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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Lung cancer destroyed with tea leaf nanoparticles

May 21, 2018 - 14:00
Researchers destroyed up to 80 percent of lung cancer cells using a type of nanoparticle called 'quantum dots,' which they derived from tea leaves.

Lowering cholesterol improves cancer-fighting immunotherapy

May 19, 2018 - 07:00
A recent study demonstrates that a certain type of cancer immunotherapy might be enhanced simply by reducing cholesterol levels in cells.

This 'metastasis-blocking' compound may stop the spread of cancer

May 18, 2018 - 16:00
A compound that targets a unique structure in cancer cell nuclei and has links to metastasis potential stopped cancer spread and extended survival in mice.

Do eyelashes grow back? What you need to know

May 18, 2018 - 12:00
Losing a few eyelashes from time to time is normal. However, sometimes a person loses many or all of their eyelashes, perhaps as a result of a burn, a medical therapy, or a health condition. In this article, learn how quickly the eyelashes grow back, as well as treatments and home remedies to help the process.

Why is lung cancer so difficult to treat?

May 17, 2018 - 16:00
Immunotherapies often fail to halt lung cancer's progression. A new study attempts to understand why this is and design a new way to attack it.

What could cause bone pain?

May 17, 2018 - 12:00
People may feel aches or pains in their bones for a variety of reasons. Many people worry when they experience bone pain because it can be a sign of bone cancer. For this reason, prompt diagnosis is essential. Learn more about bone pain symptoms, the signs of cancer, and when to see a doctor.

What is Demodex folliculorum?

May 17, 2018 - 10:00
Demodex folliculorum is a mite that lives on the face. For most people, their presence is harmless. However, in larger numbers, they can cause skin problems. This is more likely in people with certain skin conditions or weakened immune systems. We look at the causes, symptoms, and treatments of Demodex folliculorum.

Cancer: Does sex affect the outcome of immunotherapy?

May 17, 2018 - 07:00
Therapies that help the immune system to fight tumors have gained popularity over time. But are we leaving a key element — sex — out of clinical trials?

Could gut bacteria drive colon cancer?

May 16, 2018 - 14:00
Could gut bacteria impact the development of colon cancer by interacting with molecules that help to regulate gene expression? A recent study investigates.

Colorectal cancer: Some cells are 'born to be bad'

May 15, 2018 - 16:00
A small study finds that genetic signatures for cell migration and metastasis are already present in early malignant — but not benign — colorectal tumors.

Deadly brain cancer stopped with new compound

May 14, 2018 - 15:00
New research shows that using an experimental enzyme-blocker stops brain tumors from growing and limits the ability of human cancer cells to replicate.

Can women get prostate cancer?

May 14, 2018 - 11:00
Women do not have a prostate in the same way as men. They do, however, have Skene glands, often called the female prostate, which have many similarities to the prostate. Cancer of the female prostate is extremely rare. Find out about the functions of the Skene glands and learn more about female prostate cancer here.

What to know about multinodular goiter

May 13, 2018 - 10:00
A multinodular goiter is an enlarged thyroid gland with several nodules. It may not cause any symptoms, but a large goiter can cause difficulty breathing or swallowing or be related to hyperthyroidism. Learn more about the symptoms, causes, and treatments for multinodular goiter, and its relation to cancer here.

How long will I survive after a liver transplant?

May 10, 2018 - 07:00
Liver transplant surgery is the second most common transplant surgery in the U.S. Livers typically come from deceased donors, but transplants using parts of livers from live donors are becoming more frequent. Figures show that more than 50 percent of people who have a liver transplant survive for at least 20 years.

Body clock gene may protect against breast cancer

May 10, 2018 - 07:00
One of the genes that regulate our circadian rhythm might also contribute to the normal development of mammary glands and protect against breast cancer.

Why ovarian cancer spreads and how we might stop it

May 9, 2018 - 16:00
A new study unlocks the mystery of ovarian cancer metastasis. The findings may lead to new treatments, using existing drugs to stop tumors from spreading.

Scientists may have found 'best time' to administer chemo drugs

May 9, 2018 - 15:00
A genome-wide map of busiest DNA repair times could reduce chemotherapy damage to healthy tissue through optimum 24-hour timing of dosage, say researchers.

New protein may help to catch lung cancer early

May 9, 2018 - 07:00
Japanese-based researchers have uncovered a biomarker that may help to diagnose lung cancer much earlier than the current tests can.

Unlocking the secrets of a cancer-fighting flower

May 8, 2018 - 07:00
The Madagascar periwinkle produces a chemical that has long been used against cancer. Until now, no one knew how, making production slow and expensive.

Experimental drug targets prostate cancer's chief weakness

May 7, 2018 - 07:00
In prostate cancer, recurring tumors become aggressive and treatment-resistant. Why does this happen, and how can it be prevented? A new study weighs in.