Global Cancer News

A ‘Game Changer’ for Patients With Esophageal Cancer

For decades, esophageal cancer has defied scientific attempts to discover a therapy that extends patients’ survival, year after year claiming the lives of such illustrious people as Humphrey Bogart, Christopher Hitchens and Ann Richards, the former governor of Texas. Now a large clinical trial offers hope, finding that a drug that…...

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New link between high testosterone in men and increased risk of melanoma

Melanoma skin cancer is the fifth most common cancer in the UK, with around 16,200 people diagnosed each year. And in the last decade the number of cases in men have increased by 47%. A new link between higher levels of testosterone in the blood and increased risk of melanoma skin…...

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Jump in cancer diagnoses at 65 implies patients wait for Medicare

A couple of years ago, Joseph Shrager, MD, professor of cardiothoracic surgery at Stanford School of Medicine, noticed a statistical anomaly in his practice. It seemed that patients were diagnosed with lung cancer at a surprisingly higher rate at 65 years old than, say, at 64 or 66. “There was…...

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Avoid These Cancer-Causing Foods

Over the last several decades, certain foods have been vilified as being potentially carcinogenic, or capable of causing cancer. So which ones are the biggest culprits? And how can you eat to prevent cancer or reduce the chances of a recurrence if you’ve been diagnosed? Below are the foods at the…...

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Researchers determine how aspirin helps prevent colon cancer

New research offers insight into why regular, long-term use of low-dose aspirin may reduce the risk of death from colon and rectal cancers. Researchers have found that aspirin prevents blood cells called platelets from producing an enzyme that allows them to clump together. Tumor cells can often attach to these…...

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Therapeutic Vaccines Showed Long-term Anti-Cancer Effects for Melanoma

When people hear the word “vaccine”, they often think about vaccine’s preventive function that protects people from getting infectious diseases such as flu, hepatitis or Covid-19. It’s true that traditional vaccines are developed to prevent infectious diseases, but innovative scientists are developing therapeutic vaccines that can treat various non-infectious diseases,…...

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How Cancer Spreads (Metastasis)

Source: Cancer Quest Overview of Metastases The majority of deaths (about 90%) associated with cancer are due to the metastasis of the original tumor cells to sites distant from the initial or primary tumor. Metastasis is the process by which cancer cells migrate throughout the body. In order for cells to move through…...

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Sponge on a string test to transform oesophageal cancer diagnosis

Barrett’s oesophagus is a condition that can lead to oesophageal cancer in a small number of people. It’s usually diagnosed in hospital by endoscopy (passing a camera down into the stomach) following a GP referral for longstanding heartburn symptoms. The Cytosponge test, developed by researchers at the University of Cambridge,…...

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Protection from UV Rays

AFCR encourages everyone to wear sunglasses, sunscreen, and wide-brimmed hats whenever spending prolonged time outdoors. Be prepared! If you are planning to spend time outside, pay attention to the day’s UV Index and take appropriate precautions. • Make sure your sunglasses block 99 to 100 percent of both types of…...

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Breakthrough discovery to transform prostate cancer treatment

A novel formulation of the prostate cancer drug abiraterone acetate — currently marketed as Zytiga — will dramatically improve the quality of life for people suffering from prostate cancer, as pre-clinical trials by the University of South Australia show the new formulation improves the drug’s effectiveness by 40 per cent.…...

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