ARTICLES RELATING TO CANCER

Early progress in developing cancer vaccine

2014-04-17 09:58

Cancer vaccines have shown promise for decades and are intended to activate the immune system to seek out and destroy cancer cells.

Scientists using stem cells to create body parts

2014-04-11 05:00

Laboratories around the world are working on the futuristic idea of growing custom-made organs in the lab, using stem cells.

Scientists using stem cells to create body parts

2014-04-09 16:05

Laboratories around the world are working on the futuristic idea of growing custom-made organs in the lab, using stem cells.

Young girl's inspiring sacrifice

2014-04-07 09:11

This girl with beautiful hair wants to donate it to someone with cancer.

Family history ‘more important’ for skin cancer

2014-03-31 09:34

Scientists in the UK are one step closer to understanding the predominant risk factors that contribute to skin cancer, the sun may no longer be the main factor.

Breast cancer gene may cause uterine cancer

2014-03-25 14:21

Study ties breast cancer gene to high-risk uterine tumours in women who already had their ovaries removed.

New test detects pancreatic cancer much earlier

2014-03-19 16:14

A new test developed in Sweden detects the first signs of pancreatic cancer with 97% accuracy – and much earlier than previously possible.

Archaeologists discover ancient skeleton with cancer

2014-03-18 14:56

British researchers have found evidence of metastatic cancer on a 3 000-year-old skeleton from a tomb in Sudan and hope it will offer new insights into the disease.

'Chocolate pills' may prevent heart attacks

2014-03-17 13:53

A study is being launched which will determine if pills containing the nutrients in dark chocolate can help prevent heart attacks and strokes.

Cervical cancer vaccination for SA schoolgirls

2014-03-13 10:39

South Africa has launched a campaign to vaccinate all Grade Four schoolgirls in public schools against cervical cancer, targeting close to 500 000 girls.

Check your cancer risk

2014-03-07 15:33

Do this quiz to find out what your risk is of developing cancer.

Craig Venter aims to eradicate age-related diseases

2014-03-06 10:35

US scientist Craig Venter has founded a company that will use genomics and stem cell therapies to find treatments to help older adults to stay healthy and functional for longer.

Globalised diet threatens health and food security

2014-03-05 14:00

According to an international study, people worldwide are forsaking traditional crops such as cassava, sorghum or millet – which is a threat to health and food security.

Globalised diet threatens health and food security

2014-03-04 14:18

According to an international study, people worldwide are forsaking traditional crops such as cassava, sorghum or millet – which is a threat to health and food security.

5 surprising benefits of avocado

2014-02-28 15:23

Avocados aren't only tasty, they're good for you too. Here are five reasons why it's good to get your guacamole on!

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Plain cigarette packs spur interest in quitting

2014-02-14 16:00

Drab olive cigarette packs bearing a prominent quit-smoking helpline number, have caused more people to become interested in quitting.

Zuckerberg tops US philanthropist list

2014-02-10 21:15

Facebook founder and chief executive Mark Zuckerberg and his wife have topped a list of the biggest US philanthropic donors in 2013, giving away nearly $1bn.

Intravenous vitamin C boosts chemotherapy action

2014-02-06 15:30

Large doses of intravenous vitamin C have the potential to boost chemotherapy's ability to kill cancer cells, according to new laboratory research.

FDA approves 'pill camera' to screen colon

2014-02-04 11:49

US regulators have cleared a bite-size camera to help screen the large intestine of patients who have trouble with colonoscopies.

Proportionally more cancer in developing countries

2014-02-04 09:24

Developing countries are expected to bear the brunt of a significant rise in cancer cases due to their adoption of western lifestyles.

Half of cancers preventable

2014-02-04 08:35

Over 50% of cancers can be prevented, says the WHO. Here's how.

10 ways to prevent cancer

2014-02-03 16:22

The prevention of cancer starts with making smart lifestyle choices. Here are 10 tips from the Cancer Association of South Africa.

'Pink trees' gives support to cancer patients

2014-02-03 15:46

Pink Trees for Pauline will, like in 2013, strive to promote quality of life for cancer patients and their families during and after cancer.

4 cancer myths debunked

2014-02-03 14:47

In an age of information abundance, myths about cancer abound. On World Cancer Day, we dispel four common misconceptions about the disease.

