Oncology & Cancer Articles & Stories

Drug Shortages Impacting Cancer Patients in the US

Drug Shortages Impacting Cancer Patients in the US

Eighty-three percent of oncologists have documented that they have experienced cancer drug shortages. A majority of them also claim that their patients' treatments have been impacted. This is according to a study presented at the American Society for Clinical Oncology. Read More


Esophageal Cancer Survival Boosted With Surgery

Esophageal Cancer Survival Boosted With Surgery

Surgery following chemoradiotherapy - the standard treatment care for advanced esophageal cancer - increased overall survival compared with chemoradiotherapy alone. This is according to a study presented at the Gastrointestinal Cancers Symposium in San Francisco. Read More


Prostate Cancer Death Risk Lowered By Vegetable Fats

Prostate Cancer Death Risk Lowered By Vegetable Fats

Prostate cancer patients who overhaul their diet by replacing animal fats and some carbohydrates with vegetable fats have a reduced risk of early death. This is according to researchers from the University of California and published in JAMA Internal Medicine. Read More


Elevated Cancer Risk Associated With CT Scans

Elevated Cancer Risk Associated With CT Scans

Childhood radiation exposure from CT scans can potentially double one's risk of cancer. This is according to study of seven healthcare systems in the U.S. and is published in the journal JAMA Pediatrics. Read More


Cervical Cancer Can Be Detected with Cheap Vinegar Test

Cervical Cancer Can Be Detected with Cheap Vinegar Test

A surprisingly simple vinegar test in India has managed to successfully reduce the rate of cervical cancer deaths by one-third. Healthcare professionals have stated that the outcome of this test has been "incredible", stating that it has the potential to save millions of lives. Read More


The Most Aggressive Prostate Tumors Have the Same Genetic Origins

The Most Aggressive Prostate Tumors Have the Same Genetic Origins

Utilizing a new form of genomic analysis, researchers at Mayo Clinic have determined that some of more aggressive forms of prostate tumors share the same genetic origins, offering more insight into the development of prostate cancer. Read More


Cancer Treatment Response Can Be Tracked with Blood Test

Cancer Treatment Response Can Be Tracked with Blood Test

A blood test capable of tracking pieces of DNA shed by dying tumor cells could eventually be used to monitor how well patients are responding to cancer treatment, according to a small study in women with advanced stage breast cancer. Such a test could provide a non-invasive alternative to biop... Read More


The American Urological Association No Longer Recommends Routine PSA Testing

The American Urological Association No Longer Recommends Routine PSA Testing

The American Urological Association recently convened and has made a series of new recommendations concerning prostate cancer screening. They now discourage screening men who are at average-risk under the age of 55. The group claims that men should be especially cautious before making the deci... Read More


Lung Cancer Deaths Reduced by CT Screening

Lung Cancer Deaths Reduced by CT Screening

CT(computed tomography) screening can lower lung cancer deaths among high-risk individuals, this is according to a results from the National Lung Cancer Study. The research was conducted by the American College of Crest Physicians which issued guidelines recommending that individuals who are a... Read More


Colorectal and Other Cancers Potentially Detected with New Method

Colorectal and Other Cancers Potentially Detected with New Method

A novel new study led by University of Kentucky Markey Cancer Center researchers Guo-Min Li and Libya Gu, in collaboration with Dr. Wei Yang, reveals a previously unknown mechanism explaining the root cause of some types of colorectal cancers. Read More



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