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This terminally ill comedian stands up to his cancer in HBO special

Quincy Jones is battling the Big C with his own big C — comedy. The 32-year-old comedian, who shares his name with the renowned music producer (but is not related), was diagnosed in 2015 with a rare form of cancer — mesothelioma. Doctors told him about a month later he had less than a year to live....

Big CAT scan: LSU mascot Mike the Tiger in cancer treatment

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Call it a big CAT scan. Louisiana State University’s live tiger mascot was sedated this past weekend and brought to a human cancer center near campus where he’ll be treated for a rare cancer. At the hospital, Mike VI received a CT scan and a radiation simulation. During the simulation, […]

Five Storylines to Watch at ASCO

Cancer R&D conferences, where companies and researchers get together to discuss fresh clinical trial results and scientific directions, happen almost every week. But this week, the cancer industry is getting ready for the biggest event of all, the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO). The annual conference, held in June 3-7 [...]

I Wonder Why We See Such Angst Regarding Telstra Working On The National Cancer Screening Register.

This announcement appeared a few days ago.National Cancer Screening RegisterFollowing a competitive tender process that commenced on 10 August last year, the Federal Department of Health has appointed Telstra Health to develop and operate...Show More Summary

Study shows patients require less painkilling medication after breast-cancer surgery if they have opiate-free anesthesia

New research presented at Euroanaesthesia 2016 (London 27-30 May) shows that patients undergoing breast cancer surgery need less painkilling medication post-surgery if they have anaesthesia that is free of opioid drugs. The study is by Dr Sarah Saxena, Jules Bordet Institute, Brussels, Belgium, and colleagues, read more

Black Don’t Crack, but You Can Still Get Skin Cancer

The summer sun is coming, and boy, how we do love it. We love to bask in it. We love to play in it. And our brown skin protects us from its harmful rays. Or does it? Throughout generations, we’ve probably heard that because of the melanin in our skin, we don’t need sunscreen or […]

Heme, a poisonous nutrient, tracked by 'Green Lantern' sensor

The toxin heme is essential to life, but cells must make use of it sparingly and carefully, as poor heme management can lead to Alzheimer's, heart disease and cancer. Researchers tailored ratiometric sensors to tracks heme's movements in yeast cells for the first known time.

Heme, a Poisonous Nutrient, Tracked by 'Green Lantern' Sensor

The toxin heme is essential to life, but cells must make use of it sparingly and carefully, as poor heme management can lead to Alzheimer's, heart disease and cancer. Researchers at the Georgia Tech have tailored ratiometric sensors to tracks heme's movements in yeast cells for the first known time.

CancerCon, Part 4: What is the One Thing That Surprise You the Most During Cancer?

Peter: "I was surprised by how bad cancer kicks your ass. I was a big strong guy and it kicked my ass." One day, a good friend of mine called me to say that a friend had been diagnosed with testicular cancer. Since I had survived this, he asked if I'd be willing to give the guy some pointers, to which I totally agreed. Show More Summary

NEWS YOU CAN USE: Questions and Answers on the New Study Linking Cellphones and Cancer in Rats….

NEWS YOU CAN USE: Questions and Answers on the New Study Linking Cellphones and Cancer in Rats.

Research Explains the Role of the Gene BRCA1 in DNA Repair

Scientists at the University of Birmingham are a step closer to understanding the role of the gene BRCA1. Changes in this gene are associated with a high risk of developing breast and ovarian cancer.

How might cellphone signals cause cancer?

The release of a study Friday linking cancer in rats to the type of radiation emitted by cell phones presents some of the strongest implications in more than two decades of research that higher doses of such signals could be linked to tumors in laboratory animals — unsettling news for billions of mobile phone users worldwide. Show More Summary

Scientists identify new drivers of rare cancer type

Cancer researchers have identified new genetic drivers of adrenal cancer by performing a comprehensive genomic analysis as part of the "Cancer Genome Atlas Research Network."

Why Heart Cancer Isn't a Thing

There is a cancer for every other thing in the human body, but why not the heart?

Don’t hang up yet: the latest study linking mobile phones to cancer has big problems

20 hours agoNews : The Raw Story

You may have seen the headlines over the weekend, reporting on a new study that’s supposedly found a link between mobile phones and cancer. But all is not quite as it seems. And much of the alarm raised by the study is misplaced. First, a bit of background. The study was set up by the US National...

A Combined Approach to Treating Metastatic Melanoma

Oncologists at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center have successfully treated a patient with metastatic melanoma by combining two different types of immunotherapy. Cassian Yee and colleagues describe their approach in a paper,Show More Summary

Study raises concerns about cellphones, cancer

21 hours agoTechnology : Tech Talk

For years, many have wondered if the radiation from a cellphone can lead to increased cancer risks

The mismanagement of opioids

yesterdayNews : Daily Chart

OPIOIDS, a class of drugs that includes morphine and other derivatives of the opium poppy, can dramatically ease pain, from the agony of broken bones to terminal cancer. And they are cheap: enough morphine to soothe a cancer patient for a month should cost just $2-5. Show More Summary

3D hydrogel biochips offer better diagnosis of early-stage bowel cancer

Early detection is paramount to survival from bowel cancer, but doing so is difficult because most symptoms don't present until the cancer matures. Worse, existing diagnostic tests tend to be invasive and traumatic. Russian scientists hope to change this with a new biochip echnology that can gather better, more precise data for diagnostic analysis. Show More Summary

Identifying How Merkel Cell Polyomavirus Infection Can Cause a Lethal Carcinoma

A benign virus normally found in the skin can lead to a type of rare, lethal skin cancer. Specifically, infection by the Merkel cell polyomavirus can lead to Merkel cell carcinoma in immune-compromised individuals. Researchers have now...Show More Summary

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