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  • New Study Links Coffee to Lower Risk for Liver Cancer

    New Study Links Coffee to Lower Risk for Liver Cancer With the many studies conducted on the possible health benefits and risks from consuming coffee, it’s easy to understand why people can get a little confused about what to think. That being said, a new study has uncovered evidence which […]

      Archeologists Uncover 3,000 Year Old Case of Cancer

      Archeologists Uncover 3,000 Year Old Case of Cancer British archaeologists have discovered what could be the oldest intact sample of metastatic cancer in a recently excavated skeleton. This meaningful discovery could offer fresh insight into this fatal form of cancer that is quite common today. The archaeological team […]

        Yoga Helps Breast Cancer Patients Improve Quality of Life

        Yoga Helps Breast Cancer Patients Improve Quality of Life A new cancer clinical study has shown significant evidence that yoga can be used to great effect for women who have been diagnosed with breast cancer. Researchers discovered that this form of exercise provided several benefits including: Easing pain Relieving […]

          This Paper Test Strip can Tell You if You Have Cancer

          This Paper Test Strip can Tell You if You Have Cancer What if you could determine if you had any cancerous tumors or blood clots in your body with a simple test similar to the standard pregnancy test? That’s the goal of a group of engineers at the Massachusetts Institute of […]

            What Do Fruit Flies Have to Do with Curing Cancer?

            What Do Fruit Flies Have to Do with Curing Cancer? It’s been more than a century since the American Cancer Society was originally established by a select group of businessmen and physicians in New York City. The Society had been founded in order to help raise awareness for cancer– a […]

              New Discovery Could Produce a Cure for All Cancers

              New Discovery Could Produce a Cure for All Cancers An Israeli specialist and his research team have made a “radical and potentially life-changing” discovery. It’s something that could help produce a cure for all forms of cancer. This incredible breakthrough is the result of a 16 year long study […]

                Donor Gives $30 Million to the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

                Donation for Dana Farber Cancer Institute For people like Albert Marcotte, producing new things and finding solutions are part of the everyday process. This Plymouth native launched his first successful venture after completing graduate school. It was a company that taught executives how to make better […]

                  Scientists Develop Nanorobots that Target Cancer Tumors

                  Scientists Develop Nanorobots that Target Cancer Tumors When you think about the future of cancer treatment– does it include robots? Breaking news coming all the way from South Korea suggests that this could be the next step in the fight against cancer. A team of scientists from […]

                    Genome Sequencing: Cost Effective Tool for Cancer Research

                    Genome Sequencing Now Cost Effective Tool for Cancer Research Whole genome sequencing (WGS) is going to be an incredibly valuable tool in the fight against cancer. The latest advancements have made the process of sequencing a person’s full genome (3.1 billion base pairs of DNA) much more efficient. WGS, […]

                      How Do Prostate Cancer Clinical Trials Improve Your Care?

                      How Can Prostate Cancer Clinical Trials Improve Upon Your Care? Did you know there are significant benefits to enrolling in a clinical trial if you’ve been diagnosed with prostate cancer? One thing that grabs people’s attention is the chance that this could lead to completely unexpected results (similar to this […]

                        Game-changing Breast Cancer Breakthroughs for the Year 2013

                        Game-changing Breakthroughs for Breast Cancer 2013 In the last few years, breast cancer awareness campaigns have seen significant success. According to the director of Avon Foundation Breast Cancer Crusade, Dr. Marc Hurlbert, prevention will be the primary focus for the next decade of research. This is […]

                          How Can Common Viruses be Used to Treat Pediatric Cancers?

                          Doctors Developing Viral Therapy for Pediatric Cancer As a parent, you probably take plenty of steps to protect your children from the plethora of nasty germs that can be found in various classroom environments around the country at this time of year. However, you might be surprised […]

                            Could Dogs Learn to Sniff Out Ovarian Cancer?

                            Could Dogs Learn to Sniff Out Ovarian Cancer? | Know Cancer Blog Now, I am sure that you are all familiar with dogs that have been trained to help sniff out things like bombs or drugs, and these ever faithful companions have also helped pull people from disasters like fires. However, did […]

                              Could Bacterial Infections be the Cause of Pancreatic Cancer?

