By measuring a cancer cell's DNA in the bloodstream, scientists can get a snapshot of the cancer itself, which is referred as a "liquid biopsy".
One in ten cancer patients will face fertility issues after treatment, but less than 50% are given options to preserve fertility. And those who are offered options can face significant cost barriers.
What started with a study of diseases transmitted by mosquitos, could end with a new way of treating cancer.
Humans can more easily tolerate tumours in large or paired organs than in small, critical ones. This could be why the latter have evolved more cancer-fighting mechanisms.
Infectious diseases have plagued Africa for decades. Now, Africa faces the threat of a cancer pandemic -- with a shortage of equipment, doctors and money to treat it.
Scientists are working on a new method to cure cancer and have shown they can genetically program certain bacteria to invade the tumour cells of cancerous mice.
We should celebrate these amazing insects, not splat them.
Glioblastoma is an aggressive form of brain cancer that has a very poor prognosis. Despite the current best therapies half its sufferers survive for 15 months and less than 5% are alive after 5 years.
New research that more isn't better when it comes to chemotherapy mirrors the evolution of surgery approaches to breast cancer that, a few decades ago, were far more radical than now.
Should new understandings of how cancers develop and could be targeted mean we should change the way the scheme registers cancer drugs?
Research shows exercise can improve outcomes of cancer patients while driving down health-care costs.
The cost of cancer drugs is killing patients and it needs to stop
Researchers believe that combining immunotherapy with traditional therapies such as radiation could open up new possibilities for cancer treatment.
The dramatic improvements in survival for children with cancer depend on clinical trials, and these trials depend on parents understanding the possible risks and benefits involved.
Obama's goal of "curing" cancer is unrealistic, simplistic and not achievable. Cancer is a group of more than 100 different diseases for which no single cure will ever be effective.
New treatment options for cancer have flowed from our knowledge of how cells work, including the realisation the patient’s own immune system is a powerful agent in defeating cancer.
Personalised medicine is based on the idea that by understanding the specific molecular code of a person’s disease, and particularly its genetic makeup, we can more accurately tailor treatment.
A growing body of research evidence shows being married greatly increases patients' chances of being cured of cancer.
Keytruda® is the latest drug to be registered in Australia for the treatment of widespread melanoma. But we must wait to see if it meets the cost-effectiveness targets for PBS subsidisation.
After treatment ends, many cancer survivors are left with sexual changes that, when left unaddressed, can become long-term problems.