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  • Sep 2019

    How does sunburn affect dark skin?

    Many people believe that dark skin is not susceptible to sun damage. This is not true. Although darker skin tones are less likely to burn, people of all skin tones can get sunburn or skin cancer. Learn more here.

  • Sep 2019

    Cancer: Why drug testing needs to improve

    A new study finds that many new cancer drugs may not work in the way their developers think they do, which could have implications for their effectiveness.

  • Sep 2019

    Iron-rich foods may cancel out tomatoes' anticancer benefits

    New research finds that eating iron-rich foods or taking iron supplements together with tomatoes may counter the cancer fighting properties of the latter.

  • Sep 2019

    New prostate cancer blood test could reduce biopsies

    Testing for circulating tumor cells in the blood alongside PSA can increase accuracy of prostate cancer diagnosis to more than 90%, new study reveals.

  • Sep 2019

    Way to prevent chemotherapy hair loss in sight

    Using a mini organ model, scientists reveal how taxane chemotherapy can permanently damage hair follicles, and how a newer class of drug could prevent it.

  • Sep 2019

    Scientists discover the structure of cancer molecule

    New research from the United Kingdom has now revealed the structure and function of a molecule that may help cancer develop and become treatment resistant.

  • Sep 2019

    Cancer is now the leading cause of death in wealthy countries

    A new study finds that compared with cardiovascular disease, cancer is twice as likely to be the cause of death in higher income countries.

  • Sep 2019

    Eating mushrooms might reduce prostate cancer risk

    A new study concludes that men who regularly eat mushrooms have a lower risk of developing prostate cancer than those who rarely eat mushrooms.

  • Sep 2019

    Opdivo (nivolumab)

    Opdivo (nivolumab) is a brand-name prescription drug used to treat certain types of cancer. It’s given as an intravenous infusion. Learn about side effects, dosage, uses, and more.

  • Sep 2019

    Inflammation in late teens linked to mortality risk decades later

    Experts know little about how inflammation in early life affects health later on. A new study links teen inflammation to mortality risk 35 years later.

  • Sep 2019

    Breast cancer: Hormone therapy may only put some cells to 'sleep'

    A laboratory analysis of the effects of hormone therapy on thousands of breast cancer cells found that this approach does not always destroy them.

  • Sep 2019

    New immunotherapy shows promise against brain tumors in mice

    Scientists have demonstrated a new immunotherapy that can deliver checkpoint inhibitors across the blood-brain barrier to fight glioblastoma in mice.

  • Aug 2019

    What is Lynch syndrome?

    Lynch syndrome is a genetic condition that increases a person’s risk of developing colorectal cancer. Learn more about its symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment here.

  • Aug 2019

    Is red meat bad for your health?

    Red meat is a good source of protein and iron, though research has linked it to heart disease, certain cancers, and other health conditions. Learn whether red meat is good or bad for health, as well as what the official dietary guidelines recommend, here.

  • Aug 2019

    How to stimulate appetite

    Appetite stimulants include various medications and supplements, as well as lifestyle strategies. Learn more about how to stimulate appetite here.

  • Aug 2019

    Is 5G technology bad for our health?

    In this Spotlight, we look at the effects of electromagnetic fields on our bodies and explore why some think 5G tech may not be safe.

  • Aug 2019

    Antibiotics and bowel cancer: Study finds link

    A study looking at antibiotics and bowel cancer concludes that the drugs might increase the risk of colon cancer, but lower the risk of rectal cancer.

  • Aug 2019

    Cancer more common in females with severe sleep apnea

    A new study of 20,000 adults with sleep apnea suggests that the risk of cancer could be 2–3 times higher among females with a severe form of the condition.

  • Aug 2019

    What to know about HER2-negative breast cancer

    There are two main types of HER2-negative breast cancer: hormone receptor-positive and triple-negative. Many treatments exist, and prognosis varies. Learn more here.

  • Aug 2019

    The power of electromagnetic energy on breast cancer cells

    Electromagnetic energy could be used to halt the movement of breast cancer cells, reducing metastatic cases. New research explains how.

  • Aug 2019

    Simple dietary changes may reduce cancer risk, increase lifespan

    The health benefits of fruit and vegetables are partly due to flavonoids. A new study concludes that consuming more flavonoids each day may extend life.

  • Aug 2019

    Gleevec (imatinib)

    Gleevec (imatinib) is a brand-name prescription medication. It’s used to treat certain types of blood cancers, including Philadelphia chromosome-positive (Ph+) chronic myeloid leukemia (CML). It’s also used to treat certain types of skin cancer and gastrointestinal cancer. Learn about side effects and more.

  • Aug 2019

    Xospata (gilteritinib)

    Xospata (gilteritinib) is a brand-name prescription medication. It’s used to treat a specific form of acute myeloid leukemia (AML) in adults whose cancer relapsed (returned) or didn’t respond to other treatments. Xospata comes as an oral tablet that you take daily. Learn about side effects, dosage, cost, and more.

  • Aug 2019

    Can itchy armpits be a sign of cancer?

    Itchy armpits may occasionally be due to cancer, although there are many more likely causes. Infections and underlying skin conditions are some other reasons. Learn more here.

  • Aug 2019

    How might the keto diet help treat cancer?

    Preclinical research in mice has examined the effect of ketogenic diet-induced glucose restriction on a certain type of cancer cell.