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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Immunotherapy successful against deadly breast cancer

October 23, 2018 - 08:00
A new trial confirms that a combination of immunotherapy and chemotherapy boosts survival rates for people with triple-negative breast cancer.

Pancreatic cancer: Chinese tree compound helps destroy tumors

October 22, 2018 - 12:00
New research finds that the derivative of a compound found in a rare Chinese tree bark can destroy drug-resistant pancreatic tumors.

Cancer: Even healthy tissue is 'riddled with mutations'

October 21, 2018 - 11:00
A new study charts the slow build-up of genetic mutations. The researchers are surprised to find that even healthy human tissue carries many mutants.

Using light to destroy metastatic breast cancer

October 20, 2018 - 08:00
Metastatic breast cancer may soon be treated using light to activate photo-sensitive drugs which, in turn, can target cancer cells and avoid healthy ones.

Cancer: Could a 'universal' blood test make detection easier?

October 19, 2018 - 11:00
Researchers have been developing a 'universal' blood test that can quickly detect the presence of cancer. The scientists are now working to improve it.

How a 150-year old drug might help battle cancer

October 19, 2018 - 07:00
The potency of cancer treatments is often reduced by a lack of oxygen in and around the tumor. Researchers have found an existing drug that might help.

Breast cancer: Marker of deadly recurrence identified

October 16, 2018 - 14:00
Low or no NR2F1 protein in cells that metastasize from primary breast tumors to bone marrow indicates a high risk of lethal cancer recurrence, says study.

How a breastfeeding mechanism may affect breast cancer

October 15, 2018 - 15:00
A molecular mechanism that is involved in the breast's adaptation to breastfeeding may sustain pre-cancerous breast cells, finds a new study.

Aspirin may reduce liver cancer risk

October 15, 2018 - 07:00
The latest study to investigate the relationship between regular aspirin use and liver cancer risk finds a significant positive interaction.

What is this white spot on my eyeball?

October 12, 2018 - 15:00
A white spot on the eye is often a corneal ulcer or a pinguecula. These eye conditions are treatable. It is essential to seek immediate medical attention for a white spot on the eye, as long-lasting damage can occur without treatment. Learn more about white spots on the eye, their causes, and treatment options here.

Breast cancer: Omega-3-rich diet may stop tumors from spreading

October 11, 2018 - 14:00
A diet rich in omega-3 fatty acids may halt the growth of cancer cells by strengthening the immune system and curbing inflammation.

New risk factor for mouth cancer uncovered

October 11, 2018 - 10:00
There are several risk factors associated with mouth cancer. A recent study conducted in Taiwan might add another to the list: air pollution.

Cancer: Alternative therapies are popular but risky

October 10, 2018 - 14:00
Two new studies show that the use of complementary and alternative medicines is widespread among people who have been diagnosed with cancer.

Existing drug shows promise for treating aggressive breast cancer

October 9, 2018 - 16:00
An antipsychotic drug that is used to treat Tourette's syndrome shows promising results against triple-negative breast cancer in a study of cells and mice.

Invasive lobular breast cancer: Prognosis and statistics

October 9, 2018 - 14:00
Invasive lobular breast cancer affects the lobules, which contain glands that produce breast milk. This type of cancer can spread to other parts of the breast and may affect other areas of the body. In this article, learn more about treatments, remission, and outlook.

What to know about age spots (liver spots)

October 9, 2018 - 14:00
Age spots, or liver spots, are common and harmless. They do not require treatment, but people can get rid of them with creams and cosmetic procedures. Age spots can resemble certain forms of skin cancer, and anyone concerned about an age spot should speak with a doctor.

Antibiotic may prevent breast cancer recurrence

October 8, 2018 - 15:00
Metastasis and recurrence are huge challenges for breast cancer researchers. One group believes that an existing antibiotic might provide help.

Existing antibiotic could help treat melanoma

October 8, 2018 - 07:00
Drug resistance is a significant problem when treating melanoma. A new study concludes that an old antibiotic might offer new hope.

What are the side effects of radiation for breast cancer?

October 5, 2018 - 17:00
Radiation can be an effective treatment for breast cancer, but it does have side effects. Doctors may recommend this therapy in combination with others, such as surgery and chemotherapy. Learn more about how radiation for breast cancer affects the body and what short- and long-term side effects to expect.

Nasal delivery of grape compound shows promising results in lung cancer

October 5, 2018 - 16:00
Administering the natural red wine anticancer compound resveratrol through the nose could protect against lung cancer, a new mouse study finds.