Red Meat and Cancer Risk

A number of studies have suggested that red meat can play a role in the development of certain cancers. The largest study to provide evidence of the red meat-cancer link involved 478,000 men and women in Europe. It found that eating more than 5 ounces of red meat per day could raise your colon cancer risk...

Researchers Make Breakthrough Discovery for Bladder Cancer Treatment

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 by the immune system. 68 patients with...

NVIDIA Grants $400,000 to Two Cancer Research Teams

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, including recently providing grants to...

Scientists Discover Hidden DNA That Causes Cancer

Researchers in the United Kingdom have found a number of “blind spots” in human DNA which are capable of hiding cancer causing genes.   The research has been published in the journal cancer research. The team discovered that by looking at the genetic origins of cancer, they could find more genes...

FDA Approves Ovarian Cancer Drug “Avastin”

Drugmaker Roche has notified the public that the FDA has approved Avastin as a treatment for Ovarian cancer. The new drug is designed to work in conjunction with chemotherapy in recurrent cases where there is resistance to platinum-based chemotherapy. The drug has already been approved for Glioblastoma...

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