Cancer news


Life-saving prostate cancer treatment denied on NHS for a year despite approval by safety ...

23 November 2017
More than 20,000 men will have to wait at least a year for access to a breakthrough prostate cancer treatment which cuts deaths by almost 40 per cent. READ MORE >

How do cancer cells start to spread? Study sheds light

23 November 2017
Put simply, metastatic cancer occurs when cancer cells break away from a ... Once cancer cells have metastasized, controlling them becomes much ... READ MORE >

Yukon rolls out world-first — labels warning alcohol can cause cancer

23 November 2017
One of the large, red and yellow labels on alcohol in Yukon warns that “alcohol can cause cancer … including breast and colon cancers.” The other uses graphics to suggest women should have no more than two standard drinks a day and men three – and should plan two or more non-drinking days a ... READ MORE >

Study: 4 in 10 cancer cases linked to preventable risk factors like smoking, obesity

23 November 2017
Smoking, or eating too few fruits and vegetables and other unhealthy behaviors were linked to more than 4 in 10 cancer cases and deaths, according to a new study from the American Cancer Society. Researchers found an estimated 42% of the 1.57 million cancer cases in the U.S. three years ago were ... READ MORE >

'The Suffering Is Staggering.' Victims Could Get $4.1 Million After Needless Cancer Treatments

23 November 2017
(DETROIT) — An expert is recommending approval of $4.1 million in claims, including $2 million in funeral costs, filed by victims of a Detroit-area doctor who committed fraud by putting hundreds of patients through needless cancer treatments. Randi Roth gave an update Tuesday to a judge who is ... READ MORE >

Second Cancers Common in Survivors, Especially Older Adults

23 November 2017
A substantial proportion of patients who are diagnosed with cancer have a history of a previous malignancy. According to new findings, about a quarter of patients with cancer aged 65 years and older and 11% of younger adults had had a previous malignancy. The prevalence ranged from 4% to 37% in ... READ MORE >

Decades later, Vietnam vets may be silently fighting cancer-causing parasite

23 November 2017
A small pilot study hints that a startling number of Vietnam veterans may be infected with a liver parasite that can induce a rare type of cancer, the ... READ MORE >

Americans Are Giving Themselves Cancer—Half of Cases Caused by Lifestyle

23 November 2017
Nearly half of all U.S. cancer cases and deaths—including the vast majority of lung cancer and skin cancer cases—are linked to people making lousy choices, according to a study published Tuesday in CA: A Cancer Journal for Clinicians, run by the American Cancer Society. Cigarette smoking, alone ... READ MORE >

Griffin provides 31 free cancer screenings

23 November 2017
According to the American Cancer Society, prostate cancer screenings are recommended for men at 50 years old. Men at higher risk, including African American men and men who have a first-degree relative (father or brother) diagnosed with prostate cancer before age 65, should be screened at age 45 ... READ MORE >

Brexit fears for cancer patients over Euratom uncertainty

23 November 2017
Time is running out to prevent patient care being harmed by disruption to supplies of radioactive isotopes used in cancer treatment after Britain leaves the EU, leading medics have warned. About 1m UK patients a year receive treatments or diagnostic scans that use isotopes produced in nuclear reactors ... READ MORE >

Takeda spins off cancer assets to incubated startup

23 November 2017
Chordia's programs include preclinical CDC-like kinase (CLK) inhibitors with applications in cancer and an adult T cell leukemia lymphoma drug. The assets were working their way down Takeda's pipeline. But with the company rethinking its R&D strategy, a team of six ex-Takeda scientists, including the ... READ MORE >

Health Service of England scaling up program to detect cancers earlier

23 November 2017
The National Health Service of England said it is scaling up a program to detect lung cancer earlier and also unveiled a new test to catch bowel cancer ... READ MORE >

Margarita and Jessie Matias: Couple worry about cancer, care for son

23 November 2017
The Matias family's daily routine is one steeped in health care issues ranging from caring for an adult son with disabilities to multiple cancer diagnoses ... READ MORE >

The Coast's latest weapon against prostate cancer is an Australia first

23 November 2017
The machine fuses ultrasound and MRI scans to give a more precise image of the cancer. Dr Charles Chabert, director of The Prostate Clinic and Laparoscopic Urology Australia, said the machine had already helped to diagnose 100 Gold Coast men. “The issue with ultrasound alone is it doesn't pick up ... READ MORE >

Over-the-counter supplement found on the High Street reduces breast cancer aggressiveness by ...

23 November 2017
An over-the-counter High Street supplement reduces breast cancer aggressiveness by up to 80 per cent, new research reveals. N-Acetylcysteine (NAC), which is sold as a supplement in Holland & Barrett in the UK and is approved as a cold and flu remedy in the US, significantly lowers levels of the ... READ MORE >

Cancer battler Josh gets magic surprise from family, friends at Hoyts Eastland

22 November 2017
Cancer battler Josh gets magic surprise from family, friends at Hoyts Eastland. Rusty Woodger, Maroondah Leader ... The Ringwood North teenager, who has battled cancer and has a rare genetic disorder, thought he was simply going to see a new movie. But the shopping centre and his family had a ... READ MORE >

New report alleges big sugar tried to hide possible link to cancer 50 years ago

22 November 2017
The rat study — known as “Project 259” — was finding that the urine of rodents fed a high-sucrose (versus high-starch) diet contained higher levels of an enzyme that had been previously associated with bladder cancer in rats, according to the authors of the latest analysis of “the sugar papers” — a ... READ MORE >

Sevilla coach's half-time cancer revelation inspired comeback against Liverpool

22 November 2017
... double from Wissam Ben Yedder and an injury-time goal from Guido Pizarro secured an enthralling point, with Spanish media reporting Berizzo told his players of his diagnosis at half-time. The club confirmed on Wednesday he has been diagnosed with prostate cancer and will undergo treatment after ... READ MORE >

Sevilla boss Berizzo diagnosed with prostate cancer

22 November 2017
Eduardo Berizzo oversaw Sevilla's stunning Champions League comeback against Liverpool in the knowledge he had cancer. READ MORE >

Sevilla boss Berizzo diagnosed with prostate cancer

22 November 2017
Sevilla coach Eduardo Berizzo has been diagnosed with prostate cancer, the club have confirmed. The 48-year-old oversaw the LaLiga side's remarkable comeback against Liverpool in the Champions League on Tuesday. Sevilla were 3-0 down at the break, but a double from Wissam Ben Yedder and ... READ MORE >