A pair of experimental treatments that fight cancer by boosting the immune system have shown promise in early studies and deserve testing in larger patient groups, said U.S. research released Saturday.
Worldwide cases of cancer are likely to rise by nearly 75 percent by 2030, driven by demographic and lifestyle factors, according to a study published on Friday in the journal The Lancet Oncology.
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Cancer treatment can sometimes lead to infertility, but young women are far less likely than young men to be informed of this, according to a Swedish study.
Scientists have mapped the complete genetic codes of 21 breast cancers and created a catalogue of the mutations that accumulate in breast cells, raising hopes that the disease may be able to be spotted earlier and treated more effectively in future.
Men rarely get breast cancer, but those who do often don't survive as long as women, largely because they don't even realize they can get it and are slow to recognize the warning signs, researchers say.
Scientists have identified a gene that slows the spread of pancreatic cancer tumors, paving the way for targeted treatment of one of the deadliest forms of the disease, said a paper published Sunday.
Most elderly men still get tested for prostate cancer despite U.S. recommendations not to screen men aged 75 and older, according to a U.S. study.
Women who took aspirin at least a couple of times a week had a much lower risk of developing lung cancer, whether or not they ever smoked, according to a study of more than a thousand Asian women.
A new prostate cancer treatment using high frequency sound waves may be a viable alternative to surgery and radiotherapy with less chance of incontinence or impotence, researchers said Tuesday.
People who get regular dental X-rays are more likely to suffer a common type of brain tumor, U.S. researchers said on Tuesday, suggesting that yearly exams may not be best for most patients.