In 2009, one patient in Taiwan was diagnosed with cancer every six minutes; this number increased to one confirmed case every 5 minutes and 48 seconds in 2010, according to the Department of Health (DOH).
Latin America faces a cancer epidemic unless governments act quickly to improve health care systems and treat the poor, scientists said.
A common treatment for irregular heartbeats may have a serious side effect: a new study out Tuesday showed it could increase the risk for certain cancers, especially among men.
A Canadian high school student has improved an ineffective experimental cancer therapy with a simple tweak — pairing it with antibiotics — earning accolades Tuesday from a panel of eminent scientists.
Smokers are less likely to be alive and cancer-free three years after having surgery for colon cancer than people who have never smoked, according to a new study.
According to the Formosa Cancer Foundation (台灣癌症基金會), the number of cancer diagnoses per year in Taiwan will reach 110,000 by 2020, a 30-percent increase on the current figure of 80,000.
In an innovative drive to raise health awareness in Taiwan, global multinational consumer goods giant Procter & Gamble (P&G) yesterday launched the annual “Protecting Your Life in 6 Minutes” event, aligning with unlikely allies.
A huge international effort involving more than 100 institutions and genetic tests on 200,000 people has uncovered dozens of signposts in DNA that can help reveal further a person's risk for breast, ovarian or prostate cancer, scientists reported Wednesday.
Emily Whitehead is kind of a big deal. At age 7, she is the only child to have beaten back leukemia with the help of a new treatment that turned her own immune cells into targeted cancer killers.
In the latest installment in the mammogram debate, a new study finds that getting a mammogram every other year instead of annually did not increase the risk of advanced breast cancer in women aged 50 to 74, even in women who use hormone therapy or have dense breasts, factors that increase a woman's cancer risk.