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World Cancer Day: Mortality in Greece Drops Albeit Slowly

Greece had an estimated 62,500 new diagnoses of cancer in 2020, corresponding to an incidence rate of 526 new cases per 100,000 population, which is lower than the EU average, an OECD report says. Scheduled to coincide with World Cancer...

Processed Foods Linked to Increased Risk of Cancer Study Finds

The School of Public Health at Imperial College London has developed the most comprehensive assessment to date of the connection between ultra-processed foods and the risk of getting cancer. Fizzy drinks, packaged bread made on a large scale, many ready...

New “Base Editing” Therapy Cures Teen of Incurable Cancer

A form of biological engineering called "base editing" has cured a teenager's seemingly uncurable cancer in the United Kingdom. Alyssa, a thirteen-year-old girl from Leicester, was diagnosed with T-cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia (T-ALL) in May 2021. After chemotherapy and a...

New Drug Fights Cancer and COVID-19

In order to combat infectious diseases, scientific advances have become faster, better, and more accessible. Now, scientists have discovered a drug called HA15 that may be useful in the fight against both cancer and SARS-CoV-2. It was in search of...

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...