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Immune System Boosting Drug to Work With Hodgkin&#...

A number of new drugs have shown the ability to boost the immune system to help it fight cancer. Some of the drugs simply help the immune system detect and kill cancer cells. They do this by disabling the mechanisms cancer cells use to remain hidden. One such...

New Study Looks at Cancer “Alarm” Symp...

A new study has taken a look at the number of people who attribute cancer symptoms to another less dangerous illness. By attributing the symptoms to a less dangerous illness, cancer diagnosis is delayed. The study, entitled “Attributions of Cancer...

Cancer Survival Rates Tied to Location

One of the largest meta-study of cancer survival rates ever done has been published in the journal, “The Lancet”. Global surveillance of cancer survival 1995—2009: analysis of individual data for 25 676 887 patients from 279 population-based...

Researchers Make Breakthrough Discovery for Bladde...

A new study published recently has found an antibody capable of blocking a protein that helps cancer cells evade detection by the immune system. The paper suggests that antibody MPDL3280A blocks protein PD-L1, which was allowing cancer cells to avoid destruction...

Repurposing Drugs for use in Oncology

A new research paper has looked at commonly used drugs that can be repurposed to help fight cancer. One example is the common used indigestion medicine cimetidine, which can help treat colorectal cancer. Medical professionals already know cimetidine is safe, from...

Link Between Cancer and Obesity Examined

A new study has reaffirmed the link between obesity and cancer. The study, published in the Lancet Journal, reaffirms that a high body-mass index of 25 kg/m2 or greater is associated with increased risk of cancer. Researchers believe that in 2012 nearly 500,000...

NVIDIA Grants $400,000 to Two Cancer Research Team...

NVIDIA is not the first company you think of when talking about cancer research. The company makes computer hardware and software that powers visual computing (what you see on the screen of your computer). But NVIDIA has done some great work in philanthropy,...

 

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Recent From Brain Tumors Marijuana Extracts Can Slow Brain Tumor Growth
Marijuana Extracts Can Slow Brain Tumor Growth A study published in the journal Molecular Cancer Therapeutics suggests that extracts from cannabis can help beat brain cancer. Researchers used two active chemical components found within cannabis in addition to traditional radiological treatments used on brain cancer patients. The active chemical...
Recent From Cancer Research Most People Still Don’t Understand What Causes Cancer
Most People Still Don’t Understand What Causes Cancer A new survey published by the American Institute for Cancer Research (AICR) suggests that most Americans don’t understand what causes cancer. Most Americans blame things like genetically modified foods, stress and food additives for causing cancer and don’t understand the steps they can take...
Recent From Prostate Cancer The Best Ways to Avoid Prostate Cancer
The Best Ways to Avoid Prostate Cancer Prostate Cancer is the second most common form of cancer in American men. The figures around prostate cancer are startling — according to the American Cancer Society, 233,000 new cases of prostate cancer will be diagnosed in 2014 and nearly 30,000 men will die from the disease. One in seven men...
Recent From Lung Cancer New Research Helps Understand Lung Cancer Progression
New Research Helps Understand Lung Cancer Progression According to the American Lung Association, lung cancer remains the leading cancer killer in both men and women. With many Americans having a long history of smoking cigarettes that is unlikely to change soon. A staggering 159,260 Americans will die from lung cancer in 2014, which is approximately 27%...