This image shows pancreatic cancer cells (blue) growing, encased within membranes (red).
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Many tumors have cancer stem cells that help them grow and evade treatments. Differentiation therapy forces these cells to mature, stopping growth with less toxicity than traditional treatments.
While the gut microbiome has gotten much of the spotlight, the microbes in the lungs also play an important role in health.
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Disruptions to the lung microbiome are linked to a number of respiratory conditions in both children and adults.
Some strains of the human papilloma virus (HPV) have been associated with cancers, especially cervical cancer.
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Some cancers are actually caused by viruses that linger for long periods in the body, or cause physical damage that later turns cancerous.
Genes and environments almost always combine to influence our risk of diseases. Research in twins has helped us understand how.
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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.
This treatment could one day hold promise for those with this rare type of cancer.
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Promising results in mice show this rare form of cancer could be treated using the same drugs already used against one type of leukaemia.
A leukemia cell.
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Our team found that chemotherapy can be made more successful by treating nearby ‘normal’ cells with protein-blocking drugs in lymphoma and leukemia.
Clive James, seen here before his leukaemia diagnosis, died recently at the age of 80.
Writer, broadcaster and commentator Clive James never missed an opportunity to educate his audience. That included raising awareness of leukaemia.
Cheryl Praeger was awarded the 2019 Prime Minister’s Prizes for Science. She has spent more than four decades inspiring a love for maths in others, and has created a vast body of academic work in the process.
The prizes are among the country’s most prestigious accolades for science-related achievements. This year marks their 20th anniversary.
Google co-founder Sergey Brin arrives for the Breakthrough Prize in Life Sciences awards on Dec. 12, 2013, in Moffett Field, Calif. The Breakthrough Prize in Life Sciences recognizes excellence in research aimed at curing intractable diseases and extending human life.
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The nomination deadline for science’s most lucrative prize – the Breakthrough Prize – is looming. Why has no Canadian ever received this prize, despite groundbreaking discoveries?
AML under the microscope.
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Improvements in survival rates for acute myeloid leukaemia have failed to keep pace with other leukaemias. That may be about to change.
Most common childhood cancers are leukemia and Hodgkin lymphoma.
Most children who have cancer live in the developing world where their survival rate is less than 25%. In Kenya awareness about childhood cancer is low and treatment isn’t always readily available.
Our blood flows through our every organ and gives us life. So problems can have wide-ranging consequences.
An overview of the most common problems in our blood: bleeding disorders, clotting disorders and cancer.
Chronic Myeloid Leukaemia develops silently often with no symptoms, particularly in the early stages.
One of the confirmed causes of Chronic myeloid leukaemia is contact with an atomic weapon or nuclear radiation. Other risks factors of this type of cancer are still being established.
Age-standardised cancer death rates have been falling in Australia.
Currently, seven cancer types are listed in the top 20 causes of death in Australia. These are cancers of the lung, blood and lymph, bowel, prostate, breast, pancreas, skin and some childhood cancers.
Radiation exposure as a child can increase cancer risk later in life. But by how much?
Chernobyl is already responsible for up to 5,000 cases of cancer in Europe.
Dark past, but looking to the future.
Innovative new drugs to treat cancer frequently make the headlines, either due to great success or controversy, as pharmaceutical companies get lambasted for selling the drugs at too high a price for state…
Babies who develop leukaemia in their first few years of life seem to inherit a rare combination of genes from their parents…