A new test that uses blood and saliva to detect head and neck cancers has shown promise in a small number of patients, researchers said Wednesday.
Persons who inhale second-hand smoke may have a greater likelihood of getting chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), a common lung disease that makes it hard to breathe.
Protecting girls from cervical cancer might be possible with just one dose of the HPV vaccine rather than the three now recommended, a new analysis suggests.
Women who undergo mammography screening reduce their risk of dying from breast cancer by 40 percent, an international study published in the United States showed.
Immunotherapy, which harnesses the power of the immune system in order to attack cancer, is more potent against melanoma when two agents are combined, but side effects rise too, researchers said Sunday.
A new type of blood test in the U.S. is starting to transform cancer treatment, sparing some patients the surgical and needle biopsies long needed to guide their care.
A new Taiwan-based association will offer cancer information and consultations for patients diagnosed with rare types of cancers.
An Australian blogger and author who became a hit after claiming she was winning a battle with brain cancer through wholefoods and alternative therapies admitted Thursday she was lying and never had the disease.
Bars and gambling venues in this notoriously libertine city are adapting to a big change: the start of a smoke-free ordinance Wednesday was being marked as a historic step in making the city healthier.
One of the hot new cancer immunotherapy drugs, Merck & Co.'s Keytruda, strongly benefited patients with melanoma, lung cancer and mesothelioma, according to three studies presented Sunday at the American Association for Cancer Research conference in Philadelphia.