Clinical trials conducted in eight hospitals show that a new pancreatic cancer drug could extend life by six months and boost survival rates by 50 percent, the National Health Research Institutes (NHRI, 國家衛生研究院) announced yesterday.
About 5,400 people have been diagnosed with oral cancer annually, and the death toll has reached 2,300 per year in Taiwan in recent years, the Cancer Care Foundation said Friday.
The U.S. government Thursday proposed to ban lit tobacco products inside public housing in a push to make hundreds of thousands of units across the country smoke-free.
A highly sensitive EU report on Thursday claimed one of the world's most popular weed killers is "unlikely" to cause cancer, countering the U.N. and handing a victory to agri-business giant Monsanto.
Researchers from Weill Cornell Medicine and National Taiwan University (NTU, 台大), among other institutions, have published a study that could guide researchers in detecting the early spread of cancer cells (metastasis), NTU announced yesterday.
A 1-year-old girl in the UK has become the first in the world to be treated with "designer" immune cells genetically engineered to reverse her cancer, doctors said Thursday.
Stunned scientists described on Wednesday the first known case of a man infected with tumors by a common parasitic tapeworm, raising concern about more such infections that may go undetected.
A new report raises fresh questions about the value of mammograms. The rate of cancers in the United States that have already spread far beyond the breast when they are discovered has stayed stable for decades, suggesting that screening and early detection are not preventing the most dangerous forms of the disease.
The World Health Organization (WHO) stressed Thursday that an explosive report this week linking the consumption of processed meat to cancer was not calling for people to stop eating meat altogether.
The U.N.'s International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) warned Monday that processed meats like sausages and ham cause bowel cancer, and red meat "probably" does too.