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Nearly half of cancer deaths linked to preventable risk factors

Nearly half of cancer deaths linked to preventable risk factors

Cancer. To many of us, it may seem scary, mysterious, or even inevitable. Now, a new study suggests that nearly half of the country’s cancers may be preventable through decisions we make every day. Researchers with the American Cancer Society looked at data on cancer incidence and deaths, finding that 42 percent of cancer cases in the United States […]

The nurse hired to combat cancer myths online

The nurse hired to combat cancer myths online

A cancer charity has appointed a digital nurse to combat “fake news” online, which they say leaves patients “scared and at risk of bogus cures”. Macmillan Cancer Support found two-fifths of people with cancer looked up information about their diagnosis on the internet. One in eight of those went online because they didn’t fully understand […]

Scientists Discovered a “Kill Switch” That Destroys Any Cancer Cell

Scientists Discovered a “Kill Switch” That Destroys Any Cancer Cell

SUICIDE MOLECULES A new study has established that RNA molecules, originally developed as a means of studying genes, can trigger a hidden mechanism that prompts cells to commit suicide. Some scientists believe that this could be used as a new method of cancer treatment. “It’s like committing suicide by stabbing yourself, shooting yourself and jumping […]

Chemistry provides a new supply of a promising cancer and HIV treatment

Chemistry provides a new supply of a promising cancer and HIV treatment

A drug isolated from a marine pest holds promise for treating some of the world’s nastiest diseases, and researchers would love to find out just how effective it is — if only they could get their hands on more. As it stands, the world’s supply of the chemical is down to about half of what […]

New way found to boost immunity in fight cancer and infections

New way found to boost immunity in fight cancer and infections

An international research team led by Université de Montréal medical professor Christopher Rudd, director of research in immunology and cell therapy at Maisonneuve-Rosemont Hospital Research Centre, has identified a key new mechanism that regulates the ability of T-cells of the immune system to react against foreign antigens and cancer. T-cells orchestrate the response of the […]

Oncologists Offer Ideas To Ease Cancer’s Costs

Oncologists Offer Ideas To Ease Cancer’s Costs

WEDNESDAY, July 19, 2017 (HealthDay News) — New cancer drugs routinely cost $100,000 a year or more, and older cancer drugs are rising in price, too. Now, the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) has some suggestions for easing patients’ money woes. The proposals include allowing Medicare to negotiate drug prices, legalizing the importation of drugs, and adopting bundled, or […]

New device detects tumor cells in blood

New device detects tumor cells in blood

Researchers at the URV’s Department of Physical and Inorganic Chemistry, led by the ICREA researcher, Ramon Álvarez Puebla, and the professor of Applied Physics, Francesc Díaz, and the Department of Clinical Oncology of the HM Torrelodones University Hospital, have patented a portable device that can detect tumor cells in the blood. The device counts the […]

Cancer now more common than getting married or having a first baby

Cancer now more common than getting married or having a first baby

Developing cancer is now more common than getting married or having a first baby, research suggests. Analysis by Macmillan Cancer Support shows there were 361,216 cancers diagnosed in 2014 in the UK, the most recent figures available, compared to 289,841 marriages. New cancer cases are also as common as graduating from university, and more common than a […]

FDA cracks down on ‘illegal’ cancer treatments

FDA cracks down on ‘illegal’ cancer treatments

(CNN)The US Food and Drug Administration calls it “cruel deception”: companies promising desperate consumers that their products can cure cancer. On Tuesday, the agency responsible for policing the American food and drug market issued warning letters to 14 companies that it says are “illegally selling more than 65 products that fraudulently claim to prevent, diagnose, […]

How hype can mislead cancer patients, families

How hype can mislead cancer patients, families

After Michael Uvanni’s older brother, James, was diagnosed with a deadly form of skin cancer, it seemed as if everyone told the family what they wanted to hear: Have hope. You can beat this, and we are here to help. The brothers met with doctors at a half-dozen of the country’s best hospitals, all with […]

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