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.

Cell maps reveal how the body fights off cancer

Bunch up!

Genetic ‘typos’ may be a more powerful driver of cancer in humans than environmental factors

Worrying.

Cancer death rate down 25% since its 1991 peak

This translates into 2.1 million averted deaths, showing that cancer research and prevention screening works.

Smoking one pack a day causes your lung cells’ DNA to mutate 150 times every year

It’s not just your lungs either.

Why cancer is such a hard nut to crack explained in this infographic

Beating cancer is tough.

Tasmanian devils developing resistance to horrendous infectious face cancer

I’d expect nothing less from the Tasmanian devils.