Palliative radiation therapy can improve a cancer patient's life, by alleviating pain and other symptoms. Unfortunately, some doctors associate the term with end-of-life care and fail to refer people.
Multidisciplinary rehabilitation teams could help cancer survivors to recover from the toxic side-effects of their treatments and return to their lives.
The global cancer burden especially in developing countries is exacerbated by the high cost of treatment.
A new study reveals how many patient groups lobby for new drugs to be funded by public plans in Canada -- all while receiving funding from the companies manufacturing the drugs in question.
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.