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'Self-regulating nanoparticles' can be made just hot enough to kill cancer

Medical News Today: Oncology News - October 25, 2017 - 15:00
Self-regulating nanoparticles could overcome a major hurdle in the use of hyperthermia for the treatment of cancer: controlling the target temperature.

What is syringoma and how is it treated?

Medical News Today: Oncology News - October 25, 2017 - 13:00
We look at syringoma, a condition involving a non-cancerous growth in the sweat glands. Learn about the types, and the surgical treatment options, here.

Five reasons for a false-positive pregnancy test result

Medical News Today: Oncology News - October 25, 2017 - 08:00
What are the possible reasons for a false-positive result with a home pregnancy test? Learn more here, along with what to do if a test result is positive.

All you need to know about hyperchloremia

Medical News Today: Oncology News - October 24, 2017 - 15:00
We look at hyperchloremia, where a high level of chloride in the blood causes an electrolyte imbalance. Included is detail on the relation to chemotherapy.

What is the prostate gland?

Medical News Today: Prostate News - October 24, 2017 - 08:00
In this article, we explain what the prostate does and which medical conditions affect it. We will also explain its role in reproduction.

How does excess weight drive breast cancer? Study sheds light

Medical News Today: Breast Cancer News - October 23, 2017 - 17:00
Researchers reveal how obesity increases the release of cytokines into the blood, triggering a number of processes that fuel breast cancer metastasis.

Scientists uncover mutations needed for cancer to emerge

Medical News Today: Oncology News - October 23, 2017 - 08:00
Scientists have estimated the number of mutations involved in driving cancer. The mutations have been found to vary depending on the type of cancer.

Research reveals how UV rays activate skin cancer

Medical News Today: Oncology News - October 22, 2017 - 08:00
Researchers from Cornell University may have discovered how UV rays trigger skin cancer and found a potential way to prevent melanomas from occurring.

Head and neck cancer: Could oral sex raise your risk?

Medical News Today: Oncology News - October 21, 2017 - 08:00
Researchers have found a link between oral sex and smoking and an increased risk of a type head and neck cancer triggered by the human papillomavirus.

Daily aspirin could ward off liver cancer

Medical News Today: Oncology News - October 20, 2017 - 17:00
Taking aspirin every day could help to lower the risk of liver cancer for patients infected with hepatitis B, a new study suggests.

Is gene editing ethical?

Medical News Today: Oncology News - October 20, 2017 - 16:00
Advances in molecular biology are bringing the possibility of editing the human genome ever closer. But do we think this is ethical?

How nerves fuel prostate cancer growth

Medical News Today: Prostate News - October 20, 2017 - 08:00
Researchers from the Albert Einstein College of Medicine have pinpointed how certain nerves drive the growth of prostate cancer using a metabolic 'switch.'

How nerves fuel prostate cancer growth

Medical News Today: Oncology News - October 20, 2017 - 08:00
Researchers from the Albert Einstein College of Medicine have pinpointed how certain nerves drive the growth of prostate cancer using a metabolic 'switch.'

'Synthetic gene circuit' may improve effectiveness of cancer immunotherapy

Medical News Today: Oncology News - October 19, 2017 - 17:00
A synthetic gene circuit that elicits tumor-specific immune responses may overcome some of the problems with current cancer immunotherapies, study finds.

Hormone therapy for prostate cancer increases cardiac risk

Medical News Today: Prostate News - October 18, 2017 - 16:00
Androgen-deprivation therapy is widely used to treat prostate cancer. In a recent study, the potential risks to heart health are examined.

Hormone therapy for prostate cancer increases cardiac risk

Medical News Today: Oncology News - October 18, 2017 - 16:00
Androgen-deprivation therapy is widely used to treat prostate cancer. In a recent study, the potential risks to heart health are examined.

Colorectal cancer: New, less toxic drug target uncovered

Medical News Today: Colorectal Cancer News - October 18, 2017 - 08:00
New research uncovers a novel, less toxic drug target for treating colorectal cancer, which currently affects approximately 135,000 people in the U.S.

Colorectal cancer: New, less toxic drug target uncovered

Medical News Today: Oncology News - October 18, 2017 - 08:00
New research uncovers a novel, less toxic drug target for treating colorectal cancer, which currently affects approximately 135,000 people in the U.S.

Cancer recurrence may be stopped with immunotherapy

Medical News Today: Oncology News - October 17, 2017 - 07:00
A new study shows how the body's immune system is 'tricked' into not attacking cancer cells, causing relapse. Immunotherapy proves effective in mice.

How is breast cancer related to the axillary lymph nodes?

Medical News Today: Breast Cancer News - October 16, 2017 - 17:00
We look at axillary lymph nodes and their relation to breast cancer. We look at the diagnosis and the outlook, as well as more information, here.