Cellular fuel gauge may restrict cancer growth

Published: 7 January 2013

Researchers at McGill University have discovered that a key regulator of energy metabolism in cancer cells known as the AMP-activated protein kinase (AMPK) may play a crucial role in restricting...

Possible link between air pollution and breast cancer

Published: 5 December 2014

A new study of over 3,400 Canadian women provides further evidence that exposure to air-pollution may increase the risk of developing breast cancer, especially among women who have not yet had...

A surprise advance in the treatment of adult cancers

Published: 11 January 2017

A team of researchers at the Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre (RI-MUHC) has found an epigenetic modification that might be the cause of 15% of adult cancers of the throat...

Don't miss the Dr. Joe Show!

Published: 1 May 2014

My guest next Sunday on my radio show is Dr. David Gorski, surgical oncologist and champion of science-based medicine. The topic? What else? Quack cancer remedies. But we will also discuss...

Lupus drugs carry no significant cancer risk

Published: 25 January 2013

Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), commonly known as lupus, is an autoimmune disease in which the body's immune system attacks healthy tissue such as the skin, joints, kidneys and the brain,...

Breakthrough in fight against muscle wasting diseases

Published: 15 September 2015

It is estimated that half of all cancer patients suffer from a muscle wasting syndrome called cachexia. Cancer cachexia impairs quality of life and response to therapy, which increases morbidity...

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