Scientists have finally tracked the global spread of the contagious cancer that is transmitted between mating dogs based on DNA.
Using an ear mite treatment commonly used to kills those found in cats and dogs, researchers from the University of California Davis have developed a way to reduce the presence of tumors in the ears of endangered foxes living on California's Santa Catalina Island.
Scientists have discovered a single gene that can turn colorectal cancer cells back into normal tissue in mice, according to a new study.
Early breast cancer can now be detected with simple urine samples, according to a new study.
Cancer is infamous for being both difficult to detect and treat. That's largely because, unlike other diseases, tumors are not made up of an invading party. Instead, cancer is all about cells in the human body going rogue. Now researchers have highlighted a new way in which to assess why cancerous cells break nature's rules - a perspective that could help them think up new ways to keep diseases in check.
A semi-deadly virus that causes tumors in turkeys was recently deemed far more widespread than originally thought. Thankfully, experts have also discovered that the virus is far less threatening than they had believed, easing concerns among ecologists.
Recent animal testing has revealed that stem cells loaded with the herpes virus can be used to specifically target and kill brain tumors, a startling revelation for the field of virotherapy.
The antimicrobial ingredient triclosan, used in soaps, toothpastes and other products, as well as the commercial substance octylphenol, promoted the growth of human breast cancer cells in lab dishes and breast cancer tumors in mice.