                              Could Bacterial Infections be the Cause of Pancreatic Cancer? According to recent research, it seems that certain bacterial infections could play a role in triggering the onset of pancreatic cancer. This data is based on a growing number of cancer clinical studies which suggest that these infections (especially if […]

                                Reduce Your Risk of Prostate Cancer with 8 Lifestyle Changes

                                Lifestyle Adjustments to Prevent Prostate Cancer The World Cancer Research Fund (WCRF) has eight new lifestyle changes that they strongly recommend for the prevention of prostate cancer. A new study shows that by following these eight lifestyle recommendations, you could significantly reduce your risk of developing […]

                                  Uncovering Clues to the Spread of Cancer

                                  Uncovering Clues to the Spread of Cancer A team of scientists from the University College in London have been conducting revolutionary experiments in the field of cancer research. Their work has provided some valuable insight into what causes cancer to metastasize to one part of the body […]

                                    Worth the Risk? Actos Linked to Bladder Cancer

                                    Actos Has Been Linked to Bladder Cancer A number of recent studies have suggested that the link between Actos (pioglitazone) and bladder cancer was much stronger than was indicated in prior clinical trials. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) published a “Drug Safety Communication” nearly two […]

                                      Marijuana Has Been Linked to Lower Risk of Bladder Cancer

                                      Marijuana Has Been Linked to Lower Risk of Bladder Cancer A new study suggests that people who smoke marijuana have a much lower risk of developing bladder cancer than people who smoke cigarettes. A team of researchers from Kaiser Permanente compared the risk of bladder cancer in more than 80,000 […]

                                        15-Year-Old Jack Andraka, the “Edison” of Modern Times?

                                        Jack Andraka - Pancreatic Cancer Test A 15-year-old teenager could help save millions of people with the revolutionary low-cost diagnostic test that he has invented to detect pancreatic cancer at an earlier stage. Who is this teenage wunderkind? His name is Jack Andraka, and some of […]

                                          The Status of Cancer in 2013

                                          2013 Cancer Overview According to the Annual Report to the Nation on the Status of Cancer, one can easily see that we have been making progress in the treatment of certain tumors. Unfortunately, further analysis of this report also shows that the rates […]

                                            Bill Gates Invests in Cancer DNA Sequencing Firm

                                            Bill Gates Foundation Medicine - Cancer Research In a press release this week, Bill Gates announced that he was investing in Foundation Medicine with some choice words: “Advances in understanding the human genome are having a dramatic impact on almost every area of medicine. Foundation Medicine’s approach in […]

                                              Top 5 Cancer Stories of 2012

                                              2012 Cancer Stories As the year of 2012 comes to an end, we wanted to look back at some of the biggest headlines from this memorable year. Some of these stories made us cry, some made us angry, and some showed us the […]

                                                Stand Up To Cancer Funds Cancer Research Dream Teams

                                                Stand Up To Cancer There is hardly a person who walks the earth today who has not been affected by cancer in some way. While many cancer research centers are closing in on discoveries which could one day save the lives of countless cancer […]

                                                  Treating Patients With Extensive Stage Small Cell Lung Cancer

                                                  Screen Shot 2012-11-20 at 11.57.21 AM It’s Lung Cancer Awareness Month, and today we are focussing on some new developments in lung cancer research and treatment. Metastatic cancers are generally incurable by radiation therapy because such cancers are present throughout the body, and radiation cannot treat […]

                                                    Lung Cancer Awareness Month: No One Deserves to Die

                                                    Screen Shot 2012-11-20 at 11.30.10 AM November is Lung Cancer Awareness Month, and that means that people all across the country will be showing their support for the lung cancer community. We wanted to show our support this year with some info detailing the impact that […]

                                                      Recent Breakthroughs in Breast Cancer Research

                                                      Breast Cancer Research - Stem Cells If you or someone you love is affected by breast cancer, there is hope. Almost daily, new breakthroughs in research are being made. Stem Cells To Fight Breast Cancer Stem cell research continues to lead to new discoveries in science […]

                                                        What an Obama Presidency Has Meant for Cancer Research

                                                        best-top-desktop-barack-obama-wallpapers-barack-obama-wallpaper-picture-image-photo-25 While campaigning for the Presidency in 2008, President Obama and his running mate Joe Biden had been pretty vocal about the continued need for federal funding of cancer research. During the 2008 campaign, they even published their plan to effectively […]

                                                          What a Mitt Romney Presidency Means for Cancer Research

                                                          Mitt Romney Cancer Research As we edge closer to November and the 2012 Presidential Election, there has been plenty of discussion about the differences between Mitt Romney and President Obama. A key factor for many people is the stance that these two men take […]

                                                            GERD May Increase Your Risk of Esophageal Cancer

                                                            gerd may cause cancer A new GERD clinical study has had some interesting results. This recent study was published in Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology, the official journal of the American Gastroenterological Association. The medical researchers that were conducting this study came to a new […]

                                                            Open-Source Cancer Research (TED Talk)

                                                            Screen Shot 2011-12-12 at 9.49.39 AM We recently came across this amazing Ted Talk by Jay Bradner and felt compelled to share! Jay asks the interesting question of, “How does cancer know it’s cancer”?  Bradner, a researcher at Harvard and Dana Farber in Boston (*also check out […]