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Cancer Could Be As Old As Multicellular Life Itself


Despite dramatic advances in our understanding of the disease, the evolutionary origin of cancer remains a mystery. Earlier claims that cancer is an entirely man-made disease fuelled by modern lifestyles have been discredited, especially given the recent discovery of tumors in a 3,000-year-old skeleton. But when did this disease start to appear in …

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Why Is Cancer So Hard to Treat or Cure?

Jackie Roth

Cancer is a chronic disease that invades the body and, once present, is capable of spreading at will. There are more than 100 different types of cancer, though each attacks the body in the same way. The complex biological processes that form this disease make finding a cure a difficult …

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Who Knew? Cancer Has an Off Switch [Video]


A new drug combination jump-starts the body’s ability to fight cancer For decades researchers have tried to enlist the body’s natural defenses against deadly tumors, using a variety of experimental vaccines, gene therapies and monoclonal antibodies, with mixed results.  Credit: National Cancer Institute  For decades researchers have tried to enlist the body’s …

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