Cancer

In a recent study, researchers investigate the cause of shifts in cancer cell metabolism. Cancer is a disease that is characterised by cells that proliferate uncontrollably. To maintain their high rate of cell division, cancer cells need a lot of energy and building materials. In solid tumours, cancer cells often grown in nutrient and oxygen-poor
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Male breast cancer is a relatively rare disease. For this reason, very few studies have evaluated the factors that have associations with better outcomes. A fresh investigation begins to fill this gap. Male breast cancer is rare but understudied. Male breast cancer (MBC) accounts for just 1% of all breast cancer cases. However, some scientists
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A recent study evaluated the benefit of a new combination treatment for patients with BRAF-mutant metastatic colorectal cancer. Approximately ten percent of patients with metastatic colorectal cancer have the BRAF mutation. This specific colorectal cancer subtype carries a poor prognosis as initial treatment for BRAF-mutated metastatic colorectal cancer often has poor outcomes and next line
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Research has already linked indoor tanning to an increased risk of cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma — a type of skin cancer. However, until now, scientists did not know how the frequency and duration of use affect the risk. A recent study investigates indoor tanning and squamous cell carcinoma risk. Globally, cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma (SCC)
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Helping people with cancer to stop smoking is vital because quitting improves health outcomes significantly. A recent study finds that nearly 46% of people with cancer quit smoking through a tailored tobacco treatment program. A recent study assesses a smoking intervention for people with cancer. It is no secret that smoking is bad for health
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The safety and long term health effects of using electronic cigarettes or other vaping products are still not well known. In September 2019, federal and state health authorities began investigating an outbreak of a severe lung disease associated with e-cigarettes and other vaping products. We are closely monitoring the situation and will update our content
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Researchers examined different intervention styles on resilience in parents of children with cancer. Parents of children with cancer can go through an abundance of psychological stress. Whether it is financial concerns, understanding their child’s illness, having a hard time caregiving, or overall distress. Psychological interventions aim to help parents deal with these stresses. The intervention
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New research examines the consumption of onion and garlic among women in Puerto Rico and suggests that the vegetables can significantly reduce the risk of breast cancer. Eating more onions and garlic could keep breast cancer at bay. Onions and garlic are part of the allium genus, along with leeks, chives, and hundreds of other
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Ten percent of colorectal cancer patients have a poor prognosis despite high immune cell infiltration of the tumour. Cancer cells interact extensively with their surrounding environment. Termed the tumour ‘microenvironment’, this ecosystem consists of immune cells, blood vessels and connective tissue that regulate tumour growth. The role of tumour-infiltrating immune cells may be anti-tumour or
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Unexplained weight loss occurs when people lose weight without changing their diet or exercise routine. Most people are very aware of the dangerous consequences of weight gain, and many articles focus on ways to lose weight. However, unintended weight loss can also jeopardize a person’s health or indicate an underlying medical condition. People may gain
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Carcinogens in drinking water could be the cause of more than 100,000 cases of cancer in the United States, according to a recent study. Is tap water safe? New research investigates. Researchers from the Environmental Working Group (EWG) in Washington, DC, used a new approach to analyze cumulative cancer risk due to cancer-causing chemicals in
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Scientists investigate the mechanics of how cancer cells move through the body, demonstrating the critical role of energy expenditure during metastasis. Metastasis is a stage of cancer where cells from the primary tumor have acquired the ability to spread to other parts of the body and form new growths. This is a particularly deadly development
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Being able to identify someone’s risk of cancer is vital for saving lives. However, it is challenging to predict how likely a person is to develop a specific type. Some links are known, including the link between smoking and lung cancer, while others are yet to be discovered. New research explores bacteria’s impact on bowel
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A group of researchers has developed a combined in vitro test for identifying HPV infection and predicting cervical cancer risk. It has been estimated that up to 91% of cervical cancer cases may be attributed to the human papillomavirus (HPV). As the success of cancer treatment is largely dependent on the time at which the
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Many people believe that dark skin is not susceptible to sun damage. However, although dark skin tones are less likely to burn, people of almost every skin tone can get sunburnt or develop skin cancer. That said, people with the darkest of skin types may not get sunburn at all. Dark skin and light skin
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New research finds that iron halves the absorption of lycopene. Lycopene is a carotenoid full of antioxidants that is present in tomatoes. Adding iron-rich meat to tomato sauce might counter tomatoes’ health benefits. Tomatoes offer a rich variety of health benefits. These range from protecting against cancer and hypertension to maintaining the health of our
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A new blood test that looks for circulating tumor cells could significantly improve the diagnosis of prostate cancer and avoid unnecessary biopsies and treatments. A new blood test could help many people at risk of prostate cancer avoid unnecessary biopsies. Combining the new test with prostate specific antigen (PSA) results can yield a diagnosis of
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Alopecia — or hair loss — when it results from cancer treatment can cause great distress. In the case of treatment with taxanes, hair loss can be permanent. Now, laboratory research has proposed a way that could prevent alopecia due to this type of chemotherapy. New research may have found a way to prevent chemo-related
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Alternative splicing is a complex but insufficiently understood process. It is crucial to the production of proteins necessary to cell health. Researchers now believe that cancer cells also use this process to their own advantage. Research uncovers new information about a mechanism that cancer may ‘hijack.’ Proteins are large molecules that are absolutely crucial to
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