Samsonite Scare: Tokyo Chic Handles Linked to Cancer

Samonsite scare: A local consumer group in Hong Kong has claimed that the handles used in the company’s Tokyo Chic line of luggage contains high levels of a chemical that may cause cancer. As a result, Samsonite International has pulled…

Clinical Trials: Low Income Keeps Cancer Patients Away

Clinical trails are often avoided by individuals who make little money, according to a recent study. Reports indicate that cancer patients who make less than $50,000 a year were 30 percent less likely to participate in trials, while those who…

Sleep Apnea: Disorder Linked to Higher Cancer Death

Sleep apnea, a disorder which occurs when breathing is interrupted during slumber, has been linked to increased chances of cancer death in human beings. According to a recent study, those suffering from severe apnea — 30 or more instances in…

Donna Summer, Disco Queen and Gay Icon, Dead at 63: Twitter Reacts

Donna Summer, the iconic songstress known for such 70’s hits as “Last Dance,” “Hot Stuff”, and “Bad Girls”, passed away today at the age of 63. The Disco Queen, gay icon, and Grammy winner was struggling with cancer, a disease…

Nanotechnology Leaps Forward With New Cancer Drug

A team of scientists, engineers and physicians have found promising effects of a first-in-class targeted cancer drug called BIND-014 in treating solid tumors. BIND-014 is the first targeted and programmed nanomedicine to enter human clinical studies. In the study, the…

Scientist Create A Pint Sized Particle Accelerator To Kill Tumors

For years now, doctors have been using proton beams to trat cancer, these proton beams work in a similar way to radiation treatment. Now they want to use a proton therapy that is more precise and causes less damage to…

Aspirin: Cancer Fighting Properties Found In British Study

Aspirin has long been believed to combat heart attacks and disease when taken daily, but a new British study shows that low doses of the OTC drug, when taken on a daily basis, may prevent cancer as well. The study,…

Cancer Drug Shows Promise for Alzheimer’s

A cancer drug has shown promise in being effective in improving memory when administered to older mice with Alzheimer’s disease, according to scientists at the University of Pennsylvania. The drug in question – epothilone, or EpoD, has also shown to…

New Technology: Blood Tests Instead of Biopsies for Tumors

Scientists from The Scripps Research Institute, Scripps Health, and collaborating cancer physicians have successfully demonstrated the effectiveness of an advanced blood test for detecting and analyzing circulating tumor cells (CTCs)—breakaway cells from patients’ solid tumors—from cancer patients. The findings, reported…

Crab-Like Robot Can Remove Stomach Cancer

Like something from a science fiction film, It proceeds to enter the subject’s stomach by way of an endoscope, it’s pincer grasping the tissue, riddled with cancer. Its oblong hook severs the cancerous lesion, coagulating blood to stop bleeding all…