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Lung and thyroid cancers are the least well-funded cancers compared to their global burdens.
A healthy endocannabinoid system is critical to the human body’s immune functions.
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A THC-like substance that occurs naturally in humans and other vertebrates helps maintain immunity, memory, nerve function and more – and research suggests a lack of it can harm health.
Colorectal cancer is the second-leading cause of cancer death. But by finding polyps early on, colonoscopies can detect and prevent the cancer.
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Don’t be confused by recent media reports – colonoscopies are still the best way to detect and prevent colon cancer.
Cancer care research usually focuses on just one of a patient’s social identities.
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Belonging to one or more groups with long-standing social and economic disadvantages increases the risk of cancer diagnoses and death.
Cancer groundshot highlights that investment in improving access to treatments already proven to work saves more lives than discovery of a new treatment.
Globally, most cancer patients die not because they don’t have access to newer drugs, but because they don’t have access to even basic treatments. Cancer groundshot aims to improve treatment access.
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.
Professor Fabian V. Filipp with his team working on precision targeting of malignant melanoma.
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Cancer is a disease of our genes, but resistance to therapy might go beyond cancer mutations. The DNA stays the same, but cancer cells outsmart the drugs by switching their gene activity.
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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