Heart disease is currently the leading cause of death in the United States, and also one of the leading causes of death worldwide. One in every fourth deaths in the U.S. is a result of heart disease, but medical experts believe that will soon change.
Whether a tumour develops from individual cancer cells and whether metastases are formed depends on many factors in the affected tissue.
Phellodendron amurense is the bark of the Amur cork tree. It's also used in ancient Chinese medicine. Its long history of healing powers is now thought to have the potential to fight pancreatic cancer.
Eighteen-year-old Elana Smith was diagnosed with a rare form of liver cancer when she was 12, known as fibromellar hepatocellular carcinoma. As the disease has relatively no effective drug treatments, according to health officials, a large portion of her liver was removed.
Nearly 14,000 Americans are diagnosed with brain cancer annually. One of the world’s deadliest cancers is under extensive research because the current treatments have proven to be minimally effective.
Broccoli has been known to possess anti-cancer properties through scientific studies. Researchers have found that the combination of two natural compounds can help prolong broccoli’s shelf life and increase the presence of anti-cancer agents.
The amount of money that is spent on medical costs in the last year of life of cancer patients is startling, and some believe it is unnecessary. A new Johns Hopkins University study cites the potential for reducing costs of cancer treatment for end-of-life care without harming patients.
Rare cancers exhibit the characteristic of developing a resistance to chemotherapy drugs, including blood cancers as well as breast, ovarian, lung and lower gastrointestinal cancers. A recent study has shown that this resistance could be reversed.
A recent study shows that young women who smoke could be at a higher risk for developing a common type of breast cancer.
Statistics show that close to 70 percent of patients with advanced breast cancer will experience skeletal metastasis, in which cancer cells migrate to a primary tumor or bone and cause the development of painful fractures and spinal compression. However, much is still unknown about how and why certa...
The largest cancer genetic survey ever conducted is revealing how common gene alterations influence our cancer risk – and the results could potentially enable better prevention and screening.
A national poll revealed that the American public was divided on genetic testing that would predict their likelihood of developing hereditary cancer. Only 35 percent of people said they would compared to 34 percent that said they wouldn’t.