Cancer

Cancer cells become super-charged when exposed to methylmalonic acid, a chemical that builds up in older people's bodies.
Brian Owens, Contributor
A special type of spectroscopy helped doctors differentiate between tumors in mice that responded to radiation therapy and those that resisted it.
Peter Gwynne, Contributor
Scientists sound alarm over radiation in Nubian Aquifer, but other experts say the health risk is unclear.
Nala Rogers, Staff Writer
Results of an International Atomic Energy Agency study on effective brachytherapy in resource-poor settings.
Jason Socrates Bardi, Editor
A neurosurgeon discusses what developments in the field mean for patients
Jason Socrates Bardi, Editor
Checkpoint inhibitors lift the brakes on the immune system, but may join other new drugs in pressing the accelerator on health care costs.
James Gaines, Contributor
For top scientists like James P. Allison, music and other artistic endeavors may be key to success.
Nala Rogers, Staff Writer
James P. Allison and Tasuku Honjo share prize for discovery of checkpoint inhibitors for cancer therapy.
Brian Owens, Contributor
Population study shows that 2010 Affordable Care Act improved insurance coverage rates for patients receiving one form of cancer treatment.
Jason Socrates Bardi, Editor
Blood biomarker may tell whether early-stage lung cancer is cured or soon-to-be recurred.
Jason Socrates Bardi, Editor
Ultrafast lasers may better distinguish cancerous tissue during surgery, defining tumor margins and helping improve outcomes.
Karin Heineman, Executive Producer
An effective treatment for non-invasive breast cancer.
Marsha Lewis, Contributing Producer