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Smoking destroys our oral immune system

Smokers produce fewer antibodies against oral bacteria. This increases the risk of infections, and researchers suspect a link to cancer.

Prostate cancer risk starts in childhood

Is it possible to predict whether a child will develop cancer in adulthood? It sounds unlikely, but a new study indicates that tall boys have a greater risk of developing prostate cancer when they grow up.

Working towards a personalised cancer treatment

Looking into mutations in several thousand cancerous tumours will make it possible to find cures for types of cancer that cannot be treated today.

Prostate cancer is a test of manhood

The implications of prostate cancer get men thinking about what it means to be a man.

No serious side effects from HPV vaccine

A study of nearly a million girls in Sweden and Denmark eradicates anxieties about mass vaccinations against the virus that causes cervical cancer.

Overweight children more likely to get liver cancer

Comprehensive new study finds a correlation between childhood body size during school ages and the risk of developing primary liver cancer as adults.

Increased risk of depression for cancer patients in alternative treatment

Breast cancer patients who use alternative methods to recover from chemotherapy or surgery are more often depressed than those who do not receive alternative treatment.

Positive publication bias in cancer screening trials

There are cases where major cancer screenings damage people’s health, but these cases are only rarely featured in the scientific evaluation of the screening programmes, according to a new literature review.

Mechanism behind cancer cell growth discovered

Scientists have discovered a mechanism in cancer cells that may explain why these cells grow so rapidly.

Female smokers should consider colon cancer risk

Smoking is a recently established risk factor for colon cancer, especially for women − even when they smoke less than half as much as men.