Five New Lung Cancer Drugs Have Been Approved Since October

Cancer is an utterly terrifying six-letter word since it's a disease that's still largely a mystery to researchers, and in many cases, there are no definitive cures. Chances are better than not that you, or someone close to you, has battled cancer, with men and women having a respective 42% and 38% chance of developing

Put that drink down! Alcohol linked to 7 types of cancer, study says

If you enjoy a good tipple after a hard day's work, you may want to put that glass down. A new study says that alcohol consumption is associated with seven types of cancer. The study, published in the journal Addiction on Thursday, found an association between alcohol consumption and cancers in seven sites of the

Melbourne researchers uncover breakthrough lung cancer drug

There’s new hope for lung cancer suffers and those at risk of developing the disease.   Melbourne researchers have discovered a breakthrough new drug that could potentially stop lung cancer or emphysema as well as detecting the disease before it spreads through the body.   The life-saving discovery was made by researchers from Melbourne’s Hudson

Sisters celebrated for their volunteerism

This year’s Peggy Truscott Award of Hope recognizes two sisters. Wendy Sutherland and Joanne Gasper became involved with Ovarian Cancer Canada when Wendy’s best friend Debbie was diagnosed.   “Debbie and I were sisters by choice. Seeing her face ovarian cancer inspired me to get involved,” says Wendy.   “At the time, neither of us

Check out our Spring 2016 Webinar series!

At CCSN we strive to deliver quality content to inform our users and we encourage you to catch up on our 2016 webinar series. More are planned for this fall but here is our playlist thus far You can also download the slides from every webinar from our Slideshare page Stay tuned for more webinars

Fat cells may play key role in battle against breast cancer

New research led by York University Professor Michael Connor highlights how fat cells could help determine the most effective way to fight breast cancer; including using exercise to combat the disease.   Previously, adipose tissue (body fat) was thought of as a storage form of energy. However, fat cells are now understood to be active

HPV vaccination reduces cervical abnormalities in young women, study finds

TORONTO – Young women immunized against human papilloma virus were significantly less likely to have potentially cancerous cervical abnormalities compared to those who didn’t receive the HPV vaccine, a study of more than 10,000 subjects has found.   In a study published Monday in the Canadian Medical Association Journal, Alberta researchers found that young women

Skin cancer risk for freckly redheads equivalent to 21 years in sun: study

Having genes that give you red hair, pale skin and freckles increases your risk of developing skin cancer as much as an extra 21 years’ exposure to the sun, researchers said on Tuesday. Their study found gene variants that produce red hair and freckly, fair skin were linked to a higher number of mutations that