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Researchers Discover Gene Linked to Esophageal Cancer
Researchers at the University of Cambridge have discovered a gene linked to esophageal cancer. (May 11, 2014)

Tumor Found in 120,000 Year Old Neandertal Fossil
Scientists have found a case of a fibrous dysplastic neoplasm in the fossil of a 120,000 year old Neandertal rib. The fossils were found in a cave in Croatia. (June 6, 2013)

Giant Inflatable Colon Raises Awareness About Colorectal Cancer
The Giant Inflatable Colon is a massive inflatable colon that is used to educate people and raise awareness about colorectal cancer. (March 23, 2013)

Experimental Immune Therapy Kills Leukemia Tumors in Five Patients
Memorial Sloan-Kettering researchers were able to treat people with recurrent B-cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) using an experimental immune therapy technique. (March 22, 2013)

Dental X-Rays Linked to Common Brain Tumor Say Researchers
Meningioma, the most common primary brain tumor in the United States, accounts for about 33% of all primary brain tumors. (April 26, 2012)

Mayo Clinic Finds Dramatic Rise in Skin Cancer in Young Adults
The Mayo Clinic is seeing an alarming rise of skin cancer, especially among people under 40. (April 2, 2012)

Video: Killer T Cell Attacks a Cancer Cell
Alex Ritter, a PhD student at the Cambridge Institute for Medical Research, recorded this video of a killer T cell of the immune system attacking a cancer cell using an Olympus microscope. (February 16, 2012)

New Study Finds No Link Between Cell Phones and Cancer
A study released earlier this year found a link between cell phones and brain cancer. (October 22, 2011)

Independent Panel Concludes Prostate Cancer Blood Test Not Worth the Risk
CBS News reports that an independent government panel has concluded that a PSA (prostate specific antigen) blood test used to diagnose prostate cancer is not worth its risks. (October 8, 2011)

Promising New Skin Cancer Drugs Revealed at Oncology Conference
Two promising new skin cancer treatments were announced today at a American Society of Clinical Oncology meeting in Chicago. (June 6, 2011)

Handyscope Makes Mobile Skin Cancer Exams Possible With iPhone
FotoFinder Systems has launched a device for mobile skin cancer examinations with the iPhone. (May 12, 2011)

Pfizer Lung Cancer Drug Shows Promise
The Huffington Post reports that Pfizer's lung cancer drug called crizotinib is showing promise at shrinking tumors in early testing. (June 5, 2010)

Some Scientists Believe Naked Mole Rats Hold Longevity Secrets
Some scientists believe naked mole rats hold the secrets to solving many human health problems, including cancer and aging. (March 24, 2010)

Early Detection of Pancreatic Cancer is Difficult
Actor Patrick Swayze recently died from pancreatic cancer, which has increased the public's curiosity about the deadly disease. (September 20, 2009)

Study Finds Vegetarians Get Less Cancer
Marie Claire reports that a large study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition of over 50,000 men and women found that vegetarians get far fewer cancers. (March 21, 2009)

Colonoscopy Best at Finding Cancer on Left Side of Colon
The Washington Post reports that the colonoscopy is much better at detecting colorectal cancer on the left side of the colon than the right. (December 31, 2008)

Drug May Offer Hope For Fight Against Prostate Cancer
A BBC article says a new drug could be a major breakthrough in treating aggressive prostate cancer. (August 7, 2008)

Cancer Survivor Paddles to Fight Prostate Cancer
Skip Ciccarelli, a 60-year-old survivor of prostate cancer, is a high school carpentry instructor at Shawsheen Technical High School in the Boston suburb of Billerica. (July 26, 2008)

Antidepressants May Help Body Fight Cancer, HIV
The Independent reports that new research published in inBiological Psychiatry indicates some antidepressants may help they body fight HIV, cancer and other infections. (May 12, 2008)

Study Downplays Some Cancer Risks
University of New South Wales Professor Bernard Stewart recently conducted a study on cancer risk factors. (February 11, 2008)

New Technology Kills Tumors With Electric Fields
Technology Review reports that an Isreali company called NovoCure is testing a new cancer fighting weapon that uses a weak electric fields to destroy cancer cells. (August 8, 2007)

Long-Term Study of Cancer and Cell Phones Ordered
The Times Online reports that a mass study of 200,000 cell phones users will look at the possibility of a long-term cancer risk from cell phone use. (January 20, 2007)

Chemo Drugs Damage Brain Cells
The BBC reports that new studies have shown that healthy brain cells are very vulnerable to chemo drugs. (December 6, 2006)

WHO Report Says 60,000 Deaths From UVR Exposure
A report from the World Health Organization called Global Burden of Disease of Solar Ultraviolet Radiation says 60,000 deaths each year are caused by too much exposure to ultraviolet radiation (UVR). (August 1, 2006)

First Cancer-Free Designer Baby in Britain
A new baby in England will be born without the inherited cancer gene found in her mother. (May 15, 2006)