Tag Archives: Cancer

Do Lung Cancer Guidelines Undercount Black Americans?

Despite findings that Black Americans are more likely to die of lung cancer than white Americans, current screening guidelines fail to properly count this population, according to new findings published in the International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer’s Journal of Thoracic Oncology. Black people have different patterns of smoking and lung cancer. They… Read More »

Coronavirus could cause 35,000 extra UK cancer deaths, experts warn

Delays to cancer diagnosis and treatment due to coronavirus could cause thousands of excess deaths in the UK within a year, research suggests. Scientists suggest there could be at least 7,000 additional deaths – but in a worst case scenario that number could be as high as 35,000. There are concerns routine screenings, urgent referrals… Read More »

Breast cancer symptoms: The sign in your armpit that could signal the deadly disease

How to check your breasts for breast cancer There’s no right or wrong way to check your breasts, says the NHS, but it’s important to know how your breasts usually look and feel. This way, you can spot and changes quickly and report them to your GP. The health body explains: “Every woman’s breasts are… Read More »

Cancer: Drug with new approach on impeding DNA repair shows promise in first clinical trial

In its first randomized clinical trial, a drug that targets a protein needed by cancer cells to maintain their dogged growth and division has shown considerable promise in combination with chemotherapy in patients with a common form of ovarian cancer, investigators at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute report. As detailed in a paper published online today by… Read More »