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Can Frankenstein’s finger convince men to get tested for prostate cancer? New ad campaign hopes so

Prostate Cancer Canada is encouraging men to get tested for the potentially deadly disease with a bold campaign that references historical and fictional characters in the form of latex gloves – yes, those donned by doctors for the often dreaded digital rectal exam meant to detect the presence of tumours in the male sex gland. Read the article here.

Canadian lab takes a shot at producing cancer-killing treatment dubbed the ‘rarest drug on Earth’

Canada’s particle physics laboratory TRIUMF is making a push to be a future world leader in the production of a special radioactive isotope nicknamed the “rarest drug on Earth,” which can deliver devastating amounts of energy to single cancer cells, without harming nearby tissue. Read the article here.

Stress and Cancer

Staying positive and controlling your overall mental health, through diet, exercise, and maintaining a positive outlook is important in helping to prevent and control your disease. Read the article here.

Cancer immunotherapy: What’s on the horizon?

Cancer remains one of the world’s top healthcare challenges, but over the years our ability to treat the disease has dramatically improved. In fact, there is a sense that a new generation of therapies – and particularly those harnessing the power of the immune system – could dramatically extend expected survival and even effect long-term cures in patients. Read the article here.

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