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Vitamin D may help fight colorectal cancer

Medical News Today: Oncology News - April 19, 2019 - 07:00
A recent study concludes that when a person takes vitamin D alongside standard chemotherapy, it might reduce the growth rate of colorectal cancer.

Breast cancer: Reducing this amino acid could make drugs more effective

Medical News Today: Breast Cancer News - April 18, 2019 - 16:00
New research in cell cultures and mice reveals a surprising link between the essential amino acid leucine and resistance to tamoxifen in breast cancer.

Possible causes of a lump on the back of the neck hairline

Medical News Today: Oncology News - April 16, 2019 - 18:00
Lumps on the back of the neck hairline can be the result of skin irritation or acne or may be a sign of a new mole. Other possible causes include muscle knots, cysts, boils, and swollen lymph nodes. Learn more about these causes and when to see a doctor here.

Alternative therapies for cancer: Do they do more harm than good?

Medical News Today: Oncology News - April 16, 2019 - 15:00
How many people with cancer use complementary and alternative therapies? And do these interfere with conventional treatments? A new study investigates.

Is it better to get nutrients from food or supplements?

Medical News Today: Oncology News - April 12, 2019 - 14:00
New research has found that nutrients obtained from food, not supplements, correlate with lower risks of all-cause mortality and cancer.

What to know about lip cancer

Medical News Today: Oncology News - April 11, 2019 - 08:00
Lip cancer is a type of head and neck cancer that often starts with a lump on the lip that does not heal. Common risk factors for lip cancer include prolonged sun exposure, heavy alcohol intake, and tobacco use. Learn more about the symptoms, treatment, and prevention of lip cancer here.

Cancer: Scientists find 129 'jumping genes' that drive tumor growth

Medical News Today: Oncology News - April 10, 2019 - 16:00
A study of thousands of tumors from 15 cancer types highlights the widespread role of jumping genes as cancer promoters and identifies 129 of them.

Cancer: 'Off-the-shelf' stem cell treatment enters clinical trial

In a landmark clinical trial, researchers are making use of induced pluripotent stem cells for the first time in the United States.

Cancer: 'Off-the-shelf' stem cell treatment enters clinical trial

Medical News Today: Oncology News - April 9, 2019 - 14:00
In a landmark clinical trial, researchers are making use of induced pluripotent stem cells for the first time in the United States.

Chili pepper compound may slow down lung cancer

Medical News Today: Lung Cancer News - April 9, 2019 - 07:00
New research in mice and human cells suggests that capsaicin, the compound that gives red peppers its spicy flavor, may slow lung cancer progression.

Chili pepper compound may slow down lung cancer

Medical News Today: Oncology News - April 9, 2019 - 07:00
New research in mice and human cells suggests that capsaicin, the compound that gives red peppers its spicy flavor, may slow lung cancer progression.

What causes a hard lump under the skin?

Medical News Today: Oncology News - April 8, 2019 - 13:00
There are many causes of a hard lump under the skin, including lipomas, swollen lymph nodes, and several types of cyst. Learn more about hard lumps under the skin here.

Poor diet biggest risk factor for early deaths worldwide

Medical News Today: Oncology News - April 5, 2019 - 15:00
A global study links 1 in 5 deaths to poor diet, suggesting that low intake of fruit, vegetables, nuts, seeds, whole grains, and legumes is a major factor.

Signs and symptoms of colon cancer in men

Many symptoms can indicate colon cancer in men, including bowel changes, weight loss, cramps, and bloody stool. However, these symptoms can also be due to other causes. Learn more about colon cancer symptoms and when to see a doctor here.

Signs and symptoms of colon cancer in men

Medical News Today: Oncology News - April 5, 2019 - 00:00
Many symptoms can indicate colon cancer in men, including bowel changes, weight loss, cramps, and bloody stool. However, these symptoms can also be due to other causes. Learn more about colon cancer symptoms and when to see a doctor here.

Cancer: Are probiotics making immunotherapy less effective?

Medical News Today: Oncology News - April 4, 2019 - 15:00
Probiotic supplements could be having a detrimental effect on this particular form of cancer treatment, according to new research.

Gut microbes can spur immune system to attack cancer

Medical News Today: Oncology News - April 2, 2019 - 16:00
An international study has identified gut bacteria that activate the immune system to slow melanoma growth in mice and highlights a key signaling pathway.

Breast cancer: Estrogen byproducts may predict outlook

Medical News Today: Breast Cancer News - April 2, 2019 - 14:00
New research finds an association between the ratio of two estrogen metabolites and the risk of all-cause mortality among women with breast cancer.

A new wearable device may detect cancer with more precision

Medical News Today: Oncology News - April 1, 2019 - 15:00
Researchers are developing and testing a wearable device that can detect the presence of cancer cells in the bloodstream with greater accuracy.

Could reused cooking oil trigger breast cancer spread?

Medical News Today: Breast Cancer News - March 31, 2019 - 07:00
A new study in mice finds that reused cooking oil may encourage breast cancer metastases. These preliminary results are sure to spark more research.