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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Fungi from the gut can promote cancer in the pancreas

October 4, 2019 - 17:00
Following evidence that bacteria can travel from the gut to play a role in pancreatic cancer, a new study finds that the same is true of fungi.

Indoor tanning and skin cancer risk across the years

October 4, 2019 - 16:00
Researchers looking at indoor tanning and cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma find that the overall number of tanning sessions links to increased risk.

Aging and cancer: A surprising two way relationship

October 4, 2019 - 11:00
Although aging is the greatest risk factor for cancer, a recent study demonstrates how aging cells might, paradoxically, hinder cancer progression.

How to help people with cancer stop smoking

October 3, 2019 - 17:00
Quitting smoking after a cancer diagnosis can improve survival rates. A recent study tests a tailored tobacco treatment program for people with cancer.

New reviews contradict previous guidelines around red meat consumption

October 1, 2019 - 16:00
A new set of reviews suggests that red meat may not be as harmful to health as previously thought. Why, and what recommendations do the authors make?

Does vaping without nicotine have any side effects?

September 28, 2019 - 01:00
Many people believe that vaping is a harmless alternative to smoking. However, research into the safety of vaping is still in its early stages. Learn what the current research says about the side effects of vaping without nicotine.

A new, single delivery therapy could fight many forms of cancer

September 26, 2019 - 08:00
A novel therapy that boosts the number of potent immune cells to suppress cancer has proven successful in preclinical research in mouse models.

Onions and garlic may protect against breast cancer

September 24, 2019 - 16:00
The first population-based study of its kind examines the association between onion and garlic consumption and breast cancer risk.

What causes unexplained weight loss?

September 23, 2019 - 21:00
Many medical conditions can cause unexplained or unintended weight loss. These include hyperthyroidism, depression, Addison's disease, inflammatory bowel disease, and more.

Scientists evaluate cancer risk of US drinking water

September 23, 2019 - 17:00
Carcinogens in tap water could be responsible for more than 100,000 cases of cancer in the United States according to a recent cumulative risk analysis.

4 gold molecules point to the future of cancer treatment

September 21, 2019 - 11:00
New research shows four new gold based molecules to be safer and more effective at fighting cancer than cisplatin, the platinum based compound.

Do gut bacteria affect bowel cancer development?

September 20, 2019 - 15:00
A new meta-review of several existing studies has found links between gut microbiome composition and trends in bowel cancer development.

How does sunburn affect dark skin?

September 18, 2019 - 20:00
Many people believe that dark skin is not susceptible to sun damage. This is not true. Although darker skin tones are less likely to burn, people of all skin tones can get sunburn or skin cancer. Learn more here.

Cancer: Why drug testing needs to improve

September 18, 2019 - 15:00
A new study finds that many new cancer drugs may not work in the way their developers think they do, which could have implications for their effectiveness.

Iron-rich foods may cancel out tomatoes' anticancer benefits

September 18, 2019 - 08:00
New research finds that eating iron-rich foods or taking iron supplements together with tomatoes may counter the cancer fighting properties of the latter.

New prostate cancer blood test could reduce biopsies

September 17, 2019 - 16:00
Testing for circulating tumor cells in the blood alongside PSA can increase accuracy of prostate cancer diagnosis to more than 90%, new study reveals.

Way to prevent chemotherapy hair loss in sight

September 16, 2019 - 16:00
Using a mini organ model, scientists reveal how taxane chemotherapy can permanently damage hair follicles, and how a newer class of drug could prevent it.

Scientists discover the structure of cancer molecule

September 16, 2019 - 15:00
New research from the United Kingdom has now revealed the structure and function of a molecule that may help cancer develop and become treatment resistant.

Cancer is now the leading cause of death in wealthy countries

September 16, 2019 - 07:00
A new study finds that compared with cardiovascular disease, cancer is twice as likely to be the cause of death in higher income countries.

Opdivo (nivolumab)

September 12, 2019 - 07:00
Opdivo (nivolumab) is a brand-name prescription drug used to treat certain types of cancer. It’s given as an intravenous infusion. Learn about side effects, dosage, uses, and more.