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  • Jun 2018

    New 'potential target' for cancer therapy found

    A protein that causes cancer cells to release tiny bags of proteins and molecules that help tumor progression may be a new treatment target, a study says.

  • Jun 2018

    Does a higher BMI protect against breast cancer?

    A recently published study investigates whether individuals with a higher BMI before menopause have a lower risk of developing breast cancer.

  • Jun 2018

    Alcohol, mortality, and cancer risk: Is moderation key?

    There have been many studies on alcohol and its impact on health, but the relationship is not fully understood. A new, large-scale study investigates.

  • Jun 2018

    Uses and risks of mitoxantine (Novantrone)

    Mitoxantrone is used to treat some types of multiple sclerosis (MS) and some types of cancer. It is given as an intravenous infusion in a clinical setting. Some serious side effects are possible, and it is important to discuss the risks and any existing health conditions with the doctor. Novantrone is a trade name.

  • Jun 2018

    Colon cancer: Scientists find new predisposition mechanism

    New research finds a novel mechanism that genetically predisposes some people to the development of colon polyps and potentially cancer.

  • Jun 2018

    Vitamin D may decrease breast cancer risk, study reports

    Vitamin D is crucial to our health, and now, new research has found a 'marked' association between blood levels of this vitamin and breast cancer risk.

  • Jun 2018

    Prostate cancer: Scientists find 63 'new genetic markers'

    Research locates new genetic markers that may show an elevated risk of developing prostate cancer. This will help to identify men who need early screening.

  • Jun 2018

    How could designer proteins thwart cancer?

    Cancer boosts the abnormal growth of cells by 'hijacking' sensitive molecular mechanisms. Can researchers fight back by designing specialized proteins?

  • Jun 2018

    What to know about a stomach tissue biopsy

    A gastric (stomach) tissue biopsy and culture is a medical procedure used to diagnose stomach conditions. A stomach biopsy can detect bacteria, inflammation, and cancers. It is usually performed with an endoscope. Here, learn what to expect before, during, and after a gastric biopsy, including results and recovery.

  • Jun 2018

    What are the first symptoms of ovarian cancer?

    Ovarian cancer is a condition that can be detected and treated, the key is knowing the symptoms. The earlier these are detected and diagnosed, the better the outcome is likely to be. Symptoms include bloating, pelvic pain, and painful sex. Learn more about early signs of ovarian cancer, and when to see a doctor, here.

  • Jun 2018

    Using spider silk to boost our immune systems

    Using synthetic spider silk, researchers have created a type of microcapsule that can deliver vaccines straight to the heart of our immune cells.

  • Jun 2018

    What is the first sign of multiple myeloma?

    Spotting the early signs of multiple myeloma means it is easier to treat the disease. However, this type of cancer has no cure and can lead to other conditions developing. Treatment options depend on the individual case. Learn more about the signs of multiple myeloma, and when to see a doctor, here.

  • Jun 2018

    Gene editing for cancer prevention may actually cause cancer

    Gene editing tools have been hailed as promising in cancer prevention therapy. However, new research warns that they may, in fact, help to trigger cancer.

  • Jun 2018

    What causes coffee ground vomitus?

    Coffee ground vomitus is dark-colored vomit that has blood in it. Possible causes include gastric ulcers, gastritis, liver disease, and cancer. Anyone who vomits blood should seek immediate medical attention. In this article, we look at the causes, symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment of coffee ground vomitus.

  • Jun 2018

    What does breast cancer look like on a mammogram?

    A mammogram can help a doctor to diagnose breast cancer or monitor how it responds to treatment. Fatty breast tissue appears grey or black on images, while dense tissues such as glands are white. Benign and cancerous tumors, cysts, fibroadenomas, and calcifications also look white. Here, learn more about mammograms.

  • Jun 2018

    Eating sensibly may slash death risk for cancer survivors

    New research shows that a balanced, diverse diet can cut the risk of premature mortality by 65 percent for people who survived different forms of cancer.

  • Jun 2018

    Cancer: Using tiny bubbles to starve tumors

    A study that tested the approach in rat tissue samples shows how tiny bubbles in blood vessels may be used to starve tumors or deliver chemotherapy drugs.

  • Jun 2018

    Aspirin's anticancer effect explored

    The common over-the-counter painkiller aspirin appears to protect against colorectal cancer. A new study uncovers the cellular mechanisms involved.

  • Jun 2018

    What is intestinal metaplasia?

    Intestinal metaplasia is a condition where the cells lining the stomach transform into cells that resemble those found in the intestines. It is considered to be a precancerous condition, but treatments are available. A person can prevent intestinal metaplasia by avoiding risk factors, such as smoking and poor diet.

  • Jun 2018

    Can this new discovery help us to eliminate brain cancer?

    Brain cancer is often difficult to treat, as the tumors formed in this type of cancer are more resistant to therapy. Can we learn to bypass their defenses?

  • Jun 2018

    What to know about bladder polyps

    Bladder polyps occur when abnormal cells grow in the bladder. Polyps can have no symptoms, though some people have symptoms similar to a urinary tract infection. Polyps can be benign or cancerous. Read on to find out about the symptoms and causes of polyps in the bladder, as well as when to see a doctor.

  • Jun 2018

    Is chemo for breast cancer overprescribed?

    A new study concludes that around 70 percent of women who are diagnosed with the most common form of breast cancer can 'safely avoid' chemotherapy.

  • Jun 2018

    Antifungal drug kills dormant colorectal cancer cells

    Dormant tumor cells in colorectal cancer are therapy-resistant, but a new study has found that a drug used to treat fungal infections could eliminate them.

  • Jun 2018

    What happens when calcium levels are high?

    Hypercalcemia occurs when a person has too much calcium in their blood. Possible causes include overactive parathyroid glands, too much vitamin D, cancer, and a range of other factors and conditions. In this article, learn how hypercalcemia affects the body, how to prevent it, and how calcium levels can be reduced.

  • Jun 2018

    Engineered antibody summons immune system to kill cancer cells

    Researchers have engineered an anti-cancer antibody that attaches specifically to cancer cells and summons immune killer cells to destroy the target.