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.
Researchers from the University of Bradford have recently devised a simple "universal" blood test that can be used to diagnose whether people have cancer or not.
Cancer is no game, but researchers from Johns Hopkins University are applying the idea of "game theory" to learn how cells cooperate within a tumor to gather energy - possibly revealing the ideal moment to stop metastatic cancer cells in their tracks.
Antioxidants have long been considered an effective way to protect yourself against cancer, but a new study shows that not only is that not true, but they in fact accelerate the rates of certain cancers.
Allergy suffers everywhere rejoice! You may be staving off cancer without even realizing it. Antihistamine - the active components of many allergy drugs - may help fight certain kinds of cancer, according to a recent study.
Researchers have determined that a molecule found in a pregnancy-specific hormone can actually help block the growth of specific cancers, including Kaposi's sarcoma - an AIDS related cancer with no known cure.
Hair dressers, who are exposed to fresh hair dyes and perm on a daily basis, have been found to face a pair of dangerous carcinogens in their work. Experts are now calling for an investigation of common hair products, concerned about the possibility of overlooked carcinogens.
Screening for prostate cancer may have just become more accurate thanks to a new semen test recently proposed by researchers.
Green tea and its extracts have been referenced as potential treatments for cancer, as well as for other diseases, but scientists have struggled to explain the biological mechanism behind their effects.
Several cases of cervical cancer have been successfully treated using a new and promising tactic. Immunotherapy helped two women who were suffering from advanced cervical cancers go into complete remissions, according to new research.
A substance that comes from pine bark is a potential source for a new treatment of melanoma, according to Penn State College of Medicine researchers.