The findings show it’s never too late to quit.
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The study found that ex-smokers had four times the amount of "normal" protective cells than smokers.
Donated tissue samples are often used in research to help create new methods of diagnosis and treatment.
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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.
Former governor general David Johnston invests Toronto scientist Janet Rossant as a Companion of the Order of Canada during a ceremony at Rideau Hall in Ottawa in 2016.
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Canada's female scientists are superstars in their fields yet most Canadians have never heard of them. On International Day for Women in Science, it's time to give them the recognition they deserve.
In this Dec. 3, 2014 photo, liver cancer patient Crispin Lopez Serrano talks to an oncology nurse at a hospital in Clackamas, Ore.
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Great strides have been made in cancer medicine over decades, but it's important not to forget the growing role that kindness and empathy play in good care.
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We need to ensure cancer research addresses what matters most.
Family members often become primary caregivers for loved ones with Alzheimer’s disease.
The first clinical trial examining a drug to treat Alzheimer's was begun 30 years ago. There is still no cure and no known way to prevent the disease. Two factors may contribute to that.
Advances in breast cancer research in the last decade has introduced new treatment regimes.
The chances of surviving breast cancer are improving everyday due to advanced research and new treatment techniques.
Breast density appears white or bright on mammograms – so do breast cancers.
Women with dense breasts are more likely to develop breast cancer. Density also makes it harder for doctors to detect breast cancer on a mammogram.
Glioblastomas are often resistant to the one type of drug that breaks the blood-brain barrier.
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.
There are ways non-scientists can assess if the research underlying big claims about cancer cures stacks up.
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Cancer is big news; we often hear of some kind of cure for some version of the illness. But whether it’s a “natural cure” or a promising molecule on its way to becoming a new medicine, there are ways non-scientists…
The answer’s in there somewhere …
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Imagine trying to follow a complex novel many times longer than War and Peace with hundreds of characters and twists. With every cancer having a unique story hidden inside its genetic code, this is similar…
A protein that regulates height could be used to treat diseases such as cancer and diabetes, according to new Australian…
A small molecule, which works by “tricking” proteins into binding with it, has been effective in stopping the growth of cancer…
Cancer drugs like trastuzumab may not have been approved under the proposed rules.
The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) has published new draft proposals laying out major changes to the way it assesses whether new medicines offer value for money for the NHS. These…
Jerry Adams to receive top award for cancer research.
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One of Australia’s leading experts on cancer therapy at a molecular level is to receive a top research honour by the Australian…
Chemical engineers from the University of New South Wales have synthesised a new iron oxide nanoparticle that delivers cancer…
Focal therapy targets and kills only the index cancer calls using heat, cold, or electric currents.
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If you or someone close to you has lived with prostate cancer, you’ve probably come across dozens of emerging treatments in your hours of Googling. One such treatment, focal therapy, has been dubbed the…
Cancer researchers are not shy of using nanotechnology. Their work is making promising headway into developing safer and more effective treatments. And now, new developments in the area mean that the general…
A lot of cancer researchers shy away from researching cancers where they can’t see a clear research path going forward 10 or 15 years, the author of the report said.
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Australia’s mortality rate for all cancers has dropped 28% in 20 years, new figures show, but progress has been slow in the…