Legendary guitartist Eddie Van Halen has passed away at the age of 65 after a long battle with throat cancer. The news was reported by TMZ and confirmed by his son Wolfgang Van Halen on Twitter.
On August 25, Senator John McCain died after a year undergoing treatment for glioblastoma (GBM), a particularly aggressive brain cancer. Continue reading Understanding glioblastoma, the most common—and lethal—form of brain cancer
According to TMZ, Kanye West‘s father, Ray West, has been diagnosed with prostate cancer. Continue reading Kanye West’s Father Reportedly Diagnosed With Cancer
In 2015, two doctors at New York City’s Mount Sinai-Beth Israel Medical Center were examining a patient’s bile duct when they noticed something curious: a network of fluid-filled cavities within the tissue layer that was not consistent with any previously described anatomy. Further research revealed that these cavities can be found throughout the human body and, as Rachael Rettner of Live Science reports, scientists at New York University’s School of Medicine believe the anatomical discovery should be classified as a new organ.
When you think of gene editing technologies like CRISPR, you might imagine editing genes that relate to height, eye color, or our risk of getting certain diseases. But in truth, our DNA and RNA are full of countless proteins whose jobs have tiny yet important effects on our health. Some, for example, are heavily involved in the cell cycle, which regulates how all cells grow and divide—including cancer cells. A group of researchers out of the University of Rochester Medical Center recently used the CRISPR gene editing technique to try to eliminate one of the key proteins that allow cancer cells to proliferate out of control. While it’s just a first-of-its-kind study, the researchers think that in the future, it could be incorporated into a therapy to treat the disease.
More than one in five adults in the United States has high-risk human papillomavirus, the type of HPV that can cause cancer, according to a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Colorectal cancer is on the rise in young people. Don’t freak out.