An antioxidant found in tea brewed from the indigenous plant offers hope for new treatments.
The state has pulled its funding of studies on the disease, retarding progress on a cure.
Actress Angelina Jolie says she had undergone a double mastectomy after finding out she had a gene mutation that leads to a higher risk of cancer.
Cervical cancer is caused by a very common virus, but it is easy to detect and there is a vaccination for it, writes Mia Malan
You do us a disservice with stories such as Daryl Ilbury's Light at night sets off alarm bells, says Professor Philip Lloyd.
Some researchers fear it could be linked to an increase in breast cancer in developing nations, writes Daryl Ilbury.
Lance Armstrong told supporters of his Livestrong cancer charity that it had been a difficult couple of weeks but the foundation's mission must go on.
The five steps below could reduce deaths from cancer in South Africa, according to the Cancer Association's head of research, Dr Carl Albrecht.
A healthy diet has been touted as an easier way to reduce the risk of falling ill from the the various cancers out there.
Along with echinacea, vitamin C is either heroically good for you or ineffectual, depending on the study.
Broccoli and other vegetables such as cauliflower and cabbage contain a group of phytochemicals that seem to have cancer-preventing properties.