A way of fighting cancer that turns the body's immune cells into targeted tumor killers was named the breakthrough of the year by the U.S. journal Science on Thursday.
A novel way to speed the testing of cancer drugs and quickly separate winners from duds has yielded its first big result: an experimental medicine that shows promise against a hard-to-treat form of breast cancer.
The number of new cancer cases around the globe jumped by 11 percent in a five-year period, reaching 14.1 million in 2012, with breast cancer increasing by one-fifth, the U.N. health agency said Thursday.
In one of the biggest advances against leukemia and other blood cancers in many years, doctors are reporting unprecedented success by using gene therapy to transform patients' blood cells into soldiers that seek and destroy cancer.
A decade-long research effort to uncover the environmental causes of breast cancer by studying both lab animals and a group of healthy U.S. girls has turned up some surprises, scientists say.
A single dose -- rather than the recommended three -- of a vaccine against the sexually transmitted disease HPV may be enough to ward off cervical cancer, researchers said Monday.
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The air we breathe is laced with cancer-causing substances and should now be classified as carcinogenic to humans, the World Health Organization's (WHO) cancer agency said on Thursday.
European lawmakers approved sweeping new regulations governing the multi-billion dollar tobacco market on Tuesday, including limits on electronic cigarettes, bigger warnings on cigarette packs and a ban on menthol and other flavorings in a bid to further curb smoking.
Health authorities in Taiwan have approved a new targeted therapy treating HER2-positive breast cancer, doctors reported.
An experimental Roche drug that seems to work particularly well against lung cancer in smokers may be a "game changer" for these normally difficult-to-treat patients, researchers said on Sunday.