Cancer

Cigars expose smokers to harmful, cancer-causing agents

The levels of several toxic substances are elevated in cigar smokers, and for at least one potent cancer-causing agent, comparable to the levels found in cigarette smokers, according to a study published in Cancer Epidemiology, Bi ...

Nov 10, 2014
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Diagnosing prostate cancer quickly and safely

Distinguishing between benign and malignant prostate tissue is difficult. A new device facilitates the diagnosis for doctors: Through a visual analysis, they can reliably determine if they are dealing with carcinoma within ...

Nov 09, 2014
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Practice makes perfect in cancer surgery

In a new, in-depth research project, Queen's professors Rob Siemens (Urology) and Christopher Booth (Cancer Care and Epidemiology) investigated what affect higher volume hospitals and surgeons had on the outcomes of patients ...

Nov 07, 2014
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Discovery may help breast cancer treatment

Researchers led by Dr. Debra Auguste, associate professor, biomedical engineering, in the Grove School of Engineering at The City College of New York, have identified a molecule that could lead to developing treatment for ...

Nov 07, 2014
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Location of oral cancers differs in smokers, nonsmokers

The location of oral cancers differed in smokers and nonsmokers with nonsmokers having a higher proportion of cancers occur on the edge of the tongue, according to a study published online by JAMA Otolaryngology-Head & ...

Nov 06, 2014
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