Nearly 10 million people will die of cancer—the world’s fastest growing killer—this year, according to new incidence and mortality estimates released by the UN International Agency for Research on Cancer.   Insights include:

The verdict is in: the only no-risk level of alcohol consumption is… zero, according to researchers behind the latest Global Burden of Diseases study.

Some species sidestep cancer almost entirely while others are highly prone to it, a disparity that has scientists looking to learn from certain animals’ built-in defense mechanisms—or lack thereof—to better address cancer in humans. Take elephants: One might assume their…

South Indian women diagnosed with cancer fear more than death—they worry about their reputation.   Shame, amplified for cancers involving the reproductive system, can stop them from getting tested and treated, discovered medical anthropologist and Wilson Center Public…

A new "cut and paste" method rewriting genome sequences in T cells is poised to be a game-changer in the field of cell therapy, accelerating new treatments for diseases like cancer and rare inherited disorders.

Gazan cancer patients who once travelled frequently to Israel for medical treatment are now waiting months for applications to be approved, if they’re greenlit at allleaving many breast cancer patients with scant options in Gaza’s public hospitals, which…

Tens of thousands of women with the most common form of breast cancer can safely skip chemotherapy post-surgery, according to much-anticipated research published Sunday in the New England Journal of Medicine.

Governments around the world will not reach the Sustainable Development Goal of sharply reducing premature deaths unless “urgent action” is taken, according to a WHO report published today in The Lancet.

Disorganized data is holding back research into genetic data that can help predict which drugs will work on tumors.

Hundreds of millions of dollars in damages have been awarded to women diagnosed with ovarian cancer after using a diaper bag staple, Johnson & Johnson’s Baby Powder. Their lawyers convinced juries that tiny talc particles could make their way through a woman’s…