Tag: Cancer

FDA Expands Lists Of Blood Pressure Drugs Recalled For Potentially Carcinogenic Ingredient

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 US Receive Gene-Editing CRISPR Treatment

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

Taking Cancer Genetic Instructions Apart Could Lead To New Treatments

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 Whopping One-Third Of Cancer Patients Try Alternative Medicine Without Informing Their Doctors

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

Woman Discovers Tie-dye Rash All Over Her Body Was Rare Sign Of Anal Cancer

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

New Cancer Treatment Turns Tumors Into ‘Vaccine’

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

Let The Dogs Out! Canine Sense Of Smell Demonstrates 97 Percent Accuracy In Cancer Detection

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

21-Month-Old Baby Survives Stage 4 Cancer After Year-Long Treatment

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

Researchers Develop Cancer Detection Wearable Device

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

Reused Cooking Oil Ups Risk Of Metastases In Breast Cancer Patients

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

Immune System Therapy Shows Promise In Fighting Blood Cancers: How Does it Work?

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

Monsanto Ordered To Pay $80 Million To Edwin Hardeman Who Jury Says Contracted Cancer From Roundup Herbicide Exposure

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

Breast Implant Safety Under Debate With New Cancer Risks

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

Dozens Shave Their Heads To Raise Funds For Child Cancer Research

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

Monkey Birth Heralds Possible Solution To Fertility Problems Of Childhood Cancer Survivors

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

Hot Tea Nearly Doubles Risk Of Esophageal Cancer: Study

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 Becoming More Common In Young Adults

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

More Than 250 Scientists Warn EMF From Wireless Devices Such as Apple's Airpods Poses Cancer Risk

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

Buttock Implants Linked To Rare Blood Cancer Also Tied To Breast Implants

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

Colorectal Cancer Test Kits Could Speed Up Screening Process

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

Cancer Patient's Dead Body Leaves Radioactive Materials In Arizona Crematory

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

The Great White Shark’s Decoded Genome Shows Promise In Wound And Cancer Protection

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 Find Bone Cancer In 240-Million-Year-Old Fossil

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

FDA Statement Warns Of Link Between Breast Implants And Cancer

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

New Study Notes Rise In Obesity-Related Cancer Cases In Younger Americans

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

Israeli Biotech Company AEBi Claims Complete Cure For Cancer Could Be Ready Within A Year

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

Common Painkillers Such As Aspirin And Ibuprofen Can Improve Survival Rate Of Patients With Head And Neck Cancer

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

Chinese Company Zhejiang Huahai Pharmaceuticals Involved In Another Blood Pressure Drug Recall

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

Scientists Create Monsters With Multiple Heads In Lab To Study How Hydra Regenerates With Only One Head

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 Develop 'Calculator' That Can Predict Breast Cancer Risk

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

Preeminent UK Cancer Expert Martin Gore Passed Away Unexpectedly

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

Man Who Had His Prostate Removed After He Was Told He Had Cancer Sues For Misdiagnosis

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

Breathalyzer-Like Test That Can Detect Several Types Of Cancer Cleared For Clinical Trials

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

US Facing Drop In Life Expectancy But Massachusetts Breaks Trend

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

Strokes And Heart Attacks Could Be Early Warning Signs For Cancer

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 Develop Test That Can Diagnose Cancer In 10 Minutes

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

OneBlood Launches Worldwide Search For Rare Blood That Can Save Life Of 2-Year-Old Cancer Patient Zainab Mughal

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

Can Dogs Detect Cancer? Siberian Husky Sniffed Out Marine Veteran Stephanie Herfel's Ovarian Cancer 3 Times

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

Toddler's Photo Falling Asleep On A Swing Contained Clues She Has Cancer

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

FDA Recalls More Valsartan Blood Pressure Drugs Over Cancer Concerns

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

Mother Of 8-Year-Old With Cancer Urges Parents To Vaccinate Their Kids As An 'Act Of Compassion'

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

Cancer May Soon Surpass Heart Disease As Top Cause Of Death In US

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

Glowing Fluorescent Chemical Could Help Neurosurgeons Remove Brain Tumors

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

Study Finds Link Between Cellphone Radiation And Cancer In Male Rats, But There's No Need To Worry

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

Tall People More Likely To Get Cancer, Says Study

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

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