The longer medicine's war with prostate cancer drags on, the smarter the enemy is becoming. Like any nemesis worthy of the name, prostate cancer is learning to evolve and adapt defenses against even some of our most powerful weapons.Read More
You know that the days of human travel agents, taxi drivers and switchboard operators are numbered, but you probably thought that that the jobs of highly-skilled pathologists weren't in danger from the coming AI apocalypse.
You might be wrong.Read More
Once again, exercise continues to prove to be a valuable asset in keeping us healthy. A study showed an association of leisure-time physical activity lowering the risks of 13 different types of cancer.Read More
The study looked at data from more than 67,000 postmenopausal women who participate in a study from 1993 to 1998 called the Women's Health Initiative. The women were followed for an average of thirteen years. Over the course of that time, more than 3,300 of the women developed breast cancer.Read More
1. Skin cancer is the most common type of cancer, and more common than you think.
About 3.5 million cases of basal cell carcinoma and squamous cell skin cancer are diagnosed in the U.S. each year. It is estimated that in 2015, melanoma (a more severe type of skin cancer) will account for more than 73,000 cases of skin cancer. Each year there are more new cases of skin cancer than breast, prostate, lung and colon cancer combined.Read More
What are the most common types of cancers? Lung Cancer. The ACS estimates there will be 221, 200 new cases of lung cancer diagnosed in the U.S. during 2015. Lung cancer is the number one cause of cancer death among men and women in the U.S......Read More
A Swedish study of five million people appears to support the theory that height and cancer risk are linked. The study found that taller people had a slightly higher risk of breast cancer and skin cancer, among other cancers.Read More
Research suggests there is a biological way to can restore cancer cells to normality and stop them replicating out of control. U.S. researchers have tried to add molecules called microRNAs to cancerous cells and they have found that these can put the brakes on cancer, according to a report published in Nature Cell Biology. The early laboratory tests in a dish look promising. However, it is still a long way until the first applications of these findings will be put to test in clinical trials.Read More
A hospital scan normally used to detect cancer could be used to steer tumor killing treatments to hard-to-reach targets in the body. The UK team at Sheffield University deployed the magnetic power of MRI scans to control the movement of a specially designed injectable cancer therapy. Early trials in mice suggest the novel delivery method works. Years more of studies are needed before it could be used in patients.Read More
Second cancers are on the rise. Nearly 1 in 5 new cases in the U.S. now involves someone who has had the disease before. Cancer recurrence has a different approach from doctors. But when they speak on second cancers, they're referring to cancer occurring in a different tissue type or completely other site in the body, not recurrence or spread of the original tumor. Almost 19% of cancers in the United States are second-or-more cases, according to a recent study. In the 1970s, it was only 9 percent. Over that period, what changed? Could it be lifestyle factors, the rise of obesity contributing to diabetes and other cardiovascular diseases? Over the course of 40 years, that number rose 70%, while the number of second cancers rose 300%.Read More
Researchers are currently exploring the potential treatment where adding a low-cost hormone therapy to breast cancer treatment regimen could slow tumor growth in about half of women, according to a new study, released in Nature from the University of Cambridge. After treating cancer with progesterone in combination with the hormonal drug Tamoxifen. Found that tumors were half the size of those treated with just tamoxifen alone. Strong case for a clinical trial to investigate the potential benefit of adding progesterone to drugs that target the estrogen receptor.Read More
In our culture, tattoos have become quite the norm. Whether small and discrete, or full sleeves that are hard not to notice, tattoos have become a common form of self-expression. But what if your tattoos give you a false positive diagnosis for metastatic cancer? For one California woman, this nightmare became a reality in 2012 during a PET scan that was meant to stage the severity of her cervical cancer diagnosis.Read More
Pancreatic cancer advances have been making recent news, largely through the revolution that is personalized medicine, specifically immunotherapy. The statistics on pancreatic cancer are grim. Almost 50,000 people will be diagnosed in the US this year, with more than 40,000 dying from the disease. There exists no effective screening method. The disease is asymptomatic early on and spreads rapidly to other organs.Read More