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: 'Intelligent drug delivery' is on its way

July 9, 2018 - 15:00
Scientists have demonstrated a precision targeting system that only releases anticancer drugs when it encounters two tumor conditions in the right order.

Glue-like protein may be key to drug-resistant breast cancer

July 9, 2018 - 10:00
A Ph.D. student may have uncovered the reason why some breast cancers become drug-resistant. The answer may lie in a glue-like protein called fibronectin.

Hair-like cell structure may drive melanoma

July 9, 2018 - 07:00
While studying the epigenetic changes associated with melanoma, researchers found an unexpected link with hair-like projections on cells called cilia.

Using cell metabolism to battle cancer

July 7, 2018 - 10:00
In a recent study, researchers investigated how cancer stem cells might be stopped in their tracks by blocking their metabolic pathways.

What are the early symptoms of leukemia in children?

July 6, 2018 - 10:00
A range of common symptoms, such as weight loss, bruising, and swelling, can indicate leukemia in children. Spotting the symptoms early may lead to a faster diagnosis and treatment with a better chance of success. Learn more about the symptoms of leukemia in children here.

Chemotherapy enhanced by disused antipsychotic

July 5, 2018 - 07:00
Tumors often become resistant to chemotherapy. A new study describes how a defunct psychoactive drug might help to reverse this process.

What are the benefits of chlorophyll?

July 4, 2018 - 16:00
Chlorophyll is a natural pigment that occurs in many green vegetables. It has many potential health benefits due to its deodorant, anti-aging, wound-healing, and blood-building properties. We examine the evidence supporting these potential benefits and explain how to include chlorophyll in the diet.

Targeting the enzyme with a dual role in breast and brain health

July 3, 2018 - 07:00
One enzyme plays key roles in both breast cancer and intellectual disability. Knowing more about its molecular structure could help to design better drugs.

'Supramolecule' helps immune cells 'eat up' cancer

July 3, 2018 - 07:00
A newly designed 'supramolecule' can stop the 'don't eat me' signal that cancer cells emit and boost the power of immune cells in the fight against cancer.

Cancer immunotherapy 'could be safer' with natural killer cells

July 2, 2018 - 16:00
CAR cancer immunotherapy using natural killer cells from stem cells could be as effective and less toxic than using modified versions of patients' T cells.

Good news for heavy coffee drinkers

July 2, 2018 - 15:00
The health benefits of drinking coffee in moderation are now known. However, a new study asks whether the benefits are the same for heavy drinkers.

How a red wine compound may prevent cancer

June 28, 2018 - 16:00
New research shows, for the first time in the laboratory, how resveratrol stops a mutant protein from aggregating and leading to cancer.

Reversing autism with a cancer drug

June 27, 2018 - 10:00
Scientists may have found a new treatment for a genetic form of autism; experiments in mice successfully reverse the condition using cancer trial drugs.

Is this the 'perfect drug' to stop cancer cells' movement?

June 25, 2018 - 15:00
Researchers have put years worth of effort into developing a drug that can inhibit cancer cells' ability to move around, thereby preventing metastasis.

What causes an abdominal lump?

June 25, 2018 - 13:00
Abdominal lumps can be soft or hard and may feel sore. Hernias are a common cause of abdominal lumps, but a lump can also develop from other conditions. Some lumps may require surgery. In this article, we look at the symptoms and causes of abdominal lumps. We also cover diagnosis, treatment, and when to see a doctor.

What to know about gastrectomy, or stomach removal

June 24, 2018 - 12:00
A gastrectomy is a procedure to remove part or all of the stomach. Often, it is a treatment for stomach cancer. Here, we explore this and other uses of a gastrectomy. We also describe the procedure in detail and discuss the types of surgery. Learn about possible complications, life after a gastrectomy, and more.

Is it possible to kill cancer by 'overfeeding' it?

June 24, 2018 - 10:00
Cancer thrives on the buildup of 'nutrients' that can damage healthy cells. But can cancer cells have 'too much of a good thing?' Researchers investigate.

New 'potential target' for cancer therapy found

June 22, 2018 - 16:00
A protein that causes cancer cells to release tiny bags of proteins and molecules that help tumor progression may be a new treatment target, a study says.

Does a higher BMI protect against breast cancer?

June 22, 2018 - 14:00
A recently published study investigates whether individuals with a higher BMI before menopause have a lower risk of developing breast cancer.

Alcohol, mortality, and cancer risk: Is moderation key?

June 20, 2018 - 10:00
There have been many studies on alcohol and its impact on health, but the relationship is not fully understood. A new, large-scale study investigates.