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There may be a way around the harsh skin toxicity associated with a widely used cancer drug, according to a study published online this week in Cancer Biology and Therapy by researchers from City o
Directly inhibiting the activity of a key protein mediator of inflammation reduced radiation toxicity in zebrafish embryos, and may ultimately be of help to patients receiving radiation therapy, ac
Small interfering RNA (siRNA), a type of genetic material, can block potentially harmful activity in cells, such as tumor cell growth.
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A new study published by researchers at the UCLA School of Dentistry substantiates the effectiveness of measuring the microRNAs present in saliva to detect oral squamous cell carcinoma.
Each year many medical exams involving radiation are done. These tests include x-rays, fluoroscopy, computed tomography (CT) scans, and nuclear medicine scans.
Two of the most powerful approaches to cancer treatment — a stem cell transplant and an immune system-stimulating vaccine — appear to reinforce each other in patients with an aggressive, hard-to-co
There is an available HPV vaccine (Gardasil and Cervarix) for the sexually transmitted human papillomavirus (HPV) which causes cervical cancer.
Hospitals that treat more black cancer patients have worse survival rates on average for patients with breast and colon cancer, regardless of race, according to a new study from the University of M
Health Minister Edwina Hart has announced how £500,000 funding is to be shared between a number of Welsh organisations to help them improve cancer care and support under the National Cancer Standar
One in seven people cannot name a single symptom of cancer, according to a Cancer Research UK survey.
Researchers funded by the National Institutes of Health have found that the activity of a protein in brain cells helps stimulate the spread of an aggressive brain cancer called glioblastoma multifo
“A biologist, a physicist, and a nanotechnologist walk into a ...” sounds like the start of a joke.
Scientists at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute have uncovered the mechanism behind a promising new approach to cancer treatment: damaging cancer cells' DNA with potent drugs while simultaneously preven
The incidence of oral cancers, such as cancers of the mouth, tongue, and lip, in the United Kingdom has risen by around a quarter in the past decade among people in their 40s, new figures show.
A new study shows some improvement in cancer death rates. Improvements in cancer screening and better treatments have resulted in the steady decline over the past three decades according to U.S.
Cancer death rates have been declining steadily since the 1950s, according to a new report in Cancer Research, a journal of the American Association for Cancer Research.
Researchers have identified a protein that plays an important role in the development of stomach cancers and that could one day be a target for new treatments for the disease, according to research
Rates of oral cancers, such as cancers of the mouth, tongue and lip, have increased by around a quarter in the past decade among people in their 40s, according to figures from Cancer Research UK to