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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Implanted scaffold with T cells rapidly shrinks tumors

April 26, 2017 - 07:00
Cellular therapy hasn't had much success in fighting solid tumors, partly because it's been difficult to deliver anti-cancer T cells to the tumors.

Advanced liver cancer: Selective internal radiation therapy safer than sorafenib

April 25, 2017 - 14:00
A phase III trial of selective internal radiation therapy for hepatocellular carcinoma has found the treatment is safer and just as effective as sorafenib.

Nanovaccine shows potential as immunotherapy for cancer

April 25, 2017 - 14:00
Nanoparticles that carry antigens can promote immune response that slows tumor growth and extends survival in several mouse models of cancer, study shows.

Study identifies hundreds of genes that influence timing of puberty and alter risk of several cancers

April 25, 2017 - 13:00
The largest genomic analysis of puberty timing in men and women conducted to date has identified 389 genetic signals associated with puberty timing, four times the number that were previously known.

A third of emergency cancer patients in England haven't seen their GP

April 25, 2017 - 07:00
Around one third (34 per cent) of cancer patients diagnosed as an emergency in England had not consulted their doctor beforehand, according to a Cancer Research UK funded study published in the...

Beta blocker shows cancer-fighting properties

April 25, 2017 - 07:00
A new study finds that carvedilol, a drug typically used to treat high blood pressure, can protect against the sun-induced cell damage that leads to skin cancer.

Compound in aged cheese may prevent liver cancer, boost longevity

April 24, 2017 - 16:00
Spermidine - a compound found in aged cheese, mushrooms, and other foods - helped to prevent liver cancer and increase lifespan in mice, new study reveals.

Second cancers deadlier in young patients

April 24, 2017 - 07:00
Second cancers in children and adolescents and young adults (AYA) are far deadlier than they are in older adults and may partially account for the relatively poor outcomes of cancer patients ages...

Thousands of rare cancer-related gene mutations found

April 21, 2017 - 07:00
Using a new statistical approach, researchers have uncovered thousands of genetic mutations that might be involved in cancer development.

Research team discovers how immunotherapy can fight some cancers

April 21, 2017 - 07:00
What if our immune system could cure cancer? This logic seems almost too simple to be true, but it forms the basis of an emerging cancer treatment - immunotherapy.

Top research projects from the University of Illinois at Chicago

April 20, 2017 - 15:00
Researchers from the University of Illinois at Chicago are constantly pushing boundaries. In this Spotlight feature, we will discuss some recent advances.

Drug based on malaria protein shows promise against treatment-resistant bladder cancer

April 20, 2017 - 14:00
Mouse study finds that treating cisplatin-resistant bladder cancer with a recombinant protein from the malaria parasite has significant anti-tumor effect.

UCLA scientists combine a peptide with a nano cancer drug formulation to improve treatment effectiveness and prevent metastasis in pancreatic cancer

April 20, 2017 - 07:00
Study shows the peptide enhances a vascular access pathway for nanocarriers in pancreatic cancer.

Immune system can spot tell-tale change in identity of cancer antigens - study

April 20, 2017 - 07:00
A new study has identified novel mechanisms whereby T cells may be able to distinguish an emerging class of targets specifically increased on cancer cells.

What makes pancreatic cancer so aggressive?

April 20, 2017 - 07:00
Pancreatic cancer is one of the most aggressive tumour types because it starts forming metastases early. The cancer itself, however, is usually only discovered late.

Breast cancer: Anatomy and early warning signs

April 18, 2017 - 17:00
In this article learn about breast anatomy, the early symptoms and warning signs of breast cancer, and what to do if you spot these signs.

Specialized blood vessels enhance tumor-fighting immunotherapy

April 18, 2017 - 07:00
Scientists from VIB and KU Leuven, together with colleagues from the University of California and the Swiss Institute for Experimental Cancer Research have demonstrated that , anti-angiogenic...

New study offers hope for more effective treatment of leukemia

April 17, 2017 - 07:00
The discovery of a protein signature that is highly predictive of leukemia could lead to novel treatments of the leading childhood cancer, according to new study showing that competition among...

Potential new treatment found for 'chemo brain'

April 17, 2017 - 07:00
New research explains the brain chemistry behind chemotherapy-induced cognitive dysfunction and finds a potential new therapy for preventing it.

Breast thermography: Technology, benefits, and cancer signs

April 17, 2017 - 07:00
In this article, learn about how thermography works, the process of a thermograph, what thermographs detect, the technology, and the benefits of their use.