Genes and environments almost always combine to influence our risk of diseases. Research in twins has helped us understand how.
Tobacco smoking results in DNA changes to a much greater magnitude than vaping
Applying the principles of ecology and evolution could help oncologists anticipate cancer drug resistance and optimize their treatment plans for patients.
Whether these chemicals are harmful to our health depends a lot on what molecules they interact with in our body.
The parasite which causes toxoplasmosis has shown promise in treating difficult tumours in mice.
A diagnosis of metastatic breast cancer means having cancer for the rest of one’s life – a situation with very different needs and concerns compared to earlier stages of the disease.
Every cancer is different. Grouping cancer mutations by their structure and function could help make treatments more personalized.
People who increased their drinking significantly during the pandemic are risking illness.
A food historian spent a month at the Library of Congress trying to answer the question of why we have historically been, and remain, so focused on dietary protein. Here is what she found.
The NanoMslide causes potentially cancerous cells to ‘light up’ with vivid colour contrast. It has already been successful in finding early-stage breast cancer cells in human tissue.
Patients who got in shape before surgery had shorter hospital stays afterwards on average.
More 9/11 responders died from physical and mental health issues after the terrorist attacks than on the day itself. And survivors are still suffering 20 years later.
New studies highlight the difficulties cancer patients have when discussing their illness with family and medical teams.
We owe it to Aboriginal people living near uranium mines to learn more about what’s making them sick.
Artificial cells on tiny microfluidic chips can provide early insight into how new cancer drugs behave in cells, and why certain kinds of cancer are more resistant to chemotherapy treatment.
Black residents of Shelburne, N.S., spent decades living near a dump, worrying about its possible connection to elevated cancer rates. A new study will investigate the dump’s long-term consequences.
Roundup may be taking a beating in the US, where three juries have concluded that it gave plaintiffs cancer, but it’s still widely used around the globe.
Doing at least 75 minutes of vigorous activity per week can be enough to reduce or eliminate some of the health harms of poor sleep.
Only 6,000 women used self-collection in cervical screening between 2017 and 2019, out of about one million women eligible. We need to boost those numbers if we’re ever to eliminate cervical cancer.
Higher doses of radiotherapy for cancer treatment destroy more healthy tissue as well as more tumour cells. Gold nanoparticles sensitize tumours to radiation, making treatment more effective.