Medical News Today: Oncology News

Syndicate content
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.
Updated: 18 hours 55 min ago

Common acid reflux drug increases stomach cancer risk

November 1, 2017 - 08:00
Proton pump inhibitors are used to treat acid reflux. A study finds that if they are taken regularly over the long-term, they increase stomach cancer risk.

Soy component could improve breast cancer treatment

November 1, 2017 - 08:00
New research suggests that a component of soy foods may have the potential to improve breast cancer treatments, leading to the suppression of tumors.

Aspirin slashes risk of gastrointestinal cancer

October 31, 2017 - 08:00
A large-scale study finds that regular, long-term use of aspirin may be able to prevent the development of different gastrointestinal cancers.

Fertility preservation: What are women's options?

October 28, 2017 - 16:00
Medical or personal reasons may prompt women to consider fertility preservation. Find out what the options are and what research may bring in the future.

Bladder cancer: Noninvasive urine test steps closer

October 27, 2017 - 11:00
At the SIU symposium, researchers revealed how a novel noninvasive urine test can accurately detect bladder cancer in low- and high-risk patients.

All you need to know about antalgic gait

October 27, 2017 - 08:00
A look at antalgic gait, where leg or foot pain can alter the way a person walks. Included is detail on symptoms and the outlook for the condition.

Precision medicine: From 'one-size-fits-all' to personalized healthcare

October 25, 2017 - 16:00
Advances in technology have brought us one step closer to the dream of individualized healthcare that precision medicine promises. What is next?

'Self-regulating nanoparticles' can be made just hot enough to kill cancer

October 25, 2017 - 15:00
Self-regulating nanoparticles could overcome a major hurdle in the use of hyperthermia for the treatment of cancer: controlling the target temperature.

What is syringoma and how is it treated?

October 25, 2017 - 13:00
We look at syringoma, a condition involving a non-cancerous growth in the sweat glands. Learn about the types, and the surgical treatment options, here.

Five reasons for a false-positive pregnancy test result

October 25, 2017 - 08:00
What are the possible reasons for a false-positive result with a home pregnancy test? Learn more here, along with what to do if a test result is positive.

All you need to know about hyperchloremia

October 24, 2017 - 15:00
We look at hyperchloremia, where a high level of chloride in the blood causes an electrolyte imbalance. Included is detail on the relation to chemotherapy.

Scientists uncover mutations needed for cancer to emerge

October 23, 2017 - 08:00
Scientists have estimated the number of mutations involved in driving cancer. The mutations have been found to vary depending on the type of cancer.

Research reveals how UV rays activate skin cancer

October 22, 2017 - 08:00
Researchers from Cornell University may have discovered how UV rays trigger skin cancer and found a potential way to prevent melanomas from occurring.

Head and neck cancer: Could oral sex raise your risk?

October 21, 2017 - 08:00
Researchers have found a link between oral sex and smoking and an increased risk of a type head and neck cancer triggered by the human papillomavirus.

Daily aspirin could ward off liver cancer

October 20, 2017 - 17:00
Taking aspirin every day could help to lower the risk of liver cancer for patients infected with hepatitis B, a new study suggests.

Is gene editing ethical?

October 20, 2017 - 16:00
Advances in molecular biology are bringing the possibility of editing the human genome ever closer. But do we think this is ethical?

How nerves fuel prostate cancer growth

October 20, 2017 - 08:00
Researchers from the Albert Einstein College of Medicine have pinpointed how certain nerves drive the growth of prostate cancer using a metabolic 'switch.'

'Synthetic gene circuit' may improve effectiveness of cancer immunotherapy

October 19, 2017 - 17:00
A synthetic gene circuit that elicits tumor-specific immune responses may overcome some of the problems with current cancer immunotherapies, study finds.

Hormone therapy for prostate cancer increases cardiac risk

October 18, 2017 - 16:00
Androgen-deprivation therapy is widely used to treat prostate cancer. In a recent study, the potential risks to heart health are examined.

Colorectal cancer: New, less toxic drug target uncovered

October 18, 2017 - 08:00
New research uncovers a novel, less toxic drug target for treating colorectal cancer, which currently affects approximately 135,000 people in the U.S.