Many have argued that cancer is a largely modern illness - a consequence of food processing, industry, pollution, and other factors. But now archaeologists have strong evidence of cancer in the bones of a man who lived in Siberia 4,500 years ago, making him the oldest known victim of this terrible disease.
New research has found a disturbing link between an common soap ingredient and cancer. The same ingredient, a popularly used antimicrobial, can also be found in other common hygiene products, including toothpaste, and could potentially heighten a person's risk of developing liver fibrosis.
In new breakthrough research, scientists have successfully silenced a leading cancer-causing gene, an elusive protein called KRAS, which can hopefully one day lead to the development of more effective target drug therapies.
According to a new study, it turns out that tumors may grow faster at night, suggesting that cancer growth might be a nocturnal mechanism.
Sea snails are helping scientists better understand a phenomenon called "chemo brain" in cancer patients, a condition that has puzzled many for years, according to new research.
The incredible compound eyes of the mantis shrimp can see a great number of things we can only dream of, and apparently that includes cancer. A team of researchers from Australia are suggesting that not only can mantis shrimp see a variety of cancerous tissues in the human body, but technology can be adapted to emulate this remarkable ability.
Scientists have recruited anthrax, a potentially deadly infection, to deliver cancer drugs, a new study describes, and could one day change the way we treat cancer.
A new microchip has been developed that can simulate the "microenvironment" of tumor growth in a living body. While it may seem far-fetched that a synthetic technology can mimic the conditions of a purely natural disease, researchers are claiming that is perfect for studying the effectiveness of experimental nanoparticle treatments.
A bacterial "communication system" could be used to stop cancer from spreading, and even kill the malignant cells on command, according to new research.
Researchers have found that exercise isn't just good for your body, it's good for your chemotherapy too. That's according to a new study that has found evidence supporting the theory that chemotherapy combined with exercise shrinks tumors faster than just chemo alone.
Are you balding? How and where you are losing your hair could tell doctors how likely you are to develop prostate cancer, according to a new study.
New research has shown that common ingredients in sunscreens can become toxic after washing off in the ocean, threatening essential marine and harming ecosystems as a whole. These same toxins could be seeping into users' skin, causing some to worry that this tool of cancer prevention is actually raising their risk.
Bee, snake or scorpion venom could lead the way towards the next generation of cancer-fighting drugs, scientists reported at the American Chemical Society (ACS) conference this week.
Wasp venom may deliver a painful sting, but scientists from the Institute for Biomedical Research (IRB Barcelona) have carried out successful in vitro tests using the venom to kill breast cancer tumor cells, a new study describes.