Number of cancer survivors rising in US

cancerThe number of cancer survivors in the US climbed from 9.8 million in 2001 to 11.7 million in 2007, according to a latest report. Of the 11.7 million people living with cancer, seven million were 65 years or older, said the report released Thursday by the US Centre for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and

Gene makes ovarian cancer resistant to chemotherapy

ovarian cancerResearchers have zeroed in on a genetic process that may explain why ovarian cancer is resistant to chemotherapy. They studied a tiny strand of the genetic makeup known as a microRNA, involved in the regulation of gene expression. Cancer occurs when gene regulation goes haywire. “Ovarian cancer is a very deadly disease because it’s hard