Researchers have discoverd evidence of the oldest evidence of cancer and bony tumors in humans belonging to a 1.7 million years old foot bone and 2 million years old Australopithecus sediba child.
Researchers have for the first time found evidence of tumors on a dinosaur fossil that isn't a member of the duck-billed dinosaur family. They were found on the fossilized vertebra of a long-necked titanosaur.
Seven cold-stunned sea turtles were recently rescued from frigid waters off the coast of Florida. Four of the animals are expected to undergo surgery to remove debilitating tumors.
Orange lichens could be a potential source for anticancer drugs, Emory researchers revealed in a new study. A pigment known as parietin found in the lichens was tested on acute lymphoblastic leukemia cells and found to have significantly reduced or prevented cell growth within 48 hours.
Elephants have a strong internal defense system that ultimately enhances the animal's resistance to cancer, a new study revealed. Scientists could ultimately use this to better prevent cancer in humans.
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.
According to a new study, it turns out that tumors may grow faster at night, suggesting that cancer growth might be a nocturnal mechanism.
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.