Medical News Today: Oncology News
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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A new genomic study identifies 13 new genetic loci associated with an increased risk of glioma - the most common form of brain cancer.
New study finds that women who take oral contraceptives may be at lower risk of some cancer types - including cervical cancer - for at least 30 years.
Learn all about common types of bumps found on the skin, from skin tags to melanomas, including their causes, treatment options, and when to see a doctor.
Metastatic breast cancer can occur if the initial cancer treatment isn't successful and the cancer spreads to other parts of the body. Learn about it here.
Random, unpredictable DNA 'mistakes' account for almost two thirds of the mutations in cancers, according to the Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center.
As more people survive cancer, research into later life effects are increasing. A new study looks at the impact on preterm birth and cesarian sections.
A large, new study of adults with acute myeloid leukemia (AML) correlates 80 cancer-related gene mutations with five subtypes of AML, which are defined by the presence of specific chromosomal...
In this article, learn about the different types of lung cancer, what tests are available, what the symptoms are, and what treatments are available.
Researchers led by St. Jude Children's Research Hospital scientists have worked out how a crucial cancer-related protein, a "histone writer" called Ezh2, plays a role in suppressing as well as...
In this article, we discuss the most common complications that can develop from lung cancer, including neuropathy, blocked airways, and pleural effusion.
MIT researchers have devised a way to make tumor cells more susceptible to certain types of cancer treatment by coating the cells with nanoparticles before delivering drugs.
Study suggests that a mechanism of drug resistance in ER+ breast cancers could be changes to the estrogen receptor caused by two immune system molecules.
In this article, we take a close look at two types of lung cancer. Learn about the symptoms, diagnosis, and various treatments here.
Obesity is known to cause a range of health issues, but the links between BMI and liver disease have not received much research. A new study fills the gap.
Cancer patients admitted to the hospital with advanced stages of disease who were referred early to palliative care had decreased health care utilization and increased use of support services...
Scientists identify two signaling proteins in cancer cells that make them resistant to chemotherapy, and show that blocking the proteins along with chemotherapy eliminate human leukemia in mouse...
New genes which help prevent prostate, skin and breast cancer development in mice have been discovered by researchers at the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute and their collaborators.
Smokers treated for breast cancer have much higher risks than non-smokers of developing lung cancer or heart attack as a result of radiotherapy - according to a new study funded by Cancer Research...
What is small cell lung cancer and what are the causes and associated risk factors? How is SCLC diagnosed and what are the different stages?
New research reveals that adolescent and young adult cancer survivors report low social functioning years after receiving their diagnosis.