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Our immune system could cure cancer

Our immune system could cure cancer

What if our immune system could cure cancer? This logic seems almost too simple to be true, but it forms the basis of an emerging...
How obesity contributes to, blocks treatment of pancreatic cancer

How obesity contributes to, blocks treatment of pancreatic cancer

Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) investigators have discovered the mechanism by which obesity increases inflammation and desmoplasia — an accumulation of connective tissue — in...
5 things you should know about breast cancer

5 things you should know about breast cancer

In 2017, the American Cancer Society estimates more than 250,000 new cases of breast cancer will be diagnosed in the United States, with more...
14 risk factors skin cancer

14 risk factors for the deadliest skin cancer

Melanoma is the least common form of skin cancer, but also the deadliest. While most people associate skin cancer with sun exposure, melanomas are more...
Taking a standard prostate cancer drug with low

Stroke affects more than just your physical health

By taking a high-cost drug with a low-fat meal—instead of on an empty stomach, as prescribed—prostate cancer patients could decrease their daily dose, prevent...
Technology used to map Mars now measuring effect of treatment on tumours

Technology used to map Mars now measuring effect of treatment on tumors

A machine learning approach for assessing images of the craters and dunes of Mars has now been adapted to help scientists measure the effects...
Taking aspirin before or after coronary surgery can save lives

Taking aspirin before or after coronary surgery can save lives

New research shows that in patients undergoing a coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) surgery, taking aspirin before and after surgery is associated with an...

Why our immune system cannot detect cancer

The body’s natural tumor surveillance programs should be able to detect and attack rogue cancer cells when they arise. However, cancer hides in plain sight...
New better blood test for early-stage pancreatic cancer

New better blood test for early-stage pancreatic cancer

Johns Hopkins scientists say they have developed a blood test that spots tumor-specific DNA and protein biomarkers for early-stage pancreatic cancer. The combined "liquid biopsy"...
These 5 things cause most cancers

These 5 things cause most cancers

The highest priority in a national cancer control plan must be expansion of tobacco control—the intervention with the largest potential health benefits—according to a...