Oncology & Cancer Articles & Stories

Breast Cancer's Spread to Brain Linked to Protein

Breast Cancer's Spread to Brain Linked to Protein

Brain metastasis is a frightening outcome of advanced stage breast cancer, with a grim prognosis and few options for treatments. The spread of cancer to the brain is often undetected until patients begin to experience symptoms such as headaches, seizures, and difficulty thinking. Researchers h... Read More


Targeted Nanomedicine Treats Advanced-stage Ovarian Cancer

Targeted Nanomedicine Treats Advanced-stage Ovarian Cancer

Rutgers University researchers have employed a targeted nanomedicine technique to deliver small molecule drugs and successfully treat mice with lethal advanced-stage ovarian cancer. The authors write about their work in the journal Clinical Cancer Research and report how an out-of-control prot... Read More


Prostate Cancer Patients May Benefit from Focal Laser Ablation

Prostate Cancer Patients May Benefit from Focal Laser Ablation

Men with low-risk prostate cancer who have had to decide between aggressive treatment, with the possibility of significant side effects, and active surveillance, with the potential for disease progression, now have a third option. Focal laser ablation utilizes precision targeted heat that is d... Read More


Liver Cancer Risk May be Lowered by Drinking Coffee

Liver Cancer Risk May be Lowered by Drinking Coffee

Researchers from Italy have found that drinking coffee can lower an individual's risk of liver cancer by about 40%. Some of the results indicate that if you consume three cups a day, the risks can be cut by over 50%. Read More


Frankincense May Aid in Ovarian Cancer Treatment

Frankincense May Aid in Ovarian Cancer Treatment

Not everyone is familiar with the medicinal properties of frankincense, but new research indicates that it can aid in the treatment of ovarian cancer. Frankincense is an aromatic plant resin that is collected from the Boswellia sacra tree, found in Africa and Arabia. Read More


Breast Cancer Risk May Be Lowered By a Tomato-Rich Diet

Breast Cancer Risk May Be Lowered By a Tomato-Rich Diet

It's been long known that postmenopausal women face an increased risk of developing breast cancer. But now, a new study indicates that following a diet rich in tomatoes may lower this risk. This is according to new research reported in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism. Read More


The Key to Treating Brain Cancer May Lie in Reactivating Immune Cells

The Key to Treating Brain Cancer May Lie in Reactivating Immune Cells

Canadian researchers have discovered that glioblastoma tumors contained deactivated forms of specialized immune cells that usually attack tumor-generating cells. Upon testing a drug that reactivates these immune cells in diseased mice, the animals were able to survive two to three times longer... Read More


Breast Cancer Spread Triggered by Low Oxygen Levels in Tumors

Breast Cancer Spread Triggered by Low Oxygen Levels in Tumors

Scientists have found that low oxygen conditions can spur the production of proteins that contribute to the spreading of breast cancer cells. This is according to research published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. Read More


Colorectal Cancer Risk May Be Increased by Gut Microbes

Colorectal Cancer Risk May Be Increased by Gut Microbes

A team of NYU Langone Medical Center researchers have discovered a clear link between gut bacteria and colorectal cancer. The study, one of the largest epidemiological studies on the topic, was published in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute. The study authors claim that their findin... Read More


Breast Cancer Linked to High-Fat Diets During Puberty

Breast Cancer Linked to High-Fat Diets During Puberty

Young women who are approaching the age of puberty could lower their risk of breast cancer if they avoided high-fat diets. This is according to researchers from Michigan State University who have published their findings in the journal Breast Cancer Research. They suggest that consuming a diet... Read More



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