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Magnetically controlled swarms of microscopic robots might one day help fight cancer inside the body, new research suggests.
Armed with new insights into the interactions between cancer and the immune system, research teams are developing novel treatments to harness the full potential of the body's natural defenses.
A hormone produced in the cells surrounding a woman's eggs could be used to hit the pause button on the aging of her reproductive system, new research suggests.
A new warning about the health risks of eating browned potatoes and burnt toast draws a link between a chemical called acrylamide and an increased risk of cancer.
Deaths from cancer in the United States have dropped 25 percent since hitting a peak in 1991, a new report finds.
The rates at which people in the U.S die from different factors vary significantly among the regions of the country, according to a new study.
Women undergoing a particular chemotherapy had a much greater number of eggs in their ovaries than expected, a finding that surprised researchers.
Patients could one day get their skin examined under a special microscope and, in just a few minutes, know whether they have cancer, a new study finds.
Women with breast cancer that shows up with symptoms other than a breast lump delay seeing a doctor.
Seven new substances have been added to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' list of cancer-causing agents.
Some medical myths endure no matter how many times they've been disproven. Here are 25 that just won't go away.
Men who experience excessive anxiety may be at increased risk of dying from cancer, a new study from Europe suggests.
Cancer has passed heart disease as the leading cause of death in nearly half of U.S. states, according to a new report.