Cancer

Magnetized wire could detect cancer early

Magnetized wire could detect cancer early

In a new Stanford study, researchers find that a magnetic wire used to snag scarce and hard-to-capture tumor cells could be a swift and...
Weight loss surgery could affect your cancer risk

Weight loss surgery could affect your cancer risk

A new study shows that weight loss surgery may affect a person's risk of developing cancer. The national population-based study used data from the Hospital...
Scientists sharpen the edges of cancer chemotherapy

Scientists sharpen the edges of cancer chemotherapy

Tackling unsolved problems is a cornerstone of scientific research, propelled by the power and promise of new technologies. Indeed, one of the shiniest tools in...
An artificial mole can detect major cancers very early

An artificial mole can detect major cancers very early

Alongside cardiovascular disease, cancer has become the top cause of death in developed countries. Many of cancer patients are diagnosed only after the tumor has...
Young women get earlier cancer diagnoses under Obamacare

Young women get earlier cancer diagnoses under Obamacare

Young women with gynecologic cancers are getting earlier diagnoses under the Affordable Care Act, the federal health care reform law, according to a new...
How can our body detect early signs of cancer

How can our body detect early signs of cancer?

In a recent study from University of Edinburgh, researchers have examined how cells detect damage to their DNA. They find that the cell’s genetic material...
Omega-3 fatty acid metabolism could inhibit cancer growth

Omega-3 fatty acid metabolism could inhibit cancer growth

A class of molecules formed when the body metabolizes omega-3 fatty acids could inhibit cancer's growth and spread, University of Illinois researchers report in...
Scientists discover new cancer risk genes using big data

Scientists discover new cancer risk genes using big data

There are many genetic causes of cancer: while some mutations are inherited from your parents, others are acquired all throughout your life due to external...
Scientists discover antibody the may help treat cancer, other diseases

Scientists discover antibody the may help treat cancer, other diseases

A UCLA research team has developed a model to predict which new laboratory-designed antibodies will be able to combat specific human diseases. This is the...
Engineered cancer cells can fight primary and metastatic cancer

Engineered cancer cells can fight primary and metastatic cancer

What if cancer cells could be re-engineered to turn against their own kind? A new study led by researchers at Brigham and Women's Hospital leverages...