Cancer

Now, simple blood test to detect early signs of cancer

blood testLondon, Sept 26 - Scientists claim that high levels of calcium in blood, known as hypercalcaemia, can be used by GPs as an early sign of certain types of cancer, and can be diagnosed using a simple bold test.

New 'evolved' protein therapy to stop cancer growth

protein therapy to stop cancer growth Washington, Sept 22 : Researchers from Stanford has created an "evolved" protein therapy that might stop cancer from spreading in body.

According to the team of Stanford researchers the new protein therapy disrupts the process that causes cancer cells to break away from original tumor sites, travel through the blood stream and start aggressive new growths elsewhere in the body.

Half of young Brit women don't know where 'vaginas' are!

womenLondon, Sept 2 - A new survey has revealed that half of the young women, aged 26-35, do not know how to label a vagina on a medical diagram, while 65 percent have a problem using the words vagina or vulva.

'Killer' immune cells destroy body cancer

immuneWashington, Aug 15 - A new research has suggested that immune cells, known as natural killer cells could help in hunting down and kill cancers that have spread in the body.

The study showed that a protein called MCL-1 was vital for survival of natural killer cells.

Largest ever genomic study set to revolutionize cancer treatment

cancerWashington, Aug 08 - A new 'largest-of-its-kind' genomic study has offered a new cancer classification system, which could help provide different and better treatment to the patients.

Weight loss surgery may help lower cancer risk amongst obese people

Weight loss surgeryWashington, June 5 - Researchers have said that weight loss surgery could also help reduce the risk of cancer to rates almost similar to those of people of normal weight.

Revealed: How cancer cells spread

Revealed: How cancer cells spreadNew York, May 26 : The migration of cancer cells from the primary tumour to nearby tissues and organs is regulated by a signalling pathway in a finely orchestrated manner, researchers have discovered.

Most complications in cancer treatment arise from the spread of cancer to distant tissues and organs, rather than from the primary tumour itself.

Why eating processed meat can be cancerous for certain people

processed meatWashington, Apr 19 - A new study has found that a common genetic variant that affects one in three people, appears to significantly increase the risk of colorectal cancer from the consumption of processed meat. The study of over 18,000 people from the US, Canada, Australia and Europe represents the first large-scale genome-wide analysis of genetic variants and dietary patterns that may help explain more of the risk factors for colorectal cancer.

Third-hand smoke compound damages DNA, ups cancer risk

smokeWashington, Mar 23 - Scientists have revealed that one compound from "third-hand smoke," which forms when second-hand smoke reacts with indoor air, damages DNA and sticks to it in a way that could potentially cause cancer.

Caffeine mixed with gold may fight cancer: Study

Caffeine mixed with gold may fight cancer: StudyLondon, Feb 27 - Do you see any connection between gold and caffeine? If combined, these two can become a potential tool in fighting cancer, a study showed.

Researchers put the two together into certain configurations to see whether the new caffeine-based gold compounds could selectively stop cancer cells from growing without hurting other cells.

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