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While we search for a cure, we are still searching for cause. A volunteer hangs bras during a promotion against breast cancer in Switzerland in 2008. Ruben Sprich/Reuters

The mystery of breast cancer

Major causes have been identified for most common cancers, like liver and lung. But we still haven't identified one for breast cancer.
Triple negative breast cancer accounts for one-fifth of breast cancers and usually affects younger women. Image from shutterstock.com

New therapy holds promise for aggressive breast cancers

Australian researchers have developed a new therapy to treat a common and aggressive form of breast cancer and stop the disease…
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Why data from published trials should be made public

TRANSPARENCY AND MEDICINE – A series examining issues from ethics to the evidence in evidence-based medicine, the influence of medical journals to the role of Big Pharma in our present and future health…
Eat your greens and don’t smoke. Flickr/whologwhy.

Survival rates rising for most cancers in Australia

Cancer death rates are falling in Australia even as incidences rise of lung cancer in women and prostate cancer in men, according…

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