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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Manipulating features of cells 'could help to slow cancer'

September 28, 2018 - 10:00
A new study focusing on nuclear pores finds that manipulating certain cell features could help to stop cancer cells from thriving.

A new drug could strip pancreatic cancer of its defenses

September 27, 2018 - 07:00
A common type of pancreatic cancer is aggressive and highly treatment-resistant. Experts have now developed a drug that may kill this cancer more easily.

Is there a link between psoriasis and cancer?

September 26, 2018 - 19:00
There is a current debate about whether or not there is a link between psoriasis, or psoriasis treatments, and certain cancers. We take a look at what the research says.

Life expectancy for stage 3 breast cancer

September 26, 2018 - 11:00
Many factors influence a person’s life expectancy after a stage 3 breast cancer diagnosis, including age, sex, and response to treatment. In this article, learn more about survival rates, treatment, and remission.

What to know about radiation dermatitis

September 24, 2018 - 21:00
Radiation dermatitis occurs when radiotherapy, a standard cancer treatment, damages the healthy skin cells. People can ease skin redness and peeling with calming skincare routines, some of which we explain here.

Fighting brain cancer with the Zika virus

September 21, 2018 - 07:00
Scientists have found some surprising common ground between the Zika virus and brain cancer. They hope that a Zika vaccine may help combat glioblastoma.

Do low vitamin D levels increase breast cancer risk?

September 19, 2018 - 14:00
New research finds more evidence that low levels of vitamin D are linked to a heightened risk of breast cancer. Obesity is also a factor, authors confirm.

Foods with low nutritional quality tied to higher cancer risk

September 19, 2018 - 07:00
A large multinational cohort study finds that eating foods with a low nutritional quality on a regular basis is linked with a heightened risk of cancer.

Double mastectomy recovery: What to know

September 18, 2018 - 13:00
It can be difficult to know what to expect after a double mastectomy. In this article, we discuss the physical and emotional side effects of surgery and provide tips to aid recovery at home. We also cover how to prepare for the procedure and the length of the recovery time.

Leukemia rash pictures

September 17, 2018 - 21:00
Leukemia is a type of cancer that affects white blood cells. Symptoms may include petechiae, which are tiny red, brown, or purple spots on the skin that resemble a rash. Rashes and other skin conditions are common and are not usually signs of cancer. Learn what a leukemia rash looks like and when to see a doctor here.

Cancer: Scientists reveal how to boost radiotherapy

September 14, 2018 - 16:00
Scientists reveal that targeting a pathway in cancer cells that controls the motion of their mitochondria could make them more yielding to radiotherapy.

Cancer: New target found for drug-resistant tumors

September 13, 2018 - 16:00
Scientists have uncovered a previously uncharted mechanism of cell growth that helps several cancers resist rapamycin and similar drugs.

Do bacteria cause stomach cancer?

September 13, 2018 - 14:00
Infections with one type of bacteria increase the risk for stomach cancer. Now, specialists have identified exactly which bacterial strain may be at fault.

Breast cancer: Discovery of new factor may improve therapy

September 12, 2018 - 14:00
Researchers have found a previously unknown mechanism in the development of breast cancer, involving an enzyme that plays a key role in lactation.

Vaping 'pumps' cancer-causing substances into the lungs

September 11, 2018 - 15:00
A new study confirms that e-cigarette users absorb 'significant' quantities of carcinogenic substances into their lungs through vaping.

What makes aggressive brain cancer 'immortal?'

September 11, 2018 - 10:00
Aggressive brain cancer cells are able to prolong their own lifespans indefinitely. How does this happen, and what strategy might curb this mechanism?

Blocking ovarian cancer's energy supply helps curb spread

September 10, 2018 - 16:00
New research reveals that, to fuel tumor invasion of nearby tissue, ovarian cancer cells recruit supporting cells to supply energy from glycogen.

New cancer vaccine is 100 percent successful in mouse model

September 10, 2018 - 07:00
A team of experts has conducted tests in mice for a potent new vaccine against melanoma. So far, the researchers have observed a 100 percent success rate.

What to know about leukemia survival rates

September 5, 2018 - 19:00
Leukemia is a type of cancer that affects the white blood cells. A person's chances of surviving leukemia depend on a variety of factors, including their age, overall health, time of diagnosis, and response to treatment. Children and younger people have higher survival rates. Learn more in this article.

Ovarian cancer: Scientists find a way to launch dual attack

September 3, 2018 - 16:00
Antibody immunotherapy for solid tumors has shown limited success. Now, one that attacks two targets in ovarian cancer cells promises to improve prospects.