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.

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.

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.

Mock lunar dust kills cultured cells, alters DNA — raising concerns about the real thing’s toxicity

Dust 2.no.

Radiotherapy offers new treatment avenues for liver cancer

A new study brings new hope for liver cancer therapy.

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.