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Stem cells and cancer

If a crucial gene called Apc is lost or damaged, its normal function of controlling the adult stem cell population breaks down.



First cancer vaccine

Russian regulators have approved the world's first cancer vaccine, validating the introduction of a product even though it failed a late-stage clinical trial.



Lung cancer prevention

A small RNA molecule, known as let-7 microRNA (miRNA), substantially reduced cancer growth in multiple mouse models of lung cancer.



Fighting cervical cancer

The virus responsible for most cases of cervical cancer has a serious weakness which may provide hope for new treatments for the disease.



Detecting cancer earlier

Doctors may one day be able to detect early stages of colon cancer without a biopsy, using a new technique developed by researchers.



Soy offers cancer protection

A compound found in soybeans almost completely prevented the spread of human prostate cancer in mice, according to a recent study.



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