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Stage 4 melanoma: What you need to know

Medical News Today: Oncology News - August 14, 2018 - 12:00
Melanoma is a type of cancer that affects the skin cells. If it has progressed to stage 4, this means it has spread beyond the skin to other organs, such as the liver, brain, or lungs. In this article, learn about survival rates, traditional treatments, and new treatment methods, such as targeted therapy drugs.

New technique treats prostate cancer in just five radiotherapy sessions

Medical News Today: Prostate News - August 14, 2018 - 10:00
A new clinical trial proves the benefits of an innovative form of radiotherapy that reduces the treatment to five sessions instead of the usual 37.

What is the outlook for chronic lymphocytic leukemia?

Medical News Today: Oncology News - August 13, 2018 - 19:00
Chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) is a type of cancer that affects the blood and bone marrow. Although doctors can very rarely cure CLL, survival rates for this cancer are typically good. A person’s life expectancy for CLL depends on how far the cancer has progressed and when they receive treatment. Learn more here.

Experimental drug may treat 'undruggable' cancers

Medical News Today: Lung Cancer News - August 13, 2018 - 16:00
Researchers have found a way to block a cell signaling pathway that is common to many hard-to-treat cancers and has so far defied attempts to target it.

Experimental drug may treat 'undruggable' cancers

Medical News Today: Oncology News - August 13, 2018 - 16:00
Researchers have found a way to block a cell signaling pathway that is common to many hard-to-treat cancers and has so far defied attempts to target it.

Leukemia: Do genes influence how people respond to therapy?

Medical News Today: Oncology News - August 13, 2018 - 14:00
Some people with acute myeloid leukemia are more responsive to chemotherapy than others. Why is this, and how can this knowledge lead to better treatments?

Poison or cure? Arsenic can help treat cancer, study finds

Medical News Today: Breast Cancer News - August 12, 2018 - 10:00
A new study shows how an arsenic oxide, in combination with an existing drug, can cure leukemia, and it may be able to also treat other types of cancer.

Poison or cure? Arsenic can help treat cancer, study finds

Medical News Today: Oncology News - August 12, 2018 - 10:00
A new study shows how an arsenic oxide, in combination with an existing drug, can cure leukemia, and it may be able to also treat other types of cancer.

The war on disease: Revisiting old haunts

Medical News Today: Oncology News - August 10, 2018 - 15:00
By doubling back and re-examining familiar components of the cell, scientists are finding new ways to approach difficult-to-treat diseases.

Skin cancer may predict future cancers

Medical News Today: Oncology News - August 10, 2018 - 10:00
A new analysis finds that individuals who have multiple cases of a common skin cancer are more likely to develop cancer elsewhere in the body.

Psychedelic drugs 'may improve depression, anxiety, and PTSD'

Medical News Today: Oncology News - August 10, 2018 - 07:00
Psychedelic drugs have a bad reputation, but could they be used to enhance psychotherapy? Some researchers argue they may help with anxiety and depression.

Cat lovers, this is how a feline friend can boost your health

Medical News Today: Oncology News - August 8, 2018 - 15:00
Cats are loved for their elegance, their calming purrs, and the sweetness of their cuddles, but do you know how they can actually improve your health?

Common chemo drug may cause heart toxicity

Medical News Today: Oncology News - August 8, 2018 - 10:00
A new study shows that the common chemotherapeutic agent doxorubicin disrupts the immune system as well as the function of the heart and spleen.

What are the most curable cancers?

Medical News Today: Breast Cancer News - August 7, 2018 - 17:00
There is no cure for cancer, but successful treatment can remove all signs of it. Doctors may base the outlook on the 5-year relative survival rate. This is the percentage of people likely to survive for 5 years after diagnosis compared to people without cancer. Here, we look at seven cancers with high survival rates.

What are the most curable cancers?

Medical News Today: Oncology News - August 7, 2018 - 17:00
There is no cure for cancer, but successful treatment can remove all signs of it. Doctors may base the outlook on the 5-year relative survival rate. This is the percentage of people likely to survive for 5 years after diagnosis compared to people without cancer. Here, we look at seven cancers with high survival rates.

What are the health benefits of goji berries?

Medical News Today: Oncology News - August 7, 2018 - 11:00
Goji berries are used in traditional medicine for their health benefits. Several scientific studies back some of their purported health-giving properties, which include fighting eye diseases and cancer and promoting healthy skin. Learn more about the scientific evidence behind the benefits of goji berries here.

New compounds 'put cancer cells into a permanent sleep'

Medical News Today: Oncology News - August 7, 2018 - 10:00
In a world first, Australian researchers have developed a new class of compounds able to 'put cancer cells to sleep,' thus halting tumor growth.

New drug may improve liver cancer therapy

Medical News Today: Oncology News - August 6, 2018 - 07:00
Hepatocellular carcinoma (liver cancer) is fast growing, has poor survival rates, and has inefficient current treatments. Can they be improved?

Why does radiation-induced breast cancer occur?

Medical News Today: Breast Cancer News - August 3, 2018 - 16:00
A new study shows that low levels of tumor-suppressing protein PTEN in breast stroma tissue could raise women's risk of radiation-triggered breast cancer.

Why does radiation-induced breast cancer occur?

Medical News Today: Oncology News - August 3, 2018 - 16:00
A new study shows that low levels of tumor-suppressing protein PTEN in breast stroma tissue could raise women's risk of radiation-triggered breast cancer.