New drugs put cancer cells into ‘permanent sleep’

SYDNEY — Australian scientists said they have discovered a new type of drug that targets specific proteins to arrest the growth and spread of cancer, without the harmful side effects of…

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Cancer-killing molecules found

CHICAGO — Specific molecules called suicide RNA molecules can trigger a mechanism where it not only prevents cancer cells from becoming resistant to them, but also eliminates multiple genes that…

Breastfeeding can substantially lower risk of cancer

SYDNEY — Women who breastfeed their children have been found to be at substantially less risk of developing uterine cancer, according to researchers at the QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute…

DOH mulls regulation on use of vapes, e-cigs

MANILA — The Department of Health (DOH) eyes regulate the use of vaporizers (vapes) and electronic cigarettes (e-cigs) which are not covered by the newly-signed Executive Order (EO) No. 26…

Russian scientists test universal cancer-killing drug in space

MOSCOW — Russian scientists have successfully tested a genetically-engineered drug that can help fight all kinds and stages of malignant tumors in humans, Russian media report. The drug was tested…

Mutation causing aggressive prostate cancer could be genetic: Aussie study

SYDNEY — Australian scientists said a ground-breaking research project into one family will unlock the secrets of prostate cancer. Researchers from Melbourne’s Menzies Institute will study the tumors of men…

Stay positive to conquer cancer

HIDERABAD — Stay positive and drive away negative thoughts in conquering cancer, Bollywood actress Manisha Koirala, a cancer survivor, said here Sunday. “It was painful and tough journey. If I…