- Treating a Common Stomach Bug Curbs Stomach Cancer Risk
May 8, 2023 — Treating Helicobacter pylori (H pylori) infection – a common type of bacteria that infects the stomach – reduces the risk of stomach cancer, according to a new study.
- Can ChatGPT Help Adults Manage Their Liver Disease?
April 14, 2023 — ChatGPT delivered correct responses to commonly asked patient questions on cirrhosis and liver cancer, including how it is diagnosed and treated, and lifestyle and prevention strategies that may be useful.
- Bladder Cancer in Women: What to Know
April 14, 2023 — One in every 91 women will develop bladder cancer in her lifetime, according to data from the American Cancer Society. And Chinese research finds that women with the disease have a worse prognosis than men. Here's what to know.
- J&J Offers $8.9 Billion to Settle Baby Powder Claims
April 5, 2023 — Johnson & Johnson is now offering a combined $8.9 billion settlement to people who allege its asbestos-tainted baby powder caused cancer.
- Are Your Clothes Dripping in ‘Forever Chemicals’?
April 4, 2023 — The full health risks of wearing apparel made with PFAS, also known as “forever chemicals,” are still unknown. But states are taking action so clothing makers will remove them.
- Military Pilots, Ground Crew at Higher Risk of Cancer
March 20, 2023 — A study from the Department of Defense found that military air and ground crew have an increased rates of cancer when compared to the general population, but they were not more likely to die from cancer.
- New Cancer Screen, Same Issues: Can New Test Be Trusted?
February 17, 2023 — A cancer screening program in Arizona that offers the Galleri blood test to first responders provides some insights on how well the test can catch cancers in this high-risk group.
- You Have Cancer. Who in Your Life Do You Tell, and When?
February 10, 2023 — Are you considering having 'the talk?' Disclosing one's cancer status while dating or at work is a personal choice.
- Childhood Cancer Survivor Now Works to Help Others Like Her
February 6, 2023 — A cancer survivor as a child, Maggie Rogers now works with the American Cancer Society to help others like her.
- Ultra-Processed Foods Linked to Ovarian, Other Cancers
February 1, 2023 — Eating more ultra-processed food is linked to an increased risk of getting and dying from cancer, particularly ovarian cancer, according to a new study.
- Ants May Be Able to Detect Cancer, New Experiments Show
January 25, 2023 — New research points to the possibility that ants will someday help diagnose cancer in human beings.
- 3D-Printed Tumor Models Could Advance New Cancer Therapies
January 20, 2023 — The emerging technology of 3D bioprinting could help scientists discover new therapies, and doctors more accurately predict the best treatment for each patient.
- People With Cancer Should Be Wary of Taking Dietary Supplements
January 19, 2023 — Taking dietary supplements alongside cancer therapies can reduce the effects of treatment. Here's how patients and doctors can talk about supplements and their potential risks.
- Manicure Gone Wrong Leads to Cancer Diagnosis
January 14, 2023 — A California woman developed skin cancer after getting a cut during a manicure. She found out her cancer was caused by HPV.
- Experimental Vaccine Turns Cancer Cells Against Themselves
January 7, 2023 — Researchers are working on an experimental cancer vaccine that turns cancer against cancer. Scientists keep the cancer cells alive and modify them. The cells are meant to produce agents that kill tumors and to form other proteins that help the body develop immunity against the cancer.
- Most Cancers Not Found Through Screenings
December 15, 2022 — Just 14.1% of cancer cases in the United States are diagnosed through recommended screening tests, a new report says.
- Moderna, Merck Announce Progress on Joint Skin Cancer Vaccine
December 13, 2022 — Moderna and Merck jointly announced Tuesday progress on a drug combination to fight the recurrence of melanoma, a deadly skin cancer. The potential vaccine is formed by combining messenger RNA (mRNA) technology and Merck’s cancer immunotherapy drug Keytruda.
- Could This Computer Help You Beat Cancer?
November 22, 2022 — Perhaps overshadowed by the widespread emergence of AI and virtual medicine, quantum computing is quietly poised to transform – down to the last atom – how we attack big problems like cancer and drug development.
- How a Wrong Diagnosis Masked a Young Woman's Cancer
November 7, 2022 — A young woman with Lynch syndrome talks about her long journey to finally receiving a colon cancer diagnosis.
- Exercise During Chemo May Help You Beat the Treatment's Effects
November 1, 2022 — We know cancer patients can benefit from exercise, and now Dutch researchers suggest starting sooner rather than later.
- A Deep Hole: The Toll of Cancer Costs on Patients and Families
October 25, 2022 — This fear about the costs of cancer care is well-founded. In the United States, cancer treatment costs reached an estimated $150 billion in 2020 and continue to rise.
- Gas Stoves Can Emit High Levels of Cancer-Causing Benzene: Study
October 21, 2022 — Gas stoves can leak even when they are turned off. Pollutants in the natural gas then infiltrate the home, and are most dangerous in small, poorly ventilated kitchens.
- New Sensor Tracks Tumors in Real Time
October 19, 2022 — The newest advance in wearables is a first-of-its-kind gold sensor that provides real-time analysis of tumor size. It’s already in use in animal studies.
- Yeast-Fermented Chemo: Now We Can Brew Anything
September 30, 2022 — Scientists genetically engineered yeast to produce vinblastine, a chemotherapeutic that is in short supply worldwide. It is the most complex compound brewed to date.
