Medical News Today: Oncology News

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Cancer is a condition where cells in a particular part of the body develop and reproduce uncontrollably. The cancerous cells can invade and destroy neighboring healthy tissue, including organs. There are over 200 various types of cancer, each with its method of diagnosis and treatment. In many cases, your symptoms will not be related to cancer and will be caused by other, non-cancerous health conditions.
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How a parasitic fish could help us fight brain cancer and stroke

May 19, 2019 - 07:00
New research in mice suggests that molecules derived from a species of parasitic fish could help tackle cancer and other conditions in the brain.

Why don't whales develop cancer, and why should we care?

May 15, 2019 - 10:00
Whales have a minimal risk of developing cancer, despite factors that may lead us to think otherwise. Why is this, and how can this knowledge help us?

Diabetes linked to different forms of cancer in males vs. females

May 10, 2019 - 15:00
A study in a large Chinese cohort shows that people with type 2 diabetes have a higher risk of cancer, and the types of cancer vary in males and females.

What to know about raisins

May 8, 2019 - 19:00
Raisins have many nutritional benefits and can aid digestion, as well as improve eyesight. People can easily add them to their diet. Learn more about the benefits of raisins here.

Can diabetes influence cancer's spread?

May 8, 2019 - 10:00
People with cancer may have a higher risk of tumors spreading to other sites in the body if they also have diabetes. New research explains why.

How do cancer-causing bacteria take over our stomachs?

May 8, 2019 - 07:00
H. pylori live in the stomachs of around 50% of all humans. Despite their prevalence, little is known about how they can survive inside us for a lifetime.

Cancer treatments: Patients need to know heart risks

May 7, 2019 - 10:00
Specialists warn that many people undergoing cancer treatment receive neither appropriate information about heart risks nor sufficient monitoring for them.

How plants from Mauritius could help fight cancer

May 6, 2019 - 10:00
Research into the medicinal herbs of Mauritius shows that we may still have much to learn about the anticancer properties of many of the island plants.

Colorectal cancer vaccine has promising results in early trials

May 5, 2019 - 07:00
Researchers have revealed positive results of a small, early clinical trial that tested the effects of a new vaccine on 10 people with colorectal cancer.

What to know about a blood clot in the leg

May 3, 2019 - 18:00
A blood clot in the leg can cause swelling, red skin, and warmth in the surrounding area. Risk factors include age. Maintaining a healthy weight and doing regular exercise can prevent blood clots from developing.

Deleting just one gene may 'completely prevent' pancreatic cancer

May 2, 2019 - 15:00
Using a mouse model that "faithfully mimics" human pancreatic cancer, researchers have found a gene that wholly prevents the disease when knocked out.

Is it better to 'contain' rather than destroy cancer?

April 29, 2019 - 14:00
New research in mice suggests that we could stop some cancers from making a comeback by maintaining metastatic cells in a 'dormant' state.

This neurotransmitter helps aggressive tumors spread

April 26, 2019 - 15:00
New research in mouse models of human-derived cancers has found a new key factor that supports the growth and spread of aggressive tumors.

Cancer: Highly personalized therapy can improve outcomes

April 23, 2019 - 15:00
A new test-of-concept study suggests that using personalized combination therapy could improve the outcome for people with stubborn metastatic cancer.

Vitamin D may help fight colorectal cancer

April 19, 2019 - 07:00
A recent study concludes that when a person takes vitamin D alongside standard chemotherapy, it might reduce the growth rate of colorectal cancer.

Possible causes of a lump on the back of the neck hairline

April 16, 2019 - 18:00
Lumps on the back of the neck hairline can be the result of skin irritation or acne or may be a sign of a new mole. Other possible causes include muscle knots, cysts, boils, and swollen lymph nodes. Learn more about these causes and when to see a doctor here.

Alternative therapies for cancer: Do they do more harm than good?

April 16, 2019 - 15:00
How many people with cancer use complementary and alternative therapies? And do these interfere with conventional treatments? A new study investigates.

Is it better to get nutrients from food or supplements?

April 12, 2019 - 14:00
New research has found that nutrients obtained from food, not supplements, correlate with lower risks of all-cause mortality and cancer.

What to know about lip cancer

April 11, 2019 - 08:00
Lip cancer is a type of head and neck cancer that often starts with a lump on the lip that does not heal. Common risk factors for lip cancer include prolonged sun exposure, heavy alcohol intake, and tobacco use. Learn more about the symptoms, treatment, and prevention of lip cancer here.

Cancer: Scientists find 129 'jumping genes' that drive tumor growth

April 10, 2019 - 16:00
A study of thousands of tumors from 15 cancer types highlights the widespread role of jumping genes as cancer promoters and identifies 129 of them.