Cancer drugs can help some cancer patients but not help others. The mystery behind this issue is revealed with molecular markers.
You would be hard pressed to find someone whose life hasn’t been affected by cancer in some way. You may have struggled through cancer yourself, been diagnosed with a tumor either benign or malignant, or know a loved one suffering through the disease. Cancer is truly far reaching and can affect anybody in any walk of life.
Learn more about the causes of cancer and your risk factors. Some cancers have a strong genetic component while some are cause by environmental factors. Other cancers are more likely to affect you based on gender, race or lifestyle habits. You’ll also find warning signs and symptoms of cancer and tips for catching it early. The earlier a cancer is diagnosed the more effective treatment methods are going to be. Learn the types of screening test and processes available to you. Different types of treatment methods are also used depending on the type and severity of the cancer. These can vary from radioactive treatments, chemotherapy, surgery and even diet and exercise.
This is an example on how a special genetically engineered virus can be used to target malignant cancer cells to kill them. Learn about a new treatment option for brain malignant glioma.
Cancer research tends to explore as many avenues as possible: a cure may lie in one of many scientific disciplines. An investigation of the common squirrel might seem an unlikely road to go down, but it’s certainly an interesting one.
The goods in your spice rack are definitely good for you – recently scientists discovered new evidence that a compound found in certain spices has anti-cancer properties and have used the compound as a starting point to develop new anti-cancer drugs.
Breast cancer is a very scary thing for any woman to go through but now there is an easier way to detect breast cancer using computers.
Breast cancer screening comes in many forms including mammography and genetic testing. However, you may be wondering if these screening tests are recommended. Find out what the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recommends for routine breast cancer screening.
As we get older, routine health screenings become more common. Are routine screenings recommended for lung, oral, and ovarian cancers? Find out now.
Some routine cancer screenings are not recommended by the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force. Find out what the recommendations are for prostate, testicular, and skin cancer screening.
The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force has published a series of recommendations regarding routine cancer screening and prevention methods. Find out the recommendations for pancreatic and thyroid cancer screening as well as the recommendation regarding smoking cessation counseling.
Ever wonder how BCAM or NBCAM came to exist? Here we discuss the history of breast cancer awareness month. Detailing how the month of October became branded “Breast Cancer Awareness Month”.
For quite some time, flax oil or flax seeds have been promoted for cardiovascular and anti-cancer properties due, in part, to the 40-60 percent fatty-acid ALA (alpha-linolenic acid) component. However, flax seed supplementation has a controversial history.
Genetic research has come a very long way in the last few decades, but the most important benefits in the field are still a long way off. Who can say what will be uncovered in genetic research in the next 10 years?
Patients with hereditary colon cancer have an 80% chance of having colon cancer or rectum cancer by the age of 70. COLARIS helps to identify whether you have inherited the disease.
Sigmoidoscopy is used to screen colorectal cancer, however, questions have been raised recently about the viability of the technology as more advanced screening methods such as virtual colonoscopy and fecal DNA are introduced to the market recently.
Recent studies confirm the observations that use of aspirin prevents colorectal cancer. However, studies also suggested that aspirin use has to be more than 10 years to have any effect.
With the use of the Atomic Force Microscope, which work at the nanometer level, a softness value can be assigned to a cell from a patient and classify it as cancerous or not cancerous.
Pharmacogenomics is a new and rapidly-growing field of science which attempts to determine genetic mechanisms which cause differences in the way individuals react to drugs. Pharmacogenomics has a wide range of potential applications; one in particular is in the treatment of cancer.
Statin is used to lower cholesterol. Recent studies suggested that statin may reduce risk of colorectal, breast and lung cancer. Read more about it here.
In recent years, several new stool tests for colorectal cancer screening have been released to the market. This article reviews the performance and the potential of these stool tests.