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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Cancer cells send signals boosting survival and drug resistance in other cancer cells

June 8, 2017 - 07:00
Researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine report that cancer cells appear to communicate to other cancer cells, activating an internal mechanism that boosts resistance to...

Cannabinoids and chemotherapy in combination kill cancer cells

June 7, 2017 - 07:00
Certain chemicals in cannabis have a potent leukemia-fighting prowess. New research shows that the key to killing cancer is the combination and order.

New chemotherapy approach offers breast cancer patients a better quality of life

June 7, 2017 - 07:00
The chemotherapy drug capecitabine gives patients a better quality of life and is as effective at preventing breast cancer from returning as the alternative regimen called CMF, when given following...

Ovarian cancer drug delivers 'very promising' results in early trial

June 6, 2017 - 13:00
Drug that mimics action of folic acid shrinks half of tumours.A new targeted treatment for ovarian cancer has shown 'very promising' results in an early clinical trial - shrinking tumours in...

Electronic patient-reported symptom monitoring associated with increased survival among patients

June 6, 2017 - 07:00
The integration of electronic patient-reported outcomes into the routine care of patients with metastatic cancer was associated with increased survival compared with usual care, according to a study...

Brain cancer could be prevented with olive oil compound

June 5, 2017 - 14:00
Researchers have discovered that a compound in olive oil called oleic acid has the potential to prevent the formation of malignant brain tumors.

Common class of chemicals cause cancer by breaking down DNA repair mechanisms

June 2, 2017 - 07:00
A common class of chemicals found everywhere from car exhausts, smoke, building materials and furniture to cosmetics and shampoos could increase cancer risk because of their ability to break down the...

Drinking tea may alter women's gene expression

June 1, 2017 - 14:00
Women who drink tea experience epigenetic changes associated with cancer and estrogen metabolism, according to the results of a new study.

Not such a 'simple' sugar - glucose may help fight cancer and inflammatory disease

June 1, 2017 - 07:00
Glucose - commonly referred to as a 'simple' sugar - may actually be crucial in the fight against cancer and inflammatory disease as scientists have just discovered a new role in which it stimulates...

Drinking coffee daily may halve liver cancer risk

May 30, 2017 - 15:00
Love your coffee? Then you'll love this news. New study finds that drinking between one and five cups of coffee daily could lower the risk of liver cancer.

Leukoplakia: Symptoms, causes, and prevention

May 30, 2017 - 12:00
Leukoplakia is a term used to describe white patches in the mouth. In this article, learn about prevention and potential complications.

Genetic test for anal cancer could identify those at high risk

May 30, 2017 - 07:00
A new genetic test could be an accurate and inexpensive way to find and treat those at highest risk of anal cancer - a disease with growing incidence in women, men who have sex with men (MSM) and...

Study: A new way to slow cancer cell growth

May 29, 2017 - 07:00
Cancer is an extremely complex disease, but its definition is quite simple: the abnormal and uncontrollable growth of cells.

Skin-sparing mastectomy: Benefits and options

May 28, 2017 - 16:00
In this article, learn about how a skin-sparing mastectomy works, the reconstruction options available, and what to expect during recovery.

Phyllodes tumors: Symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment

May 28, 2017 - 13:00
A phyllodes tumor is a rare form of breast cancer that appears mostly in women. What are the signs and symptoms and what is the outlook?

Latissimus dorsi flap reconstruction: What to expect

May 27, 2017 - 10:00
The latissimus dorsi muscle is sometimes used for breast reconstruction surgery. Learn more about preparation, side effects, and recovery in this article.

Designer viruses stimulate the immune system to fight cancer

May 26, 2017 - 13:00
Swiss scientists from the University of Geneva (UNIGE), Switzerland, and the University of Basel have created artificial viruses that can be used to target cancer.

Scientists discover enzyme that supports brain tumor growth

May 26, 2017 - 07:00
New research conducted by the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center reveals the mechanism behind how brain tumors feed, grow, and spread.

Low physical activity increases risk of bladder, kidney cancer

May 25, 2017 - 14:00
A new study investigates the link between chronic physical inactivity and the risk of developing bladder cancer and kidney cancer.

What is a Gleason score?

May 25, 2017 - 07:00
A Gleason score is used to help determine the treatment and predict the outlook for prostate cancer. How is it measured? What do the results mean?