A study of an experimental treatment for leukemia was abruptly halted this week following two patient deaths, raising questions about a closely-watched approach to cancer that involves reprogramming cells to seek and destroy the disease.
Eating a healthier diet, increasing physical exercise, reducing alcohol consumption, and stopping smoking are all lifestyle choices that could help prevent up to two-thirds of cancer suggests new research.
When to stop aggressive treatment is one of the most wrenching decisions in cancer care. Medical guidelines say dying cancer patients shouldn't get harsh and painful treatment, but new research suggests it happens almost all of the time.
Rising unemployment and reduced public health spending in the two years after the 2008 financial crisis led to an estimated 260,000 additional cancer deaths in the countries of the Organisation for Economic Development (OECD), according to a new study in The Lancet.