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.
Researchers presented evidence Wednesday for the existence of cancer stem cells, with three different studies seeking to end a decades-old scientific dispute about how tumors grow.
High levels of chemical pollutants that may be carcinogens were detected in the soil and underground water at 16 of 84 factories inspected nationwide in an ongoing program, the Environmental Protection Administration (EPA) said yesterday.
Obese and overweight people are more likely to develop colon polyps, a possible precursor to cancer, than slimmer people, according to an international study.
Night work may increase a woman's chances of developing breast cancer by 30 percent — a slightly elevated but “statistically significant” risk, French researchers said Tuesday.
Diesel fumes cause cancer, the World Health Organization's cancer agency declared Tuesday, a ruling it said could make exhaust as important a public health threat as secondhand smoke.
Researchers have found the cells at the origin of cervical cancer, in a discovery that could offer new ways to prevent and treat the disease, according to a U.S.-published study on Monday.
People who survive cancer when they are teenagers or young adults are more likely than their peers who never had cancer to engage in risky behaviors like smoking later on, a U.S. study said Monday.
A newly approved drug has shown promise in keeping two rare variations of skin cancer at bay, according to research published in the New England Journal of Medicine on Wednesday.
Children exposed to multiple CT scans could be up to three times likelier to contract cancer of the blood, brain or bone marrow later in life, according to research published Thursday.