Nov 19, 2015

Many children with cancer born at risk: U.S. study

Gene sequencing of more than 1,000 children and adolescents diagnosed with cancer found that as many as 8.5 percent were born with genes that increase their risk of developing cancer, U.S. researchers said on Wednesday. Of the children with cancer risk genes, only 40 ...

Nov 6, 2015

Robot to attend school for 10-year-old cancer patient

A girl who is undergoing cancer treatment will be able to attend school with the help of a robot. Ten-year-old Peyton Walton will soon undergo five weeks of treatment at Memorial Sloan Cancer Center in New York, according to WRC-TV ( ). During that ...

Nov 5, 2015

Case for testing cancer in blood builds, one study at a time

Two new studies published on Wednesday of patients with breast and prostate cancers add to growing evidence that detecting bits of cancer DNA circulating in the blood can guide patient treatment. Enthusiasm is building for “liquid biopsies,” which offer a noninvasive alternative to standard ...

Bacon fans brush off WHO cancer warning

Oct 31, 2015

Bacon fans brush off WHO cancer warning

Standing at the meat counter at a Mariano’s grocery store in Chicago, a half-dozen customers bantered with the butchers about the recent World Health Organization (WHO) report linking processed meat to colorectal cancer. “Give me two pounds (0.9 kg) of bacon,” said Roland Marks, ...

Meat industry braces for WHO cancer verdict

Oct 24, 2015

Meat industry braces for WHO cancer verdict

As international health experts prepare to publish a report on potential cancer risks linked to red and processed meat, industry groups are bracing for a damaging blow to consumer confidence. The World Health Organization’s International Agency for Research on Cancer gathered health experts in ...