Scientists find a way to block melanoma spread

2016-08-24 13:11

Israeli researchers were able to develop substances to prevent the spread of melanoma, the most aggressive of all skin cancers, to other parts of the body.

Time women spend overweight affects cancer risk

2016-08-17 09:34

A study reports that the risk of developing cancers linked to obesity rises in tandem with the number of years a woman has been overweight.

Sunflower Fund launches 'Tope' to help fight leukaemia

2016-08-15 12:22

The Sunflower Fund's Tube of Hope-Tope may be used in a wide variety of sports or outdoor activities and will be available in six eye-catching colours.

Why breast cancer survivors should exercise

2016-07-11 12:25

Moderate physical activity can ease stress levels, and excessive stress could impair the memory of a breast cancer survivor, study suggests.

Many cancer patients get second cancer

2016-07-08 11:44

Clinicians are often unaware that about eight percent of cancer patients end up developing a second, unrelated cancer, according to a new study.

Cancer drugs in US are headed for price cuts - VIDEO

2016-07-04 13:54

This could be the most exciting time in cancer-research history as previously deadly diseases may be survivable for some patients. But there’s a cost.

WHO agency: very hot drinks 'probably' cause cancer

2016-06-16 16:57

Very hot drinks probably increase the risk of cancer, but coffee is safe if drunk at "normal temperatures", says a WHO agency.

Aggressive cancer treatments in last days questionable

2016-06-07 10:25

According to an expert in palliative care, aggressive cancer treatment at the end of life is often not helpful, and can be emotionally and physically harmful for patients.

Immunotherapy: weapon against advanced cancer

2016-06-06 09:35

A drug that allows the immune system to attack cancer cells was shown to be effective in patients with advanced bladder cancer but who were too weak for chemotherapy.

Engineered virus extends lives of brain cancer patients

2016-06-02 13:44

An experimental viral therapy, in combination with an antifungal drug, kills cancer cells, and appears to activate the immune system while sparing healthy cells.


Thyroid cancer 'epidemic' due to overdiagnosis

2016-08-19 09:50

Recent findings indicate that a large majority of thyroid cases diagnosed in recent decades were not cancer at all and wouldn't have caused any symptoms or death.

27-year-old from Qwaqwa beats melanoma

2016-08-16 13:48

Dieketseng Mofokeng was extremely surprised when, shortly after turning 27, she found out that what looked like an irregular shaped mole on her leg was actually melanoma.

Weight loss might reduce cancer risk

2016-07-15 14:07

Reduction in the risk of cancer by losing weight might be due to a reduction in inflammatory factors stored in fat as well as a drop in cancer-linked proteins.

Dinosaurs got tumours too

2016-07-08 13:41

Fossils show evidence of abnormal growths as long as 69 million years ago.

Early detection key to beating testicular cancer

2016-07-06 10:12

Men with testicular abnormalities often wait to see if things get better on their own. But sometimes they wait until they've waited too long.

Zimbabwe's Tsvangirai confirms he has cancer

2016-06-27 14:48

Zimbabwe’s opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai has cancer of the colon and began chemotherapy this week, he has announced.

Why do some cancers suddenly disappear?

2016-06-15 07:59

A few cancers vanish without any medical treatment. Researchers are studying these 'spontaneous regressions' to see if they can lead to new cancer treatments.

When to give up cancer treatment – a difficult decision

2016-06-06 16:00

Stopping aggressive cancer treatment may make a patient's last days a time for focusing on family.

Could blood tests help doctors track tumours?

2016-06-05 15:28

A large study found liquid biopsy tests predicted when cancer DNA was mutating and could help tailor treatments to avoid drug resistance.

Scientists trick body's viral response to combat cancer

2016-06-02 11:32

If it is found that the therapy works, a new 'Trojan horse' method of attacking cancer could help pave the way to the highly-sought 'universal' treatment against all cancer types.

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