Oncology & Cancer Articles & Stories

Healthy Tissue Protected From Radiation Damage with Cabbage Compound

Healthy Tissue Protected From Radiation Damage with Cabbage Compound

A team of US scientists has found that an anti-cancer compound that exists in cruciferous vegetables, such as cabbage, broccoli, and cauliflower, is also capable of protecting rodents from lethal doses of radiation. The study was conducted by researchers from Georgetown University Medical Cen... Read More


Changes in Resting Brain Function May Account for 'Chemo Brain' Phenomenon Following Chemotherapy

Changes in Resting Brain Function May Account for 'Chemo Brain' Phenomenon Following Chemotherapy

Breast cancer chemotherapy is known to be linked with cognitive dysfunction in treated patients. However, the precise cause of this 'chemo brain' phenomenon has been unclear to researchers. Now, a Stanford School of Medicine study led by Dr. Shelli Kesler, PhD, explores one of the most promisi... Read More


Breast Cancer Subtypes: Understanding Invasive Ductal Carcinoma

Breast Cancer Subtypes: Understanding Invasive Ductal Carcinoma

Invasive ductal carcinoma (IDC) is a form of breast cancer that originates in the cells lining the ducts of the breast. In this type breast cancer, the cells have begun to spread to surrounding breast tissue, with the capacity to eventually spread to other areas of the body. IDC is the most co... Read More


Anti-Cancer Effects Found In Women Taking Every-Other-Day Aspirin

Anti-Cancer Effects Found In Women Taking Every-Other-Day Aspirin

Healthy women ingesting an aspirin every other day may be warding off colon cancer. This is according to a new long-term study conducted by Brigham and Women's Hospital researchers and published in the Annals of Internal Medicine. Read More


Omega-3 Fatty Acids Slow Triple-Negative Breast Cancer Cell Proliferation

Omega-3 Fatty Acids Slow Triple-Negative Breast Cancer Cell Proliferation

Omega-3 fatty acids demonstrate the capacity to slow the growth of triple-negative breast cancer cells when compared to cells from luminal types of cancer. This is according to research from Fox Chase Cancer Center. Read More


Integrative Approach Shown to Double Life Expectancy for Metastatic Breast Cancer Patients

Integrative Approach Shown to Double Life Expectancy for Metastatic Breast Cancer Patients

Research conducted by the Block Center for Integrative Cancer Treatment has demonstrated a doubling of life expectancy among metastatic breast cancer patients who received integrative treatments. Diagnosed prior to 1998, the women participating in the clinical program received a combination of... Read More


Understanding Breast Cancer Subtypes: Ductal Carcinoma In Situ

Understanding Breast Cancer Subtypes: Ductal Carcinoma In Situ

Although breast cancer has been a human disease for thousands of years, ductal carcinoma in situ or DCIS is a relatively new diagnosis. Researchers are continuing to find new information about this breast cancer subtype. Before mammography was a routine part of medical care, DCIS was not found... Read More


Inflammation Driven Pancreatic Cancer's Origins Discovered

Inflammation Driven Pancreatic Cancer's Origins Discovered

Investigators from Mayo Clinic in Florida have recently decoded the process that transforms chronic inflammation of the pancreas, or pancreatitis, into pancreatic cancer. They claim their findings reveal new means of identifying pancreatitis patients who face pancreatic cancer risk and new pot... Read More


Understanding Breast Cancer Subtypes: Inflammatory Breast Cancer

Understanding Breast Cancer Subtypes: Inflammatory Breast Cancer

Following a typical diagnosis of breast cancer, a physician will then seek to determine what type of tumor it is. If inflammatory breast cancer is the suspected type of cancer, the doctor will likely order a diagnostic mammogram, among other imaging tests, to gather more data. Next, the doctor... Read More


Battling Breast Cancer by Curbing its Sugar Craving

Battling Breast Cancer by Curbing its Sugar Craving

Investigators have found a means of potentially battling chemotherapy-resistant breast cancer. This is according to a study published in the journal Chemical Science. This new approach, developed by University of Southampton researches, involves curbing breast cancer cells' sugar craving. Read More


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