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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Surviving cancer may increase risk of birth complications

March 23, 2017 - 15:00
As more people survive cancer, research into later life effects are increasing. A new study looks at the impact on preterm birth and cesarian sections.

AML study correlates gene mutations with 34 disease subgroups

March 23, 2017 - 13:00
A large, new study of adults with acute myeloid leukemia (AML) correlates 80 cancer-related gene mutations with five subtypes of AML, which are defined by the presence of specific chromosomal...

Lung cancer in pictures: What does it look like?

March 23, 2017 - 13:00
In this article, learn about the different types of lung cancer, what tests are available, what the symptoms are, and what treatments are available.

Caution needed for drugs in development for most common malignant pediatric brain tumor

March 23, 2017 - 07:00
Researchers led by St. Jude Children's Research Hospital scientists have worked out how a crucial cancer-related protein, a "histone writer" called Ezh2, plays a role in suppressing as well as...

Lung cancer complications: Signs, treatment, and outlook

March 22, 2017 - 10:00
In this article, we discuss the most common complications that can develop from lung cancer, including neuropathy, blocked airways, and pleural effusion.

Tethered nanoparticles make tumor cells more vulnerable

March 22, 2017 - 07:00
MIT researchers have devised a way to make tumor cells more susceptible to certain types of cancer treatment by coating the cells with nanoparticles before delivering drugs.

Breast cancer: Study identifies a molecular mechanism of drug resistance in ER+ tumors

March 21, 2017 - 14:00
Study suggests that a mechanism of drug resistance in ER+ breast cancers could be changes to the estrogen receptor caused by two immune system molecules.

Small cell vs. non-small cell lung cancer: What are the differences?

March 21, 2017 - 11:00
In this article, we take a close look at two types of lung cancer. Learn about the symptoms, diagnosis, and various treatments here.

High BMI linked to severe liver disease in later life

March 21, 2017 - 07:00
Obesity is known to cause a range of health issues, but the links between BMI and liver disease have not received much research. A new study fills the gap.

Palliative care consults for advanced cancer patients reduces hospitalization and improves care

March 21, 2017 - 07:00
Cancer patients admitted to the hospital with advanced stages of disease who were referred early to palliative care had decreased health care utilization and increased use of support services...

Scientists find possible achilles heel of treatment resistant cancers

March 21, 2017 - 07:00
Scientists identify two signaling proteins in cancer cells that make them resistant to chemotherapy, and show that blocking the proteins along with chemotherapy eliminate human leukemia in mouse...

Novel genes identified that help suppress prostate and other cancers

March 21, 2017 - 07:00
New genes which help prevent prostate, skin and breast cancer development in mice have been discovered by researchers at the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute and their collaborators.

Radiotherapy risks are much higher for smokers

March 21, 2017 - 07:00
Smokers treated for breast cancer have much higher risks than non-smokers of developing lung cancer or heart attack as a result of radiotherapy - according to a new study funded by Cancer Research...

Small cell lung cancer: Symptoms, treatment, and outlook

March 20, 2017 - 17:00
What is small cell lung cancer and what are the causes and associated risk factors? How is SCLC diagnosed and what are the different stages?

Young survivors have social difficulties years after cancer diagnosis

March 20, 2017 - 07:00
New research reveals that adolescent and young adult cancer survivors report low social functioning years after receiving their diagnosis.

Researchers create viruses to selectively attack tumor cells

March 20, 2017 - 07:00
Scientists at the IDIBAPS Biomedical Research Institute and at the Institute for Research in Biomedicine (IRB Barcelona) lead a study in which they have designed a new strategy to get genetically...

Stage 3 lung cancer: Symptoms, treatment, and outlook

March 20, 2017 - 07:00
In this article, we take a close look at advanced lung cancer. Learn about how it is classified, as well as how we might increase early detection.

Scripps Florida scientists develop new drug delivery method for cancer therapy

March 20, 2017 - 07:00
Scientists from the Florida campus of The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) have developed a new drug delivery method that produces strong results in treating cancers in animal models, including...

Lactate may be key for cancer development

March 19, 2017 - 07:00
New research examines the role of lactate - a molecule that is produced and accumulates during intense workout - in the formation of cancer cells.

How does broccoli help prevent cancer? Study sheds light

March 18, 2017 - 07:00
Researchers have identified a mechanism by which sulforaphane - a compound found in broccoli and other vegetables - may help to prevent cancer.