- Cancer Death Rates Continue to Fall, Researchers Report
September 21, 2022 — Cancer death rates in the United States continue falling because of treatments, diagnostic tools, and prevention strategies, the American Association for Cancer Research announced in its annual report Wednesday.
- Additional Forms of Cancer Linked to Breast Implants, FDA Warns
September 17, 2022 — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is warning the public that a small number of cancer cases, including squamous cell carcinoma and other lymphomas, have been linked to scar tissue around breast implants.
- A Woman of Wonder Commits to Cancer Research
September 9, 2022 — Former Wonder Woman Star Lynda Carter is creating the Robert & Lynda Carter Altman Family Foundation Research Fund in honor of her late husband who died of a rare form of blood cancer.
- Can AI Deliver a More Accurate Cancer Prognosis?
September 1, 2022 — A new proof-of-concept study shows how AI could combine data to come up with a more objective – and potentially more accurate – prognosis for cancer patients.
- Rainwater Unsafe to Drink Amid ‘Forever Chemicals’: Study
August 15, 2022 — It’s unsafe to drink rainwater due to the ongoing presence of “forever chemicals,” according to a new study published in the journal Environmental Science & Technology.
- Blood Test for Cancer Now Available, But Is It Ready for Prime Time?
August 11, 2022 — A new blood test that can detect up to 50 cancers from a single blood sample is gaining traction in the United States.
- Blood Protein May Show Cancer Death and Diabetes Risks
August 5, 2022 — A protein in the blood could serve as an early indicator for patients who face risks for diabetes and death from cancer, according to a new study published in Diabetologia.
- Amazon Involved With New Cancer Vaccine Clinical Trial
July 13, 2022 — Amazon is working with the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center to develop cancer vaccines in a new clinical trial.
- New Algorithm Can ID Critical Cancer Mutations in DNA
July 12, 2022 — An algorithm that works like facial recognition tech can identify cancer "patterns" in DNA that could help doctors choose more effective treatments and save more lives someday.
- U.S. Supreme Court Rejects Bayer’s Bid to Stop Roundup Lawsuits
June 22, 2022 — The Supreme Court has rejected an appeal from pharmaceutical company Bayer to dismiss thousands of lawsuits that claim the company’s Roundup weedkiller causes cancer.
- Vitamins, Supplements a Waste of Money for Most, Task Force Says
June 21, 2022 — Experts have again found no solid evidence that vitamins help prevent heart disease or cancer in healthy people who are not pregnant. More than half of adults use supplements, spending $50B a year.
- Small Rectal Cancer Study Has Remission in Every Patient
June 6, 2022 — A small clinical trial with 12 rectal cancer patients found remission in 100% of them, according to a new paper published in The New England Journal of Medicine.
- Cancer Risks Spur Calls to Replace Ethylene Oxide
September 25, 2019 — The current outcry from communities that have been exposed to the carcinogen ethylene oxide has federal regulators and device makers seriously rethinking a question that’s been hanging over the sterilization industry for decades: Can ethylene oxide be replaced?
- Ongoing News Coverage: Ethylene Oxide Emissions
September 4, 2019 — WebMD and Georgia Health News' ongoing coverage about ethylene oxide emissions coming from medical sterilization plants Smyrna and Covington, GA. An EPA report find higher cancer risks in three nearby census tracts due to the toxic gas.
- Local Air Testing for Toxic Gas Closer to Reality
August 14, 2019 — Meanwhile, the state Environmental Protection Division this week revealed results of an initial sample test for ethylene oxide at its South DeKalb monitoring station.
- GA Governor To Investigate Toxic Air At Plants
August 1, 2019 — Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp says he is working with government officials to investigate toxic air emissions from two medical sterilization plants in the state.
- Residents, Leaders 'Shocked' by Toxic Air Report
July 23, 2019 — On Friday, WebMD and Georgia Health News revealed that Georgia had three census tracts the EPA identified as having elevated cancer risks because of a toxic gas called ethylene oxide.
- Residents Unaware of Cancer-Causing Toxin in Air
July 19, 2019 — Federal data show an increased cancer risk to neighborhoods across the country around plants that emit a gas called ethylene oxide, which is used to sterilize medical equipment.
- 4 in 10 cancers 'could be prevented'
March 23, 2018 — More than 135,000 UK cancer cases a year could be prevented if people changed their lifestyles, say health experts.
- Single blood test for cancer 'shows promise'
January 19, 2018 — Doctors and scientists say they have developed a single blood test that can identify 8 common types of cancer
- Alcohol 'damages DNA and increases cancer risk'
January 4, 2018 — UK scientists say they have discovered how alcohol can cause irreparable damage to DNA in stem cells, increasing the risk of cancer.
- Car park cancer testing to be expanded
November 21, 2017 — More people are to be invited for lung cancer screening as the NHS in England announces an expansion of a programme to offer testing in supermarket car parks.
- Digital nurse to combat 'fake' cancer information
October 30, 2017 — A major cancer charity has taken the unusual step of appointing a so-called digital nurse because it says so many patients are left scared or bewildered by 'fake news'.
- No clear evidence most new cancer drugs work
October 5, 2017 — A new study published in the BMJ (British Medical Journal) has found no clear evidence that most new cancer drugs extend or improve quality of life.
- Cancer drugs approved for routine use on the NHS
August 10, 2017 — Three-quarters of treatments in the Cancer Drugs Fund are now approved for routine use on the NHS.