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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What are the health benefits of goji berries?

August 7, 2018 - 11:00
Goji berries are used in traditional medicine for their health benefits. Several scientific studies back some of their purported health-giving properties, which include fighting eye diseases and cancer and promoting healthy skin. Learn more about the scientific evidence behind the benefits of goji berries here.

New compounds 'put cancer cells into a permanent sleep'

August 7, 2018 - 10:00
In a world first, Australian researchers have developed a new class of compounds able to 'put cancer cells to sleep,' thus halting tumor growth.

New drug may improve liver cancer therapy

August 6, 2018 - 07:00
Hepatocellular carcinoma (liver cancer) is fast growing, has poor survival rates, and has inefficient current treatments. Can they be improved?

Why does radiation-induced breast cancer occur?

August 3, 2018 - 16:00
A new study shows that low levels of tumor-suppressing protein PTEN in breast stroma tissue could raise women's risk of radiation-triggered breast cancer.

Cancer cells are weaker when made more acidic

August 2, 2018 - 14:00
New research suggests that making the insides of cancer cells more acidic upsets their metabolism. This vulnerability could offer new therapy targets.

Cellular mechanism may change cancer treatment

August 1, 2018 - 16:00
A newly discovered cellular mechanism could change our understanding of how cancer cells spread, paving the way for new treatments.

Vitamin D: Recent research uncovers new benefits

August 1, 2018 - 15:00
Vitamin D draws a great deal of scientific attention. In this Spotlight, we delve into recent research and explore the vitamin's disease-fighting powers.

Ovarian cancer and weight gain: What's the link?

August 1, 2018 - 13:00
Some people with ovarian cancer may experience weight gain. Bloating, certain treatments for cancer, or changes in lifestyle after diagnosis could be linked to this weight gain. In this article, we look at the link between weight gain and ovarian cancer and consider some tips for weight management.

Can ovarian cysts become cancerous?

August 1, 2018 - 12:00
Ovarian cysts are fluid-filled sacs that can develop in the ovaries. They are often harmless and require no treatment. However, they can sometimes cause symptoms similar to ovarian cancer or, rarely, become cancerous themselves. A doctor may surgically remove an ovarian cyst that is causing problems. Learn more here.

Can coffee cause cancer?

August 1, 2018 - 10:00
Many people worry that drinking coffee may cause cancer. This is because roasted coffee beans contain acrylamide, a substance that experts classify as a probable carcinogen. However, there are also claims that drinking coffee may prevent certain types of cancer. Here, we examine the link between coffee and cancer.

Pancreatic cancer: Cannabis compound may boost survival

July 31, 2018 - 10:00
Pancreatic cancer has a very poor prognosis for survival, but researchers are looking for ways to improve that. Their secret weapon? A cannabis compound.

What are the symptoms of late stage bladder cancer?

July 30, 2018 - 18:00
The symptoms of stage 4 bladder cancer include tiredness, weakness, and pain. Stage 4 is the most advanced stage of cancer. The standard treatment for late-stage cancer is chemotherapy, but treatment will often focus on palliative care. Learn more about the symptoms of stage 4 bladder cancer and the survival rate here.

Fighting prostate cancer with groundbreaking new technique

July 30, 2018 - 07:00
Creating a way to keep prostate cancer cells alive in the laboratory for longer leads to quicker drug trials. Sharing this widely speeds it up further.

Cancer cells destroyed with two antipsychotic drugs

July 26, 2018 - 14:00
A new study shows that the antipsychotics perphenazine and fluphenazine can successfully destroy cancer cells in cell cultures and rodents.

What are the early signs of oral cancer?

July 25, 2018 - 16:00
Oral cancer can affect any part of the mouth, including the front of the tongue, the lips, the gums, or inside the cheeks. Symptoms include ulcers that do not heal and pain in the affected area. Causes include the presence of the human papillomavirus (HPV). Learn more about the warning signs of oral cancer here.

Breast cancer: 'Yin Yang' protein found responsible for tumor growth

July 25, 2018 - 10:00
Scientists have uncovered a protein that fuels tumor growth in aggressive breast cancer. The findings may help tackle treatment-resistant tumors.

New drug-filled nanocapsules may fight cancer more effectively

July 24, 2018 - 15:00
Scientists have now created more resilient drug-filled nanocapsules that could help scientists in the fight against several conditions, including cancer.

What are the benefits of drinking lime water?

July 23, 2018 - 20:00
Proper hydration is essential to overall health. Drinking lime water is a great way to keep hydrated, but it may also help in aiding digestion, improving the skin, and helping promote weight loss. To get some of these benefits, simply add a squeeze of juice or a slice of lime to regular water.

What is osteosarcoma?

July 23, 2018 - 16:00
Osteosarcoma is a type of bone cancer that often affects the shinbone, thighbone, or upper arm. Doctors are currently unsure of the causes, but genetics may play a role. Treatment includes chemotherapy and surgery. The outlook depends on if and how far cancerous cells have spread. Learn more about osteosarcoma here.

How does diet impact breast cancer risk?

July 23, 2018 - 14:00
A new study analyzing health- and diet-related data collected over 30 years looks at how fruit and vegetable consumption impacts the risk of breast cancer.