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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Breast cancer: Changing tumor cells into fat cells stops spread

January 15, 2019 - 17:00
By exploiting cancer cells' innate adaptability, scientists halt invasive spread in mice by transforming malignant breast cancer cells into fat cells.

What are the benefits of quercetin?

January 14, 2019 - 22:00
Quercetin is a flavonoid present in many fruits and vegetables. Due to its antioxidant and other properties, it has a variety of health benefits. Learn about them here.

Can fasting help fight cancer?

January 14, 2019 - 19:00
There are many benefits to fasting. It may even play a role in the prevention and treatment of cancer. There are also some potential risks to be aware of. Learn more about fasting and cancer here.

What happens if chemotherapy does not work?

January 11, 2019 - 18:00
Signs that chemotherapy is not working include tumor growth and metastasis. Radiation and immunotherapy may be effective alternative treatments. Learn more about what to do if chemotherapy is not working here.

Health benefits of mung beans

January 11, 2019 - 14:00
Mung beans are a healthful source of protein, fiber, vitamins, and minerals. Some research also suggests that they may have a range of other health benefits. Learn more here.

Study reveals how much fiber we should eat to prevent disease

January 11, 2019 - 08:00
A meta-analysis of observational studies and clinical trials reveals the ideal amount of dietary fiber that we should consume each day.

What dictates how vitamin E supplements affect cancer risk?

January 10, 2019 - 08:00
Taking vitamin E supplements increases the likelihood of cancer in some people, while it decreases the risk in others. Why does this happen?

Cancer: A new 'drug sponge' may reduce chemo's toxic effects

January 9, 2019 - 15:00
A new experimental device may be able to absorb chemotherapy drugs after they have reached cancer tumors but before they can reach healthy tissue.

New molecule stops cancer from 'tricking' the immune system

January 8, 2019 - 15:00
Scientists reveal how cancer 'tricks' immune cells into working for tumors rather than against them, and a molecule that may stop this deceptive mechanism.

Bowel cancer: New biomarker may also boost treatment

January 8, 2019 - 11:00
Researchers investigating a new biomarker for colorectal cancer have also uncovered a novel intervention that might help treat a range of cancer types.

Triple-negative breast cancer responds to new dual-target therapy

January 7, 2019 - 17:00
An experimental therapy that targets two growth pathways reduced cancer cell proliferation and spread in mice with triple-negative breast cancer.

New breath test for cancer currently under trial

January 7, 2019 - 08:00
Researchers from the United Kingdom are currently testing the accuracy of a newly developed breath test that could diagnose cancer in a noninvasive way.

Childbirth may increase risk of breast cancer

January 5, 2019 - 11:00
A new study reveals that contrary to popular belief, having recently given birth may result in a slightly higher risk of breast cancer.

Does magnesium hold the key to vitamin D benefits?

December 30, 2018 - 08:00
Research has linked low vitamin D levels with a range of conditions, including bowel cancer. But, without magnesium, vitamin D may not function properly.

Prostate cancer: New, quicker test to assess metastasis risk

December 27, 2018 - 11:00
A newly developed test can detect the risk of metastasis in people with prostate cancer at a quicker rate, lower cost, and using smaller tissue samples.

Combo of existing drugs fights bowel cancer and reduces side effects

December 26, 2018 - 11:00
By combining two common cancer drugs, researchers have found a more effective way to treat colorectal cancer and reduce unpleasant side effects.

Health benefits of gold, frankincense, and myrrh

December 24, 2018 - 08:00
Gold, frankincense, and myrrh are famous for one festive reason. In this feature, we ask whether any of them might harbor any health benefits.

Gold nanoparticles could destroy prostate cancer

December 23, 2018 - 11:00
By coating nanoparticles with gold, researchers have successfully destroyed prostate cancer cells in people without damaging surrounding tissue.

What were the most intriguing medical studies of 2018?

December 21, 2018 - 16:00
As 2018 slowly but surely draws to a close, we give you an overview of some of the most read and thought-provoking medical research of this year.

Can chemotherapy help treat Crohn's?

December 20, 2018 - 21:00
When traditional treatments for Crohn's disease are unsuccessful, a doctor may prescribe chemotherapy. Learn about whether chemo is safe, the different types available, and whether there are any side effects here.