Cancer death rates see sharpest drop in U.S.

From The New York Times: The cancer death rate in the United States fell 2.2 percent from 2016 to 2017 — the largest single-year decline in cancer mortality ever reported, the American Cancer Society reported on Wednesday. Since 1991 the rate has dropped 29 percent, which translates to approximately 2.9 million fewer cancer deaths than … Read moreCancer death rates see sharpest drop in U.S.

Google AI helping to detect breast cancer

From The New York Post: The Google AI program that examined mammogram images from thousands of women in the US and the United Kingdom spotted cancer more accurately than six expert radiologists who reviewed 500 random cases, according to the research — which was funded by the tech giant. The software’s review of nearly 29,000 … Read moreGoogle AI helping to detect breast cancer

How The Keto Diet Could Help With Cancer Treatment

From Medical News Today: The ketogenic diet consists of high fat foods, foods that contain an adequate amount of protein, and a very low amount of carbohydrates. Normally, the human body gets its main source of energy (sugar) from carbs. However, the ketogenic diet deprives the body of glucose, inducing a state of “ketosis.” During … Read moreHow The Keto Diet Could Help With Cancer Treatment

Colorectal Cancer Rates Rise Among Younger Adults

From The New York Times: Colorectal cancer is typically considered a disease of aging — most new cases are diagnosed in people over age 50. But even as the rates decrease in older adults, scientists have documented a worrisome trend in the opposite direction among patients in their 20s and 30s. Now, data from national … Read moreColorectal Cancer Rates Rise Among Younger Adults

Scientists Link Cancer And Broken Heart Syndrome

From CNN: Broken heart syndrome is a real thing, though it’s also called stress-induced cardiomyopathy or Takotsubo cardiomyopathy. It’s triggered by intensely stressful situations, like losing a loved one. And now, new research published in the Journal of the American Heart Association says broken heart syndrome may be linked to cancer. The study found that … Read moreScientists Link Cancer And Broken Heart Syndrome

Researchers: Certain Strains Of The Common Cold Virus Could Cure Bladder Cancer

From Fox News: Researchers at the University of Surrey in England found that a certain strain of the cold virus — coxsackievirus, or CVA21 — is capable of destroying cancer cells in the bladder, The Telegraph reported. Fifteen patients with non-muscle invasive bladder cancer were injected with CVA21 through a catheter one week before surgery … Read moreResearchers: Certain Strains Of The Common Cold Virus Could Cure Bladder Cancer

Elephant Genes Could Help Cure Cancer In Humans

From ABC News: “I’ve always been so enamored with elephants — one of the things that’s just amazing to me is that elephants have such an incredibly low rate of cancer. And it doesn’t make any sense that elephants have a low rate of cancer, because they’re so big and their cells are dividing so … Read moreElephant Genes Could Help Cure Cancer In Humans

Study: Lower Risk Of Breast Cancer For Morning People

From CNN: Sleep traits could be a risk factor for breast cancer, new research suggests. Women who said they preferred to get out of bed early were found to have a lower risk of breast cancer than those who stay up late. However, experts cautioned that other breast cancer risk factors such as alcohol consumption … Read moreStudy: Lower Risk Of Breast Cancer For Morning People

US Cancer Survivor Population Approaches 17 Million

From The American Cancer Society: The number of cancer survivors in the United States continues to go up. A new report by the American Cancer Society – in collaboration with the National Cancer Institute – estimates there are more than 16.9 million cancer survivors alive in the US today, and that number will grow to … Read moreUS Cancer Survivor Population Approaches 17 Million