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.

Rising colon cancer rates in people under 50

2016-05-25 11:18

New research has found that more needs to be done to fight colon cancer in the under-50s, a group not normally considered at risk.

"Make my little brothers eyes better"

2016-05-23 11:43

To save their baby's life this family travelled to Cape Town for a new procedure used to treat childhood eye cancer.

Mutated genes may trigger breast cancer

2016-05-11 14:47

It has been discovered that there are 93 genes that, if mutated, will convert a normal breast cell into a breast cancer cell.

Two incredibly strong young girls

2016-04-28 10:51

The way Emma (10) and Karla (12) handled their father's death is an inspiration to everyone, so says their mom, as they have his ability to come out of anything stronger than before.

Study ties low-dose aspirin to better cancer survival

2016-04-22 14:56

Researchers found that, on average, colon cancer patients who took a daily aspirin were about one-quarter less likely to die of the disease, compared to non-users.

Uganda to airlift 400 cancer patients to Kenya

2016-04-15 12:44

The government of Uganda has reportedly confirmed that it will airlift at least 400 cancer patients to Kenya for treatment after the country's only radiotherapy machine broke down.


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.

Female cancer survivors need more fertility info

2016-05-24 12:53

Researchers have found that young adult female cancer survivors need better resources to make informed choices about their future fertility.

Exercise may cut risk of 13 cancers

2016-05-17 21:06

Working out for even a couple of hours a week appears to shrink the risk of breast, colon and lung cancer, researchers say.

Cancer diagnosis may cause psychological damage

2016-05-03 10:20

Investigators found that risks of anxiety, depression and substance abuse all rose for cancer patients – beginning 10 months before their diagnosis.

Cancer history may affect survival after organ transplant

2016-04-25 12:31

A study found that organ recipients with previous cancer were 1.5 times more likely to die prematurely from any cause than those with no previous cancer.

Metformin may reduce cancer death risk in some groups

2016-04-18 14:06

Older women with type 2 diabetes who take metformin may experience a boost in cancer survival, a study suggests.

Why married people have a lower cancer risk

2016-04-12 11:14

Scientists have found that people who are married have a considerably higher cancer survival rate than those who are single.

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