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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Zinc may help to prevent, treat esophageal cancer

September 29, 2017 - 17:00
Zinc can halt the growth of esophageal cancer cells by inhibiting overactive calcium signaling, according to the results of a new study.

Pancreatic cancer could be treated with a Parkinson's drug

September 29, 2017 - 07:00
Carbidopa, commonly used together with L-Dopa to treat Parkinson's disease, was found to stop tumor growth in mice and human cancer lines.

Carcinoma in situ: What is it and how is it treated?

September 26, 2017 - 07:00
In this article, learn about carcinoma in situ. What is carcinoma in situ and where does it occur? How is it most effectively treated?

New cancer-causing syndrome uncovered

September 25, 2017 - 15:00
Researchers reveal that mutations in the FANCM gene do not cause Fanconi anemia, as previous studies suggest. They actually cause early-onset cancer.

Fat necrosis: Causes and treatment

September 25, 2017 - 07:00
Fat necrosis is a complication that may occur after injury to fatty tissue. It can create small lumps under the skin, which may appear similar to tumors.

Caffeic acid: Uses, side effects, and foods

September 24, 2017 - 10:00
Recent research suggests that caffeic acid might slow cancer development. In this article we look at what caffeic acid is, its key sources and its uses.

Stage zero breast cancer: All you need to know

September 23, 2017 - 14:00
The stages of cancer describe how advanced the cancer is Stage zero breast cancer is the earliest form of breast cancer, and the easiest to treat.

Dense breast tissue: All you need to know

September 23, 2017 - 12:00
What is dense breast tissue and what are the symptoms of dense breasts? Learn about the diagnosis, if it can be prevented, and the link to breast cancer.

How purple potatoes could prevent colon cancer

September 23, 2017 - 09:00
Purple potatoes and other colorful fruits and vegetables could help to prevent colon cancer by reducing levels of a pro-inflammatory protein.

Papillary urothelial carcinoma: Treatment and outlook

September 21, 2017 - 14:00
What is papillary urothelial carcinoma? What are the signs of papillary urothelial carcinoma, what are the causes, and what are the risk factors?

Cancer risk higher in children with inflammatory bowel disease

September 21, 2017 - 14:00
Researchers find that childhood inflammatory bowel disease is linked to higher risk of cancer - especially gastrointestinal - that persists into adulthood.

Lung cancer in women: Signs and symptoms

September 21, 2017 - 10:00
Recent research has suggested that lung cancer affects women differently to men. We look at the types, their causes, symptoms, treatments, and outlook.

Poliovirus kills off cancer cells, stops tumor regrowth

September 21, 2017 - 07:00
A modified poliovirus appears to trigger the body's anti-tumor immunity. The new study showed promising results in human breast cancer cells and mice.

Boosting cancer-killing cells through oxygen starvation

September 20, 2017 - 14:00
Researchers show that growing cytotoxic T cells under low oxygen conditions enhances their anti-cancer activity in mice and may have clinical potential.

Immunotherapy for lung cancer: What you need to know

September 18, 2017 - 12:00
What is immunotherapy for lung cancer and how does it work? Learn about the benefits, risks, and side effects. What is the future for immunotherapy?

Lung cancer and cough: What is the connection?

September 18, 2017 - 10:00
In this article, we look at the connection between coughing and lung cancer, including the causes of coughing, symptoms of lung cancer, and treatments.

Triple-negative breast cancer: Is a new treatment within reach?

September 18, 2017 - 07:00
Researchers are investigating the potential of a newly developed inhibitor that could lead to targeted treatments for an aggressive type of breast cancer.

Hair growth after chemo: When does hair grow back?

September 18, 2017 - 07:00
How long does it take to grow hair after chemo and will hair look or feel different afterward? Can you stimulate hair growth after chemo?

Rare genetic cause of peritoneal mesothelioma points to targeted therapy

September 15, 2017 - 13:00
Mesothelioma is a rare and aggressive tumor that, in many cases, results from exposure to asbestos.

Antibiotic identified that reduces infection risk in young leukemia patients

September 15, 2017 - 13:00
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital researchers have identified an antibiotic that significantly reduced the odds of infections in children starting treatment for acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL)...