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Finding ways to use our immune system to fight cancer could pave the way for personalized cancer treatment. But to get there, we need to overcome some pretty big obstacles.
A group of oncologists have called on cancer patients to challenge the high prices charged by pharmaceutical companies for new cancer drugs.
Hope, fear, and desperation, along with the unique characteristics of the cancer drug market, create a “perfect storm” that continues to drive up prices for cancer drugs.
Overall cancer deaths continue to fall, but some cancers are being left behind.
woman with cancer, from shutterstock.com
The rate of Australians dying from cancer is on a steady, downhill trajectory, thanks to powerful advances made in prevention, diagnosis and treatment of the disease.
The enzyme, DNA methyltransferase (DNMT), in action in the animation, Tagging DNA.
It takes a careful balance between art and science to illustrate the processes that take place within our cells and explain the complexities of epigenetics.
Screening may save lives but it comes with a cost - and sometimes unbearable decisions - that shouldn't be underestimated.
Three weeks of this bloating and it may be time to get checked out.
Bloated by Shutterstock
Many common gynaecological symptoms can also be signs of cancer, so how long should you wait before seeing your doctor?
A new way of matching cancer biomarkers in bodily fluids could lead to produce detection technology that doesn't need expensive labs.
Complex enough – without cancer.
By tampering with the machinery which allows aggressive cancer cells to adapt, we can disrupt their ecosystem.
Melanoma skin cancer.
National Cancer Institute
Immune cells dealing with inflammation can be lured in by nearby cancer cells to grow, but the finding may also mean a new way to kill them.
Intensive sun exposure for marathon runners in the middle of the day could lead to sunburn, skin cancer and cataracts.
Runners have a greater risk of developing skin cancer because they are more likely have sun damage on their skin as a result of chronic sun exposure.
BRCA1 and BRCA2 gene mutations prompted Angelina Jolie to have a preventative double mastectomy and surgery to remove both ovaries.
What if you could take a simple test to reveal your individual risk of developing a range of cancers and hundreds of other diseases?
Employers have a duty to keep their employees safe from the sun.
A real-time hand-held device can help employers measure the impact of the sun on workers.
It’s the compounds in the cannabis that researchers are interested in.
The three Cs that have caused much controversy in research: cancer, cannabis and cannabinoids.
The gift of time makes patients happy.
Much of the fear of cancer arises from a lack of control, so I'm at my happiest when a patient with a new diagnosis comes in bewildered and shaken and leaves my office feeling a modicum of control.
New immunotherapy drugs that enhance the body's natural ability to fight cancer offer several key advantages over previous treatments.
Those buying and selling human breast milk online could be spreading disease without reaping any of the supposed health benefits.
Nowadays only 4% are complete healthy.
Cancer cases are up, deaths are down. What the figures tell us about the second leading cause of disease.
GM herpes virus on the case.
Cold sore by Shutterstock
Take two of medicine's great foes and pit them against each other.
Take one healthy T cell … and modify some things.
If you can't find the specific T cells you need to fight a cancer, make them.
Nanoparticles: small but deadly… to cancer.
New research could into nanoparticles could help deliver drugs straight to the site of tumours and make them more effective when they get there.