Cancer

Shark cartilage no help against cancer

Despite the fact that sharks do not tend to get cancer, it turns out that their cartilage does not contain any magical cancer-fighting agent that could help patients battling the disease.

That’s the conclusion of the latest research from a government-funded study on the subject. Reporting in the Journal of the National Cancer …

Childhood cancer survivors: how healthy are they?

Surviving cancer is definitely a good thing, and no group of patients has benefited more from recent advances in cancer care than the youngest patients. Among cases of the most common childhood cancers, five year survival rates have jumped from 25% in the 1970s to 80% today.

But because young survivors are more likely to live years, …

Does new cancer report overstate environmental risks?

Cancer researchers are expressing concern over a new report highlighting the dangers of environmental toxins, suggesting that the findings overstate the risks of daily exposure to household and environmental chemicals in comparison to known risks such as smoking and obesity.

Free screenings for asthma, skin cancer

As part of its 14th annual national asthma awareness and screening campaign, the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (ACAAI) is offering free asthma screenings at some 200 locations nationwide. Additionally, through December of this year, as part of its efforts to promote skin cancer awareness and prevention the American …

Eating fruits and veggies only slightly cuts cancer risk

Despite the widely held belief—promoted by the World Health Organization and U.S. public health organizations for two decades—that eating more fruit and veggies can diminish cancer risk, a large scale study published in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute finds that getting a daily five servings of apples, tomatoes and leafy …

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