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Scientists find treatment to kill every kind of cancer tumor

Cancer Research - Fox News

Researchers might have found the Holy Grail in the war against cancer, a miracle drug that has killed every kind of cancer tumor it has come in contact with, the New York Post reported. The drug works by blocking a protein called CD47 that is essentially a "do not eat" signal to the body's immune system, according to Science Magazine.


Why brain tumors are so hard to destroy

Brain Tumor

The most common and aggressive brain tumor grows by turning normal brain cells into stem cells, which can continuously replicate and regrow a tumor with only a handful of cells left behind, new research finds.


For a Lung Cancer, Drug Treatment May Be Within Reach

Lung Cancer

A comprehensive study of the genetics of a common lung cancer finds that more than half the tumors have mutations that might be treated by drugs that are already in the pipeline or that could be developed.


Evidence grows that stem cells in tumors may fuel cancer's return


How can a cancer come back after it’s apparently been eradicated? Three new studies are bolstering a long-debated idea: that tumors contain their own pool of stem cells that can multiply and keep fueling the cancer, seeding regrowth.


Doctors remove 33-pound tumor from toddler in Mexico

Mexican doctors say they have successfully removed a 33-pound benign tumor from the body of a 2-year-old child. Dr. Gustavo Hernandez says the tumor was heavier than the child who at the time of the June 14 surgery weighed 26 pounds.


Why haven't we cured cancer yet? Here's why that's about to change.

It seems like almost every day, we hear about another miraculous advance in cancer treatment. Drugs that cause tumors to shrink, gene therapies, and even a possible vaccine.


Steve Jobs died of respiratory arrest

Apple co-founder Steve Jobs died of respiratory arrest brought on by a pancreatic tumor, a public health official said Monday.


Chavez returns to Venezuela after cancer surgery

President Hugo Chavez arrived in Venezuela shortly before dawn on Monday, just days after his government signaled that he would likely remain in Cuba for a long period of convalescence after a cancerous tumor was removed from his body.


Chavez reveals he is fighting cancer after surgery

Chavez reveals he is fighting cancer after surgery

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez revealed that he is fighting cancer after having a tumor removed in Cuba.


Michael Douglas says tumor gone, recovery hopeful

Michael Douglas says tumor gone, recovery hopeful

Michael Douglas says his tumor is gone and that he may have beaten throat cancer.


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