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Twelve sunscreen myths and facts

Modern sunscreens are highly developed and provide more protection than ever before.<p>There are some common myths and misconceptions surrounding …

Experts warn we're not ready for the 'silver tsunami' of older adults living with cancer

Age is the single greatest risk factor for cancer. By 2030, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the population of Americans over the age of 65 will double.<p>The good news is that early detection, innovative treatments and supportive care have turned many cancers into chronic …

'A terrible shock': Man whose wife died calls for increased access to palliative care

Carleton University professor Paul Adams — whose wife Suzanne Szukits, a diplomat, died of cancer last September — says there are a few things they …

Liquid Biopsy: Orchestrating A Paradigm Shift In Monitoring Cancer

Diagnosis, administration of chemo- or radio-therapy, a wait-and watch approach for new clinical symptoms of cancer (6-12 months) and fresh rounds of …

Billions of Dollars on the Line for Celgene With These 3 Small Biotechs

Celgene's future fortunes depend heavily on Acceleron Pharma, bluebird bio, and Juno Therapeutics.<p>Few big drugmakers have forged as many strategic …

New Trials Show Hope for Personalized Cancer Vaccines

Individualized Cancer Vaccines<p>Cancer comes in all shapes and sizes. It can affect any and every part of the human body in a variety of potentially …

Strong | by Russell Wilson

One of the most amazing things I’ve ever seen in my life happened when my father was really sick. He had suffered a stroke, and he had been in a coma …

This is how often men should be masturbating to reduce the risk of cancer, according to the NHS

Men should be masturbating more if they want to reduce their risk of developing cancer, according to the NHS.<p>New research published on the NHS …

Facing Cancer Is Even Tougher If The Only Radiation Machine Is Broken

If you happen to be a cancer patient needing radiation in Senegal, getting past the shock of the diagnosis and onto treatment is a major hardship at the moment.<p>The country's only radiotherapy machine — indeed for a long while the only one in French-speaking West Africa — is broken. That's the …

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