The Nobel Prize is awarded to those scientists whose contribution to a particular field of research is of special importance. This year’s choice came as no surprise: in medicine, cancer immunotherapy is definitely one of the most significant recent advances. Here is what James Allison and Tasuku Honjo discovered and what made them worthy of the prestigious award.
The Warburg hypothesis, which was once thought of as a major breakthrough in the research into the mechanisms behind cancer development, has long been sent to the sidelines of the field. Now that it is found that it is genes that are involved in this process, the original idea behind the hypothesis is somewhat challenged, but the concepts surmised by Warburg may offer prospective approaches to treatment.
Once considered essential foods, dairy products are now demonized due to high levels of saturated fats. Regardless of whether milk fats are actually harmful, there is another reason to keep your consumption of dairy moderate: bovine leukemia virus, with which virtually all cows in the U.S. are infected, could be associated with breast cancer in humans, though the evidence is very limited.
We are used to hearing that sunscreen is a must if you want to spend time outdoors. The effect UV has on the skin is harmful and can lead to diseases, including cancer, so protecting it against UV rays sounds reasonable. However, it turns out that the use of sunscreen can lead to an increased risk of developing cancer, and it’s not always the chemicals contained in it that are to blame.
Cancer of bladder is a serious disease that about 300.000 people around the world suffer from. Every year about 35 per cent of people with bladder cancer die. This is why we have to find out more about this disease, its symptoms and causes.
Acute myeloid leukemia can strike regardless of age. It can occur in infants as well as in the elderly. Most modern approaches imply using the same treatment strategies for all ages, but it appears that the assumption that children are little adults and so the same therapy will do is wrong. Researchers report that AML in children and AML in adults differ greatly.
Although efforts are being made to raise awareness about different forms of cancer and standard ways to prevent them that medicine offers, there is still a lot of work to do, as many Americans do not know what the symptoms of cervical cancer are, and what the two ways to routinely diagnose it are. It this article, we will discuss cervical cancer symptoms and standard vaccines and tests.
Cancer detection has always been a difficult task, and all those methods which are currently available imply expensive and far from being pleasant means of diagnostics, such as colonoscopy. Now researchers have invented a blood test that is a step towards early, non-invasive, and accurate diagnostics.
Every year more than 8 million of people die because of cancer. World Health Organization predicts that in 20 years the number of people who have cancer will increase at 70 per cent as well as deaths related to cancer. Scientists are untiringly trying to find the way to cure cancer. Recently China has introduced a new method of fighting cancer with the help of our immune system.
Cancer is a disease that appears unexpectedly and sometimes with no evident reasons. But two years ago World Health Organization in the cancer report named what products can cause cancer.
Breast cancer is a typical pathological process that accompanies us throughout history. It might look like the problem of the recent century, however, medical texts of different ages prove it otherwise. So, let's have a look how this illness has been approached so far.
In our society tanned skin is mostly associated with health, well-being and leisure. And many people, especially women, crave to get their summer tan at whatever the cost. But the cost can be too high.
To fry or not to fry? That is the question. Or, rather, hot to fry and cook properly, in a good way, in order to lower the risk of getting serious health issues.
Smoking, including second-hand smoke, increases the risk of oncology contraction in women. In fact, there is a special gene in feminine bodies that replies for tumour growth in case of smoking. That is why women are more prone to lung cancer.
Though a cure from cancer has not been invented yet, a number of precautions can be taken in order to decrease probability of getting this terrifying diagnosis. It is known pretty well that certain lifestyle and diet can influence one’s health, including chance to malignant change, both in negative and positive ways. Luckily, some foods have proven to be able to either work as a preventive measure or, in some cases, even fight already existing cancer back.
Mammary gland is one of the most cancer-prone parts of a woman’s body. Because a high percentage of women develop this disease, all women are concerned, and many are chronically worried about it. Who is the most likely target? Is there a salvation? Is it really a death sentence for those who eventually develop it?
Brain cancer is a very serious condition and one should be aware how it can develop. The condition generally happens when some brain cells create a tumor and become uncontrollable. As a result they affect a person's body further on, aggravating the condition even more and leading to lethal outcome.
One of the reasons why radiation therapy is used in the treatment of cancer is because cancer cells are very fast in growing and it is important to deal with them as soon as possible. Radiation therapy prevents the development of the illness by destroying cancerous cells and making it impossible for them to grow and spread further. Radiation therapy uses different radiation sources for the treatment of different cancer types. Actually, at the present moment it is possible to treat or at least alleviate almost all can...
Being diagnosed with skin cancer is taken hard by many people. To make a decision is a worrisome time is really tough. The good news here is that the chances for you to survive skin cancer are very good provided that it is detected early in early stages. In fact, the best way to control cancer is to care for your skin and be attentive to any changes. Thus you can catch skin cancer before it develops to later stages. The chance of beating skin cancer is high if you lead an active lifestyle and can detect it early. ...
Deficiencies in the diet are closely related to skin cancer. Carcinogens can trigger cancer infiltrating cells and corrupting the DNA. This provokes the DNA mutation which converts normal cells in malignant ones. The body can fight off mutations by boosting the immunity with a healthy diet. Apart from a healthy diet your body also needs antioxidants for skin cancer prevention. Antioxidants are able to deactivate dangerous radicals which trigger an oxidation process and allow the carcinogens enter normal cells. Let?s ...