 

Focused approach to determine breast cancer risk

2014-04-15 10:50

Some women who do not have BRCA1 or BRCA2 mutations, which are associated with hereditary breast cancer, have mutations in other genes linked with cancer.

Little Rachel’s inspiring gift

2014-04-10 17:32

Girl with beautiful hair wants to donate it to someone with cancer.

Father's age at birth affects women's cancer risk

2014-04-09 14:01

A woman's risk for breast, ovarian and endometrial cancer may be affected by the age of her father at the time of her birth.

Little Rachel’s inspiring gift

2014-04-07 09:10

This girl with beautiful hair wants to donate it to someone with cancer.

Why I joined the trend to post a no make-up selfie

2014-03-25 15:35

What's up with this trend of posting no make-up selfies anyway? Pamela Simpson highlights the good, the bad and the ugly of the latest campaign in the fight against cancer.

Why I joined the trend to post a no make-up selfie

2014-03-24 14:29

What's up with this trend of posting no make-up selfies anyway? Pamela Simpson highlights the good, the bad and the ugly of the latest campaign in the fight against cancer.

Archaeologists discover ancient skeleton with cancer

2014-03-18 17:30

British researchers have found evidence of metastatic cancer on a 3 000-year-old skeleton from a tomb in Sudan and hope it will offer new insights into the disease.

'Chocolate pills' may prevent heart attacks

2014-03-17 15:45

A study is being launched which will determine if pills containing the nutrients in dark chocolate can help prevent heart attacks and strokes.

Cervical cancer vaccination for SA schoolgirls

2014-03-13 12:45

South Africa has launched a campaign to vaccinate all Grade Four schoolgirls in public schools against cervical cancer, targeting close to 500 000 girls.

US fears for patents on next-generation drugs in India

2014-03-07 15:03

The US is concerned about Indian authorities considering allowing local firms to make new varieties of cheap generic drugs that are still on patent.

High-protein diet a cancer risk?

2014-03-05 15:30

A new study has shown that diets high in protein can significantly increase one's risk of developing cancer or diabetes.

Could vitamin D help prevent cancer?

2014-03-05 13:07

According to news reports, vitamin D could help prevent colon cancer. But excessive intakes of vitamin D could also be dangerous. What should you know?

5 surprising benefits of avocado

2014-03-03 05:00

Avocados aren't only tasty, they're good for you too. Here are five reasons why it's good to get your guacamole on!

US panel warns against Vitamin E and beta-carotene

2014-02-25 13:41

The US Preventive Services Task Force, in yet another blow to the $28 billion vitamin industry, urged against taking Vitamin E and beta-carotene to ward off heart disease or cancer.

Plain cigarette packs spur interest in quitting

2014-02-16 07:45

Drab olive cigarette packs bearing a prominent quit-smoking helpline number, have caused more people to become interested in quitting.

Lymph node test indicates if melanoma has spread

2014-02-14 14:44

Testing a key lymph node in patients with the most dangerous form of skin cancer is the best approach to determine if the cancer has spread.

Daily aspirin may guard against ovarian cancer

2014-02-07 11:16

A study suggests that taking aspirin every day might lower a woman's risk of developing ovarian cancer by one-fifth.

Smartphone game helping to find cancer cures

2014-02-05 11:08

Gaming enthusiasts can now join the search for cancer cures, using a smartphone game to help researchers analyse vast volumes of genetic data from tumour samples.

Lifestyle changes may prevent 50% of cancer cases

2014-02-04 11:37

The latest World Cancer Report emphasises the importance of prevention in reducing incidences of the disease, over 14 million of which were reported in 2012.

National anti-stigma cancer campaign launched

2014-02-04 09:13

A global cancer research study has found that communication is critical to decreasing cancer-related stigma and raising awareness around cancer.

10 ways to prevent cancer

2014-02-04 05:00

The prevention of cancer starts with making smart lifestyle choices. Here are 10 tips from the Cancer Association of South Africa.

Art therapy helps express emotions

2014-02-03 16:07

Art therapy uses creative means to help express emotions and deal with mental and physical challenges.

Top warning signs of cancer

2014-02-03 15:05

For many cancers, there are warning signs and symptoms, and the benefits of early detection are indisputable. Here's what you need to know.

Aspirin could slow noncancerous brain tumours

2014-01-31 11:27

Aspirin might slow the growth of a noncancerous type of brain tumour that can lead to hearing loss, ringing in the ears (tinnitus) and even death.

 
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