Oncology & Cancer Articles & Stories

Consumer Reports Claim That Patients Should Avoid Eight Cancer Screenings

Consumer Reports Claim That Patients Should Avoid Eight Cancer Screenings

Consumer Reports examined eleven cancer screening tests and has discovered that most of us should avoid eight of them. The non-profit consumer advocacy group claims that most preventive cancer screenings are oversold and may confuse instead of clarify. Read More


Better Survival Outcomes In Breast Cancer Patients Following Lumpectomy Rather than Mastectomy

Better Survival Outcomes In Breast Cancer Patients Following Lumpectomy Rather than Mastectomy

Women with small early breast cancers may see better survival outcomes if they have a lumpectomy followed by radiation therapy rather than a mastectomy. This is according to a new analysis to be published in the journal Cancer. Read More


Pancreatic Cancer Patients See Improved Survival with Abraxane

Pancreatic Cancer Patients See Improved Survival with Abraxane

Celegene Corp's drug Abraxane was determined to be effective at improving overall survival among pancreatic cancer patients when combined with chemotherapy, according to results from the drug's phase III clinical trial. Read More


Prostate Cancer Linked to Deep Fried Foods

Prostate Cancer Linked to Deep Fried Foods

Whether it's French fries or doughnuts, consuming deep fried foods at least once a week is connected to an elevated risk for prostate cancer. The study investigators did not explore why the link exists, but suggest it could be due to the potentially cancer-causing compounds released by the coo... Read More


Minimally Invasive Robotic Approach May Offer Partial Nephrectomy for More Kidney Cancer Patients

Minimally Invasive Robotic Approach May Offer Partial Nephrectomy for More Kidney Cancer Patients

Urologists at Henry Ford Hospital have engineered a new approach that could make minimally invasive robotic partial nephrectomy procedures the standard, rather than the exception for kidney cancer patients. The technique spares the kidney, reduces long hospital stays and provides better patien... Read More


Spectroscopy Could Greatly Aid Breast Cancer Diagnosis

Spectroscopy Could Greatly Aid Breast Cancer Diagnosis

The analysis of small calcium deposits in breast tissue can help determine if a tumor is cancerous or benign, however it is not always easy to make such a diagnosis. Now a team of US researchers believes that a new method employing a special type of spectroscopy to locate calcium deposits duri... Read More


New Drug Gains Approval for Treatment of Rare Leukemia

New Drug Gains Approval for Treatment of Rare Leukemia

A new drug used to treat patients with chronic myeloid leukemia has just received approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. The drug was expected to be approved at the end of March, but since there is currently no alternative therapy that can treat this rare disease, the FDA gave th... Read More


Lung Cancer Screening Recommendation Issued for Heavy Smokers

Lung Cancer Screening Recommendation Issued for Heavy Smokers

Individuals who have smoked at least a pack-a-day for thirty years should undergo lung cancer screening, according to a recent recommendation from the American Cancer Society. The group says that doctors with access to high-tech lung cancer screening technology, as well as treatment centers, s... Read More


Aggressive Colorectal Cancer Treatable with Grape Seed Extract

Aggressive Colorectal Cancer Treatable with Grape Seed Extract

Grape seed extract may be the answer for aggressive colorectal cancer. A University of Colorado Cancer Center study recently published in the journal Cancer demonstrates that even advanced stage colorectal cancer cells are susceptible to growth-stunting grape seed extract. In addition, grape s... Read More


Offspring Face Significant Risk if Parents Receive Late Life Cancer Diagnosis

Offspring Face Significant Risk if Parents Receive Late Life Cancer Diagnosis

Relatives of family members who receive a cancer diagnosis still face risk of the disease even if the diagnosis came later in life, according to a paper published on bmj.com. It is known amongst researchers that early onset cancer cases carry more hereditary risk when compared to late onset ca... Read More



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