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Exposure to Chernobyl radiation increased the risk of thyroid cancer by breaking DNA strands, but the effects didn't carry to the next generation.
An emerging cancer therapy could someday shorten the time patients spend in treatment and improve their overall outcomes.
Symptoms of acute leukemia resemble depictions of people suffering from vampire attacks in popular gothic novels.
That may be true for the short missions astronauts have gone on so far. But Mars will be a different story.
Dead cells in the body don't sound very useful, but they might provide a new way to fight cancer, a new study in animals suggests.
Alex Trebek says his tumors have shrunk 50% since he started chemotherapy, but that's no guarantee that the pancreatic cancer will go into full remission.
More than 80,000 cancer cases diagnosed each year in the U.S. may be tied to an unhealthy diet, according to a new study.
It’s clear that chronic stress isn’t great for you, but we still don’t know whether it drives cancer.