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Study says unripe bananas might help prevent cancer

August 9th, 2022

The fight to find a cure or preventative for cancer has been ongoing for decades. We’ve made some great strides towards possible treatments but finding a way to prevent it in the first place is always going to be important. Now, a new paper suggests that eating unripe bananas may actually help prevent cancer.

Brain Cancer

Breakthrough urine test can detect brain tumors early

June 22nd, 2021

The sooner cancer is diagnosed, the higher the chances of survival are for patients because treatment can start immediately. Doctors often look for markers that would confirm the presence of a tumor, but not all cancers are the same. Different biomarkers are used to detect different types of malignant growths in tandem with other tests …

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The answer to cancer might be these tiny robots

March 7th, 2021

Cancer treatments have improved dramatically over the past few decades. Many types of cancer have a high survival rate thanks to medical interventions that can slow or stop the growth of tumors and even eliminate them entirely. Despite that, cancer remains the second leading cause of death in the United States, right behind heart disease, …

Cancer Cells

Cancer cells can hibernate like bears to evade chemotherapy

January 13th, 2021

Cancer cells can hibernate like bears during chemotherapy, a team of doctors has discovered. The cancer cells can act as a living organism, slowing down their activities to survive until the drugs are cleared from the system. The same team figured out a way to prevent the cells from going into hibernation, which could lead …

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A drug for diarrhea can kill aggressive cancer cells

December 24th, 2020

New research suggests that a drug used to slow down an upset digestive tract may actually be useful in the treatment of cancer. The medication, called loperamide, is often used to treat diarrhea, but it can also induce the destruction of certain tumor cells.  Additional research is needed, but the findings could lead to novel …