Cancer Research

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

Why Some Prostate Cancers Are More Aggressive

Why are some prostate cancers are more aggressive and result in death when others can be treated? The answer could mean more optimal treatment; aggressive forms could still get the full treatment while less harmful forms can get a less damaging approach. ...

Article - News Staff - Mar 23 2020 - 7:31am

Lung Cancer Trials From Industry Aren't More Biased, But They Are Better

Clinical trials in the modern regulatory environment are so expensive that many companies with a product that is going into a phase III clinical trial will just sell out to a Big Pharma company that can afford it. It's a necessary, yet somehow despise ...

Article - News Staff - Mar 26 2020 - 7:01am