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Facts & Figures 2021 Reports Another Record-Breaking 1-Year Drop in Cancer Deaths

 The death rate from cancer in the United States has continued to decline. From 1991 to 2018, the cancer death rate has fallen 31%....

US States Vary in How Drinking Alcohol Affects Cancer Diagnoses and Deaths

Drinking alcohol has been linked with both developing and dying from several types of cancer. That’s why the American Cancer Society’s (ACS) Guideline for...

New discovery for how the brain ‘tangles’ in Alzheimer’s Disease

Researchers have discovered a new 'seeding' process in brain cells that could be a cause of dementia and Alzheimer's disease.

Aspirin before a diagnosis may lower colorectal cancer mortality

A new study finds that long-term aspirin use before a diagnosis of colorectal cancer (CRC) may be associated with lower CRC-specific mortality.

Injection to treat skin cancer developed

Yale researchers are developing a skin cancer treatment that involves injecting nanoparticles into the tumor, killing cancer cells with a two-pronged approach, as a potential alternative to surgery.

Fighting cancer from a chair

Cisplatin has been used to treat cancer since the 1970s. Since then, many other platinum-containing cytostatic drugs have been developed, such as triplatinNC, a highly charged complex that contains three ligand-bridged platinum atoms. Unlike cisplatin, this drug also directly inhibits metastasis. The reason for this seems to be modulation of the geometry of a sugar component of heparan sulfate, an important component of the extracellular matrix.

Global demand for cancer surgery set to surge

A new modelling study predicts demand for cancer surgery will rise by 52 per cent within two decades, with low-income countries bearing the greatest burden.

Possible new combo therapy for head and neck cancer

Researchers have tested a new combination therapy in animal models to see if they could find a way to make an already effective treatment even better. Since they're using a Food and Drug Administration-approved drug to do it, this could help people sooner than later.

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