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.
Australians over the age of 40 can now calculate their risk of developing melanoma with a new online test.
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.
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.
The growing list of alcohol-related diseases includes bowel cancers, mouth and oesophageal cancers, breast cancers, heart disease, respiratory infections and mental health problems.
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 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.
The internet conspiracists are half right: most lights we have inside do emit UV, but not enough to harm us.
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.
Half of all patients diagnosed with cancer in the UK still die of the disease.
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.
Great strides have been made in cancer care over the past decades. As World Cancer Day on Feb. 4 approaches, it's important to note the growing role that kindness and empathy play in good care.
It's exciting to think we're on the brink of a genomic revolution in health care. But just because new technology becomes available, it doesn't mean it should automatically be publicly funded.
In 2030, there is a boom in precision medicine, where diseases – from cancer to dementia – are defined and targeted more specifically with a focus on their molecular makeup.
There are several things we can do to speed up the development of new drugs, without putting patients at risk.
Policies encouraging lifestyle changes that reduce the risk of cancer could have positive effects on the economies of BRICS countries.
New research suggests life on Earth became more diverse because of a change in biology related to stem cells, not just rising oxygen levels.
Scientists have made advances in developing a new type of blood test to detect eight of the most common cancers.