A new form of MRI technology that can detect sugar may help improve cancer detection and decrease the need for invasive procedures, according to a new study from researchers at Johns Hopkins. The new technology images not only uncover the proteins in potential tumors, but also the glucose surrounding those tumors to create more defined images.
Drinking coffee regularly could help repair damage in the liver caused by drinking alcohol in excess, according to a new study from researchers at the World Cancer Research Fund. For the study the group reviewed data collected in 34 studies including more than eight million participants. For every cup of coffee consumed, there was a roughly 14 percent decreased chance of liver cancer.
Vitamin D supplements may slow or reverse the development of prostate cancer tumors, according to a new study from researchers at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston. For the study the researchers enrolled 37 men who elected to have their prostates removed because of low-grade tumors. Men who were given a Vitamin D supplement for at least 60 days showed some improvement.
A new study finds that certain painkillers may lower colon cancer risk, but their effect may depend on a person's genetics. Researchers examined studies conducted between 1976 and 2011 of more than 19,000 people and found that those who used certain painkillers (aspirin, naproxen, and ibuprofen, among others) were less likely to develop colon cancer than those who didn't use the drugs.
Scientists are questioning the accuracy of breast biopsies in making correct diagnoses in cases of cancer or tissue abnormalities. In a new study, researchers examined the work of 115 pathologists and 240 breast biopsy specimens. They found that abnormal, precancerous cells were only identified half the time.
People who eat a vegetarian or mostly-vegetarian diet have a lower risk of colon cancer, a new study has found. Researchers at Loma Linda University in California surveyed over 77,000 men and women over seven years, tracking their diet and other health habits. They found that men and women who ate a vegan or vegetarian diet had a 22 percent lower risk of colorectal cancer.
March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month and researchers in the field say it's a vital tool for raising awareness about the condition. The risk of colorectal cancers increases significantly for those over the age 50 and for African-Americans over the age of 45. "Colon cancer affects both men and women from all ethnicities."
More people may die from undiagnosed lung cancer because they don't qualify for low-dose CT scans, according to a new study. The study, conducted at the Mayo Clinic and published in JAMA, the journal of the American Medical Association, states that the percentage of lung cancer patients who smoked at least 30 pack-years declined over the study period.
Cigarette packs with no branding or logos could help reduce smoking rates, according to a new study from researchers at Kings College, London. For the study the researchers reviewed health data collected in Australia, where they have already adopted non-branded cigarette packages with larger health warnings. They found that since adopting the non-branded packs in 2012, smoking has decreased.