Rita Wilson, wife of Hollywood star Tom Hanks, revealed that she had a double mastectomy following a breast cancer diagnosis, People Magazine reported Tuesday.
Workers in Chile began harvesting the country's first medical marijuana crop Tuesday, breaking new ground in cancer treatment in a nation where cannabis is outlawed as a hard drug.
There's a mystery to cancer, in large part because of fear, that PBS tries to unravel in next week's six-hour documentary "Cancer: The Emperor of All Maladies."
There were 1,673 new cervical cancer patients in Taiwan in 2011 and 681 deaths due to the disease, which equates to more than 4 women being diagnosed with cervical cancer every day in Taiwan, according to the Health Promotion Administration's (HPA) cancer registration report from 2011.
The U.N.'s International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) said Friday that three pesticides, including the popular weedkiller Roundup, were "probably" carcinogenic and two others, which have already been outlawed or restricted, were "possibly" so.
Billionaire philanthropists Michael Bloomberg and Bill Gates launched a joint fund in Abu Dhabi Wednesday to help developing countries pass tobacco-control laws in their legal battle with industry giants.
France's national cancer institute said on Tuesday there was a "clearly established link" between a rare form of cancer and a certain type of breast implant, as the health minister sought to allay fears.
Researchers have identified common genetic traits that may explain how aspirin can help protect against colon cancer.
Brilliant minds wrapped around heady notions ranging from injecting medicine by laser to cherishing life on Earth while seeking a future in the stars as the TED conference began Monday.
A Taiwanese research team has developed an antibody to block a protein that is associated with metastasis of pancreatic cancer to other organs, the team's leader reported Tuesday.