Scientists find DNA link between early puberty and cancer

2017-04-26 14:50

A study found new genetic evidence linking earlier puberty to increased risk in later life for several cancers that are sensitive to sex hormones.

Childhood cancer rates jump 13% in one decade

2017-04-18 11:53

Cancer is a significant cause of death in children and adolescents, despite its relatively rare occurrence, according to the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC).

Fewer disabled adults screened for colon cancer

2017-04-06 14:13

Individuals with disabilities may not be routinely screened for colon cancer due to a lack of education, transport and other challenges.

Can daily low-dose aspirin lower cancer death risk?

2017-04-05 09:20

A large study found that adults who regularly use aspirin are 7% to 11% less likely to die of cancer over the next few decades.

Colonoscopy myths busted

2017-03-23 09:29

The thought of having a colonoscopy probably sends chills down your spine. Although it’s not the most pleasant procedure, it shouldn’t hurt and could end up saving your life.

Immunotherapy might keep HIV in check

2017-03-14 10:23

What if your body's natural defences could combat HIV? A new study found that immunotherapy might be able to help keep the Aids-causing virus in check.

Cancer can kill you faster behind bars

2017-02-27 13:34

Studies have found that prison inmates have a higher risk of developing certain kinds of diseases that can lead to an early death.

Can ozone therapy complement your chemotherapy?

2017-02-15 10:18

Oncologists have relied on radiation and chemotherapy to combat cancer for decades, but now cancer treatment can be boosted by ozone therapy.

TAC calls for Roche to drop price of cancer drug

2017-02-08 11:06

Protesters, including women living with breast cancer, have called for pharmaceutical company Roche to make a drug that treats HER2-positive breast cancer affordable.

Get active to fight cancer

2017-02-03 13:48

One of the key messages this World Cancer Day (4 February 2017) is to get active and monitor your weight to reduce your risk of being diagnosed with cancer.


DA wants Aspen anti-competitive actions probed

2017-04-20 18:58

The SA has asked the Competition Commission and the Medicines Control Council to investigate claims of anti-competitive behaviour by pharmaceutical firm Aspen.

Aspen shares drop over report of secret plan to destroy cancer drugs

2017-04-18 08:42

Aspen has responded to UK reports, which claim that it secretly planned to destroy cancer medicines as a threat to force countries in Europe to allow price hikes.

Guys, a good night's sleep might save your life

2017-04-05 13:26

A study suggests that there is a potential link between sleep deprivation and potentially fatal prostate cancer.

Hundreds of children diagnosed with cancer in SA each year

2017-03-31 11:22

If, however, these cancers are detected early, the children's chances of survival are as high as 77%.

Preventing cancer is a human rights issue

2017-03-21 08:25

The South African Constitution gives protection to the rights involved in cancer prevention. On Human Rights Day we take a closer look.

Daughter’s cancer breaks mother’s heart

2017-03-09 13:35

"If I could have just one wish, I’d wish for just one more day with her, just one more minute to say ‘I love you and I’m proud of you’.”

Mom of 13-year-old Luca with leukaemia begs you to sign petition

2017-02-20 10:31

Would you pay R2,000 to register as a stem-cell donor? Probably not, and that's why we need government's help.

Immunotherapy the next frontier in cancer treatment

2017-02-14 11:34

Just as no two cancer patients are the same, not all treatments are equally effective. We take a closer look at immunotherapy, the newest modality in the cancer treatment group.

We have a vaccine for six cancers; why are less than half of kids getting it?

2017-02-06 10:37

There is a vaccine that keeps the risk of developing six Human Papillomavirus (HPV)-related cancers at bay, but adoption of it has been slow and surprising low.

What you don't know about cancer can kill you

2017-02-02 09:27

A survey found that too few Americans realise that obesity, alcohol and inactivity can boost their cancer risk.

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