Radiotherapy offers new treatment avenues for liver cancer

A new study brings new hope for liver cancer therapy. Doctors have successfully used a novel radiotherapy technique to deliver high doses of radiation to tumors while sparing the surrounding normal tissue. The treatment shows great promise for patients with early-stage liver cancer. Liver cancer is a fairly uncommon but serious type of cancer (especially in its primary stage, that is

Human skin bacteria might protect against skin cancer, scientists say

Maybe you should stop using antibacterial soap.

Doctors remove what’s possibly world’s largest brain tumor from Indian man’s skull

It was like the tumor “sat like a head on top of another head,” doctors recalled.  

Novel cancer ‘assassin’ discovered: Huntington’s Disease

Repetitive RNA molecules found in Huntington’s disease are toxic to cancerous cells.

Strong link found between ultra-processed foods and cancer

Bottom line: cut down on the processed foods.

New cancer vaccine successfully eliminates tumors in mice

This could be BIG.

Scientists inch closer to having a universal cancer blood test

This could be a game changer.

Gene mutation doesn’t make women diagnosed with breast cancer more likely to die

A gene mutation that makes it likely for women to develop breast cancer doesn’t actually make the disease worse.

Fluffy robot duck plans to befriend and comfort children with cancer

…I want one too.

Alcohol byproduct causes DNA mutations that might lead to cancer

An alcohol metabolite, acetaldehyde, caused significant DNA  alterations in mice stem cells.

Almost half of all US cancers can be prevented through lifestyle, study shows

Put that cigarette down, skip the beer, and eat more fruits and veggies — your cancer risk will go down dramatically.

Many cancer survivors are still battling with PTSD

As if cancer wasn’t problematic enough…

Even casual drinking increases cancer risk

Put that glass down, researchers warn.

Scientists figure out how many mutations it takes for healthy cells to turn cancerous

This could be a revolution in cancer prevention and therapy.

Bacterial defenders discovered inside cancer cells, breaking down chemo drugs

Tricksy hobbitses!

Nanomachines destroy cancer by drilling holes into it

Zap the cancer away.

Blood test can find cancer even before any symptoms emerge

Genetic sequencing could pave the way for a new age of cancer detection.

Google’s top result for “cure for cancer”says carrot juice is the cure

All you need is carrot juice and beetroot. Sheesh…

Novel method can image cancer spreading at the single-cell level

It’s now possible to see how individual cancer cells move through the body of a mouse.

Dogs will sniff out stomach cancer in new Japanese trial

You can trust a dog’s nose.