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New drug shows promise against several aggressive cancers

Medical News Today: Oncology News - February 13, 2019 - 07:00
Initial trials in humans find that a new drug, tisotumab vedotin, shows significant promise in treating stubborn tumors in several late-stage cancers.

Breast cancer screening saved over 27,000 lives in 2018

Medical News Today: Breast Cancer News - February 11, 2019 - 15:00
A new study estimates that breast cancer mortality rates have fallen by approximately half in the United States in 2018, thanks to screening and therapy.

Breast cancer screening saved over 27,000 lives in 2018

Medical News Today: Oncology News - February 11, 2019 - 15:00
A new study estimates that breast cancer mortality rates have fallen by approximately half in the United States in 2018, thanks to screening and therapy.

Blocking fatty acids slows prostate cancer progression

Medical News Today: Prostate News - February 9, 2019 - 07:00
New research in mice finds that fatty acids fuel prostate tumor growth and that blocking the uptake of fatty acids slows cancer progression.

Blocking fatty acids slows prostate cancer progression

Medical News Today: Oncology News - February 9, 2019 - 07:00
New research in mice finds that fatty acids fuel prostate tumor growth and that blocking the uptake of fatty acids slows cancer progression.

Colorectal cancer: Scientists halt growth with cannabinoid compounds

Medical News Today: Colorectal Cancer News - February 8, 2019 - 15:00
Scientists have identified a number of synthetic cannabinoid compounds that can halt the growth of several types of human colorectal cancer cells.

Colorectal cancer: Scientists halt growth with cannabinoid compounds

Medical News Today: Oncology News - February 8, 2019 - 15:00
Scientists have identified a number of synthetic cannabinoid compounds that can halt the growth of several types of human colorectal cancer cells.

Bladder cancer: What to know about BCG treatment

Medical News Today: Oncology News - February 6, 2019 - 22:00
Bacillus Calmette–Guerin (BCG) treatment can help prevent cancer from returning following surgery for early-stage bladder cancer. Doctors deliver BCG directly to a person’s bladder using a catheter. Learn more about what BCG is, and what to expect during the procedure, here.

Colorectal cancer: TV viewing tied to risk of early onset

Medical News Today: Colorectal Cancer News - February 6, 2019 - 16:00
A new study links prolonged sitting while viewing TV to a higher risk of young-onset colorectal cancer, regardless of obesity and exercise.

Colorectal cancer: TV viewing tied to risk of early onset

Medical News Today: Oncology News - February 6, 2019 - 16:00
A new study links prolonged sitting while viewing TV to a higher risk of young-onset colorectal cancer, regardless of obesity and exercise.

Antitumor protein can sometimes promote cancer

Medical News Today: Oncology News - February 4, 2019 - 16:00
Scientists have issued a warning to cancer drug developers by revealing that p53, a protein that usually suppresses tumors, can also promote cancer.

How nanoparticles may drive the spread of cancer

Medical News Today: Oncology News - February 4, 2019 - 15:00
New research finds that common nanoparticles from materials such as gold, titanium dioxide, and silver can facilitate the spread of cancer cells.

How a light-activated metal could destroy cancer cells

Medical News Today: Oncology News - February 4, 2019 - 15:00
New research looks at therapy using light beams to target and kill cancer cells. The investigators think that a compound of the metal iridium could be key.

How skin cancer becomes invasive

Medical News Today: Oncology News - February 2, 2019 - 11:00
A new study has finally identified a mechanism that allows skin cancer to become aggressive. The discovery also suggests a novel therapeutic approach.

Is fenugreek good for you?

Medical News Today: Oncology News - January 31, 2019 - 12:00
Fenugreek is an herb with many potential health benefits, including improving cholesterol and blood pressure. It may also cause some unwanted effects. Learn more about fenugreek here.

What to know about multifocal breast cancer

Medical News Today: Oncology News - January 29, 2019 - 19:00
Multifocal breast cancer is where a person has more than one tumor in one area of their breast. In this article, we look at the causes, diagnosis, staging, treatment, and prognosis for multifocal breast cancer.

What to know about multifocal breast cancer

Medical News Today: Breast Cancer News - January 29, 2019 - 18:00
Multifocal breast cancer is where a person has more than one tumor in one area of their breast. In this article, we look at the causes, diagnosis, staging, treatment, and prognosis for multifocal breast cancer.

Breast cancer: How fast does it spread?

Medical News Today: Oncology News - January 29, 2019 - 18:00
In the early stages of breast cancer, it may not spread at all. It is difficult to know how fast invasive breast cancer can spread in 1 year, as it depends on the cancer’s stage, grade, and other factors. In this article, we discuss the growth and progression of breast cancer.

Breast cancer: How fast does it spread?

Medical News Today: Breast Cancer News - January 29, 2019 - 17:00
In the early stages of breast cancer, it may not spread at all. It is difficult to know how fast invasive breast cancer can spread in 1 year, as it depends on the cancer’s stage, grade, and other factors. In this article, we discuss the growth and progression of breast cancer.

Can the tongue microbiome help diagnose pancreatic cancer?

Medical News Today: Oncology News - January 29, 2019 - 11:00
New research investigates how changes in the bacterial population on a person's tongue could help identify the presence of pancreatic cancer.