- By Laurel Kelly
Living With Cancer: Precision medicine for breast cancer
Precision medicine for breast cancer
Precision medicine for breast cancer is an approach to diagnosis, treatment and prevention that takes into account the genes you're born with, and the genes or other markers present within the cancer cells. Cancer care is among the first medical specialties to apply precision medicine. Learn more about precision medicine for breast cancer.
Curcumin: Can it slow cancer growth?
Curcumin, a substance found in the spice turmeric, has long been used in Asian medicine to treat various maladies. Now some research suggests that curcumin may prevent or treat cancer. Curcumin is thought to have antioxidant properties, which means it may decrease swelling and inflammation. It's being explored as a cancer treatment in part because inflammation appears to play a role in cancer. Learn more from Dr. Timothy Moynihan, a Mayo Clinic oncologist.
Anal cancer: An overview
Anal cancer is closely related to a sexually transmitted infection called HPV. Evidence of HPV is detected in most anal cancers, and HPV is thought to be the most common cause of anal cancers. Learn more about the risk factors and symptoms of anal cancer.