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Intense exercise inhibits cancer in mice

New research shows that cancerous tumours grow more slowly in mice that exercise more. Scientists now plan to test the effect in humans.

Genetic tests uncover lethal legacy — at a price

It’s become ever easier to test for mutations that increase a woman’s risk of breast and ovarian cancer. But what kind of psychological burden does the test impose on women who take it?

Football saves the bones of prostate cancer patients

Men with prostate cancer are at risk of developing osteoporosis, but this can be avoided with 32 weeks of football training.

Exercise boosts recovery after lung cancer surgery

Patients who underwent surgery for lung cancer benefited from exercising shortly after their procedure. With close guidance and a personal trainer many of the patients improved their physical fitness level beyond their starting point.

Bacteria from the sea join the fight against cancer and infections

Norwegian scientists are opening the gates of nature’s secret medicine factories, with the aim of giving us new weapons against cancers and resistant bacteria.

More colorectal cancer in Norway than elsewhere in Europe


While fewer Norwegians are dying from colorectal cancer now than twenty years ago, other countries have done a better job in cutting mortality from the disease.

Milk and your health: The jury is still out

Largest study of its kind gives no conclusive answer to the question of whether milk increases the risk of cancer, heart disease, or premature death.

Malaria protein targets and kills cancer cells

New cancer treatment shows promising results in mice and scientists hope to repeat this success in human trials.

Antioxidants doubled spread of cancer in mice and human cells

Scientific opinion on antioxidants shifts, as the ‘anticancer’ wonder turns out to be doing more harm than good.

Enhancing individual treatment for rectal cancer

Intestinal cancer is a common form of the disease in Nordic countries but is hard to treat. Norwegian researchers are trying to tailor treatment better to the individual patient.