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 various trials and many years of use....

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 cases of cancer were attributable to high...

FDA Warning About Device Capable of Spreading Cancer

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has taken action to stop the use of a gynecological device that can spread pre-existing cancer in women.  Laparoscopic power morcellators are used in the removal of the uterus, or to remove fibroids. The device is used to destroy fibroids, which are then removed by...

The Angelina Jolie Effect – Women Screening for BRCA Mutation Increases

Angelina Jolie became famous thanks to a string of successful films and her amazing beauty. In recent years she has turned her focus to humanitarian and health issues. One of the health issues she has helped highlight is breast cancer and the BRCA gene mutation that can lead to breast cancer. Jolie had a...

Reduction of Prostate Cancer Risk

Recent research has indicated that lifestyle factors play a significant role in the reduction of risk for aggressive prostate cancer. In new research at the Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center, they looked at people adhering to the eight lifestyle recommendations from the World Cancer Research Fund (WCRF)...

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