Special Ointments Can Remove Large Birthmarks and Prevent Skin Cancer

Researchers from Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) have discovered several drugs can be applied to the skin to remove moles and prevent skin cancer. New treatment can help regress congenital giant nevi Skin cancer is the most common type of cancer in the United States. Every day, roughly 9,500 individuals in the United States are diagnosed … Read more

Large Study Found a Strange Link Between Eating Fish And Skin Cancer

More than 3 billion people around the world rely on fish for food. Fish are a favored source of protein and healthy fats in highly recommended diets, like Mediterranean and Nordic. But new research suggests that as with all things, too much good fish could also be a bad thing. A large, long-term study of … Read more

Eating fish has been linked to an increase in skin cancer risk – but that doesn’t mean we should take it off the menu

Credit: CC0 Public Domain You would not expect fish and melanoma to be in the same headline – but they were last week. Researchers in the United States reported a higher risk of developing melanoma, a common type of potentially deadly skin cancer, in people who ate a relatively large amount of fish. The researchers … Read more

The Double Advantage of Killer T-Cells To Prevent Cancer Metastases

Killer-T cells (green) attack lymphatic vessels (red) in tumors and induce their death (cell death marker in white). Credit: UNIGE – Robert Pick / Stéphanie Hugues University of Geneva scientists highlight the unexpected effect of certain immunotherapies to prevent cancer metastases. Tumors rely on a specific structure, the tumor stroma, to grow. This includes blood … Read more

Weight Loss Surgery Can Lower Some of Your Cancer Risk Too, Study Finds

For people with obesity, bariatric surgery is by far the most effective way to lose weight and keep it off, albeit also the most invasive. While diets have been shown scientifically to not work long-term for the vast majority of people, making the stomach much smaller through surgical means is incredibly effective – one study … Read more

Weight-Loss Surgery Slashes Cancer Risk and Mortality in People With Obesity

According to new research, obese people were twice as likely to develop certain types of cancer and 3.5x more likely to die from it, than those who had weight-loss surgery. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 41.9% of US adults are obese, with 9.2% severely obese. Obesity contributes to a wide array … Read more

Every Single Patient in This Small Experimental Drug Trial Saw Their Cancer Disappear

In what appears to be a very promising breakthrough for the treatment of rectal cancer, a small drug trial conducted in the US found every patient treated in the experiment had their cancer successfully go into remission. The medication given, called dostarlimab and sold under the brand name Jemperli, is an immunotherapy drug used in … Read more

Tracking Down ‘Hidden DNA’ in The Blood Could Help Some Cancer Patients Avoid Chemo

Chemotherapy is an incredible tool for annihilating cancer cells, but our regular cells end up in the crossfire, which can result in life-altering side effects. Chemotherapy or chemo for short is not always required for successful treatment either, but how to tell if someone requires it can be both an art and a science. Now, … Read more

New Treatment for Highly Aggressive Blood Cancer

A new study has identified a possible target for treating juvenile myelomonocytic leukemia, a highly aggressive blood cancer. Research into a type of blood cancer called juvenile myelomonocytic leukemia suggests anti-inflammatory treatment as a possible new therapy for the disease Juvenile myelomonocytic leukemia (JMML) is most common in children under the age of four. 10% … Read more

The dream of a universal cancer vaccine… we’re getting closer | Science & Tech

In recent years, the forefront of cancer research has focused, not on the inside of the tumor, but on everything that surrounds it. Oncologists call this the microenvironment: a microscopic world that is still poorly understood. Tumor cells advance by latching on to new blood vessels, which feed their peculiar growth. In many cases, bacteria … Read more