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There Are Signs of Lung Cancer Even Among "Healthy" Smokers

There Are Signs of Lung Cancer Even Among

Smokers who have received a clean bill of health from their physician following routine evaluation results could still have early indications of lung cancer. This is according to a study published in the journal Stem Cells. Read More


Vaccination of Boys Critical in HPV Prevention

Vaccination of Boys Critical in HPV Prevention

Improving rates of vaccination against the human papillomavirus (HPV) in boys aged 11 to 21 is critical to protecting both men and women. This is according to new research from the University of Toronto. HPV has been found to be associated with anal, penile, and certain variants of throat canc... Read More


Colon Cancer Metastasis May Be Reduced by Ingestion of Soy Peptide

Colon Cancer Metastasis May Be Reduced by Ingestion of Soy Peptide

A novel University of Illinois study has recently demonstrated that an injection of the soy peptide lunasin greatly lowered colon cancer metastasis in mice. Researchers are now eager to see how incorporating the compound into the animals' daily diet would impact the spread of the disease. Read More


Breakthrough Treatment for Advanced Prostate Cancer

Breakthrough Treatment for Advanced Prostate Cancer

A new treatment for advanced prostate cancer which has spread to the bones has been discovered by researchers from The Institute of Cancer Research in the UK. This new method delivers a burst of "high energy" radiation to cancer cells, according to this new study published in the New England J... Read More


Diagnosed with Breast Cancer? Be Aware of Your Treatment Options

Diagnosed with Breast Cancer? Be Aware of Your Treatment Options

A breast cancer diagnosis can bring forth a wide range of emotions including shock, denial, fear, and sadness. But remember, a cancer diagnosis is not the end. Rather, it is the beginning of a battle on many fronts that will test a patient's will and resolve. Breast cancer can be beaten. Incre... Read More


Does PSA Testing Do More Harm than Good?

Does PSA Testing Do More Harm than Good?

The ongoing debate surrounding the routine use of PSA (prostate specific antigen) testing for prostate cancer now has a new controversial study to add to the fire. The recent analysis indicates that it may do more harm than good. According to lead study author, Mathieu Boniol, the total harms ... Read More


40% of Men Who Test Negative for Prostate Cancer May Have It

40% of Men Who Test Negative for Prostate Cancer May Have It

Forty percent of men with prostate cancer may be unaware that they have it, according to research conducted by the Prostate Cancer Foundation in Chicago. The study found that the standard office biopsy procedure is often inadequate for proper detection of the disease. Read More


Pomegranates' Promise Against Cancer

Pomegranates' Promise Against Cancer

A 2008 study at the University of California at Los Angeles demonstrated that a type of antioxidant found in pomegranates may contribute to prostate health. Now another study published in Cancer Prevention Research may show that the antioxidants found in pomegranites may also inhibit the deve... Read More


Understanding and Halting the Process of Metastasis

Understanding and Halting the Process of Metastasis

In preparation of a full-scale invasion of other organs within the body, malignant tumors secrete a chemical that selectively accumulates in distant target tissues, according to research published in the journal Cancer Cell. The chemical then attracts certain bone-marrow-derived cells that att... Read More


Gene Increases Drinkers' Susceptibility to Colon Cancer

Gene Increases Drinkers' Susceptibility to Colon Cancer

Nearly one in five Americans possesses a gene variant that increases their risk of colon cancer about two to three times if they are relatively heavy drinks, according to recent research. Study co-author Helmut Seitz says that if someone is a chronic alcohol drinker and fit a certain genetic p... Read More


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