Cancer

Study Says UV Nail Dryers Are Linked To Cancer

A new study recently published has revealed that Gel nail polish machines are linked to cell mutations and DNA damage. The study revealed that regular use of UV nail dryers can have serious consequences to health in the long run.

US Cancer Death Rate Declined By 33%

A research report has revealed that cancer death rate in the US has declined dramatically by 33% in the last 3 decades. The report of cancer statistics was published by the American Cancer Society (ACS). The tremendous decline is evident from the fact that 3.8 million cancer related deaths were prevented since 1991, according to the report.

World’s First Gene Therapy That Cured Leukemia

The new treatment has led to complete elimination of cancer from the body of a young girl. Alyssa is a 13-year-old who was diagnosed with T-cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia, a type of blood cancer that originates in white blood cells of a bone marrow. 

Scientists Designed New Artificial DNA To Kill Cancer Cells

Researchers at the University of Tokyo in Japan have created a synthetic DNA molecule that resembles a hairpin that can target and destroy cancer cells. The new artificial DNA kills its targeted cancer cells in a new way. The method will reduce the adverse effects of the immune system triggered through previous procedures.

First Cancer Patient Cured Using Salivary Gland Stem Cells

Scientists were able to cure a cancer patient by using the stem cells of the patient’s salivary glands. The stem cells from his glands were developed before being reinjected to the cancer patient. The patient, Kasper van den Noort, will soon be able to live his normal life after the treatment.

Cancer Cells Can Become Immortal

Normal cells grow to a certain limit and stop and that’s it. They stop growing when they reach a certain limit. But cancer cells are known for their replicating capabilities. Cancer cells are known to be “immortal”. A new study by University of Pittsburgh, Health Sciences department, reveals the reason for their immortality. This new research sheds light on how a mutated gene plays the “behind the scenes” role. 

Scientists Claim Running Reduces Risk Of Cancer By 72%

Physical activities have always been central to living a healthy life. New research published in Europe PMC journal has revealed that running can significantly reduce chances of some cancers. Running or any sort of aerobic activity decreases risk of certain cancers by 72%, according to the Israeli scientists.

Having More Babies Can Decrease Risk Of Uterine Cancer

The latest research in Australia has revealed that having more babies can lower the risk of a cancer known as Uterine Cancer or endometrial cancer. A type of cancer that begins in the cells present in the side layers of the uterus.

Scientists Discover New Cancer Treatment

University of Gothenburg Researchers have identified a procedure that was not known to scientists in the past which can be used to control cancer growth. The new research has hinted at the direction of possible new drugs with lesser side effects in near future.

Lung Cancer Rates Increasing Due To Air Pollution

‘‘Smoking causes lung cancer’’, words we’ve been hearing for decades but researcher Prof Charles Swanton adds in something more interesting, ‘‘Polluted air is no less harmful than smoking’’. Charles Swanton who studies the evolution of cancer in bodies has revealed in his research how air pollution can lead to lung cancer, something we only have associated with smoking.