Medical research

Protein linked to aggressive skin cancer

Almost 300,000 people worldwide develop malignant melanoma each year. The disease is the most serious form of skin cancer and the number of cases reported annually is increasing, making skin cancer one of Sweden's most common ...

Oncology & Cancer

No tumor is an island

For decades tumors have been viewed as 'other'—malignant, unruly growths that are distinctly separate from the ordered physiological system within which they live. This view has shaped our approach to treat cancer: cut ...

Health

Sunny days may come with a cost

Are you enjoying the summer? Out grilling, swimming and hiking? Beware: those sunny days may come with a cost.

Oncology & Cancer

Moles on the body largely influenced by genetics, finds new study

A study published this week in the journal Pigment Cell & Melanoma Research has found that genes have a greater influence than previously thought not only on the number of moles you have but also where they are on your body.

Medical research

Anti-worm drug inhibits tumor growth and spread in mice

Researchers at UNSW Sydney have discovered that a drug used for almost 40 years to treat worm infections in humans and animals can be used to inhibit melanoma growth and spread in mice.

Oncology & Cancer

More cancer cases among women with sleep apnea

Women with severe sleep apnea appear to be at an elevated risk of getting cancer, a study shows. No causal relationship is demonstrated, but the link between nocturnal hypoxia in women and higher cancer risk is still clear.

Oncology & Cancer

Improving mental health of young people with cancer

More research is urgently needed to improve the mental health of young people during and after cancer treatment and improve their access to clinical trials, concludes a new study published in the journal BMJ Open.

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