Torrent Pharmaceuticals has issued its fourth losartan recall since December after potentially carcinogenic impurities have been found in the high blood pressure medication. The FDA is advising patients to consult with pharmacists and physicians for alternatives.
Two cancer patients in the United States have been treated using the powerful gene-editing tool called CRISPR. Scientists confirmed that a U.S. CRISPR study is already underway.
Biotech April 17, 2019
By using CRISPR, scientists have found a way to target the vulnerable genes in cancer and destroy them in the process. Chemotherapy might not be an option for cancer treatment in the near future.
Medicine April 14, 2019
A U.S. study revealed cancer patients are not only using complementary and alternative medicine. Almost 30 percent of them do so without telling their doctors, raising concerns about safety and efficacy.
Medicine April 13, 2019
A Kansas woman suffered from a distinct type of rash all over her body for 11 months. Little did she know that it was already a rare sign of anal cancer.
Public Health April 12, 2019
Researchers come up with a novel type of immunotherapy that involves transforming tumors into 'cancer vaccine factories.' The treatment shows great potential in clinical trials on patients with lymphoma.
Medicine April 9, 2019
Scientists trained four beagles to identify blood samples from volunteers who have been diagnosed with lung cancer. The study could lead to new non-invasive methods to detect cancer early and improve the survival rate.
Public Health April 9, 2019
Molly Hughes was diagnosed with neuroblastoma when she was just 4 months old. After 130 days in the hospital and endless cancer treatments, she's now in remission.
Public Health April 7, 2019
A wearable device that can detect cancer cells shows promise during animal testing. The new technology screens for cancer cells in larger volumes of circulating blood, making liquid biopsies obsolete.
Public Health April 3, 2019
Using cooking oil multiple times and at high heat increases its likelihood to cause cancer. These oils have properties that trigger tumor cell proliferation, metastases, and lipid metabolism changes.
Healthy Living/Wellness April 1, 2019
CAR-T therapy is known to help patients with blood cancers immensely. Now, researchers show great promise in using the same methods in treating other types of cancer as well.
Medicine April 1, 2019
A US jury has ordered Monsanto to pay a Sonoma County resident more than $80 million in damages. The man claimed that long-term exposure to the company's herbicide Roundup caused him to develop non-Hodgkin's lymphoma.
Public Health March 28, 2019
FDA reviews the safety risks of breast implants at a public hearing where multiple women spoke out against breast implant surgery. Breast implants have been linked to a number of health issues, including a rare type of cancer.
Medicine March 26, 2019
On Sunday, March 24, dozens of people turned up at a St. Baldrick's head-shaving event in West Michigan. Volunteers aim to raise money to fund research that will benefit children diagnosed with cancer.
Public Health March 25, 2019
Researchers have successfully restored the fertility of non-human primates after chemotherapy. They hope that the new study will lead to solving the fertility issues that arise among childhood cancer survivors.
March 24, 2019
Drinking piping hot tea is shown to be linked to esophageal cancer, nearly doubling the risk of the disease. The new study reveals the connection, becoming the first time researchers showed a link with a specific temperature.
Healthy Living/Wellness March 21, 2019
Colon Cancer risk among younger adults has increased over the years. Experts believe that unhealthy food consumption and a sedentary lifestyle might be some of the factors contributing to the alarming trend.
Public Health March 19, 2019
Scientists signed a petition calling for stronger guidelines on wireless devices They cited scientific studies linking these gadgets to health problems such as cancer. Why are wireless headphones particularly concerning?
Public Health March 13, 2019
Anaplastic large cell lymphoma has already been linked to breast implants. Doctors now report the first case of deadly cancer on a woman who had a buttocks implant.
Public Health March 1, 2019
At-home cancer screening kits can effectively detect colorectal cancer among patients, according to a recent analysis. Researchers discovered that fecal immunochemical tests have 75 to 80 percent sensitivity compared to 90 percent from colonoscopy.
Public Health February 27, 2019
The body of a cancer patient who had radiation treatment was cremated in a crematory in Arizona, contaminating the vacuum filter, oven, and bone crusher with radioactive materials. The man received lutetium-177 dotatate prior to his death.
Public Health February 26, 2019
Scientists have decoded the entire great white shark genome, a groundbreaking step in the field of marine science. Analysis showed that huge-bodied sharks do not acquire cancer as frequently as humans or other animal species.
Animals February 19, 2019
Scientists found a mysterious mass in the fossil of the Pappochelys rosinae, the oldest known turtle, unearthed in 2015. They revealed in a recent study that the mass was a malignant tumor.
