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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'Shapeshifting' cancer cells promote metastasis

August 10, 2017 - 07:00
Research examining the cell's cytoskeleton shows how metastatic cells become 'shapeshifters,' allowing them to thrive in new locations.

Study identifies essential genes for cancer immunotherapy

August 10, 2017 - 07:00
A new study identifies genes that are necessary in cancer cells for immunotherapy to work, addressing the problem of why some tumors don't respond to immunotherapy or respond initially but then stop...

Hypophysectomy: Procedure, recovery, and complications

August 8, 2017 - 07:00
In this article, learn about hypophysectomy and why a person may need one. What happens during a hypophysectomy and are there any alternatives?

Is an anticancer drug helping cancer to spread?

August 8, 2017 - 07:00
New research shows how the side effects of the common chemotherapy drug paclitaxel may cause cancer to spread from the breast to the lungs.

Ependymoma: Symptoms and treatment

August 7, 2017 - 16:00
Ependymoma is a tumor of the brain and spinal cord that is more common in children than adults. An ependymoma tumor may contain cysts and can be removed.

New discovery may 'impact treatment of autoimmune diseases'

August 7, 2017 - 07:00
Researchers found a way of manipulating T cell differentiation to promote immune system balance, which might help to improve autoimmune disease treatments.

Ascites: Causes, symptoms, and treatment

August 5, 2017 - 13:00
Ascites is a symptom of liver disease, heart failure, and cancer. It involves uncomfortable abdominal swelling. The underlying causes can be fatal.

New cancer drug reduces tumor size by 'up to 50 percent'

August 5, 2017 - 07:00
Cancer excels at using our own body against us. Breaking research finds a new way to interrupt this cellular hijacking: blocking NOX4 may improve therapy.

Liposarcoma: Symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment

August 4, 2017 - 16:00
A liposarcoma may grow anywhere in the body. What is a liposarcoma and what are the symptoms? Learn about the causes and how it may be treated.

FDA approves first treatment for certain types of poor-prognosis acute myeloid leukemia

August 4, 2017 - 13:00
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved Vyxeos for the treatment of adults with two types of acute myeloid leukemia (AML): newly diagnosed therapy-related AML (t-AML) or AML with...

Testing for immune 'hotspots' can predict risk that breast cancer will return

August 4, 2017 - 07:00
Scientists have developed a new test that can pick out women at high risk of relapsing from breast cancer within 10 years of diagnosis.

Penectomy: Surgery, risks, and outlook

August 3, 2017 - 07:00
Learn about a penectomy in this article. What is a penectomy and who is at risk? What physical adjustments may be involved in the recovery process?

New compound boosts treatment for aggressive breast cancer

August 3, 2017 - 07:00
A new anticancer agent, if given in combination with existing treatment, proves highly effective against triple negative and HER2 positive breast cancers.

Every 10 grams of alcohol per day may raise skin cancer risk

August 2, 2017 - 16:00
The risk of basal and squamous cell carcinomas may increase with every 10 grams of alcohol consumed each day, new research suggests.

Adenocarcinoma: Types, diagnosis, and treatment

August 2, 2017 - 13:00
Adenocarcinoma is a type of cancer that affects the glands. Learn about the different types of adenocarcinoma, their symptoms, treatments, and outlook.

FDA approves new targeted treatment for relapsed or refractory acute myeloid leukemia

August 2, 2017 - 13:00
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved Idhifa (enasidenib) for the treatment of adult patients with relapsed or refractory acute myeloid leukemia (AML) who have a specific genetic...

Women with gum disease may need to watch out for cancer

August 1, 2017 - 15:00
A new study finds associations between gum disease in women over 54 and many different types of cancer, including gallbladder cancer and esophageal cancer.

Could a turmeric extract help to treat pancreatic cancer?

August 1, 2017 - 15:00
New research suggests that curcumin - a turmeric compound - may help to overcome resistance to chemotherapy in the treatment of pancreatic cancer.

New mutations related to hereditary neuroendocrine tumours

July 31, 2017 - 13:00
Pheochromocytomas and paragangliomas are rare neuroendocrine tumours with a strong hereditary component.

Cell mechanism discovery could lead to 'fundamental' change in leukemia treatment

July 31, 2017 - 07:00
Researchers have identified a new cell mechanism that could lead to a fundamental change in the diagnosis and treatment of leukaemia.