Telomeres on a chromosome.
Detailed images of the anti-ageing enzyme telomerase are a drug designer's dream
A California judge ruled coffee should carry a cancer warning label but the evidence says something very different.
Screening and monitoring can catch precancerous cells before they turn into cancer.
A diagnosis of precancerous cells isn't a cause for panic, but it does mean you should keep a close eye on your health.
When British parents are informed of the risks of HPV, they want their sons to be vaccinated against the virus.
Immunotherapy works by increasing the magnitude or quality of the patient’s own immune response.
Immunotherapy drugs work by increasing the patient's own immune response. The most successful examples of immunotherapies are drugs that act as antibodies, of which Keytruda is one.
A new study calls for additional support from government, employers and the medical profession for cancer survivors wanting to return to work.
Australia loses nearly A$2 billion of GDP every year due to people with cancer leaving the workforce.
A new silver-based compound that is less toxic with fewer side effects could hold the key to crippling cancer.
Many men who have prostate cancer will die with it, rather than of it.
Since the 1980s, PSA tests have been used for the diagnosis and follow-up of prostate cancer. However, its use as a screening test for prostate cancer remains controversial.
People who are unable to tan and who have moles on their skin are among those at heightened risk of developing melanoma.
Australians over the age of 40 can now calculate their risk of developing melanoma with a new online test.
More than half of Australians consume too much sugar.
The research shows a link between high-sugar diets and diseases such as dementia and cancer. It doesn't show that sugar causes them, but it's compelling enough to prompt us to cut down on sugar.
Bryant and May match girls strike committee, 1888.
TUC Library Collections, London Metropolitan University
These female workers had their health destroyed by a horrific disease known as 'phossy jaw'. It caused their jaw bones to glow in the dark and rot away.
Many people aren’t aware of the long-term risks alcohol poses to health.
The growing list of alcohol-related diseases includes bowel cancers, mouth and oesophageal cancers, breast cancers, heart disease, respiratory infections and mental health problems.
Collaborations between mathematicians, cancer biologists and clinical oncologists enable both rapid cost-effective testing of cancer drug combinations, and deeper understanding of cancer drug resistance.
Cancer is the second leading cause of death globally. Mathematicians have joined the fight, developing models to both test cancer drug combinations and understand chemotherapy drug resistance.
The researchers looked at cancer occurrence in those exposed to higher intakes of ultra-processed foods, compared to lower intakes.
The study showed that every 10% increase in consumption of ultra-processed food was linked to a 12% increase in developing some types of cancers. But it didn't show the processed food caused cancers.
The latest study linking diet with cancer has many flaws.
Fluorescent lights do emit UV, but not enough to harm human health.
The internet conspiracists are half right: most lights we have inside do emit UV, but not enough to harm us.
Former governor general David Johnston invests Toronto scientist Janet Rossant as a Companion of the Order of Canada during a ceremony at Rideau Hall in Ottawa in 2016.
THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
Canada's female scientists are superstars in their fields yet most Canadians have never heard of them. On International Day for Women in Science, it's time to give them the recognition they deserve.
Scientists may have discovered why cancer incidence rises with age, and it's got more to do with the immune system than people thought.
End of life care isn’t just about dying, it’s about living too.
Half of all patients diagnosed with cancer in the UK still die of the disease.
While cervical screening has saved countless lives, we overscreen in Canada. Women don’t need to be screened until the age of 25 for cervical cancer.
Medical research suggests cervical cancer screening for women under the age of 25 has little impact. Women should therefore be screened at a later age, and less often.