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Blood test finds cancers before standard...

A blood test has been shown to detect five types of cancer years before the diseases could be spotted using conventional diagnostic methods, according...

Mulago lacks radiotherapy machine for infants...

Families with children in need of radiotherapy services are struggling to access services at the Uganda Cancer Institute.

Scientists find powerhouses that fight tumours...

In recent years, doctors have turned to a new treatment for cancer, immunotherapy, which works by leveraging the body's immune system to fight tumours....

Red meat unhealthy? Maybe not, after all...

The advice -- which immediately drew a sharp reaction from other experts -- added that adults should also "continue current processed meat consumption."...

Cancer now 'leading cause of death' in rich...

Heart disease remains the leading cause of mortality among middle-aged adults globally, accounting for more than 40 percent of deaths, the data showed....

Cancer specialist cautions on treatment abroad...

Dr. Jackson Orem, an oncologist and executive director of the Uganda Cancer Institute (UCI), noted that cancer treatment has standard mechanisms across...

Can diet help cancer treatment?

A study in mice offers clues that combining drugs with diet can help in cancer treatment.

Consumption of sugary drinks linked with...

Both sugar-sweetened drinks and fruit juices saw a similar higher risk association.

Tax alcohol, tobacco, to tackle cancer: African...

Both drink and cigarettes are cheaper in most African countries than in western countries, where a tax on such products tends to be incorporated into health...

How depression affects cancer caregivers...

Cancer is a devastating diagnosis for the patient and their loved ones, but an under-examined area is its impact for those involved in its care, who are...

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