Media representations of cancer neglect an important risk factor: Age
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Age and older adults are largely obscured in media representations of cancer, according to a study published in the open access journal BMC Public Health. It is important that older adults appreciate their heightened risk ...
Hidden costs of skin cancer caused by workplace sun exposure revealed
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Skin cancer cases attributable to work-related sun exposure could be costing millions of dollars, and must be better addressed by policymakers.
Belief in fake causes of cancer is rife
56 minutes ago
Mistaken belief in mythical causes of cancer is rife according to new research jointly funded by Cancer Research UK and published today (Thursday) in the European Journal of Cancer.
Targeting telomerase as therapeutic strategy for melanoma
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Targeting telomerase was effective at killing NRAS-mutant melanoma cells, and the impact was further enhanced when the strategy was paired with an inhibitor of mitochondrial function, according to study results by The Wistar ...
Study shows a new approach to treating patients with stage IV Wilms tumor
10 hours ago
A new study showing significantly improved survival rates for patients with stage IV Wilms tumors with lung metastases was recently published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology. The outcomes of the study, "Treatment of Stage ...
Obese patients underrepresented in cancer clinical trials
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Obesity is a risk factor for a number of cancer types and can influence cancer treatment outcomes. In 2014, cancer types associated with being overweight or obese represented about 40 percent of all cancers diagnosed in the ...
New breath and urine tests detect early breast cancer more accurately
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A new method for early and accurate breast cancer screening has been developed by researchers at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev and Soroka University Medical Center, using commercially available technology.
Vitamin C as a treatment for cancer—the evidence so far
16 hours ago
If a headline says research shows a diet rich in a food 'could help fight cancer' then our advice would be to read on with a critical eye.
Do prostate cancer cells have an Achilles' heel?
18 hours ago
Researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago describe new ways to selectively kill prostate cancer cells by exploiting the cells' revved-up metabolism. They report their findings in the online journal, eLife.
Novel pathway identified in development of acute myeloid leukemia with poor prognosis
20 hours ago
Acute myeloid leukemia (AML) is a cancer of the blood and bone marrow that comprises 1 percent of all new cancer cases and almost 2 percent of cancer deaths in the U.S. The five-year survival rate for the disease is less ...