A cancer diagnosis is one of the scariest of all. The pain and fear are worsened by a confusing landscape of bills, opaque billing systems and changing insurance rules, rates and reimbursements.
Seeing cancer in 'high-resolution' could improve personalised medicine.
Cancer treatment could be revolutionised by the discovery of the origin cells which divide first.
A recent study found that many people who have survived a cancer diagnosis do not like to be called 'survivor.' As World Cancer Day is observed on Feb. 4, their wishes are something to think about.
When you think of viruses, you might think of the horrible illnesses they cause, like flu or Ebola. But now researchers are learning how to use the unique traits of viruses to treat disease.
The NHS's plan to offer genome sequencing to the general public, for a fee, raises many important questions.
Most cases of breast cancer are related to environmental causes. When we talk about climate change, we must not forget this part of the story.
A few decades ago Boston Harbor was one of the nation's dirtiest water bodies. Now, healthier fish in the harbor underscore that a multibillion-dollar cleanup has succeeded.
Male and female tumors are different. Researchers are now hoping to exploit these sex-specific differences to treat brain cancer. This might improve survival for everyone.
The cornerstone of our adaptive immune system is the ability to remember the various infections we have encountered. Quite literally, if it doesn’t kill you, it makes your immune system stronger.
As you age, your body deteriorates and your risk of disease and injury increases. Here's a decade by decade guide to what you're up against – and what you can do about it.
Chlorine has been used to disinfect drinking water for more than a hundred years. But new alternatives may be safer.
Developing drugs is typically the domain of large pharmaceutical companies. But here is an example of drug development for a rare pediatric brain cancer that was done in a university setting.
Around 63,000 people with cancer want to work but are unable to through lack of support. Three important things need to happen to help them.
The Gila monster gave humans a treatment for diabetes. What other medical miracles are we losing by failing to protect wildlife and ecosystems?
Our research has found that cancer DNA forms a unique structure when placed in water. We used this finding to develop a test that can detect cancerous DNA in less than ten minutes.
Neutrons can penetrate through matter, which means they can be harnessed for all sorts of important work.
I have worked on this problem for many years, and to be honest it still blows my mind to really think about just how complex it is.
From weekend walks with your doctor to free gym memberships, there is a global movement afoot.
How a price-hiking "meat tax" could prevent 220,000 deaths and save more than US$40 billion in health care costs around the world every year.