Blood test can detect 50 different types of cancer

Blood test can detect 50 different types of cancer

A new blood test can detect more than 50 types of cancer, as well as where in the body they originated — even before symptoms develop. Researchers in the United States and United Kingdom developed the new test, and they now report their findings in the journal Annals of Oncology. There is an urgent need […]
Cancer tumors gain drug resistance by eating dead cells

Cancer tumors gain drug resistance by eating dead cells

Researchers have identified a mechanism by which tumors become resistant to cancer drugs. Share on PinterestScientists have identified a mechanism in which cancer cells consume other dead cells to sustain themselves and develop drug resistance. Researchers at the...
Weight gain may reduce risk of breast cancer before menopause

Weight gain may reduce risk of breast cancer before menopause

New research has found that women who gain weight in early adulthood are at a decreased risk of breast cancer before menopause. Share on PinterestNew research suggests that weight gain may have a protective effect against breast cancer before menopause. A new study,...
Gut bacteria may boost cancer therapy by colonizing tumors

Gut bacteria may boost cancer therapy by colonizing tumors

A study in mice suggests that by infiltrating tumors and ramping up the body’s immune response, a type of gut bacteria could be a valuable ally in cancer treatment. In recent years, research has shown that the communities of bacteria that live in our guts — known as...