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What could cause bone pain?

Medical News Today: Oncology News - 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?

Medical News Today: Oncology News - 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?

Medical News Today: Oncology News - 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?

Could gut bacteria impact the development of colon cancer by interacting with molecules that help to regulate gene expression? A recent study investigates.

Could gut bacteria drive colon cancer?

Medical News Today: Oncology News - 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.

Is breast asymmetry linked to breast cancer?

Many women have slight differences in the size or shape of their breasts. Breast asymmetry is usually not a cause for concern, though substantial asymmetry in the size or density of breasts may suggest an increased risk of breast cancer. A mammogram can look for abnormalities and diagnose the cause of breast asymmetry.

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

A small study finds that genetic signatures for cell migration and metastasis are already present in early malignant — but not benign — colorectal tumors.

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

Medical News Today: Oncology News - 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

Medical News Today: Oncology News - 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?

Medical News Today: Prostate News - 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.

Can women get prostate cancer?

Medical News Today: Oncology News - 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

Medical News Today: Oncology News - 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.

Body clock gene may protect against breast cancer

One of the genes that regulate our circadian rhythm might also contribute to the normal development of mammary glands and protect against breast cancer.

How long will I survive after a liver transplant?

Medical News Today: Oncology News - 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

Medical News Today: Oncology News - 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

Medical News Today: Oncology News - 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

Medical News Today: Oncology News - 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

Medical News Today: Lung Cancer News - 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.

New protein may help to catch lung cancer early

Medical News Today: Oncology News - 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

Medical News Today: Oncology News - 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.