Two emerging technologies look promising, but top oncology researchers are concerned about dangers seen during clinical trials.
The unknown, as much as the known, constructs how we understand and live it.
Researchers from Stanford University in the United States have developed a protein that inhibits the spread of cancer.
Compelling evidence shows petrochemical industries have caused the exceptionally high cancer and asthma rates in the South Durban valley.
Respiratory illnesses are taking their toll on South Durban residents, but petrochemical firms deny culpability and won't cough up for health costs.
A new assessment of the evidence suggests putting on weight increases one's risk of the disease.
Crime write Henning Mankell has revealed that he has cancer in an advanced stage. He intends to write a newspaper column about fighting it.
Will local facial hair campaigners be able to raise more than last year's R7-million for men's health issues?
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SureTouch does not claim to be a substitute for proper breast cancer screening, but patients are being misled.
Senegalese patients with advanced cancer have been suffering with severe pain due to morphine shortages. Human Rights Watch investigates why.
A generic version of a key cancer drug is now available in South Africa, but at a significantly higher cost than it is available internationally.
Even though traces of cancer-causing chemicals have been found, the real killer – tobacco – is absent.
Government has raised concerns that the health system may buckle under the pressure of both HIV and non-communicable diseases - a dual epidemic.
A preventative mastectomy might save your life if you are at high risk but it does not provide 100% protection from developing breast cancer.
The state has pulled its funding of studies on the disease, retarding progress on a cure.
A drug already approved for treating kidney cancer was successful at delaying the return of advanced ovarian cancer, a clinical study has found.
After a seven-year battle, India's government has successfully defended its right to reject drug patents if a medicine doesn't deserve one.
Dogs are surprisingly adept at sniffing out lung cancer, results from a pilot project in Austria have suggested.