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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Colorectal cancer: Treatment looks set for human clinical trials

May 3, 2018 - 14:00
An immunotherapy that engineers T cells to target only cancer cells killed tumors and prevented metastases in a mouse model of human colorectal cancer.

Breast cancer: Innovative pill may aid diagnosis

May 1, 2018 - 15:00
Many cases of breast cancer are either misdiagnosed or remain undetected, due to the unclear nature of some tumors. Could a pill solve this problem?

What is the difference between leukemia and lymphoma?

April 30, 2018 - 22:00
Leukemia and lymphoma are both types of blood cancer that affect the white blood cells. There are some similarities between the two conditions, but the origins, causes, diagnosis, and treatments are different. In this article, learn about the differences between leukemia and different types of lymphoma here.

This 'genetic switch' could help to fight cancer

April 27, 2018 - 14:00
Scientists mobilize T cells inside tumors with a laser that remotely activates heat-sensitive gene switches to boost protein expression more than 200-fold.

What does it mean when you have white gums?

April 27, 2018 - 10:00
Some conditions can make the gums appear white. The color change may occur in one part of the mouth or over the entire gums. There are many possible causes of white gums, including gingivitis and anemia. In this article, learn about how to get rid of white gums using home remedies and medical treatments.

Could hemp help to beat ovarian cancer?

April 26, 2018 - 16:00
Although hemp has fallen out of favor over the years, some scientists believe that a certain strain could help in the battle against ovarian cancer.

Could this vitamin A derivative cure liver cancer?

April 25, 2018 - 15:00
Researchers reveal how a compound called acyclic retinoid, which is a synthetic form of vitamin A, can target and destroy liver cancer stem cells.

'Biomedical tattoo' might catch cancer early

April 22, 2018 - 07:00
Medical research is reaching a new frontier with implants that can accurately spot early signs of cancer. Yet the road from laboratory to patient is long.

Is it lung cancer? This blood test can tell

April 19, 2018 - 15:00
To tell lung cancer from benign tumors, specialists often have to use invasive methods. Yet researchers say that a simple blood test can change that.

Added to chemotherapy, this drug doubles lung cancer survival

April 19, 2018 - 14:00
Adding immunotherapy to chemotherapy doubled survival in a trial of metastatic nonsquamous non-small cell lung cancer lacking EGFR and ALK mutations.

Prostate cancer: Big data unlocks 80 new drug targets

April 17, 2018 - 15:00
In the largest study of its type, researchers find several new prostate cancer drug targets by harvesting and analyzing reams of genetic data.

Two common iron supplements may cause cancer

April 16, 2018 - 16:00
Researchers find that certain iron supplements — called ferric citrate and ferric EDTA — increase the levels of a cancer biomarker.

Breast cancer: Common drugs may halt post-surgery relapse

April 15, 2018 - 07:00
Some people develop early metastases following breast cancer surgery. New research sheds light on why that happens, and how it might be prevented.

Personalized vaccine fights off cancer in clinical trial

April 13, 2018 - 16:00
A groundbreaking new pilot study designs personalized tumor vaccines for people with late-stage ovarian cancer. The results are promising.

Cancer: New drug may fight treatment resistance

April 12, 2018 - 14:00
A new drug that blocks a molecule that cancer cells rely on for transcribing genetic information shows promise in tackling treatment-resistant tumors.

How blood flow helps cancer to spread

April 11, 2018 - 15:00
A study shows that blood flow plays a key role in helping migrating cancer cells to exit the bloodstream and seed secondary tumors elsewhere in the body.

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.