Ancient February 9, 2019
The FDA said that the number of unique cases of anaplastic large cell lymphoma associated with breast implants increased to over 400 patients. The agency also noted that the disease is more common in textured breast implants.
Public Health February 9, 2019
The risk of obesity-related cancers has increased among millennials in the past two decades. The researchers blame the steep rise in the prevalence of obesity in young people in the United States and around the world.
Healthy Living/Wellness February 4, 2019
AEBi said the MuTaTo cancer treatment will have minimal side effects and will be offered at a much lower cost compared with other treatments on the market. When will it become available?
Medicine January 29, 2019
Painkillers such as aspirin and ibuprofen improved the survival rate of head and neck cancer patients with mutated PIK3CA gene. How do these drugs block tumor growth?
Medicine January 27, 2019
Prinston Pharmaceutical Inc. recalled Irbesartan blood pressure drugs for containing trace amounts of a potentially carcinogenic ingredient. The drugs' APIs were manufactured by the same company linked to Valsartan and Losartan recalls.
Medicine January 21, 2019
Researchers at the University of Geneva created creatures that sprouted multiple heads when they engineered hydras not to express the Sp5 gene. The study may pave way for a treatment that can target cancer cells.
Animals January 20, 2019
Scientists in the United Kingdom developed a tool that can predict breast cancer risk in women. The team believes that the still-unreleased tool will lead to early detection and increase survival rate.
Public Health January 16, 2019
Martin Gore, a prominent cancer expert from the United Kingdom, reportedly passed away after he had received a vaccine for yellow fever. Investigations are still ongoing to find out whether his death was directly caused by the vaccine or unrelated factors.
Public Health January 12, 2019
A man who was misdiagnosed of cancer prompting him to undergo surgery to remove his prostate filed a lawsuit. The pathologist explained that a glitch in the scanner was the reason for the mix-up.
January 7, 2019
A new device being tested in the United Kingdom has the potential to significantly improve the rate of cancer mortality through early detection. By simply breathing into a device, doctors can screen patients for different types of cancer.
Public Health January 5, 2019
Americans can now only expect to live until the age of 78.6 on average, indicating a decline from 78.9 in 2014. Residents of Massachusetts, on the contrary, will reach 80 years and 8 months on average, an increase from 80 years and 5 months in 2015.
Public Health December 28, 2018
A recent study revealed that the probability of heart attack increases in patients months before they are diagnosed with cancer. The researchers found that patients with lung and colorectal cancers are at the highest risk.
Neuroscience December 24, 2018
Australian researchers revolutionize cancer diagnosis with a 10-minute test that can detect cancer with 90 percent accuracy. This test is an alternative method that can detect the presence of cancer in all body tissues.
Public Health December 7, 2018
The non-profit blood donation organization OneBlood launched a campaign in a bid to find people who can donate blood to Zainab Mughal. The 2-year-old neuroblastoma patient has a rare blood type because of a genetic mutation.
Public Health December 4, 2018
Stephanie Herfel said that her Siberian husky named Sierra detected she had ovarian cancer three times. Do dogs have the ability to smell the unique odors of cancer?
Public Health December 4, 2018
Dave Fletcher took a photo of his daughter falling asleep at a playground. Several weeks later, he and his wife learned that the photo actually provided a clue that their 3-year-old daughter has cancer.
Public Health December 3, 2018
More valsartan blood pressure drugs were recalled due to the presence of NDEA, a chemical used as fuel. Teva Pharmaceuticals issued a voluntary recall of two of its valsartan combination drugs for fear it might cause cancer.
Medicine December 1, 2018
A mother of a young cancer patient is urging parents to ger their kids vaccinated. People like her daughter, who cannot get vaccinated and have weak immune systems, rely on other people's vaccinations to protect them from diseases.
Public Health November 25, 2018
A new report by the CDC revealed that cancer will be the leading cause of death in the United States by 2020. The shift follows a decade-old theory that predicted a pattern in health and disease across the country.
Public Health November 13, 2018
Scientists tested the use of the chemical 5-ALA during surgery to help doctors easily identify cancer tumor in the brain. This, they said, can help improve brain surgery survival rate.
Neuroscience November 5, 2018
Should cellphone users have to worry about cellphone radiation? A major study found that the threat is only for male mice.
Public Health November 2, 2018
An American research that looked at more than 10,000 cancer cases linked a person's height to the risk of getting the disease. Tall women are also more likely to get cancer than tall men.
Public Health October 26, 2018