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.
Known as the “silent cancer,” lymphoma is one of the most rapidly rising cancers in Taiwan, with the annual contraction-rate averaging at 2,915 patients, representing a two-fold growth over the past decade.
Young women who drink alcohol every day may be raising significantly their risk of breast cancer, according to U.S. research published Wednesday.
Postmenopausal women who take certain blood pressure medications for 10 years or more face twice the risk of developing breast cancer, U.S. researchers said Monday.