Oncology & Cancer Articles & Stories:

Genes Determine Aspirins Preventive Effect on Colon Cancer

Genes Determine Aspirins Preventive Effect on Colon Cancer Consuming a daily dose of aspirin can aid in reducing an individual's risk of colon cancer. However, a new study has discovered that the lowered risk of colorectal cancer is impacted by the mutation of a gene known as BRAF. Read More

Cardio Could Hide the Secret to Curing Liver Cancer

Cardio Could Hide the Secret to Curing Liver Cancer Routine exercise has been proven to lower the chance of developing liver cancer in a world-first mice study that builds hope for all patients who face risk from hepatocellular carcinoma. The research was revealed at the International Liver Congress 2013 and is to be reported in thejournal EMBO... Read More

Pancreatic Cancer Drug Treatment Monitored and Improved With Nanotechnology

Pancreatic Cancer Drug Treatment Monitored and Improved With Nanotechnology Researchers from Australia and the UK have been able to demonstrate ways we can greatly boost drug targeting of solid pancreatic tumors - through the use of tiny 'biosensors' along with recent advances in imaging techniques. Read More

The Achilles' Heel of Cancer Cells Discovered

The Achilles' Heel of Cancer Cells Discovered Researchers from the Manchester Collaborative Center for Inflammation Research have found why a certain cancer drug is so effective at destroying tumor cells. Their discovery could be employed to engineer the design of future cancer therapies. Read More

Examining the Benefits of Stem Cell Therapy on Lung Cancer

Examining the Benefits of Stem Cell Therapy on Lung Cancer Injecting human stem cells into mice with tumors impeded and slowed the growth of cancer cells. This is according to a study published in Stem Cell Research & Therapy. Human mesenchymal stem cells, derived from bone marrow, triggered alterations in the blood vessels feeding the tumor, and it i... Read More

Recurrence of Bladder Cancer Possible Despite Removal of the Bladder

Recurrence of Bladder Cancer Possible Despite Removal of the Bladder Patients diagnosed with advanced bladder cancers and also receive bladder removal surgery might need additional treatment to prevent recurrence under certain circumstances. This is according to a new UT Southwestern Medical Center study. Read More

Advanced Cervical Cancer Patients Can Extend Survival With Avastin

Advanced Cervical Cancer Patients Can Extend Survival With Avastin Adding targeted Avastin therapy in combination with chemotherapy can greatly extend the lives of women diagnosed with advanced cervical cancer by close to 30%. This is according to research presented at the 2013 American Society of Clinical Oncology Congress. Read More

Mediterranean Diet Compound Makes Cancer Cells 'Mortal'

Mediterranean Diet Compound Makes Cancer Cells 'Mortal' Recent research indicates that a compound often found in Mediterranean food can eliminate cancer cells' ability to escape death. By changing a very specific step in the regulation of genes, this compound can re-educate cancer cells to change into normal cells that die naturally over time. This... Read More

Middle Aged Men Who Exercise Can Reduce Lung and Colorectal Cancer Risk

Middle Aged Men Who Exercise Can Reduce Lung and Colorectal Cancer Risk A recent study conducted by University of Vermont researchers finds that middle-aged men who participate in a lot of cardiovascular exercises face a lower risk of developing lung and colorectal cancer. Additionally, individuals who engage in cardiovascular fitness are also less likely to die f... Read More

Who should be Eligible to Receive Preventive Breast Cancer Medications?

Who should be Eligible to Receive Preventive Breast Cancer Medications? A new study revealed that genetic variations could be an important indicator of which women are most likely to benefit from tamoxifen or raloxifene in the prevention of breast cancer. The study was published in the journal Cancer Discovery. Read More

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