Conservative management of lung subsolid nodules reduces overtreatment and unnecessary surgery

Subsolid nodules (SSN) can be considered a biomarker of lung cancer risk and should be managed with long-term active surveillance. Conservative management of SSN will reduce unnecessary surgery and overtreatment in patients with multiple comorbidities and aggressive lung cancer arising from lung sites other than the SSN. Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer-related […]

Allergic responses may help protect the skin against cancer, research suggests

The components of the immune system that trigger allergic reactions may also help protect the skin against cancer, suggest new findings. The research, led by Imperial College London, highlights previously unknown skin defenses – and could open avenues for developing new skin cancer treatments. The early-stage study, published in the journal Nature Immunology, may also […]

New review examines cannabinoids’ potential for direct treatment of cancer

Previous research has shown that cannabinoids can help lessen side effects of anti-cancer therapies. Now a new British Journal of Pharmacology review has examined their potential for the direct treatment of cancer. Phytocannabinoids are the most notable type of cannabinoid, and they occur naturally in the cannabis plant. Studies have shown that cannabinoids may stop […]

Few tips to help avoid sunburns in summer

It’s all fun in the sun until you realize you should have reapplied more sunscreen. Sunburns are no fun, but more importantly, they are dangerous. This reddening of your skin caused by overexposure to the sun’s ultraviolet (UV) radiation may seem like just a temporary irritation- but it can cause long-lasting damage. Overexposure to the […]