Posts Tagged ‘cancer’

Tests Detect Pancreatic Cancer Risk

Monday, May 7th, 2012

People who are at high risk of pancreatic cancer because of a family history of the disease can benefit from a combination of tests that determine if they too are developing the disease, results of a new study suggest. (more…)

Dealing With Genital Warts

Tuesday, April 17th, 2012

A virus causes genital warts, a sexually transmitted disease, or STD. Some strains of this virus may increase the risk of getting cervical or penile cancer. Treatment for this serious condition can include medication or laser surgery. (more…)

Exercise May Help To Prevent Cancer

Tuesday, March 20th, 2012

Exercise and healthy diets may reduce the risk of cancer by up to one-third of all cancer cases. According to a recent report by the Food and Nutrition Science Alliance (FANSA), Cancer kills more than half of a million people annually. (more…)

How Close Is a Breast Cancer Vaccine, Part 1

Tuesday, February 21st, 2012

Scientists are continually working on new approaches to breast cancer, a disease that poses innumerable intellectual challenges for those in the laboratory as well as for doctors tending patients at their bedsides. This is not to say that current treatment modalities do not work — they do. More women are surviving breast cancer today than at any other point in history. (more…)

Nature vs Nurture

Friday, April 22nd, 2011

Causation of Cancer: Nature vs. Nurture

The debate over nature vs. nurture continues. A study published on July 13 in the New England Journal of Medicine examines to what degree cancer is caused by heredity, and to what extent it is caused by environmental influences. (more…)