AI is better at diagnosing skin cancer than even some of the best human experts

We’re about to witness a paradigm shift in how diseases are being diagnosed.

The naked mole-rat is impervious to pain and cancer, and lives ten times longer than it should — what can we learn from it?

The naked mole-rat is perhaps one of the most bizarre beasts on the planet.

How Rwanda could be the first country to wipe out cervical cancer

The East African country’s campaign to end cervical cancer through the HPV vaccine has had to overcome cultural taboos and rumours about infertility – but it’s saving lives.

This one gene seems to underpin pancreatic cancers in mice

A gene that helps our pancreata repair can also lead to sickness.

Therapeutic vaccine shows promise of treatment against HPV infections that lead to cancer

A new vaccine might one-day replace surgery for cervical cancer.

New study wants to tackle depression, obesity, chronic pain by blocking a single protein

Sounds a bit too good to be true, I gotta admit!

Cervical cancer could be a thing of the past by 2100

The challenge is greater in the world’s poorest countries.

Rare bone cancer found in 240-million-year-old turtle

We’re not all that different from the creatures with whom we share and have shared this planet.

Scientists learn how horrible face cancer spreads among Tasmanian devils

The research could be a game-changer in the fight to save the devils.

Scientists find genetic kill switch that destroys cancer cells without the need for chemotherapy

A breakthrough research could be turned into a novel anti-cancer therapy, without chemo’s side effects.

Rainforest plant may treat pancreatic cancer through ‘antiausterity’ properties

Cool, now we need to find one for the economy, too!

New bio-synthetic circuits can teach old cells new tricks — such as killing cancer

The work has only been tested in the lab but, so far, the results are encouraging.

Even with better prevention and earlier diagnosis, cancer will kill nearly 10 million people in 2018

The figures suggest that one in five men and one in six women will develop the disease in their lifetime.

Scientists discover chemical that causes brain cancer cells to self-destruct

One of the deadliest cancers may have found its match.

Human activity is causing cancer in many species of wildlife — and this effect is greatly underestimated

Humans a bringing about cancer to a staggering amount of wild species.

New melanoma blood test could be a game changer for early detection

Next up — clinical trials.

Denying cancer cells one key amino acid might destroy treatment-resistant tumors

Attack the enemy where he is unprepared, appear where you are not expected.

Scientists find new therapeutic targets that block as much as 99.5% of cancer metastasis in living cells

This could be a game-changer in medicine.

A million French smokers quit in 2017 thanks to anti-smoking campaigns

Anti-smoking measures really work.

Most common type of childhood leukemia is partly due to lack of exposure to microbes during infancy

After a century-long debate, doctors think they finally know what’s causing ALL.