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The American Urological Association No Longer Recommends Routine PSA Testing

The American Urological Association No Longer Recommends Routine PSA Testing

The American Urological Association recently convened and has made a series of new recommendations concerning prostate cancer screening. They now discourage screening men who are at average-risk under the age of 55. The group claims that men should be especially cautious before making the deci... Read More


Lung Cancer Deaths Reduced by CT Screening

Lung Cancer Deaths Reduced by CT Screening

CT(computed tomography) screening can lower lung cancer deaths among high-risk individuals, this is according to a results from the National Lung Cancer Study. The research was conducted by the American College of Crest Physicians which issued guidelines recommending that individuals who are a... Read More


Colorectal and Other Cancers Potentially Detected with New Method

Colorectal and Other Cancers Potentially Detected with New Method

A novel new study led by University of Kentucky Markey Cancer Center researchers Guo-Min Li and Libya Gu, in collaboration with Dr. Wei Yang, reveals a previously unknown mechanism explaining the root cause of some types of colorectal cancers. Read More


We Are Moving Closer Toward Non-Surgical Treatments for Multiple Tumors

We Are Moving Closer Toward Non-Surgical Treatments for Multiple Tumors

A study conducted by researchers from Plymouth University Peninsula Schools of Medicine and Dentistry has for the first time revealed how the loss of a particular tumor suppressing protein leads to the abnormal growth of tumors of the brain and nervous system. The study is published in Brain: ... Read More


Increasing Number of Young Women Developing Breast Cancer

Increasing Number of Young Women Developing Breast Cancer

The amount of younger women under age 50 being diagnosed with breast cancer has topped 10,000 for the first time the UK, according to Cancer Research UK. Currently in the UK, out of every five women diagnosed with breast cancer, one is under age 50. Every year, nearly 50,000 breast cancer diag... Read More


Female Smokers Have Greater Colon Cancer Risk than Males

Female Smokers Have Greater Colon Cancer Risk than Males

Smoking elevates the risk of developing colon cancer in both males and females, however the risk is greater among female smokers, according to a new study. The research was published in the journal Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention. Read More


Low-Dose Aspirin May Halt Breast Cancer

Low-Dose Aspirin May Halt Breast Cancer

Research conducted in test tubes and in mice presented at a conference in Boston indicates that consumption of low doses of aspirin on a regular basis may block breast cancer from growing and spreading. However, cancer campaigners warn that the results are still very early and haven't been tes... Read More


Early Detection of Pancreatic Cancer Possible with New Test

Early Detection of Pancreatic Cancer Possible with New Test

A new diagnostic test that employs a scientific approach called metabolomics analysis could aid in detecting pancreatic cancer earlier, and therefore, could improve the prognosis of patients with the disease. According to research published in Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers, & Prevention, the... Read More


Breakthrough Brain Tumor Treatment Utilizes Bone Marrow Cells

Breakthrough Brain Tumor Treatment Utilizes Bone Marrow Cells

In a novel experiment using microvesicles generated from mesenchymal bone marrow cells to treat cancer, neurological researchers from the Henry Ford Hospital have found a new approach for treating brain tumors. Specifically the research team discovered that introducing genetic material produc... Read More


Esophageal Cancer Risk Reduced by Sunlight Exposure

Esophageal Cancer Risk Reduced by Sunlight Exposure

Sunlight and UV exposure is usually considered to be a risk factor for most types of cancer, especially skin cancer. However, a new study by Australian researchers demonstrates that this general assumption may be unfounded. Read More



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