Are transgender women at risk for breast cancer?
with No Comments

 

(S. Behring/ Healthline) — Until recently, the medical community didn’t have data on breast cancer rates in the transgender community. Transgender people have historically faced large amounts of discrimination, and data often wasn’t taken or recorded appropriately.

Discrimination and barriers to care still exist  …

Skin cancer on the rise in Canada, study finds
with No Comments

 

(Solarina Ho/ CTV News) — Canadians living in southern and coastal parts of the country are at higher risk of developing a deadly form of skin cancer, according to a new study led by McGill University, which also found that rates of this type of cancer are rising in Canada.

The population-based study, published on Monday in  …

Vitamin D may reduce ovarian cancer’s ability to spread to other organs
with No Comments

 

(Allana Akhtar/ Insider) — Vitamin D helped cells outside major organs ward off ovarian cancer cells in a Japanese university lab.

Researchers at Nagoya University Graduate School of Medicine in Japan found vitamin D counteracted a process ovarian cancer cells use to spread into different organs.

Dr. William  …

Breast cancer drug trial results in ‘unheard-of’ survival
with No Comments

 

(Gina Kolata/ New York Times) — The patients had metastatic breast cancer that had been progressing despite rounds of harsh chemotherapy. But a treatment with a drug that targeted cancer cells with laserlike precision was stunningly successful, slowing tumor growth and extending life to an extent rarely seen with advanced  …

Small cancer drug trial sees tumors disappear in 100 percent of patients
with No Comments

 

(Kim Bellware/ The Washington Post) — A small drug trial is having a seismic impact in the world of oncology: After six months of an experimental treatment, tumors vanished in all 14 patients diagnosed with early stage rectal cancer who completed the study by the time it was published.

Researchers in the field of colorectal

  …
Montreal study finds increased cancer and tumour risk due to wildfires
with No Comments

 

(Daniel J Rowe/ CTV News) — With wildfires in Quebec already exceeding 10-year averages in size and quantity, a new study out of Montreal suggests the health of those living near are at a greater risk of developing lung cancer and brain tumours.

Quebec’s forest fire protection agency (SOPFEU) reports seven active  …

Magnets made by soil bacteria offer hope for breast and prostate cancer
with No Comments

 

(Robin McKie/ The Guardian) — Scientists are developing magnetically guided microscopic projectiles that can be injected into patients’ blood to attack breast, prostate and other tumours.

The project – led by researchers at Sheffield University – builds on progress in two key medical fields. The first involves viruses  …

A single genetic mutation made humans more susceptible to cancer
with No Comments

 

(Alice Klein/ New Scientist) — A tiny change in our DNA that occurred after we evolved away from other primates has made us more prone to getting cancer, new research suggests.

Cancer is relatively rare in other primates. For example, autopsies of 971 non-human primates that died at Philadelphia Zoo in Pennsylvania between  …

Global melanoma rate to increase by 50% by 2040, researchers predict
with No Comments

 

(Donna Lu/ The Guardian) — New cases of melanoma are set to increase by 50% globally by 2040, with a 68% increase in deaths, according to new research.

An international team of researchers have analysed the global burden of melanoma, which accounts for approximately one in five skin cancers. Data from the International   …

Lifelong excess weight can nearly double risk of womb cancer – study
with No Comments

 

(Andrew Gregory/ The Guardian) — Lifelong excess weight may almost double a woman’s risk of developing womb cancer, research suggests.

Scientists and doctors have known for some time that being overweight or obese increases the risk of the disease. About one in three cases in the UK (34%) are linked to excess weight.

Now  …

1 2 3 4