Around 1,700 women in Taiwan are afflicted with cervical cancer every year and people should get screening to allow for early detection and treatment, Taiwan's Health Promotion Administration said Saturday.
Lung cancer rates in the United States are falling as a direct result of efforts to control smoking and other tobacco use, according to research published on Thursday.
More people smoke worldwide today than in 1980, as population growth surges and cigarettes gain popularity in countries such as China, India and Russia, researchers said Tuesday.
Anti-smoking measures have saved roughly 8 million U.S. lives since a landmark 1964 report linking smoking and disease, a study estimates, yet the nation's top disease detective says dozens of other countries do a better job on several efforts to cut tobacco use.
The risk of dying from cancer in the United States has declined 20 percent over the past two decades, according to the American Cancer Society's annual report out Tuesday.
Doctors in Singapore have uncovered a genetic key which unlocks the survival chances of childhood leukemia patients.
A way of fighting cancer that turns the body's immune cells into targeted tumor killers was named the breakthrough of the year by the U.S. journal Science on Thursday.
A novel way to speed the testing of cancer drugs and quickly separate winners from duds has yielded its first big result: an experimental medicine that shows promise against a hard-to-treat form of breast cancer.
The number of new cancer cases around the globe jumped by 11 percent in a five-year period, reaching 14.1 million in 2012, with breast cancer increasing by one-fifth, the U.N. health agency said Thursday.