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Cancer

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

Articles About Cancer

HIV Cure: First Effective Cure to Have Long-Term Remission; 3 Factors to Check on Inactive Virus

By IBTimes AU

HIV researchers hope for an effective and functional cure may have a little setback called "long-term remission" instead of full annihilation of the virus. The status means that someone can still have detectable levels of the virus but not active enough to require further treatment. (2:54 pm)

MORE TOPICS: AIDS

Members of a surgical team implant a donated harvested kidney to transplant into patient Adam Abernathy as part of a five-way organ transplant swap in New York, August 1, 2012.
Enzyme That Stops Progression of Kidney Cancer: Found

By IBTimes AU

Enzyme That Stops Progression of Kidney Cancer: Found. (12:45 pm)

MORE TOPICS: CARCINOMA

SHERYL CROW: Grammy-winning rock star Sheryl Crow, 51, was diagnosed with early-stage breast cancer in February 2006 after a routine mammogram. She has campaigned for women aged over 35 to have annual mammograms.
Genetic Cause of Common Breast Tumors Identified: A Big Milestone Achieved

By IBTimes AU

Genetic Cause of Common Breast Tumors Identified: A Big Mile Stone Achieved (12:17 pm)

MORE TOPICS: BREAST CANCER

Breakthrough in HIV Medications: Two Australian Men and One In Rockford 'Cured'

By IBTimes AU

Lance Dauengaugh, who was tested HIV positive in 1997, has turned to a healthy lifestyle and avoids drinking and smoking and takes his medicine regularly. (Jul 21)

MORE TOPICS: AUSTRALIA, AIDS, INFECTION

KYLIE MINOGUE: Australian pop star Kylie Minogue, 44, was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2005 and went through surgery and chemotherapy. Her 2006 "Showgirl Homecoming Tour" represented her comeback from cancer.
Weightlifter Erika Ropati-Frost's Inspiration Is Her Sick Husband

By IBTimes AU

Erika Ropati-Frost, weightlifter, on July 20, spoke about the battles that her and her husband, Tuvale faced, at Glasgow during the Commonwealth Games. (Jul 21)

MORE TOPICS: COMMONWEALTH GAMES, SILVER

Jared Rosenthal, founder of Health Street, speaks with the media in his "Who's Your Daddy?" DNA testing van in New York August 16, 2012. Jared Rosenthal, founder of Health Street, speaks with the media in his "Who's Your Daddy?&qu
Gene That Stops Spreading of Lung Cancer - Identified by Latest Study.

By IBTimes AU

Gene That Stops Spreading of Lung Cancer: Identified by a latest study. (Jul 21)

KYLIE MINOGUE: Australian pop star Kylie Minogue, 44, was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2005 and went through surgery and chemotherapy. Her 2006 "Showgirl Homecoming Tour" represented her comeback from cancer.
Targets for Immunotherapy in Early-Stage Breast Cancer: Latest Research Reveals

By IBTimes AU

Targets for Immunotherapy in Early-Stage Breast Cancer: Latest Research Reveals. (Jul 21)

MORE TOPICS: BREAST CANCER

A Royal Mail post box is seen in central London July 11, 2014.
Boy Battling Rare Brain Tumor Gets a Special Birthday Gift

By IBTimes AU

Danny Nickerson, 5 years old, was diagnosed with an inoperable, incurable brain tumour in October 2013. The cancer called Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glimoa (DIPG) is highly resistant to chemotherapy. The little brave boy will be celebrating his birthd... (Jul 21)

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Kush the cat is seen in a cage at the local police station in DeLand, Florida in this handout picture from the DeLand Police Department
Parasites in Cat's Excreta Can Help Cure Cancer: Study

By IBTimes AU

Particular parasites Toxoplasma gondii (T. gondii), found in cat’s intestines can help cure cancer, say scientists. The parasite, according to researchers causes a person’s immune system to react in a particular manner that parallels how the immune system attacks a tumor. (Jul 18)

Television personality Joan Lunden attends the Badgley Mischka
Former GMA Host Joan Lunden Battles Cancer: New Effective Way of Preventing Breast Cancer

By IBTimes AU

Joan Lunden, former Good Morning America's host, was diagnosed with a triple negative breast cancer, leaving her fans shocked and devastated. The strong woman, however, has not lost hope and is fighting back. (Jul 18)

MORE TOPICS: BREAST CANCER, CARCINOMA