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This Messy Mass Of Colourful Orbs Shows How Cancer Grows

Healthy tissues are like healthy ecosystems: Both are composed of diverse populations. But in tumours a single, malignant cell type often dominates. A new computer model is helping researchers understand why, and it could pave the way to more effective cancer treatments.

Did An Australian University Just Say Wi-Fi Can Give You And Your Kids Cancer?

Despite the fact that both Australian nuclear advisory bodies and the World Health Organisation have downplayed the link between brain cancer and the radiation emitted by devices like Wi-Fi routers and mobile phones, Monash University yesterday issued a press release that might give parents second thoughts about having Wi-Fi and other wireless gadgets in the home. What gives?

Don't Watch This Film About A Dog Unless You Want To Cry

First, Ben Moon’s dog helped him survive a fight against cancer. Then, Denali succumbed to the disease himself. This film about their life together is incredibly moving.

Herpes-Based Drug Shown To Successfully Treat Aggressive Skin Cancer

A new drug based on a genetically modified herpes virus has been used to successfully treat patients with aggressive cases of skin cancer — and it’s hoped it could be used to treat other forms of cancer too.

To Treat Cancer, Doctors Will Grow Miniature Organs From Your Tumours

Organoids are exactly what they sound like: simplified miniature organs. And now geneticists are growing them out of living cancer cells, creating tiny, living cancer tumours for study. It sounds terrifying, but it’s actually one possible way we’ll get personalised medicine to treat many kinds of cancer.

PornHub's New PSA Reminds You To Touch Your Balls

PornHub, one of the world’s leading pornography destinations, is throwing in its support for testicular cancer awareness month with a new PSA video cleverly titled “Charlotte Stokely teaches you to last longer.” (Obviously, obviously not safe for work.)

A New Way Of Using Sound Waves To Find Rare Cancer Cells 

The cancer cells that circulate in many patients’ bloodstreams are incredibly rare but potentially dangerous. They break off from existing tumours, travelling to new locations where they can grow into new tumours. Scientists have come up with a better way of looking for these cells — using invisible sound waves.

Dogs Can Sniff Out Thyroid Cancer In Your Urine

We know that it’s possible to detect some types of cancer by scent alone, and that dogs are even capable of sniffing it out too. Now, researchers have demonstrated that a whiff of your urine can allow our canine companions to identify whether you have thyroid cancer.

Graphene Could Be Used To Neutralise Cancer Stem Cells

Graphene has a frankly overwhelming array of amazing possible uses, from body armour to seeing through walls. To that list, you can perhaps add the ability to fight cancer too.

No, These Apps Can't Detect Cancer. Just Stop.

A slew of apps have cropped up touting the ability to diagnose any number of diseases over the past few years, and now thanks to the federal trade commission in the US, at least two of them will have to stop. Because science isn’t backing up any of it.

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