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 destroying a tumor promoter could lead to new cancer treatments

March 19, 2019 - 16:00
Mutated p53 tumor suppressor protein is a key driver of most cancers. Now, scientists have identified its mechanism of stability and how to disrupt it.

What are the early symptoms of cancer in men?

March 19, 2019 - 00:00
Men have a higher risk of dying from cancer than women in the United States. However, recognizing the early signs can significantly improve a person’s outlook. Early symptoms of cancer in men can include changes in bowel habits, unexplained weight loss, testicular changes, and difficulties urinating. Learn more here.

Coffee chemicals could curb prostate cancer

March 18, 2019 - 15:00
Coffee is a complex cocktail of compounds. A recent study identifies two particular molecules that might have cancer-fighting capabilities.

Laser probe detects deadly melanoma in seconds

March 16, 2019 - 10:00
A Ph.D. student has designed a cost-effective and easy-to-use device that can quickly detect cancerous skin cells. Catching cancer earlier can save lives.

Breast cancer: Does stress fuel its spread?

March 16, 2019 - 07:00
A new study from Switzerland shows how stress can act on breast cancer tumors, supporting their spread and diversification and making them harder to treat.

Ovarian cancer: New drug may prevent recurrence

March 14, 2019 - 15:00
New research in mice identifies a compound that significantly improves ovarian cancer survival by targeting stem-like cancer cells.

Marine bacteria offer new weapon against melanoma

March 14, 2019 - 10:00
Melanoma is notoriously difficult to treat. Recently, scientists have looked to marine bacteria to find novel ways of attacking this type of skin cancer.

Cancer: Does mental health influence a person's outlook?

March 8, 2019 - 07:00
New research examines whether having a history of mental health issues influences a person's outlook after they receive a cancer diagnosis.

How do oral bacteria make colorectal cancer more aggressive?

March 4, 2019 - 16:00
The common oral bacterium F. nucleatum hastens the aggressiveness of colorectal cancer by promoting the growth of cells that are already cancerous.

Has fast food become worse for our health in the past 30 years?

March 2, 2019 - 10:00
Researchers warn that, despite some efforts from fast-food chains to improve their menus, what they offer is probably more harmful to health than ever.

February 2019: Nutrition research highlights

March 1, 2019 - 16:00
In this Spotlight feature, we give you an overview of some of the most remarkable nutrition-related research published in February 2019.

New compound could fight off aggressive melanoma

March 1, 2019 - 14:00
New research examines the genetic chain reaction that causes a particularly aggressive form of melanoma and finds a way to stop it.

Preventing cancer: 'Flawless' DNA repair offers insight

March 1, 2019 - 10:00
Over time, DNA mutations add up, which can eventually trigger cancer. A recent study investigated the cell's own DNA-fixing mechanisms.

Colon cancer: Could exercise halt tumor growth?

March 1, 2019 - 07:00
New research finds that a short burst of high-intensity interval training reduces the growth of colon cancer cells and increases markers of inflammation.