Stem cell finding will lead to a "paradigm shift" in cancer treatments

There's been a heated controversy in cancer research over the past several years about the alleged presence of cancer stem cells that fuel tumour growth. But now, new research conducted by three independent teams has confirmed the existence of these "master builder" cells — a discovery that will likely lead to… » 8/02/12 6:40am 8/02/12 6:40am

Dental X-rays linked to the most common type of brain tumor

One of the most uncomfortable aspects of your dental visit has just been linked to brain tumors. Research published in this week's issue of Cancer reveals that patients with meningioma — the most commonly diagnosed (but usually benign) brain-growth in the U.S. — were more than twice as likely as people without the… » 4/10/12 2:22pm 4/10/12 2:22pm

A sobering reminder on what breast cancer is (and isn't)

It's national breast cancer awareness month, which means you'll be hearing plenty of reminders about the importance of early detection, and what you can do to catch the disease before it takes your life. And while regular breast exams are obviously valuable, it's important to remember that the facts behind breast… » 10/12/11 6:30am 10/12/11 6:30am

Dogs can reliably sniff out lung cancer, German study shows

A dog can accurately detect the early presence of lung cancer by sniffing patients' breath, doctors in Germany say. While researchers have known for some time that dogs can sniff out the telltale signs of other forms of cancer, this is the first study that proves dogs can reliably smell this particular kind. » 8/20/11 11:40am 8/20/11 11:40am

A report from the front line of cancer treatment

Want to know about cutting-edge cancer research that could impact you this year, instead of twenty years from now? Physician Michael Soble, a cancer specialist, recently attended the American Society of Oncology's annual conference. He wrote us this report on where cancer treatment is headed in the very near future. » 7/20/11 3:21pm 7/20/11 3:21pm

Spray-on tan could help prevent cancer, ensure Snooki lives forever

After educating tan junkies about the chances of skin cancer, and how to use sunless tanning products, researchers discovered that these people were far more likely in the future to wear more protective clothes, and have fewer sunburns. These are both crucial factors in the prevention of skin cancer. By getting… » 9/23/10 12:00pm 9/23/10 12:00pm