Cancer

Ginger combined with chili pepper can lower the risk of cancer, says research

Ginger combined with chili pepper could lower the risk of cancer

For many people, there’s nothing more satisfying than a hot, spicy meal. But some research has suggested that capsaicin, the compound that gives chili peppers...
high-dose radiation therapy is as effective as surgery

For aggressive prostate cancer, high-dose radiation therapy is as effective as surgery

A study by researchers at the UCLA provides convincing evidence that radiation-based treatments and surgery are equally effective treatments for aggressive prostate cancer. It also...
Vitamin A may improve pancreatic cancer chemotherapy

Vitamin A may improve pancreatic cancer chemotherapy

The addition of high doses of a form of vitamin A could help make chemotherapy more successful in treating pancreatic cancer, according to an...
Painkiller tapped to become future cancer-killer

Painkiller tapped to become future cancer-killer

Diclofenac, a common painkiller, has significant anti-cancer properties, according to researchers from the Repurposing Drugs in Oncology project. Researchers find that existing and widely-used non-cancer...
Our immune system could cure cancer

Our immune system could cure cancer

What if our immune system could cure cancer? This logic seems almost too simple to be true, but it forms the basis of an emerging...
Discovery of new prostate cancer biomarkers could improve precision therapy

Discovery of new prostate cancer biomarkers could improve precision therapy

Mayo Clinic researchers have identified a new cause of treatment resistance in prostate cancer. Their discovery also suggests ways to improve prostate cancer therapy....
How to share the burden of breast cancer

How to share the burden of breast cancer

All the pink we see in October for Breast Cancer Awareness Month is akin to the burden a woman faces when diagnosed with the...
Do mammograms work

Do mammograms work?

Do I need to get screening mammograms, and, if so, how often should I get them? That's a question many women ask. Dr. Karthik Ghosh,...
IPhone app guides breast cancer patients through treatment

IPhone app guides breast cancer patients through treatment

Michigan Medicine breast cancer patients have a tool to help manage their disease: an app designed to streamline treatment and provide crucial information. After a...
Fast-track breast cancer treatment

Fast-track breast cancer treatment

Less than 10 days. That's all it takes for some early-stage breast cancer patients to complete their entire treatment, including surgery and a full...