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Infections and cancer: The link could be stronger than we think

Infections and cancer: The link could be stronger than we think

Bacteria could have a bigger involvement in cancer than scientists may have realized, according to recent research. A viral infection may be the cause of up to 20 percent

Universal 10-minute cancer test in sight

Universal 10-minute cancer test in sight

Scientists have created an experimental test that can detect cancer in less than 10 minutes. The test uses a DNA feature that seems to be common to all types of cancer and

Alcohol and prostate cancer: Is there a link?

Alcohol and prostate cancer: Is there a link?

Some scientists have identified possible links between alcohol intake and the risk of prostate cancer. However, more research is necessary to determine how drinking alcoho

Researchers find new drug combo to challenge cancer

Researchers find new drug combo to challenge cancer

Researchers have discovered that a particular drug combination may have a more significant effect against melanoma, a type of cancer that typically occurs in the skin, tha

Hoosier firefighters face higher risk of dying from cancer than non-firefighters

Hoosier firefighters face higher risk of dying from cancer than non-firefighters

Hoosier firefighters face a significantly higher risk of dying from cancer than non-firefighters in Indiana, according to a study that shows death from ma

Does HIV increase cancer risk? Types and treatment

Does HIV increase cancer risk? Types and treatment

People with HIV are now able to live long and healthy lives due to the development of very effective treatments. However, these people may be at higher risk of developing

App helps breast cancer survivors improve health after treatment

App helps breast cancer survivors improve health after treatment

Breast cancer survivors who used a smartphone app created at Houston Methodist consistently lost weight, largely due to daily, real-time interactions with

A cancer drug may help treat human papillomavirus infections

A cancer drug may help treat human papillomavirus infections

Preclinical experiments by University of Alabama at Birmingham researchers suggest the cancer drugs vorinostat, belinostat and panobinostat might be repur

Cancer cells’ use of sugar holds the key to their destruction

Cancer cells' use of sugar holds the key to their destruction

Scientists have suggested a way to improve treatments that use viruses to attack cancer. It exploits the fact that cancer cells need a lot of glucose and must metabolize i

Dandelion root detoxifies your liver and fights cancer

Dandelion root detoxifies your liver and fights cancer

The liver is the single biggest organ in the body and is responsible for over 500 vitally important functions. Officially part of the digestive system, this amazing orga

Moringa prevents cancer cells from proliferating, new research finds

Moringa prevents cancer cells from proliferating, new research finds

Esophageal cancer affects a large percentage of South Africa’s black population. In a study published in the Journal of Medicinal Food, researchers looked into the

Metastatic breast cancer: End-of-life symptoms and care

Metastatic breast cancer: End-of-life symptoms and care

Metastatic breast cancer occurs when the cancer spreads from the breast to another part of the body. Symptoms and treatment for this stage of breast cancer are different t

New strategy defeats cancer cells that evade chemotherapy

New strategy defeats cancer cells that evade chemotherapy

Scientists have developed a promising strategy for defeating certain types of cancer cell that survive chemotherapy. New research finds a way to tackle treatment-resistant

American Airlines Donates $500,000 to Stand Up To Cancer

American Airlines Donates $500,000 to Stand Up To Cancer

(Photo via American Airlines)WHY IT RATES: Substantial donations like this from American Airlines are critical to finding a cure for cancer.—Mia Taylor, Travel