[Editors' note: Graphic images below and in slide show, above.]

There is no universal response to a cancer diagnosis. Whether a patient is old, young, stage I or stage IV, everyone has a unique emotional reaction.

In a study of 36 women – 16 diagnosed with ovarian cancer and a control group of 20 with no cancer diagnosis – nearly all of the women were found to carry cancer-associated gene mutations.

Many patients with advanced Merkel cell carcinoma who received the immunotherapeutic pembrolizumab as first-line therapy in a

When cells die, they don't vanish without a trace. Instead, they leave behind their fingerprints in the form of cell-free DNA. In people, these tiny fragments of DNA can be found in the bloodstream. 

A wearable device that creates electrical fields to suppress cancer cells’ proliferation in the brain was so effective at extending patients’ survival that the clinical trial in which it was being tested was ended early.

Chemotherapy resistance is a common reason for cancer treatment failure. Subtle alterations in the molecular machinery of cancer cells may help explain how they fend off the drugs administered to destroy them.

New estimates of the worldwide incidence and mortality form cancer have been determined from a systematic, global-burden-of disease analysis from the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation,


Subscribe to cancer