Cancer Research

Cancer Is The Leading Cause Of Death In High-Income Countries, And That's A Public Health Win

Two statistical analyses looked at common disease incidence, hospitalization and death, plus modifiable cardiovascular risk factors in middle-aged adults across 21 High-Income, Middle-Income, and Low-Income Countries and found that cancer is now the leadin ...

Article - News Staff - Sep 6 2019 - 9:56am

Death By Stereotype: Do Unmarried Cancer Patients Get Inferior Care?

When it comes to getting treatment for cancer treatment, your marital status could be making a significant difference in the level of medical care you get, finds a new analysis. The stakes are high, given that 45 percent (<111 million) U.S. adults are u ...

Article - News Staff - Sep 17 2019 - 9:49am

Just In Time For Halloween- Garlic Wards Off Vampires And Is Good For Your Heart Too

Any movie buff knows that garlic spooks vampires and thus keeps you from losing blood. Less well known is that eating garlic may keep your blood pressure at safe levels also. A new study from the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) shows this protect ...

Article - News Staff - Oct 8 2019 - 10:13pm

Why ERs End Up With So Many Cancer Patients: Poor Palliative Care For Their Pain

There are 15 million people living with cancer in just the United States and it is painful. The huge downside to CDC claiming that recreational fentanyl use is an opioid epidemic is that they have stigmatized legitimate pain patients and their care- and so ...

Article - News Staff - Oct 29 2019 - 9:29am

Genetically Edited White Blood Cells Are Already Helping Fight Cancer

For the first time in the United States, a gene editing tool has been used to treat advanced cancer in three patients and showed promising early results in a pilot phase 1 clinical trial. So far the treatment appears safe, and more results are expected so ...

Article - The Conversation - Nov 20 2019 - 5:01am

Sometimes It Is Lupus- And Here Is What Cancer Scientists Just Discovered

Blocking a key regulator of the immune system helps unleash the body's natural defenses against several forms of cancer, a discovery which opened up a new era of cancer immunotherapy.  Now researchers have flipped this script and found that, when impa ...

Article - News Staff - Dec 12 2019 - 11:36am

High BMI Linked To Both Increased Cancer And Improved Cancer Survival

A high body mass index (BMI), a measure of weight relative to height, has been linked to cancer, diabetes, and cardiovascular diseases, and that has led to guidelines based on low BMI, despite it being a population-level statistical correlation with little ...

Article - News Staff - Dec 30 2019 - 3:20pm

Gay, Bisexual Men Get More Skin Cancer

Results from the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS), using data collected from annual questionnaires from 2014 to 2018, finds that rates of skin cancer were higher among gay and bisexual men compared to heterosexual men but lower among bise ...

Article - News Staff - Feb 12 2020 - 10:01pm

18% Fewer Deaths Since 2013: Melanoma Treatment Has Been A Huge Public Health Victory

In the 1980s, as tanning beds became a craze, melanoma rates began to climb. Since cancer often takes time to develop deaths due to melanoma peaked in 2013 but thanks to immunotherapy, less risky behavior, and earlier detection, rates dropped 18 percent wi ...

Article - News Staff - Mar 19 2020 - 5:29pm

No Digit: Rectal Exams Aren't The Best Way To Find Prostate Cancer

Three prime ministers and nearly three years ago, “first bloke” Tim Mathieson caused a brouhaha with his advice on prostate cancer screening: We can get a blood test for it, but the digital examination is the only true way to get a correct reading on your ...

Article - The Conversation - Mar 22 2020 - 11:05pm