Top News: #Cancer

Here are the top read news for #cancer:


ElephantsElephants rarely get cancer, now scientists think they know why:

u’ve heard that elephants never forget, but did you know they almost never get cancer either? It turns out just 4.8% of known elephant deaths are related to cancer. For humans, cancer-related deaths are much higher — between 11% and 25%, scientists say. Read more .


drop of saline solutionImmunotherapy’s Promise Against Cancer:

Cancer drugs like Opdivo are being called game changes by scientists thanks to their ability to leverage the immune system to control tumors even after they have spread. Read more


Antioxidants May Make Cancer Worse:

Antioxidants are supposed to keep your cells healthy. That is why millions of people gobble supplements like vitamin E and beta-carotene each year. Today, however, a new study adds to a growing body of research suggesting these supplements actually have a harmful effect in one serious disease: cancer. Read more


Dr. Emelie Benyi, researcher at Karolinska Institutet.Researchers Find Link Between Height and Cancer:

Watch out long-legged Scandinavians—a large study shows taller people may have an increased risk of developing cancer than their shorter peers. Researchers at Karolinska Institutet and University of Stockholm examined 5.5 million Swedish men and women and found a correlation between height and cancer. For every 10 centimeters (4 inches) of height, a woman’s risk of developing cancer increased by 18% and a man’s by 11%, the study showed. Read more



Identifying cancer’s food sensors may help to halt tumor growth:

A protein used by tumors to help them detect food supplies has been identified by scientists. Initial studies show that targeting the protein could restrict cancerous cells’ ability to grow. Anonymous tumor samples from patients with colorectal cancer were compared to the known outcomes for the patients. Those who had higher levels of PAT4 in their tumors did less well than those with lower levels — being more likely to relapse and die. Read more