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Cancer begins in your cells, which are the building blocks of your body. Normally, your body forms new cells as you need them, replacing old cells that die. Sometimes this process goes wrong. New cells grow even when you don't need them, and old cells don't die when they should. These extra cells can form a mass called a tumor. Tumors can be benign or malignant. Benign tumors aren't cancer while malignant ones are. Cells from malignant tumors can invade nearby tissues. They can also break away and spread to other parts of the body.
Direct‐acting antiviral therapy linked to 71% reduction in liver cancer risk

Direct‐acting antiviral therapy linked to 71% reduction in liver cancer risk

Study examines risk of using liver organs from hepatitis C positive donors

Study examines risk of using liver organs from hepatitis C positive donors

Daily aspirin therapy linked to reduced risk of HBV‐related liver cancer

Daily aspirin therapy linked to reduced risk of HBV‐related liver cancer

HCV screening or diagnosis could lower non‐prescribed opioid use

HCV screening or diagnosis could lower non‐prescribed opioid use

Liver cirrhosis mortality found to be greater than that of five major cancers

Liver cirrhosis mortality found to be greater than that of five major cancers

Researchers use nanopore technique to detect biomarkers of disease

Researchers use nanopore technique to detect biomarkers of disease

Pharmacological stimulation of nicotinic receptor could be strategy to treat lung inflammation

Pharmacological stimulation of nicotinic receptor could be strategy to treat lung inflammation

Umass Amherst scientist receives grant to study pollutant effects on embryos in animal models

Umass Amherst scientist receives grant to study pollutant effects on embryos in animal models

Gene circuit can be used to switch on inside cancer cells and stimulate immune attack, study suggests

Gene circuit can be used to switch on inside cancer cells and stimulate immune attack, study suggests

Findings suggest e-cigarettes may be just as bad as traditional cigarettes

Findings suggest e-cigarettes may be just as bad as traditional cigarettes

Adipose-derived stem cell clinical trial focuses on non-healing leg wounds

Adipose-derived stem cell clinical trial focuses on non-healing leg wounds

Researchers discover new function in gene-regulatory protein

Researchers discover new function in gene-regulatory protein

UGA researchers pinpoint factors that drive sharp rise in breast cancer genetic testing

UGA researchers pinpoint factors that drive sharp rise in breast cancer genetic testing

Researchers reveal how certain nerves sustain prostate cancer growth

Researchers reveal how certain nerves sustain prostate cancer growth

Amid for-profit surge, rural hospice has offered free care for 40 years

Amid for-profit surge, rural hospice has offered free care for 40 years

New report highlights global burden of pollution-related disease and death

New report highlights global burden of pollution-related disease and death

World leaders commit to protect people from harms of NCDs

World leaders commit to protect people from harms of NCDs

HPV-related oropharyngeal cancer risk remains generally low, study suggests

HPV-related oropharyngeal cancer risk remains generally low, study suggests

New CAR-T cell therapy offers effective option for certain blood cancer patients

New CAR-T cell therapy offers effective option for certain blood cancer patients

Study finds mitochondrial DNA damage in Veterans with Gulf War illness

Study finds mitochondrial DNA damage in Veterans with Gulf War illness