Oncology & Cancer Articles & Stories

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


We Are Moving Closer Toward Non-Surgical Treatments for Multiple Tumors

We Are Moving Closer Toward Non-Surgical Treatments for Multiple Tumors

A study conducted by researchers from Plymouth University Peninsula Schools of Medicine and Dentistry has for the first time revealed how the loss of a particular tumor suppressing protein leads to the abnormal growth of tumors of the brain and nervous system. The study is published in Brain: ... Read More


Increasing Number of Young Women Developing Breast Cancer

Increasing Number of Young Women Developing Breast Cancer

The amount of younger women under age 50 being diagnosed with breast cancer has topped 10,000 for the first time the UK, according to Cancer Research UK. Currently in the UK, out of every five women diagnosed with breast cancer, one is under age 50. Every year, nearly 50,000 breast cancer diag... Read More


Female Smokers Have Greater Colon Cancer Risk than Males

Female Smokers Have Greater Colon Cancer Risk than Males

Smoking elevates the risk of developing colon cancer in both males and females, however the risk is greater among female smokers, according to a new study. The research was published in the journal Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention. Read More


Low-Dose Aspirin May Halt Breast Cancer

Low-Dose Aspirin May Halt Breast Cancer

Research conducted in test tubes and in mice presented at a conference in Boston indicates that consumption of low doses of aspirin on a regular basis may block breast cancer from growing and spreading. However, cancer campaigners warn that the results are still very early and haven't been tes... Read More



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