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How ‘junk’ DNA plays a role in cancer

Most of the human genome — 98 percent — is made up of DNA but doesn’t actually encode genes, the recipes cells use to build proteins. The vast majority of genetic mutations associated with cancer occur in these non-coding regions of the…

Vitamin D linked to lower risk of cancer: study

Higher levels of Vitamin D in the blood may be linked to a lower risk of developing certain cancers, a study in Japanese adults reported Thursday. "These findings support the hypothesis that Vitamin D has protective effects against…

Actor Stephen Fry reveals battle with prostate cancer

LONDON: British actor and comedian Stephen Fry revealed on Friday he has been battling prostate cancer, adding that he was currently "fit and well". The 60-year-old wrote on Twitter that over the last two months he had "been in the…