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CDC report spotlights HPV, high risk of cancers

Human papillomavirus (HPV) is the most common sexually transmitted infection in the United States. Some types can cause health problems including cancers. The results of a study released by the CDC on April 6 show…

Aspirin may reduce risk of death from cancer

Move over, apple, and make room for another health trooper. An aspirin a day may keep cancer away. Researchers followed 86,206 women from 1980 to 2012 and 43,977 men from 1986 to 2012. Baseline aspirin use…

Canada is set to legalize marijuana by July 1, 2018

Canada is set to legalize marijuana by July 1, 2018, according to news reports, citing the week of April 10 for legislation to be introduced to Parliament. According to the CBC report, the country’s marijuana…

Color-change test may advance AMACR, cancer research

Researchers know that patients with several types of cancer, including prostate cancer, have higher than normal levels of a protein called AMACR, and that the protein is linked to the aggressiveness of cancer. Lowering levels…

New study suggests Vitamin D decreases risk of cancer

Vitamin D and calcium, long recognized as important for bone health, have attracted clinical interest in recent years for their potential nonskeletal benefits, including cancer prevention. Now, according to a study conducted by Creighton University…

CancerLocator identifies disease from blood sample

Researchers at the University of California-Los Angeles have developed a computer program that can simultaneously detect cancer and identify from a patient’s blood sample where in the body the cancer is located. The scientists call…

Last grandson of Flexner Report backer dead at 101

David Rockefeller, the last surviving grandson of John D. Rockefeller and a man who wielded vast influence around the world, died on Monday in Pocantico Hills, New York. He was 101. From The New York…

Monsanto cannot say Roundup does not cause cancer

Monsanto may be the boogeyman after all. On March 10, the chemical monolith lost a court challenge to keep glyphosate off California’s public list of cancer-causing chemicals. Now, there is physical evidence Monsanto and an…

Molecule may prevent spread of ovarian cancer

New diagnosis of ovarian cancer are expected to surpass 22,000 in 2017, according to the American Cancer Society. The fifth-most deadly cancer among women, ovarian cancer is No. 1 among cancers of the female reproductive…

Colorectal cancer on the rise among young Americans

Based on the latest SEER statistics from the National Cancer Institute, there were an estimated 1,177,556 people living with colorectal cancer in the United States in 2013. Colon and rectum cancer represents 8 percent of…

Adoptive T cell ‘clones’ advancing immunotherapy

As immunotherapy gains traction in the fight against cancer, researchers continue to probe the benefits of adoptive T cells. In 2015, a team of scientists from Johns Hopkins School of Medicine infused specific cytotoxic T cells…

Scientists tag cancer cells that lack suitable receptors

Researchers have discovered a way to tag cancer cells of tumors that are difficult to target because they lack suitable receptors. The team — including scientists from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and research…

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