A new study suggests that telomere length could predict cancer risk. Telomeres -- which play a role in the aging process and age-related pathogens -- are "caps" of DNA that protect the tips of chromosomes.
A Nova Scotia community is raising money for a young mother who just gave birth to her second daughter. Krista Giannoukakis, 26, was told in March her cervical cancer is now terminal and that she only has a year left to live.
Lifestyle and heredity causes get the most blame for cancer, but about two-thirds of the mutations that occur in various forms of cancer are due to random copying errors, researchers at Johns Hopkins University reported Thursday in the journal Science.
It’s a case of too little, too late for a Nova Scotia mother who says a restaurant first refused, then utterly mishandled her request to recharge a necessary medical device for her 11-year-old daughter with cancer.
Imagine you had a life-threatening cancer that a wonder drug had kept in remission for years. Would you risk quitting? Thousands of people with a blood cancer called chronic myelogenous leukemia, or CML, now have that choice.