Most doctors and nurses agree exercise is beneficial but don’t routinely prescribe exercise as part of their patients’ cancer treatment plan.
Photo credit: Exercise Oncology Team at Australian Catholic University
Historically the advice to cancer patients was to rest and avoid activity. We now know this advice may be harmful to patients, and that every person with cancer would benefit from exercise medicine.
Our new study has found that people who suffer from severe mental illness are at a much higher risk of dying from preventable diseases and conditions.
Cancer is the leading cause of death in the world.
Julio C. Valencia, NCI Center for Cancer Research
Synthetic biology allows us to engineer biological cells. This could help us tackle cancer in remarkable ways.
Caring for a friend or family member can be highly challenging.
The UK has one of the most developed palliative care services in the world, yet people still miss out.
Prostate cancer cell, viewed with a scanning electron microscope.
Cancer doesn't just grow uncontrollably. It has a smarter strategy than that.
Paradoxically, people who know the real causes of cancer are also the most likely to believe in mythical causes of it.
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.