Cancer news


This specialized gel could improve cancer therapy

22 February 2018
One key problem facing cancer research is how to deliver therapies in the most efficient way, as well as how to target tumors directly, minimize invasiveness, and maximize success. Chemotherapy uses chemical agents to target and destroy cancer cells — or at least prevent them from multiplying — and ... READ MORE >

Sugary soft drinks increase risk of cancer: study

22 February 2018
New Australian research has found evidence sugary soft drink could increase the risk of cancer, no matter the weight of the person drinking them. The Cancer Council Victoria and the University of Melbourne combined forces to research the increase of the risk of cancer in all people who drank sugary ... READ MORE >

Vegan blogger who claimed she cured her cancer dies

22 February 2018
Mari Lopez, who was known for blogging alongside her niece Liz Johnson as Liz & Marie, has passed away from cancer. Their YouTube channel, which had close to 12,000 subscribers, saw the duo post videos that promoted a vegan lifestyle. In one particular video, titled 'Cancer Transformation FAQ', ... READ MORE >

Why I won't take Kochie's advice on prostate cancer screening

22 February 2018
Last week, many Australians woke up to David Koch having prostate cancer screening tests on Channel Seven's Sunrise program. "Just try and relax there a bit," a ... Koch followed this up with a filmed blood test to examine prostate specific antigen (PSA) levels to detect possible signs of prostate cancer. READ MORE >

Will eating 'ultra-processed' foods give you cancer?

22 February 2018
A recent study exploring the relationship between what are termed “ultra-processed” foods (which include chicken nuggets, pot noodles and ready-made meals) and cancer, generated headlines such as "Processed foods are driving up rates of cancer" and "Study reveals the foods driving up cancer ... READ MORE >

Study linking sugary soft drinks with cancer rekindles controversial debate

22 February 2018
A study of more than 35,000 subjects has found that people who drink sugary soft drinks have an increased risk of developing several obesity-related cancers, even if the person is not overweight. The study rekindles the controversial debate over whether excessive sugar consumption directly contributes ... READ MORE >

Cancer Council NSW to explore support for men in free webinar

22 February 2018
With a greater number of people surviving the disease, more support is needed for those living with or after cancer, Cancer Council NSW reports. ... You're invited to register for our upcoming free online webinar on Thursday 1st March to understand the support men need after cancer treatment. READ MORE >

Alabama may execute a man dying of cancer

22 February 2018
Alabama has executed 26 inmates in the last decade. What's different about Thursday's scheduled execution of 61-year old convicted murderer Doyle Lee Hamm is that he has terminal cancer — a condition his lawyer contends the state has been medically treating just so it can be the one to end ... READ MORE >

YOUR HEALTH: Fighting ovarian cancer by not removing the ovaries

22 February 2018
MORE ABOUT CANCER: Ovarian cancer is a type of cancer that begins in the ovaries and often goes undetected until it has spread to the abdomen and pelvis. Symptoms in the early stage rarely occur, but advanced stages may cause few and nonspecific symptoms that can be often mistaken for ... READ MORE >

"It's unfair" Actress Debra Lawrance is waging a war on cancer

22 February 2018
Now, Debra is urging everyone to get involved with Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month this February by buying a teal ribbon or hosting an Afternoon Teal. The money raised will go towards research, awareness and support. But she also wants women to become more aware of their bodies and see their ... READ MORE >

Naked mole rats are known to be both cancer resistant and have long lives

22 February 2018
The hairless creatures have long lifespans, are resistant to cancer, and can even survive extended periods of time deprived of oxygen, making them a key target in the ongoing search for the 'fountain of youth.' And now, scientists may have unlocked one of their secrets. A new study has identified a ... READ MORE >

Vegan YouTube star who claimed her diet 'cured' her cancer and lesbianism dies of the disease

22 February 2018
A vegan YouTube star who claimed her plant-based diet 'cured' her cancer and lesbianism has died from the disease. Mari Lopez, who ran the food channel at home in Houston, Texas with her niece Liz Johnson, told thousands of viewers she had rejected traditional treatment for breast cancer in favor ... READ MORE >

Just one soft drink a day could increase cancer risk, study finds

22 February 2018
People who regularly consume at least one sugary soft drink a day, no matter the size of their waist, could be at increased risk of cancer, according to a new study. Researchers from Cancer Council Victoria and University of Melbourne studied more than 35,000 Australians who developed 3,283 cases of ... READ MORE >

Mustangs, Tigers 'Stampede Against Cancer'

22 February 2018
THREE OAKS — Boys and girls varsity basketball teams from River Valley and Lawrence high schools “United to Stampede Against Cancer” on Feb. 13. “We're happy to share this game with Lawrence this year, a game played in memory of David Hicks, a River Valley student who was in the class that ... READ MORE >

Drinking one soft drink a day could increase risk of cancer, study reveals

22 February 2018
"Initially our hypothesis was that drinking soft drinks would cause obesity which would then cause an association with obesity-related cancers but we found that there was more beyond the affect of obesity," lead researcher, Associate Professor Allison Hodge of Cancer Council Victoria's Cancer ... READ MORE >

Lung cancer warning - why you should never ignore dizziness

22 February 2018
Lung cancer symptoms develop as the condition progresses, according to the NHS. There are usually no signs or symptoms of the disease in its early stages. Signs of the condition may develop after a while, and can include feeling short of breath and unexplained weight loss. Feeling dizzy could also be ... READ MORE >

One soft drink a day could increase your cancer risk

22 February 2018
People who regularly consume at least one soft drink a day, no matter the size of their waist, could be at increased risk of cancer, according to a new study. Researchers at Cancer Council Victoria and University of Melbourne analysed more than 3000 cases of 11 obesity-related cancers including breast ... READ MORE >

Chinese Doctors Are Using Modified T-Cells to Treat Advanced Forms of Cancer

22 February 2018
According to China's National Central Cancer Registry, Esophageal cancer is one of the most common forms of cancer in China. Like many other types, cancer of the esophagus can be treated with chemotherapy. But, as is also true of other forms of cancer, chemotherapy isn't always successful. READ MORE >

Drinking soft drinks regularly linked to cancer risk

22 February 2018
"Initially our hypothesis was that drinking soft drinks would cause obesity which would then cause an association with obesity-related cancers but we found that there was more beyond the affect of obesity," said lead researcher, Associate Professor Allison Hodge of Cancer Council Victoria's Cancer ... READ MORE >

Increased cancer risk from fizzy drinks - no matter what size you are

22 February 2018
Sugar, body weight and cancer have long been known to have an intricate and troubling relationship. Health professionals have observed that as our body weight increases, so does the occurrence of many cancers like those in the liver, aggressive prostate, ovary and gallbladder. But what hasn't been ... READ MORE >