Oral sex linked to cancer risk
US scientists said Sunday there is strong evidence linking oral sex to cancer, and urged more study of how human papillomaviruses may be to blame for a rise in oral cancer among white men.
Biological computer destroys cancer cells
Researchers led by ETH professor Yaakov Benenson and MIT professor Ron Weiss have successfully incorporated a diagnostic biological "computer" network in human cells. This network recognizes certain cancer ...
HPV test beats Pap for cervical cancer screening
Two big studies suggest possible new ways to screen healthy people for cervical or prostate cancers, but a third disappointed those hoping for a way to detect early signs of deadly ovarian tumors.
Detecting lethal diseases with rust and sand
The next big thing in medical diagnostics could be minutes particles of rust, iron oxide, coated with the material from which sand is formed, silicon dioxide. These magnetic nanoparticles, a mere 29 to 230 nanometers across, ...
Study details how protein made by HPV teams up on and thwarts protective human protein
An international team of researchers is reporting that it has uncovered new information about human papillomavirus that one day may aid in the development of drugs to eliminate the cervical-cancer-causing ...
Virus that causes genital warts linked to oral cancer: study
Mouth and throat cancer could be caused by the virus that causes genital warts and cervical cancer, and it could be spreading through sex and French-kissing, a study published Wednesday says.
Research on cancer vaccine begins to pay off
The vaccine that Larry Mathews is getting won't protect him from the flu. That's OK -- the stakes are far higher than that.
Biodegradable particles can bypass mucus, release drugs over time
Johns Hopkins University researchers have created biodegradable nanosized particles that can easily slip through the body's sticky and viscous mucus secretions to deliver a sustained-release medication cargo.
Cervical cancer virus found in head and neck cancers
A virus known to cause cervical cancer in women is increasingly being identified in head and neck cancers, leading to suspicion that the route of infection may be oral sex.
Women on the pill may live longer
(AP) -- Women who took the birth control pill beginning in the late 1960s lived longer than those never on the pill, a new study says.
Chronic stress of cancer causes accelerated telomere shortening
Results of a study presented at the AACR 102nd Annual Meeting 2011, held here April 2-6, lend credence to the idea that improving quality of life affects stress-related biological markers and possibly the health of people ...
Researchers on the trail of a treatment for cancer of the immune system
Infection with Epstein Barr means that the B cells, which are the primary memory cells of the immune system, are hi-jacked.
Study: Docs overtesting for cervical cancer virus
(AP) -- Too many doctors are testing the wrong women, or using the wrong test, for a virus that causes cervical cancer.
Cervical cancer vaccine causing confusion
The public 'recruitment' campaign promoting the new cervical cancer vaccine Gardasil has done little to educate adolescent girls about the cause of the cancer, University of Sydney researchers Kellie Burns ...