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Understanding and Halting the Process of Metastasis

Understanding and Halting the Process of Metastasis

In preparation of a full-scale invasion of other organs within the body, malignant tumors secrete a chemical that selectively accumulates in distant target tissues, according to research published in the journal Cancer Cell. The chemical then attracts certain bone-marrow-derived cells that att... Read More


New Hope for Bone Cancer Patients

New Hope for Bone Cancer Patients

Bone cancer is a very rare condition, but until the last several years, if it was diagnosed in a limb, it meant certain amputation. But with the introduction of internal prosthetics that can replace diseased bone, everything has changed. Surgeons now have the capacity to reconstruct diseased b... Read More


Ginger Appears to Relieve Chemotherapy-Related Nausea

Ginger Appears to Relieve Chemotherapy-Related Nausea

Simple ginger root seems to dramatically ease the nausea caused by cancer chemotherapy, a recent study demonstrated. The research, which was revealed at a news conference sponsored by the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO), validates what has been standard practice in homes around th... Read More


Fears Keep Testicular Cancer Sufferers From Seeing Doctor

Fears Keep Testicular Cancer Sufferers From Seeing Doctor

Men who suspect they have testicular cancer nervously hold themselves back from getting a checkup for weeks or even months, a study in Britain showed. The research, published in the British Journal of General Practice, revealed that men with signs of testicular cancer fear going to the doctor ... Read More


New Boon for Pancreatic Cancer Patients

New Boon for Pancreatic Cancer Patients

A new drug therapy that annihilates the blood vessels that grow to feed malignant tumors is showing considerable promise in increasing the longevity of patients with inoperable pancreatic cancer. Recent research, led by Matthias Löhr of the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm, Sweden, show... Read More


Omega 3 Fatty Acid Shrinks Tumors, Improves Chemotherapy

Omega 3 Fatty Acid Shrinks Tumors, Improves Chemotherapy

A common omega-3 fatty acid found in fish oil causes cancerous tissue to shrivel while augmenting the benefits of the anti-cancer drug cisplatin and reducing its harmful side effects, a recent study revealed.     The study, carried out by a research team led by A.M. El-Mowafy,... Read More


A Cancer Therapy Nearing Breakthrough

A Cancer Therapy Nearing Breakthrough

An approach to treating cancer known as monoclonal antibody therapy, that has already effectively proven itself, is on the threshold of becoming yet more powerful, according to an overview of recent research. "We believe that antibody therapy has the capacity to immunize people against cancer,... Read More


Surrounding Normal Cells Can Influence Tumor Growth

Surrounding Normal Cells Can Influence Tumor Growth

It was once believed that the two cells found within a cancerous breast tumor - rapidly growing malignant cells and the normal cells that surround them - existed independently, without interaction. However, evidence emerged indicating that normal-looking cells encouraged cells within the tumor... Read More


Curcumin May Prevent Nicotine-Related Head and Neck Cancers

Curcumin May Prevent Nicotine-Related Head and Neck Cancers

Curcumin, the organic compound that gives curry it's yellow color, may inhibit the adverse effects of tobacco use in patients with head and neck cancer who continue to smoke. The study was presented at the 2009 American Academy of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery Foundation Annual Meeti... Read More


Depression Can Affect Cancer Patients' Survival Chances

Depression Can Affect Cancer Patients' Survival Chances

Depression can increase a cancer patient's risk of dying, according to an analysis published in journal Cancer. The results highlight the need to systematically screen patients for psychological distress and offer subsequent treatments. A number of studies have already shown that a person's me... Read More


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