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Cancer-Killing Virus Shows Impressive Results in Patients

Scientists in the UK have identified a cancer-killing virus involving therapy that uses a common virus to infect and destroy harmful cells. Early trials of the virus therapy on patients have been especially promising. The drug is a weakened form...

Greek-Canadian UFC Fighter Elias “The Spartan” Theodorou Dies at 34

Theodorou Elias, a former Greek-Canadian Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) fighter commonly known as ‘The Spartan,’ passed away at his home in Toronto, Canada on Sunday. The 34-year-old UFC fighter’s peaceful repose was confirmed through his official social media accounts “after...

Greek-American Vivian Panou Passes Away

Vivian Panou, a passionate member of the Greek-American community, has lost her 5-year battle with cancer and passed away on August 24.

Cancer-Curing Water: the Scam that Fooled Thousands of Greeks

It was the beginning of 1976 when a lawyer called Giorgos Kamateros claimed that he had discovered the cure for cancer in the miracle water of a spring located in his hometown on the Greek island of Kos. The 36-year-old...

Hippocrates on Obesity and the Sedentary Life

Hippocrate of Kos (c. 460 – c. 370 BC), a physician of ancient Greece's Classical era, is considered to be the Father of Medicine. Hippocrates surprisingly suggested rather contemporary remedies for obesity, namely those of diet and exercise. In addition to recognizing...

Cancer Drug Trial Sees Tumors Disappear in All Patients

A new cancer drug called dostarlimab is giving hope for beating rectal and possibly other forms of cancer after a trial resulted in the disappearance of tumors in all fourteen patients. Researchers in the field of colorectal cancer are hailing...

How Was Cancer Treated in Ancient Greece?

It was Hippocrates, the father of medicine, who identified and gave the name cancer to the illness that blights humanity to this day.

Cancer Has a Smell — and Technology May Soon Be Able to Sniff It Out

Throughout our homes, we have electronics that can hear and see us, but we don't yet have technology that can smell. However, even this may be changing. And what if we could detect cancer by smelling it? The science...

Childhood Cancer Day: European Parliament Adopts Plan to Tackle Disease

On International Childhood Cancer Day (ICDC), February 15, the European Parliament is set to approve a landmark report to tackle risk factors, improve cancer care and increase research cooperation and funding. ICCD is a global collaborative campaign to raise awareness...

Prominent Greek Politician Dora Bakoyannis Reveals Cancer Diagnosis

Greek politician Dora Bakoyannis revealed on Monday that she has been diagnosed with multiple myeloma, a cancer of the white blood cells, but she declares that she intends to keep on working. Bakoyannis, the first female Minister of Foreign Affairs...