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Targeting Cancer Stem Cells May Eradicate Tumors

Targeting Cancer Stem Cells May Eradicate Tumors

According to this Business Week article, new approaches to cancer research are currently being examined that could change the direction of cancer therapy. “Cancer stem cells drive the growth of a tumor. If we could target treatments against these cells specifically, we should be able to eradicate the cancer completely,” Dr. Trevor Yeung, of Oxford […]

Significant Risk Factors For Prostate Cancer

Significant Risk Factors For Prostate Cancer

The specific mechanism leading to the presence of prostate cancer is still unknown but over the last years were identified certain risk factors that need to be carefully considered. The risk increases with age because the cases of prostate cancers seldom appear at men under the age of 40; and it is established as a […]

Dangers Of Mammograms Outlined In Congress

Dangers Of Mammograms Outlined In Congress

The Washington Independent speaks about the ongoing health reform debate in Congress and outlines in particular the arguments made against Mammograms by several specialists in the Journal of the American Medical Association. According to the writers the arguments against Mammograms are manifold: Screening is not simply about benefit, it also causes important harms. In the […]

The Malign Bone Tumor - An Evil Coming With Cancer Metastasis

The Malign Bone Tumor – An Evil Coming With Cancer Metastasis

The tumors are manifesting through pain, turgid tissue or pathological bone fracture. The bone is a very common residence for the metastasis of other tumors like breast, thyroid, kidney and prostate. They are usually associated with pain and discomfort and are hidden by other symptoms the malign cancers are presenting before metastasis. The rare malign […]

Industrial Laboratories A Slow Path To Cancer

Industrial Laboratories A Slow Path To Cancer

In this world of industry and technology, materials abound that can either be pointed at as causes of certain cancers or aid in the growth and multiplication of cancer cells. The radiation emitted by several radioactive substances, for example, is considered carcinogenic. Asbestos, tobacco smoke, and certain dioxins are also examples of carcinogens. People who […]

Calcium Supplements To Prevent Colorectal Cancer

Calcium Supplements To Prevent Colorectal Cancer

If a person has colon polyps, the chances of these polyps becoming carcinogenic are high. The growths, normally found in the colon lining can become cancerous with time. Researches and studies carried out by various scientific groups claim that calcium supplements might prevent the appearance of colorectal cancer. An adequate amount of calcium in the […]

Studies For The Treatment Of Multiple Myeloma

Studies For The Treatment Of Multiple Myeloma

Because multiple Myeloma is so difficult to control many researchers are looking for more effective treatments, treatments with fewer adverse effects. The aim of the medical research is to find new ways to care for patients with complications caused by this destructive form of plasma cancer that is affecting over 12000 Americans every year. When […]

Benign Tumors Can Be Treated Or Can Be Left To Disrupt Our Lives

Benign Tumors Can Be Treated Or Can Be Left To Disrupt Our Lives

Most people may develop at some point cell growths that do not possess the malignant characteristics of a cancer. These are known as benign tumors. They do not develop in a rapid and uncontrolled manner; neither do they invade other tissues nor spread from one body organ to another. Benign tumors are usually harmless to […]