Category Archives: Cancer

Can eating yogurt prevent breast cancer? – Medical News Bulletin

Researchers at Lancaster University recently studied whether eating yogurt may lessen the risk of breast cancer. In the United States, breast cancer is the most common cancer among women. While the rate of breast cancer deaths has gradually decreased since 1999, in 2016 the death rate was 20 deaths per 100,000 women. That equaled to…

Lifestyle factors reduce breast cancer risk, supported by new study – Medical News Bulletin

A recent study supports previous research suggesting lifestyle factors such as diet can reduce breast cancer risk. Previous research has linked lifestyle factors such as diet, physical activity, and smoking status to breast cancer risk. A recent study published in Nutrition Journal further supports this previous research. Researchers examined lifestyle factors and how they affect…

Injecting tumours with flu vaccine may help fight cancer – Medical News Bulletin

New study finds that injecting tumours with flu vaccine may switch tumours from “cold” to “hot”. Immunotherapy is a promising new cancer treatment option that harnesses the body’s own immune system to attack cancer cells. Cancer immunotherapy provides an alternative to classical treatments such as chemotherapy and radiation that are associated with a host of…

Are 9/11 responders more likely to develop cancer? – Medical News Bulletin

New study examines whether exposure to 9/11 rubble increases cancer risk. The attacks on the World Trade Centre towers on September 11th, 2001 remain the defining moment of the 21st century. While close to 3,000 people were killed directly by the attacks, the devastating effects may have extended far beyond that fateful date. A new…

A potential new treatment for chemotherapy resistant glioblastoma – Medical News Bulletin

Glioblastoma multiforme is the most common and aggressive types of brain tumour amongst adults. Even with surgery, temozolomide chemotherapy, and radiotherapy, the median survival of patients is approximately 15 months. In fact, despite ongoing rigorous research, these survival rates have not significantly improved. Recent findings have shown that the lack of improvements in glioblastoma management…

Drug profiling to treat breast cancer – Medical News Bulletin

It is predicted that by 2030, there will be approximately 23.6 million new cases of breast cancer per year worldwide. Early detection in cancer cases can play a key role in the success rates of treatment through different breast cancer drugs. Research has discovered that patients who test positive for hormone receptors (HR+) and negative…

Does colon cancer screening contribute to reduced cancer mortality? – Medical News Bulletin

A new study investigated the association between pre-diagnostic colonoscopy and colorectal cancer deaths, to demonstrate the effectiveness of colon cancer screening. The development of colorectal cancer is a process that involves multiple steps that take place over a long period of time. This long development process allows screening and detection of early-stage, pre-cancerous polyps before…

Promising new urine test for cancer developed by engineers – Medical News Bulletin

A recent mouse study demonstrates the potential for a new urine test for cancer developed by Imperial and MIT engineers. Early cancer screening is often recommended in at-risk population groups. Early detection of cancer has been proven to improve patient quality of life and survival. Despite the benefits of cancer screening, it can often be…

Is there an association between antibiotics and colon cancer? – Medical News Bulletin

Researchers examine if there is an association between antibiotics and colon cancer. They looked into specific colon regions. The use of antibiotics continues to rise every year, recently estimated at 70 billion individual antibiotic prescriptions in 2010.  While sometimes necessary in treating bacterial infections, antibiotics have been associated with a negative impact on gut health….