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Cancer (medical term: malignant neoplasm) is a class of diseases in which a cell, or a group of cells display uncontrolled growth (division beyond the normal limits), invasion (intrusion on and destruction of adjacent tissues), and sometimes metastasis (spread to other locations in the body via lymph or blood). These three malignant properties of cancers differentiate them from benign tumors, which are self-limited, and do not invade or metastasize. Most cancers form a tumor but some, like leukemia, do not. The branch of medicine concerned with the study, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of cancer is oncology. Read More

Headlines Around the Web

AstraZeneca strikes biotech deal

Jan 08 - Financial Times

Patent war spills over to non-cancer drugs

Dec 19, 2013 - The Times of India

Affordable drug for small cell lung cancer

Dec 05, 2013 - The Times of India

Bayer offers $2.4bn for Norway’s Algeta

Nov 26, 2013 - Financial Times

Sanofi Aventis arm drags DRL to court

Nov 23, 2013 - The Times of India

Cadila launches low-cost cancer drug

Nov 22, 2013 - The Times of India

AstraZeneca to invest £120m in UK factory

Nov 12, 2013 - Financial Times

Coburn diagnosed with cancer

Nov 06, 2013 - Politico

Shutdown's prolonged science fallout

Oct 17, 2013 - Politico

Sun Pharma may gain due to drug shortage in US

Sep 27, 2013 - The Times of India

Sun Pharma shares at record high

Sep 26, 2013 - The Times of India

‘Bristol-Myers misleading HC in patent case’

Sep 14, 2013 - The Times of India

Oncology R & D: the medical perennial

Sep 06, 2013 - Financial Times

Articles About Cancer

Terminally Ill Father Raises £500,000; Attempts To Save Life Of Stepdaughter Affected By Cancer

By IBTimes AU

Tom Attwater raised funds for his five-year-old daughter who is suffering from neuroblastoma since she was three months old. (11:43 pm)


Lens Free Microscope Developed To Detect Cancer At Cellular Level
Lens-Free Microscope Developed To Detect Cancer At Cellular Level

By IBTimes AU

Researchers at UCLA have been successful in developing a lens-free microscope that is able to detect cancer as well as other cell abnormalities, developing at a cellular level. (11:21 pm)


A nurse prepares a syringe containing an experimental Ebola virus vaccine next to a volunteer called Marie (L) during a media visit at the Lausanne University Hospital (CHUV) in Lausanne November 4, 2014. A trial is being conducted with a vaccine from Gla
Cure Against Ebola May Already Be Found In 53 Existing Drugs – Researchers

By IBTimes AU

The fatal Ebola virus that has killed some 6,915 could be cured by at least 53 existing drugs, researchers said. (Dec 19)


Claire Danes from the Showtime series "Homeland" arrives at the 66th Primetime Emmy Awards
'Homeland' Season 5 Update: Renewed, Carrie's Mother To Make An Appearance, What To Expect In New Season [SPOILERS]

By IBTimes AU

There will be another season of "Homeland." Carrie is set to return to the U.S. in Season 4 finale. This is likely to result in more Carrie and her daughter time in Season 5 of "Homeland. (Dec 19)


Actor Tyler Posey gives actor Tyler Hoechlin a "wet willy" at the 2014 MTV Movie Awards in Los Angeles, California  April 13, 2014.   REUTERS/Danny Moloshok
Tyler Posey: 'Teen Wolf' Actor Tweets About Taking A Break From Social Media

By IBTimes AU

“Teen Wolf” star Tyler Posey is not only taking a break from the hit supernatural MTV series. The 23-year-old actor took to Twitter his announcement of taking a break as well from social media. (Dec 19)


The cast and crew of "The Young and the Restless" pose backstage with the award for outstanding drama series during the 41st Annual Daytime Emmy Awards in Beverly Hills, California June 22, 2014.
‘The Young And The Restless’ (Y&R) Spoilers For Dec. 19: Fen Gets Devastating News

By IBTimes AU

"The Young and the Restless" is set to feature a dramatic episode on Dec. 19, wherein Mariah opens up to Sharon and Fen is left with shocking news. (Dec 19)

Brazilian patient Luana, 10, talks with her doctor before the 2014 World Cup Group A soccer match between Brazil and Mexico at the Cancer Itaci Hospital in Sao Paulo June 17, 2014.
Online Health Forums A Threat To GPs In Australia

By IBTimes AU

A recent study suggests that Australian patients are choosing to opt for online health communities over their doctors for medical advice. (Dec 17)


An Overweight Woman In Times Square, New York
Obese Men Have Higher Chances Of Developing Aggressive Forms Of Prostate Cancer

By IBTimes AU

A report by the World Cancer Research Fund and the American Institute for Cancer Research showed that 11 percent of advanced prostate cancer cases could be prevented by maintaining a healthy weight. (Dec 17)

Actress Shailene Woodley and actor Ansel Elgort arrive at the 2014 MTV Movie Awards in Los Angeles
Five Actors Who Can Replace Andrew Garfield In The Next Spider-Man Film--Report

By IBTimes AU

Actors who can step into the shoes of Peter Parker in the next "Spider-Man" film. (Dec 17)


NCIS Season 12: Fans miss seeing Cote de Pablo as Ziva David and Michael Weatherly as Tony DiNozzo
'NCIS' Season 12, Episode 10 Spoilers: Gibbs Rules, Emotional McGee, Cyberterrorists In Mid-Season Special

By IBTimes AU

"NCIS" Season 12, Episode 10, titled "House Rules," airs this Tuesday, Dec. 16, on CBS. This mid-season Christmas special will highlight Gibbs' rules, show an emotional Tim McGee, and present familiar cyber terrorists. (Dec 17)