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Cancer: Using tiny bubbles to starve tumors

Medical News Today: Oncology News - June 7, 2018 - 16:00
A study that tested the approach in rat tissue samples shows how tiny bubbles in blood vessels may be used to starve tumors or deliver chemotherapy drugs.

Aspirin's anticancer effect explored

The common over-the-counter painkiller aspirin appears to protect against colorectal cancer. A new study uncovers the cellular mechanisms involved.

Aspirin's anticancer effect explored

Medical News Today: Oncology News - June 7, 2018 - 15:00
The common over-the-counter painkiller aspirin appears to protect against colorectal cancer. A new study uncovers the cellular mechanisms involved.

What is intestinal metaplasia?

Medical News Today: Oncology News - June 7, 2018 - 11:00
Intestinal metaplasia is a condition where the cells lining the stomach transform into cells that resemble those found in the intestines. It is considered to be a precancerous condition, but treatments are available. A person can prevent intestinal metaplasia by avoiding risk factors, such as smoking and poor diet.

Can this new discovery help us to eliminate brain cancer?

Medical News Today: Oncology News - June 6, 2018 - 15:00
Brain cancer is often difficult to treat, as the tumors formed in this type of cancer are more resistant to therapy. Can we learn to bypass their defenses?

Immunotherapy effective against 'untreatable' prostate cancer

Medical News Today: Prostate News - June 6, 2018 - 14:00
For the first time, a major clinical trial shows that immunotherapy can successfully treat very advanced forms of prostate cancer.

Breast cancer: New immunotherapy leads to complete regression

A new and improved form of immunotherapy led to complete regression of breast cancer in a patient who had not responded to any other treatments.

What to know about bladder polyps

Medical News Today: Oncology News - June 5, 2018 - 13:00
Bladder polyps occur when abnormal cells grow in the bladder. Polyps can have no symptoms, though some people have symptoms similar to a urinary tract infection. Polyps can be benign or cancerous. Read on to find out about the symptoms and causes of polyps in the bladder, as well as when to see a doctor.

Bibasilar atelectasis: Symptoms, causes, and complications

Medical News Today: Lung Cancer News - June 5, 2018 - 07:00
Bibasilar atelectasis is when a lung or lobe in one of the lungs collapses. It is most common when a person is still in the hospital following a surgical procedure. In this article, learn about the symptoms, the obstructive and nonobstructive causes, possible complications, and how doctors treat bibasilar atelectasis.

Is chemo for breast cancer overprescribed?

A new study concludes that around 70 percent of women who are diagnosed with the most common form of breast cancer can 'safely avoid' chemotherapy.

Is chemo for breast cancer overprescribed?

Medical News Today: Oncology News - June 4, 2018 - 14:00
A new study concludes that around 70 percent of women who are diagnosed with the most common form of breast cancer can 'safely avoid' chemotherapy.

Antifungal drug kills dormant colorectal cancer cells

Dormant tumor cells in colorectal cancer are therapy-resistant, but a new study has found that a drug used to treat fungal infections could eliminate them.

Antifungal drug kills dormant colorectal cancer cells

Medical News Today: Oncology News - June 3, 2018 - 07:00
Dormant tumor cells in colorectal cancer are therapy-resistant, but a new study has found that a drug used to treat fungal infections could eliminate them.

What happens when calcium levels are high?

Medical News Today: Oncology News - June 2, 2018 - 07:00
Hypercalcemia occurs when a person has too much calcium in their blood. Possible causes include overactive parathyroid glands, too much vitamin D, cancer, and a range of other factors and conditions. In this article, learn how hypercalcemia affects the body, how to prevent it, and how calcium levels can be reduced.

Engineered antibody summons immune system to kill cancer cells

Researchers have engineered an anti-cancer antibody that attaches specifically to cancer cells and summons immune killer cells to destroy the target.

Engineered antibody summons immune system to kill cancer cells

Medical News Today: Oncology News - June 1, 2018 - 16:00
Researchers have engineered an anti-cancer antibody that attaches specifically to cancer cells and summons immune killer cells to destroy the target.

Sandalwood scent may tackle bladder cancer tumors

Medical News Today: Oncology News - June 1, 2018 - 15:00
New research has identified olfactory receptors in cancerous bladder tissue. These could make good biomarkers, and they may also help to improve therapy.

Causes and treatment of gastrointestinal perforation

Medical News Today: Oncology News - June 1, 2018 - 13:00
Gastrointestinal perforation is a hole in the wall of the stomach, small intestine, or large bowel. It is a serious condition that often requires emergency surgery. This article looks at gastrointestinal perforation in more detail, including the causes, symptoms, and treatment. It also explains when to see a doctor.

Is there a link between breast-feeding and breast cancer?

It is possible, though rare, to develop breast cancer while breast-feeding. However, there are many other possible causes of breast lumps in lactating women. In this article, we look at the link between breast cancer and lactation. We also explain what to do if you find a breast lump while breast-feeding.

What is a free PSA test and what is it for?

Medical News Today: Prostate News - May 31, 2018 - 16:00
A free PSA test measures the level of prostate-specific antigens that are not bound to other proteins in the blood. This test can help doctors to diagnose problems with the prostate, including cancer. In this article, we look at how a free PSA test differs from a total PSA test, and what the results can mean.