The discovery of oncogenes, or genes capable of reprogramming a normal human cell into a cancerous cell, opened the door for scientists to develop the idea of targeting genes to stop the spread of cancer.
Heavy smokers and drinkers may develop pancreatic cancer at an earlier age than other people, according to a new study.
A gene associated with poor-prognosis breast cancer has been identified by genomic profiling studies that may point to a new therapeutic target, investigators here reported.
The diabetes drug metformin — commonly a first choice for controlling blood sugar in people with type 2 diabetes — is sparking new interest as a cancer fighter.
Acupuncture may be just as effective as an antidepressant at reducing the unpleasant side effects associated with using hormone therapy for breast cancer, according to researchers at Henry Ford Hospital Department of Radiation Oncology in Detroit, Michigan. What’s more, some patients report positive side effects from using the ancient practice.