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Breast cancer 'revolution' could spare early stage patients from chemotherapy
4 Jun 2018
A new breast cancer study is hailed as a revolution in fighting the disease. Also, the Guardian looks at what it calls a rise in ugly designer footwear!
Mobile phones and cancer
9 May 2018
A malignant brain tumour in mobile phone users has doubled in the last two decades. The Journal of Public Health and Environment links the rise of brain cancer (gliomas) to mobile phone use.
Oldest known cancer cases found in Egyptian mummies
29 Mar 2018
The world's oldest known cases of breast cancer and multiple myeloma have been discovered in the remains of mummies in the pharaonic necropolis of Qubbet el-Hawa in the Egyptian city of Aswan.
Cancer treatment advancement
23 Mar 2018
Some medical experts have designed a vaccine that boosts the immune system’s ability to track down and kill cancer cells immediately they start to appear.
Stolen youth: Living with cancer as a teenager
22 Feb 2018
Every year, more than 150,000 children around the world are diagnosed with cancer. Nineteen-year-old Katharina Pohlenz is one of those struggling with the disease. For seven years now, the fight to recover has dominated her life.
New Zealand great Colin Meads dies after battle against cancer
20 Aug 2017
Man voted greatest All Black of 20th century dies aged 81 after fight against cancer.
'Silence of the Lambs'' Jonathan Demme dies aged 73
27 Apr 2017
Jonathan Demme, the eclectic movie director whose work ranged from thrillers like "The Silence of the Lambs" to documentaries on leading musicians, died Wednesday of cancer, his publicist said.
Obama signs 21st Century Cures Act
14 Dec 2016
President Barack Obama signs the 21st Century Cures Act, which will combat the opioid epidemic, support various health initiatives, improve mental health care and increase cancer research funding.
The Kardashians give back
23 Nov 2016
Kris Jenner, Khloe and Kourtney Kardashian make a donation to the Gabrielle's Angel Foundation for Cancer Research.
VP Biden discusses White House Cancer Moonshot
29 Oct 2016
U.S. Vice President Joe Biden discusses the road ahead for the White House’s Cancer Moonshot initiative, laying out innovative research cooperation on curing cancer with NASA and IBM.
Cancer 'smoke alarm' could aid early diagnosis
15 Oct 2016
Science & Tech
Scientists in Britain hope a simple blood test could one day act as a 'smoke alarm' for early detection of cancer by spotting mutated blood cells that could indicate the disease at a very early stage.
Obama urges Congress to approve Zika funding
27 Aug 2016
U.S. President Barack Obama urges Congress to take action against Zika as more cases of the mosquito-borne virus are reported in Florida.