Oncology & Cancer Articles & Stories

Heart Healthy Lifestyle Also Protects Against Cancer

Heart Healthy Lifestyle Also Protects Against Cancer

A lifestyle that follows the 7 steps recommended to protect against heart disease may also lower a person's risk of cancer. This is according to new research published online in the American Heart Association journal Circulation. Read More


Colon Cancer Screening Expanded with Virtual Colonoscopy

Colon Cancer Screening Expanded with Virtual Colonoscopy

For the first time, a study has examined the appropriate utilization of virtual colonoscopy among asymptomatic Medicare beneficiaries between 2007 to 2008. The researchers from the University of Pennsylvania discovered that when this screening technique was used appropriately, it may have expa... Read More


Breakthrough Breast Cancer Vaccine 100% Effective in Mice: Up Next, Human Trials

Breakthrough Breast Cancer Vaccine 100% Effective in Mice: Up Next, Human Trials

Following 10 years of research, Immunologist Vincent Tuohy and Cleveland Clinic researchers have developed what could very well be the world's first breast cancer vaccine. The vaccine has shown "overwhelmingly favorable results" in mice and could be the first step in stopping a disease that c... Read More


New Legislation Aims to Reverse Sequester Cuts Impacting Chemotherapy

New Legislation Aims to Reverse Sequester Cuts Impacting Chemotherapy

Rep. Renee Ellmers (R-NC) has introduced legislation that would reverse the sequester cut that has pushed some cancer clinics to stop accepting Medicare patients. Several reports already indicate that the reduced reimbursements from these cuts have serious impacts on services and chemotherapy ... Read More


Exercise Aids in Protecting the Immune System Against Future Cancers

Exercise Aids in Protecting the Immune System Against Future Cancers

Following completion of chemotherapy, cancer survivors who exercise regularly over the course of several weeks are aiding their immune systems in becoming more effective, which prevents cancer from developing in the future. Read More


Gene May Aid in Determining Best Chemotherapy Approach for Pancreatic Cancer Patients

Gene May Aid in Determining Best Chemotherapy Approach for Pancreatic Cancer Patients

Researchers from the Moffitt Cancer Center have discovered a gene that may predict survival for pancreatic adenocarcinoma, the fourth leading cause of cancer mortality in the US. Lead researcher, Richard Kim, M.D., conducted an investigation to better define the role of the RRM1 (ribonucleotid... Read More


Chemo Bath for Liver Cancer Seen as Treatment Breakthrough

Chemo Bath for Liver Cancer Seen as Treatment Breakthrough

A new treatment that isolates the flow of blood to a cancerous liver while the organ receives a "chemo bath" has been employed for the first time in the UK. The procedure saturates the liver with elevated doses of chemotherapy without impacting other areas of the body. Read More


Risk of Lung Cancer Has Risen Dramatically Among Female Smokers in Recent Decades

Risk of Lung Cancer Has Risen Dramatically Among Female Smokers in Recent Decades

Female smokers face a much higher risk of death from lung cancer and chronic obstructive lung disease in recent years compared to female smokers 20 to 40 years ago. According to the New England Journal of Medicine, this can be attributed to changes in smoking behavior. The increase in mortalit... Read More


Cancer Patients at the Mercy of Sequester Medicare Cuts

Cancer Patients at the Mercy of Sequester Medicare Cuts

Cancer clinics throughout the US are now refusing thousands of Medicare cancer patients in need of treatment. Doctors claim that the reduced funding for Medicare that took effect on April 1st, make it impossible to afford costly chemotherapy drugs and remain in business. The only alternative f... Read More


Virus Capable of Killing Prostate Cancer Cells Shows Treatment Promise

Virus Capable of Killing Prostate Cancer Cells Shows Treatment Promise

A Newcastle disease virus that has been modified to target and kill all types of prostate cancer cells while leaving normal cells untouched has shown potential as an effective cancer treatment. This treatment would be capable of avoiding the side effects that normally accompany hormonal treatm... Read More



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