All cancers have a similar DNA pattern that differs from that of non-cancer cells.
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.
iThemba LABS provides support for research and training to all universities.
Neutrons can penetrate through matter, which means they can be harnessed for all sorts of important work.
A lot of people have spent a very long time wondering what causes cancer – and scientists still can’t say for certain why an individual person might have it.
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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.
Clinical research has established exercise as a safe and effective intervention to counteract the adverse physical and psychological effects of cancer and its treatment. The Clinical Oncology Society of Australia is the first to recommend exercise as part of regular cancer care.
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.
Eating meat damages the environment and has been linked with higher risk of disease, but you don't have to go vegan to make a difference to your health and the planet.
A new machine-learning algorithm does more with less.
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The fallout from childhood cancer is much wider than just the patient and their parents.
Pain medication such as oxycodone often helps cancer patients deal with intense pain after treatment, but it also can lead to abuse.
The opioid epidemic has hit parts of Appalachia very hard' places where cancer rates are high. Many patients are surviving cancer treatment only to become addicted.
Bottles of Monsanto’s Roundup weed killer in the United Kingdom, relabelled by activists to highlight the World Health Organization’s judgment that its main ingredient is a probable carcinogen.
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Thousands of people are suing Monsanto, claiming that its Roundup herbicide gave them cancer. A California judge has reduced the first damage award but let the verdict against Monsanto stand.
The science isn’t clear on whether organic foods can lower your risk of cancer. But eating plenty of fruit and veg – however it’s grown – can reduce your risk.
The participants who chose more organically grown foods over 4.5 years had slightly lower rates of cancer. But it doesn't necessarily mean one thing caused the other.
Cutting out pesticides by eating only organic food could slash your cancer risk.
New research suggests people who eat organic plant foods have a reduction in risk of common cancers.
MRI scan of left frontal glioblastoma – an aggressive brain cancer.
When it comes to treating cancer, focus for decades has been on killing the fastest growing cells. New research finds that this approach may be too simple.
A water bridge over the Klip River in Gauteng, South Africa.
Harmful pesticides have been found in the widely consumed sharptooth catfish found in a river that runs through Johannesburg.
Men, who are arguably the least risk-aware when it comes to breast cancer, are largely overlooked in awareness material, and remain ill-informed.
Nuclear reactor on the Hudson River, north of New York City.
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According to most physicists, there is no safe dose of radiation. So why would the EPA consider saying otherwise? Who stands to gain if the EPA declares low-dose radiation harmless?
Many cancer patients have chemotherapy after surgery, but not all of them actually need it.
We have no reliable way of knowing which patients' cancer will return after surgery, so often chemotherapy is given to mop up any remaining cancer cells that may have gone undetected.
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The unique way that human proteins change after they are copied from our DNA gives scientists clues about what causes human disease.
Roundup is the most common weed killer used worldwide.
A US court recently ruled the weed killer Roundup contributed to a former gardener's cancer. Juries don't decide science. The weight of evidence shows Roundup has little association with cancer.
Our risk of cancer is determined by a complex mix of genes, environment and lifestyle factors.
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As we age, our DNA accumulates damage, which can increase our risk of developing
cancer. But our cells work hard to guard against cancer – new research explains how.