According to a survey conducted by the Department of Health in 2009, since May 2005, nearly 1,000 people have been diagnosed with kidney cancer every year. Among all forms of tumors, malignant tumors were found to be the most common cause of kidney cancer, as more than 90 percent of the patients were diagnosed with metastatic renal cell carcinoma over the past seven years.
The five-year survival rate for female breast cancer patients in Taiwan has increased to higher than 90 percent in recent years, thanks to significant improvements in medical testing and treatment.
The nation's largest cancer center is launching a massive “moonshot” effort against eight specific forms of the disease, similar to the all-out push for space exploration 50 years ago.
All-metal hip implants, which have been shown to have high failure rates and cause a host of other health problems, were not linked to cancer seven years after implantation, new data show.
In a bid to promote breast cancer awareness, Taipei Medical University (TMU) is inviting everyone to join a photo contest.
Routine screening for ovarian cancer is ineffective and at times can do more harm than good, a panel of cancer specialists has concluded.
Mammograms aimed at finding breast cancer might actually raise the chances of developing it in young women whose genes put them at higher risk for the disease, a study by leading European cancer agencies suggests.
Taking aspirin daily may help protect against cancer but the effect seems weaker than previously thought, according to a U.S. study that included a decade's worth of data from more than 100,000 people.
A team of researchers said yesterday they have identified a substance found in the body that is an anti-inflammatory and tumor suppressant, which could pave the way for new cancer therapies.
Cancer-busting chemotherapy can cause damage to healthy cells which triggers them to secrete a protein that sustains tumor growth and resistance to further treatment, a study said Sunday.