Oct 9, 2015

Scientists discover reason why elephants rarely get cancer

Despite their considerable size, elephants rarely get cancer, and scientists said Thursday they have discovered the secret to the creatures’ special protection. It’s in the genes. Elephants have 38 additional modified copies of a gene that encodes p53, a compound that suppresses tumor formation. ...

Oct 2, 2015

Link between tallness, higher cancer risk: study

Being tall is linked to a higher risk of cancer, especially for women, said research Thursday drawn from physical and health data for 5 million people in Sweden. For every 10 centimeters (4 inches) over 100 cm in height, the odds of developing cancer ...

Sep 27, 2015

$100 billion could ensure radiotherapy for all: study

An investment of $97-184 billion could make life-saving radiotherapy accessible to most people who need it by 2035, saving millions of lives, research showed Saturday. Achieving full access to radiotherapy in low- and middle-income countries would save an estimated 27 million “life years” — ...

Detecting breast cancer is not an exact science

| Sep 25, 2015

Detecting breast cancer is not an exact science


Former professional wrestler-turned TV personality Akira Hokuto, 48, made headlines this week when she announced on Wednesday she had been diagnosed with breast cancer. She had surgery to remove her right breast on Thursday. Hokuto revealed in her blog that the diagnosis came as ...

Sep 19, 2015

Traditional medicine feeds China's $2.7 billion cancer fight

With the world’s largest cancer epidemic, China has been one of the most rapidly expanding markets for oncologic drugs for years. Now, an alternative approach is growing about twice as fast: traditional Chinese medicines. Sales of traditional cancer treatments, often containing ingredients as unlikely ...

Sep 2, 2015

Ex-Fukushima No. 1 worker sues Tepco over cancer

A former worker at the Fukushima No. 1 power plant has filed a damages suit against Tokyo Electric Power Co. and others, claiming that he developed cancer due to exposure to radiation after the March 2011 nuclear disaster. His lawyers said Tuesday the suit, ...