What is cancer?

What is Cancer?
Information Hub Cancer is a class of diseases characterized by out-of-control cell growth. There are over 100 different types of cancer, and each is classified by the type of cell that is initially affected.

What is Lung Cancer?
Information Hub Cancer is a class of diseases characterized by out-of-control cell growth, and lung cancer occurs when this uncontrolled cell growth begins in one or both lungs. Rather than developing into healthy, normal lung tissue, these abnormal cells continue...

What is Pancreatic Cancer?
Information Hub Cancer is a class of diseases characterized by out-of-control cell growth, and pancreatic cancer occurs when this uncontrolled cell growth begins in the pancreas. Rather than developing into healthy, normal pancreas tissue, these abnormal cells...

What Is Colorectal Cancer?
Information Hub Colorectal cancer is also known as bowel cancer. The UK National Health Service says colorectal cancer is the most common cancer globally today. However, the World Health Organization says it is the second most common cancer, after lung cancer.

What Is Breast Cancer?
Information Hub Breast cancer is a tumor that has become malignant - it has developed from the breast cells. A 'malignant' tumor can spread to other parts of the body - it may also invade surrounding tissue. When it spreads around the body, we call it 'metastasis'.

Breast Cancer News
News Category Current breast cancer research, treatments, symptoms, causes and risk factors.

Cancer / Oncology News
News Category The physical, chemical and biologic properties and features of neoplasms, tumors, symptoms, treatments, causes and risk factors.

Lung Cancer News
News Category Mesothelioma, small cell lung cancer (SCLC) and non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC), research, treatments and symptoms.

Prostate / Prostate Cancer News
News Category Current research findings, treatment and prevention.

Colorectal Cancer News
News Category Tumors of the colon/rectum, symptoms, treatments, causes and risk factors.

Cervical Cancer / HPV Vaccine News
News Category Human papillomavirus (HPV), cancer of the cervix, vaccine development, legislation and more.

Ovarian Cancer News
News Category Cancer of the ovary; symptoms and causes, research, treatments, info on living with ovarian cancer.

Pancreatic Cancer News
News Category Current research findings, clinical trials, screening, diagnostic tests, pancreatic cancer treatment options and more.

Melanoma / Skin Cancer News
News Category Both types of skin cancer - malignant melanoma (a tumor of melanocytes) and non-melanoma (basal cell and squamous cell carcinoma). Melanoma can also occasionally develop in the eyes (uveal melanoma), the respiratory passage, intestines and brain.

Ovarian cancer sniffed out by dogs
11 Aug 2013 Researchers are looking to create a breakthrough method of detecting ovarian cancer - by using dogs to sniff out the disease. A group of researchers collaborated to investigate using canine olfaction and chemical and nanotechnology analysis as a means...

Lung cancer risk cut by eating raw garlic
09 Aug 2013 Eating raw garlic twice a week could potentially halve the risk of developing lung cancer, according to a study published in the journal Cancer Prevention Research. Researchers from the Jiangsu Provincial Center for Disease Control and Prevention in...

Brain cancer: groundbreaking MRI-guided gene therapy
08 Aug 2013 Neurosurgeons from the University of California, San Diego (UCSD) have conducted the first real-time MRI-guided gene therapy for patients with brain cancer, advancing the clinical trial of new cancer drug, Toca 511. The new treatment, carried out by...

MRI-guided brain cancer breakthrough - exclusive interview
08 Aug 2013 Neurosurgeons from the University of California, San Diego (UCSD) have conducted the first real-time MRI-guided gene therapy for patients with brain cancer, advancing the clinical trial of new cancer drug, Toca 511. The new treatment, carried out by...

Study links blood pressure meds to breast cancer
07 Aug 2013 Postmenopausal women who take a class of medicine for high blood pressure may be at a greater risk for developing breast cancer, according to a recent study by Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center scientists. The study, published in the Journal of...

New treatment strategy for breast cancer spread to brain
05 Aug 2013 A combination of two new therapies already in clinical trials for the treatment of primary malignant brain tumors may also be effective in the treatment of breast cancer that has spread to the brain, according to US researchers. The team, from the...

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