Tag Archives: Cancer

Cancer symptoms: Can you hear this noise? You could be at risk of this type of cancer

Cancer is the uncontrolled growth of abnormal cells in the body which develop when the body’s normal control mechanism stops working. Cancer survival outcomes greatly depend on the type and stage of the cancer so recognising the warning signs is key to improving outcomes. A symptom associated with a rare type of cancer relates to… Read More »

Theranos redux? Not really. But claim of a ‘simple’ test for breast cancer warrants scrutiny

Once again the lure of a “simple” test has made headlines. This time the catalyst was a news release issued by the UK’s National Cancer Research Institute. Its title: “Simple blood test for early detection of breast cancer.” In fact, no such test exists. As the body of the PR news release acknowledged, it’s an… Read More »

A Small Number Of Men With Prostate Cancer Are ‘Super Responders’ To Immunotherapy

A small number of men respond very well to the immunotherapy drug pembrolizumab, according to a new … [+] study. Getty Results from a new clinical trial have shown that some men with advanced prostate cancer can live for at least two more years on immunotherapy after exhausting all other treatment options. The work led… Read More »