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'Junk DNA' has role in cancer spread, say scientists

Medical News Today: Oncology News - August 16, 2018 - 16:00
Scientists find that parts of DNA once considered to be 'junk' actually instruct cells to make RNA molecules that keep cancer-promoting genes switched on.

What are the early signs of lung cancer in men?

Medical News Today: Lung Cancer News - August 16, 2018 - 13:00
In the United States, lung cancer is the second most common cancer and the leading cause of death from cancer. In the first stages, there are often no symptoms, but early detection and treatment can improve a person’s outlook. Here, we look at the initial signs of lung cancer in men and describe when to see a doctor.

What are the early signs of lung cancer in men?

Medical News Today: Oncology News - August 16, 2018 - 12:00
In the United States, lung cancer is the second most common cancer and the leading cause of death from cancer. In the first stages, there are often no symptoms, but early detection and treatment can improve a person’s outlook. Here, we look at the initial signs of lung cancer in men and describe when to see a doctor.

New chemical causes deadly brain cancer to self-destruct

Medical News Today: Oncology News - August 16, 2018 - 10:00
Researchers have discovered a chemical that cuts off the energy supply to glioblastoma cells, disrupts their metabolism, and causes them to self-destruct.

What to do about vaginal cysts, sores, and bumps

Medical News Today: Oncology News - August 15, 2018 - 18:00
A lump or bump on the vagina may have a variety of causes. Causes can include cysts, warts, polyps, and, rarely, vaginal cancer. Treatment depends on the cause and may involve medication, lifestyle and hygiene changes, or even surgery. Learn more about the causes and treatment options of lumps on the vagina here.

Cancer research: Zombie genes and elephants

Medical News Today: Oncology News - August 15, 2018 - 14:00
Elephants are affected by cancer much less frequently than humans. By unraveling their DNA, researchers gain new insight into anticancer mechanisms.

What happens at each stage of breast cancer?

Medical News Today: Breast Cancer News - August 15, 2018 - 11:00
There are multiple stages of breast cancer, ranging from 0–4. Each has it’s own particular set of symptoms and treatment possibilities. There are treatment options for each stage with varying outlooks for success depending on the stage and person. The earlier the stage, the more likely treatment will be successful.

What happens at each stage of breast cancer?

Medical News Today: Oncology News - August 15, 2018 - 10:00
There are multiple stages of breast cancer, ranging from 0–4. Each has it’s own particular set of symptoms and treatment possibilities. There are treatment options for each stage with varying outlooks for success depending on the stage and person. The earlier the stage, the more likely treatment will be successful.

Urea dysfunctions in the liver may signal cancer

Medical News Today: Oncology News - August 15, 2018 - 07:00
New research suggests that a dysfunctional nitrogen metabolism may be an early sign of cancer. The findings may lead to better diagnostic tools.

Diets 'devoid of vegetable matter' may cause colon cancer

Medical News Today: Colorectal Cancer News - August 14, 2018 - 17:00
Feeding mice a diet rich in a compound that results from the digestion of cabbage and other brassicas protected their gut from inflammation and cancer.

Diets 'devoid of vegetable matter' may cause colon cancer

Medical News Today: Oncology News - August 14, 2018 - 16:00
Feeding mice a diet rich in a compound that results from the digestion of cabbage and other brassicas protected their gut from inflammation and cancer.

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 - 11:00
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 - 17:00
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.