New studies highlight the difficulties cancer patients have when discussing their illness with family and medical teams.
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.
Promising results in mice show this rare form of cancer could be treated using the same drugs already used against one type of leukaemia.
Long non-coding RNAs were long thought to serve no purpose. Now, researchers think differently.
Tattoos might be the norm, but Surface Guided RadioTherapy for breast cancer is both more accurate, and doesn’t require a permanent mark.
Neutrons are useful in research and medicine. A proposed neutron production facility could help further Canadian research and provide a source of neutrons for medical purposes.
We show that minute amounts of cancer DNA can be detected in blood more sensitively than ever before.
Following the success of the cervical cancer vaccine, new work on links between viruses and cancers raises promising possibilities.
Our team found that chemotherapy can be made more successful by treating nearby ‘normal’ cells with protein-blocking drugs in lymphoma and leukemia.
Late detection of breast cancer means treatment is often drastic and frightening for patients.
Low-dose CT scans can detect lung cancer in smokers and former smokers at an early and sometimes treatable stage. Why are so few smokers and former smokers getting them?
Cilia appear on nearly every cell in the body and their presence (or lack of) can drastically change our health.
Pancreatic cancer currently has one of the least optimistic prognosis, with just 5% of patients surviving five years after diagnosis. A recent study opens a door to hope.
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.
Cancer treatment could be revolutionised by the discovery of the origin cells which divide first.
People across the country show their support for breast cancer patients and survivors by wearing pink and raising money each October. A recent study of patients suggests ways to help all year.
Academic research brings people close together as they collaborate on shared goals and projects that often last decades. Saying goodbye to a collaborator can be as hard as saying goodbye to family.
Snake oil salesman have been touting black salve for generations. But the evidence doesn’t stack up.
Pediatric cancer is one of the cruelest of diseases, and caregivers develop special skills to help their patients. Research shows that caregivers for adults could learn some things from them.
A cancer is in remission when it can no longer be detected. But we only say it’s cured when it hasn’t come back for a certain time – and that differs for different cancers.