Oncology & Cancer Articles & Stories

Early Detection of Pancreatic Cancer Possible with New Test

Early Detection of Pancreatic Cancer Possible with New Test

A new diagnostic test that employs a scientific approach called metabolomics analysis could aid in detecting pancreatic cancer earlier, and therefore, could improve the prognosis of patients with the disease. According to research published in Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers, & Prevention, the... Read More


Breakthrough Brain Tumor Treatment Utilizes Bone Marrow Cells

Breakthrough Brain Tumor Treatment Utilizes Bone Marrow Cells

In a novel experiment using microvesicles generated from mesenchymal bone marrow cells to treat cancer, neurological researchers from the Henry Ford Hospital have found a new approach for treating brain tumors. Specifically the research team discovered that introducing genetic material produc... Read More


Esophageal Cancer Risk Reduced by Sunlight Exposure

Esophageal Cancer Risk Reduced by Sunlight Exposure

Sunlight and UV exposure is usually considered to be a risk factor for most types of cancer, especially skin cancer. However, a new study by Australian researchers demonstrates that this general assumption may be unfounded. Read More


Researchers Pinpoint Genetic Causes for Prostate, Breast, and Ovarian Cancer

Researchers Pinpoint Genetic Causes for Prostate, Breast, and Ovarian Cancer

Researchers have identified more than 80 genomes that can raise a person's risk of developing prostate, breast, and ovarian cancers. This is according to a breakthrough study from the University of Cambridge and The Institute of Cancer Research, London. Read More


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



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