- There's a new HER2-positive breast cancer treatment on the block
- The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has just approved a new early-stage breast cancer treatment called Nerlynx (neratinib). According to the FDA, Nerlynx is the first extended adjuvant treatment of early-stage, HER2-positive breast cancer.
Extended adjuvant treatment is a type of therapy that patients take after an initial treatment to lower their risk of the cancer coming back even furth... ››› more
- [26 July 2017]
- New research provides hope for bringing sarcomas under control
- Effective treatments for sarcomas - tumours that occur in the bones and soft tissues - have been elusive up until now. Researchers are highly encouraged by a rapidly increasing immune response in sarcoma patients, which serves as a sign of its potential cancer-fighting effects and hope for a sarcoma vaccine - CMB305.
CM305 is an immunotherapy strategy involving an engineered virus to train sarc... ››› more
- [25 July 2017]
- Starve prostate cancer by eating apples, red grapes and turmeric
- Attention, men! You already know that what you eat plays a role in your prostate health. But did you know that you could starve prostate cancer by eating certain foods?
You read that right! New research from The University of Texas at Austin in the United States has identified a number of natural compounds that could thwart the growth of prostate cancer - the most common cancer afflicting men. ... ››› more
- [24 July 2017]
- Cut your skin cancer risk by 50% by eating tomatoes daily!
- Men may be able to cut theirskin cancer risk in half by eating tomatoes every day. This is according to a new study published in the journal Scientific Reports conducted by researchers from The Ohio State University in the United States.
So what's the theory behind the relationship between tomato consumption and a lower risk of skin cancer in men? Read on for the full findings...
New study l... ››› more
- [24 July 2017]
- Breast cancer may grow from taking hormone replacement therapy...
- Doctors often prescribe hormone replacement therapies, or medications that contain female hormones that compensate those that the body no longer produces, to reduce the effects of menopausal symptoms in women.
A body of research suggests that women who take hormone replacement therapies have a significantly higher risk of breast cancer. Now, a new study carried out by researchers at the Univers... ››› more
- [21 July 2017]
- This strain of bacteria actively promotes the development of colon cancer
- Colon cancer, when caught early with regular screenings, is fairly easily to treat. However, it's still the second lead cause of cancer-related deaths in American men and the third lead cause of cancer-related deaths in women!
For this reason, a new study published in PLOS Pathogens, which discovered that a specific strain of bacteria actively promotes the development of colon cancer, is highly... ››› more
- [19 July 2017]
- A diet high in calcium may lower your risk of ovarian cancer...
- Attention, ladies! A first-of-its-kind study conducted by researchers from the Rutgers Cancer Intitute of New Jersey in the United States has revealed that a diet high in calcium and low in lactose may lower your risk of overian cancer - especially if you're a black woman.
These findings are highly significant considering ovarian cancers constitutes approximately 3% of all cancers in women. Fur... ››› more
- [18 July 2017]
- Study sheds light on the relationship between brain cancer and blood sugar
- Studies have found that there are a number of cancers that are more common among people with diabetes. Some of these studies have found a relationship between elevated blood sugar and brain cancer in particular.
A new glioma study published in the journal Scientific Reports further illuminates this surprising relationship and could begin to explain how certain cancers develop.
So does this ... ››› more
- [12 July 2017]
- How women can facilitate early skin cancer detection in men over 50
- According to statistics, men over 50 have a higher risk than the general population of developing melanoma - the deadliest form of skin cancer. It therefore goes without saying that men who fall into this age group should keep a sharp eye out for signs of skin cancer.
On the other hand, many women in this age group say that they're more likely than their male partners to notice suspicious spots... ››› more
- [11 July 2017]
- This molecule can stop colorectal cancer from progressing...
- Researchers from the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine in the United States have discovered a molecule that's capable of controlling colorectal cancer progression in human tumour xenografts and several cell lines.
These breakthrough findings bring new hope for colorectal cancer patients around the world. Read on for the full story.
Researchers have identified a molecule that can ... ››› more
- [04 July 2017]
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