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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Good news for heavy coffee drinkers

July 2, 2018 - 15:00
The health benefits of drinking coffee in moderation are now known. However, a new study asks whether the benefits are the same for heavy drinkers.

How a red wine compound may prevent cancer

June 28, 2018 - 16:00
New research shows, for the first time in the laboratory, how resveratrol stops a mutant protein from aggregating and leading to cancer.

Reversing autism with a cancer drug

June 27, 2018 - 10:00
Scientists may have found a new treatment for a genetic form of autism; experiments in mice successfully reverse the condition using cancer trial drugs.

Is this the 'perfect drug' to stop cancer cells' movement?

June 25, 2018 - 15:00
Researchers have put years worth of effort into developing a drug that can inhibit cancer cells' ability to move around, thereby preventing metastasis.

What causes an abdominal lump?

June 25, 2018 - 13:00
Abdominal lumps can be soft or hard and may feel sore. Hernias are a common cause of abdominal lumps, but a lump can also develop from other conditions. Some lumps may require surgery. In this article, we look at the symptoms and causes of abdominal lumps. We also cover diagnosis, treatment, and when to see a doctor.

What to know about gastrectomy, or stomach removal

June 24, 2018 - 12:00
A gastrectomy is a procedure to remove part or all of the stomach. Often, it is a treatment for stomach cancer. Here, we explore this and other uses of a gastrectomy. We also describe the procedure in detail and discuss the types of surgery. Learn about possible complications, life after a gastrectomy, and more.

Is it possible to kill cancer by 'overfeeding' it?

June 24, 2018 - 10:00
Cancer thrives on the buildup of 'nutrients' that can damage healthy cells. But can cancer cells have 'too much of a good thing?' Researchers investigate.

New 'potential target' for cancer therapy found

June 22, 2018 - 16:00
A protein that causes cancer cells to release tiny bags of proteins and molecules that help tumor progression may be a new treatment target, a study says.

Does a higher BMI protect against breast cancer?

June 22, 2018 - 14:00
A recently published study investigates whether individuals with a higher BMI before menopause have a lower risk of developing breast cancer.

Alcohol, mortality, and cancer risk: Is moderation key?

June 20, 2018 - 10:00
There have been many studies on alcohol and its impact on health, but the relationship is not fully understood. A new, large-scale study investigates.

Uses and risks of mitoxantine (Novantrone)

June 20, 2018 - 07:00
Mitoxantrone is used to treat some types of multiple sclerosis (MS) and some types of cancer. It is given as an intravenous infusion in a clinical setting. Some serious side effects are possible, and it is important to discuss the risks and any existing health conditions with the doctor. Novantrone is a trade name.

Colon cancer: Scientists find new predisposition mechanism

June 19, 2018 - 07:00
New research finds a novel mechanism that genetically predisposes some people to the development of colon polyps and potentially cancer.

Vitamin D may decrease breast cancer risk, study reports

June 18, 2018 - 14:00
Vitamin D is crucial to our health, and now, new research has found a 'marked' association between blood levels of this vitamin and breast cancer risk.

Prostate cancer: Scientists find 63 'new genetic markers'

June 18, 2018 - 07:00
Research locates new genetic markers that may show an elevated risk of developing prostate cancer. This will help to identify men who need early screening.

How could designer proteins thwart cancer?

June 15, 2018 - 15:00
Cancer boosts the abnormal growth of cells by 'hijacking' sensitive molecular mechanisms. Can researchers fight back by designing specialized proteins?

What to know about a stomach tissue biopsy

June 15, 2018 - 13:00
A gastric (stomach) tissue biopsy and culture is a medical procedure used to diagnose stomach conditions. A stomach biopsy can detect bacteria, inflammation, and cancers. It is usually performed with an endoscope. Here, learn what to expect before, during, and after a gastric biopsy, including results and recovery.

What are the first symptoms of ovarian cancer?

June 15, 2018 - 12:00
Ovarian cancer is a condition that can be detected and treated, the key is knowing the symptoms. The earlier these are detected and diagnosed, the better the outcome is likely to be. Symptoms include bloating, pelvic pain, and painful sex. Learn more about early signs of ovarian cancer, and when to see a doctor, here.

Using spider silk to boost our immune systems

June 14, 2018 - 10:00
Using synthetic spider silk, researchers have created a type of microcapsule that can deliver vaccines straight to the heart of our immune cells.

What is the first sign of multiple myeloma?

June 12, 2018 - 11:00
Spotting the early signs of multiple myeloma means it is easier to treat the disease. However, this type of cancer has no cure and can lead to other conditions developing. Treatment options depend on the individual case. Learn more about the signs of multiple myeloma, and when to see a doctor, here.

Gene editing for cancer prevention may actually cause cancer

June 12, 2018 - 10:00
Gene editing tools have been hailed as promising in cancer prevention therapy. However, new research warns that they may, in fact, help to trigger cancer.