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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How can we stop fat cells from fueling cancer?

April 10, 2018 - 15:00
Understanding just how cancer uses our body's metabolism against us is challenging. A new study describes how tumors use fat cells to power their growth.

Why do my gums look white?

April 10, 2018 - 13:00
White spots on the gums have many causes. These include mild conditions such as mouth ulcers but could also be a sign of more severe conditions, which could potentially include cancer. White spots on the gums may cause pain or other symptoms Treatment depends on the cause. Learn more about white spots on the gums here.

Could berries help to fight cancer?

April 6, 2018 - 16:00
According to new research, there's more to the berry than its delicious taste. Its pigments may offer new ways to stop cancer and slow the aging process.

Why does cancer arise? Landmark study provides unique insight

April 6, 2018 - 14:00
A huge study published in a slew of papers has analyzed over 11,000 tumors from 33 cancers and reclassified them by their genomic and molecular makeup.

Dual attack with two existing drugs destroys lung cancer

April 4, 2018 - 15:00
Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer death in the U.S. A new study finds a two-pronged approach that could significantly improve survival rates.

'Natural insecticide' kills advanced prostate cancer cells

April 4, 2018 - 14:00
Scientists identify a class of drugs that selectively targets and kills advanced prostate cancer cells that lack the tumor-suppressor protein PTEN.

Newly created compound boosts anti-cancer immunity

April 4, 2018 - 07:00
The results of a study that took years to conduct are finally in: scientists have devised a compound that can boost our immunity against cancer.

New colon cancer drugs may arise from protein discovery

April 3, 2018 - 15:00
Researchers have uncovered new mechanisms by which a protein called APC can prevent colon cancer, a discovery that could lead to new drug treatments.

New drug attacks cancer-causing genes

March 31, 2018 - 07:00
A new drug that targets cancer-causing genes may help to improve cancer survival rates. Researchers also hope that it might halt obesity-related cancers.

How lung cancer cells disguise themselves to evade chemo

March 29, 2018 - 07:00
New research finds that a genetic mutation makes lung cancer cells morph into gastrointestinal cells. The mechanism may explain drug-resistant lung cancer.

Newly found organ may lead to 'dramatic medical advances'

March 28, 2018 - 07:00
The discovery has a variety of implications, ranging from a better understanding of cancer metastasis to that of wrinkles and the skin aging process.

Cancer: How a novel gel could halt its return

March 23, 2018 - 15:00
Researchers have developed a drug-infused hydrogel that has the potential to stop cancer recurrence and metastasis after the surgical removal of a tumor.

How a novel protein may combat cancer

March 22, 2018 - 16:00
A Swiss team recently discovered a new tumor-suppressing protein. It may help to diagnose liver cancer earlier and could play a role in future treatments.

Viagra may cut colorectal cancer risk by half

March 21, 2018 - 15:00
A new study in mice finds that a small daily intake of Viagra can reduce the formation of potentially cancerous polyps by 50 percent.

Breast cancer: Obesity may hinder some treatments

March 19, 2018 - 14:00
Obesity, which is linked to lower survival in many cancers, may be why drugs that inhibit growth of blood vessels that feed cancer don't work, says study.

What are the best teas for health?

March 16, 2018 - 15:00
Do you enjoy tea for its flavor or the soothing feeling brought by holding a steaming cup? In this Spotlight, we tell you which brews are best for health.

How an existing diabetes drug controls pancreatic cancer

March 15, 2018 - 14:00
A new study suggests that targeting the RET signaling pathway with metformin might offer a new way to stop the growth and spread of pancreatic cancer.

Cancer cells' survival strategy defeated with new approach

March 14, 2018 - 07:00
Cancer cells can evade destruction by entering a 'limbo' state. A new study explains how this happens and suggests a new approach to eliminate tumor cells.

Autism: Anti-cancer drug may improve social behavior

March 13, 2018 - 14:00
Romidepsin, a compound that is already approved for treating cancer, reversed social deficits in a mouse model of autism by restoring gene expression.

What causes Bence Jones protein in urine?

March 13, 2018 - 07:00
Learn about the Bence Jones protein urine test that is used to help diagnose multiple myeloma. What can you expect from the test and the results?