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 novel protein may combat cancer

March 22, 2018 - 16:00
A Swiss team recently discovered a new tumor-suppressing protein. It may help to diagnose liver cancer earlier and could play a role in future treatments.

Viagra may cut colorectal cancer risk by half

March 21, 2018 - 15:00
A new study in mice finds that a small daily intake of Viagra can reduce the formation of potentially cancerous polyps by 50 percent.

Breast cancer: Obesity may hinder some treatments

March 19, 2018 - 14:00
Obesity, which is linked to lower survival in many cancers, may be why drugs that inhibit growth of blood vessels that feed cancer don't work, says study.

What are the best teas for health?

March 16, 2018 - 15:00
Do you enjoy tea for its flavor or the soothing feeling brought by holding a steaming cup? In this Spotlight, we tell you which brews are best for health.

How an existing diabetes drug controls pancreatic cancer

March 15, 2018 - 14:00
A new study suggests that targeting the RET signaling pathway with metformin might offer a new way to stop the growth and spread of pancreatic cancer.

Cancer cells' survival strategy defeated with new approach

March 14, 2018 - 07:00
Cancer cells can evade destruction by entering a 'limbo' state. A new study explains how this happens and suggests a new approach to eliminate tumor cells.

Autism: Anti-cancer drug may improve social behavior

March 13, 2018 - 14:00
Romidepsin, a compound that is already approved for treating cancer, reversed social deficits in a mouse model of autism by restoring gene expression.

What causes Bence Jones protein in urine?

March 13, 2018 - 07:00
Learn about the Bence Jones protein urine test that is used to help diagnose multiple myeloma. What can you expect from the test and the results?

Colorectal cancer: The importance of diet

March 9, 2018 - 15:00
Colorectal cancer is a common condition, and an unhealthful diet is a top risk factor. So, what should you eat for prevention and to aid treatment?

Vitamin D may protect against cancer

March 8, 2018 - 15:00
In a study of more than 33,000 Japanese adults, researchers found that a higher level of vitamin D could reduce the risk of cancer by a fifth.

E-cigarettes: Teens 'should not be using them at all'

March 7, 2018 - 07:00
A new study suggests that teenagers who use electronic cigarettes may be putting their health at risk by exposing themselves to carcinogenic compounds.

The state of cancer: Are we close to a cure?

March 2, 2018 - 15:00
In this Spotlight, we track recent advances in cancer research and consider whether we are getting any closer to eradicating the burden of this disease.

Lung cancer tumor growth halved with new approach

March 1, 2018 - 15:00
A novel method targeting noncoding RNA has successfully reduced lung cancer tumor growth in mice, offering hope for a more effective treatment for humans.

Common skin bacteria may prevent skin cancer

March 1, 2018 - 07:00
A new study finds that a 'friendly' bacterium, commonly found on healthy human skin and called Staphylococcus epidermidis, may protect against skin cancer.

What to eat if you have multiple myeloma

February 28, 2018 - 18:00
Learn about specific nutrition strategies that can be used to treat common symptoms of multiple myeloma, such as kidney damage and anemia.

Smoldering multiple myeloma and cancer: What to know

February 28, 2018 - 10:00
Smoldering multiple myeloma is a rare disorder that can lead to a cancer called multiple myeloma. Learn more about the diagnosis, progression, and outlook.

The hidden power of daffodils in the fight against cancer

February 28, 2018 - 07:00
New research has uncovered the hidden molecular potential of a daffodil extract — an alkaloid named hemanthamine — in the fight against cancer.

Stage 3 multiple myeloma: Symptoms, progression, and life expectancy

February 27, 2018 - 07:00
Multiple myeloma is a cancer that affects bone marrow and plasma cells. People do not usually have symptoms until they reach stage 3.

Why do I wipe blood after I poop?

February 24, 2018 - 11:00
There are many reasons for rectal bleeding after wiping. We look at 11 causes here, along with the treatment options there are for each one.

This specialized gel could improve cancer therapy

February 22, 2018 - 07:00
Researchers are testing a promising new gel-like medium capable of delivering a combination of therapeutic agents directly to the sites of primary tumors.