments that could prevent the growth of secondary tumors.
Biotech June 24, 2016
Breast cancer patients often lie face down during MRI scans but lie face up during lumpectomy. How does the patient's position during presurgical MRI affect success of tumor removal?
Medicine June 23, 2016
Statins may actually go beyond their function as cholesterol drugs and help stop ER-positive breast cancer from returning, according to the findings of an early-stage study in the UK.
Medicine June 1, 2016
Why do some colon cancer patients survive longer than the others? A new study found a link between the location of tumor and survival odds.
Medicine May 19, 2016
A type of tumor characterized by a lump in the thyroid encapsulated by fibrous tissue is no longer considered as cancer. How would the reclassification of this thyroid tumor impact patients?
Healthy Living/Wellness April 19, 2016
Veterinarian Tristan Rich of the Lort Smith Animal Hospital saved the life of a goldfish by performing a delicate operation to remove a tumor. Bubbles, the goldfish, returned to his normal swimming activities after the surgery.
Animals April 4, 2016
Scientists created an oral pill that can light up cancerous tumors. The technique can help improve breast cancer imaging techniques, rule out false positives and revolutionize breast cancer detection.
Life March 18, 2016
A study found that a single dose of trastuzumab drug can significantly reduce HER2-positive breast cancer tumors. When trastuzumab is taken with pertuzumab or other HER2-targetting treatments, about 60 percent of the participants will have a complete response.
Life March 1, 2016
Doctors from Archbishop Loayza National Hospital in Peru removed a 35-pound ovarian tumor from a woman. It looked like she was pregnant, but twice the size.
Life February 26, 2016
Current cancer treatments are designed to aggressively destroy cancer cells, but their side effects are destructive to the body as well. Researchers found evidence that controlling cancer is better than completely killing it.
Life February 25, 2016
More and more green sea turtles in Florida suffer from tumor-causing fibropapillomatosis. Experts are alarmed by the rates of sick turtles, which took a sharp rise over the years.
Animals February 9, 2016
Bristol-Myers has announced that the FDA finally bestowed them the green light for their melanoma drug combo. With this, patients may soon have a new treatment option to improve their clinical outcomes.
Life October 3, 2015
FDA approves a new combination drug Lonsurf to give a new treatment option for colon cancer patients who no longer respond to other chemotherapeutic modalities.
Life September 25, 2015
In experiments with mice, the implantable sponge captured cancer cells and stopped them from spreading to other parts of the body where new tumors could grow.
Life September 11, 2015
Scientists at Harvard University have devised a new approach to creating a cancer vaccine. Their work suggests that packing cancer cells into a spongy material called a cryogel and injecting it into the body could be an effective way to train immune systems to target cancer.
August 26, 2015
After going through chemotherapy, radiation and a stem cell transplant, Sean Bartolucci celebrated the end of his treatment by running a la Rocky Balboa. The teenager was diagnosed with neuroblastoma.
Life July 14, 2015