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WHO Says Cell Phones may be Hazardous to Your Health
After much debate, the World Health Organization (WHO) has determined that radiation from cell phone usage may indeed cause cancer. Yet, the WHO says that "no adverse effects" from using cell phones have been established.
Seve Ballesteros Loses Fight with Brain Cancer
Seve Ballesteros gained international attention when at only 19 he came in second at the famed British Open. The Spanish golfer went on to win five major championships.
Call Me When You Get an Answer
Cell-phone use has been shown to increase brain-glucose metabolism (a marker of brain activity), but long-term risks are less clear.
Certain Vaccines May Help Guard Against Childhood Cancer
Children vaccinated against hepatitis B might be at a lower risk of developing leukemia, according to a new study.
Illegal Drugs Aren't the Only Kind That Kill
Avastin®, a cancer drug, has been shown to increase patient death from adverse events when used in conjunction with chemotherapy or biological therapy, according to new analysis of previous studies.
Deadly Transformation
By transforming themselves into blood-vessel cells, brain-cancer cells have the ability to defy drugs that attempt to cut off blood in order to starve a brain tumor.
Blocking Renegade Gene Could Stop the Spread of Cancer
Blocking a rogue gene known as WWP2 has led scientists at the University of East Anglia to better understanding of how cancer spreads -- and how to stop it.
Leukemia and Brain Cancer Linked by Genetic Mutation
Researchers have revealed how a genetic mutation closely linked to some brain cancers and leukemia may contribute to cancer development.
Brain Cancer Research Goes Viral
An enzyme known as chondroitinase might help oncolytic viruses (cancer-fighting viruses) more effectively destroy cancer cells in brain tumors by clearing out protein molecules that deter the virus’s mission.