Tag - cancer



Emperor Naruhito visits the Francis Crick Institute in London on Wednesday.
Jun 27, 2024
Japan's Emperor Naruhito visits medical research center in London
Along with working to break down barriers between scientific disciplines to further disease research, the center also supports a number of U.K.-Japan partnerships.
The University of Tokyo in the capital's Bunkyo Ward
JAPAN / Science & Health
Jun 21, 2024
Japanese team uses AI to predict cancer risk from fatty liver images
The model has proved that it can predict cancer onset risk with 82.3% accuracy, researchers have said.
As the world marks World No Tobacco Day on Friday, debate is growing over passive smoking in one crucial space that remains unregulated: private homes.
JAPAN / Science & Health
May 30, 2024
In Japan, neighborly debates light up over secondhand smoke
Passive smoking has become a concern because many people live in multiunit apartment buildings or small houses with little space between them.
The National Cancer Center Hospital in Tokyo
JAPAN / Science & Health
May 15, 2024
Rare kidney cancer mutation found in 70% of Japan patients, study shows
Its cause of the mutation, found in a type of cancer also prevalent in parts of Europe, is unclear, prompting scientists to consider unknown factors.
Lung cancer causes about 76,000 deaths in Japan each year, and about 1.8 million deaths worldwide.
JAPAN / Science & Health
Apr 16, 2024
Japan study shows link between passive smoking and lung cancer
The study shows how passive smoking causes genetic mutations, providing further evidence of the harmful effects of secondhand smoke.
Preliminary results from new research offer hope in the fight against glioblastoma, the terrible form of cancer that took the lives of Arizona Sen. John McCain and U.S. President Joe Biden’s son, Beau.
Mar 28, 2024
This brain cancer breakthrough should excite you
Recent research shows progress in using the immune system to combat glioblastoma, a deadly form of brain cancer.
The mortality rate of junior high school graduates is around 1.4 times higher than that of those who graduated from universities, according to a survey by the National Cancer Center Japan, indicating that risk factors differ depending on education level.
JAPAN / Society
Mar 28, 2024
Estimated mortality rates by education level released in Japan
A gap between junior high school graduates and those who went through higher education has been found.
Catherine, Princess of Wales, received an outpouring of global sympathy after her video message on Friday revealed she was undergoing preventative chemotherapy.
WORLD / Society
Mar 25, 2024
Wild theories persist despite U.K. royal Catherine's cancer revelation
Conspiracy theorists continue to push claims of digital manipulation, cancer misinformation and anti-vaccine myths on social media.
Britain's Prince William and Princess Catherine attend a ceremony in November.
Mar 24, 2024
U.K. royal Catherine 'touched' by support after cancer announcement
Kate said she was undergoing preventive chemotherapy after tests done following her major abdominal surgery in January revealed cancer had been present.
Britain's Catherine, Princess of Wales, appears in this still image taken from video released Friday in which she announced that she is undergoing preventative chemotherapy after cancer was found to have been present, following her abdominal surgery in January.
Mar 23, 2024
Catherine’s cancer diagnosis puts U.K. royals on even more uncertain terrain
First King Charles and now Catherine, Princess of Wales, are facing grave health concerns, stretching an already slimmed-down monarchy.
Mary Ann Eduarte at her home in Montalban, Rizal, the Philippines.
Mar 15, 2024
Cancer patients in the Philippines falling for alternative 'cures'
The trend was fueled by the COVID-19 pandemic, when health care systems were overwhelmed and many were too scared to visit a hospital.
AI Medical Service's artificial intelligence-based endoscopic diagnostic support system is designed to help detect stomach cancer at an early stage.
Mar 7, 2024
Tokyo startup looks to AI to boost gastrointestinal cancer detection
AI Medical Service thinks it can use Japan’s strengths in endoscopy to boost diagnosis of a condition responsible for 1 in 3 cancer deaths globally.
Machine learning could assist in cancer research by flagging papers likely to fail replication attempts, potentially improving the quality control process.
Feb 21, 2024
The scandals rocking cancer science matter to your health
Trouble emerged years before the most recent scandal in which investigators found data manipulation in a slew of high-profile cancer research papers.
Britain's King Charles leaves the London Clinic with Britain's Queen Camilla after receiving treatment for an enlarged prostate, in London on Jan. 29.
Feb 6, 2024
King Charles diagnosed with cancer just 18 months into his reign
Buckingham Palace said that the king would postpone public-facing duties while he undergoes treatment.
A bottle of Bayer AG Roundup brand weedkiller concentrate
BUSINESS / Companies
Jan 31, 2024
Bayer faces billions in Roundup claims as legal strategy falls short
In the firm's biggest courtroom loss so far, a jury awarded $2.25 billion to a former user who blamed his cancer diagnosis on exposure to the herbicide.
Inspectors analyze saliva collected with test kits at SalivaTech.
JAPAN / Science & Health / Regional Voices: Tohoku
Jan 8, 2024
Tohoku startup offers way to detect cancer early using saliva
SalivaTech's SalivaChecker is a test kit that provides high-precision analysis of around 10 types of salivary metabolites.
Smart chemotherapy is in the spotlight again as Big Pharma invests billions in next-generation cancer drugs.
Dec 29, 2023
Targeted cancer drugs finally live up to the hype
The newfound understanding of how these cancer drugs work could lead to broader applications in treating various tumors
People with triple-negative breast cancers account for 10% to 20% of all breast cancer cases in Japan.
JAPAN / Science & Health
Nov 16, 2023
Heart failure drugs may help prevent breast cancer relapse: Japanese study
The study, conducted by a team of Japanese researchers, could lead to the future development of a therapy for patients with triple-negative breast cancer.
As a young man, preserving the 400-year-old Ueda Soko Ryu tea ceremony school, which had survived the 1945 atomic bombing of Hiroshima, was always on Soko Ueda's mind.
Nov 11, 2023
‘Life is for being who I am — not who others expect me to be’
A soon-to-be 17th-generation tea ceremony grandmaster shares the journey he took in embracing his family heritage and preserving a Hiroshima tradition.
Single-use bathing wear that comes in the form of a blouse or a dress
JAPAN / Society / Regional Voices: Kyushu
Nov 6, 2023
Breast cancer survivors face tough time at public baths
It is customary in Japan not to take clothing or towels into the water at public baths, and some facilities make it a rule for hygienic reasons.


Traditional folk rituals like Mizudome-no-mai (dance to stop the rain) provide a sense of agency to a population that feels largely powerless in the face of the climate crisis.
As climate extremes intensify, Japan embraces ancient weather rituals