What causes cancer? A scary truth might be that we have created an environment for it. An anthropologist's search for answers to her own diagnosis raises questions for all of us.
Chemotherapy is the use of drugs to treat cancer. It is often paired with surgery, radiotherapy and immunotherapy in a cancer treatment plan.
Tumour evolution was first identified 40 years ago. We're finally making good progress with it.
Africa is expected to have among the steepest increases in the number of people affected by non-communicable diseases - it needs health care systems that can cope.
One of the confirmed causes of Chronic myeloid leukaemia is contact with an atomic weapon or nuclear radiation. Other risks factors of this type of cancer are still being established.
The composition of bacteria in our gut regulates our immune system. Modifying it - through poo transplants for example - can control cancer risk, as well as response to treatment.
Upping your intake of vegetables and fruits can do more than just reduce your risk of heart disease, diabetes and cancer – it could also help you breathe easier.
Something exciting is going on – no thanks to the supplements industry.
Elephants naturally avoid cancer after 55 million years of evolution. Scientists are studying if they can extract lessons that could help people.
Pedal to the office and your risk of an early death drop by over 40%.
Cancer researchers dream of offering personalized treatments to patients. Can they get there using the same math that drives Netflix recommendations?
Artificial sweeteners used in diet sodas and other low-calorie foods can actually contribute to weight gain and type 2 diabetes. The more you use, the higher the risk.
Why are we so shocked when we, or someone we know, becomes ill? It's time to reclaim sickness as a normal part of life.
Obesity is linked with a host of health outcomes. Both a disease itself and a risk factor linked to many others, we explore the linkages between obesity and cancer.
A new data portal bypasses the big data bottleneck to find targeted therapies for leukaemia.
A gene controlling cell identity in corn kernels is the same one that controls progression to specific cancers in humans. Here's why.
There is a lot of misinformation about the government's new cervical cancer screening program that involves less frequent tests. Here are the facts.
Pancreatic cancer has long been known as the "silent killer" but why is it so difficult to detect?
The newer drugs for hepatitis C might mean fewer people are diagnosed with liver cancer.
Rare diseases may only affect a handful of people but their treatment benefits everyone.