Oncology & Cancer Articles & Stories

Pancreatic Cancer and Obesity Directly Linked

Pancreatic Cancer and Obesity Directly Linked

UCLA Investigators have discovered the first direct link between pancreatic cancer and obesity. Pancreatic cancer is one of the most deadly types of cancer in humans. Like other forms of cancer, early diagnosis can improve a person's long-term survival. However, this especially aggressive form... Read More


New Method Aids in Early Colon Cancer Detection

New Method Aids in Early Colon Cancer Detection

Investigators have discovered new approaches to identify certain gene variations that have been found to be linked to colon cancer, and they claim their new discovery may soon allow physicians to spot the disease in the very early stages, potentially saving patients' lives. Read More


Healthy Tissue Protected From Radiation Damage with Cabbage Compound

Healthy Tissue Protected From Radiation Damage with Cabbage Compound

A team of US scientists has found that an anti-cancer compound that exists in cruciferous vegetables, such as cabbage, broccoli, and cauliflower, is also capable of protecting rodents from lethal doses of radiation. The study was conducted by researchers from Georgetown University Medical Cen... Read More


What Is the Relationship Between Testosterone and Prostate Cancer?

What Is the Relationship Between Testosterone and Prostate Cancer?

Scientists are keenly aware that prostate cancer is highly sensitive to changes in the body's hormone levels. The prevailing belief among the medical establishment has been that elevating a man's testosterone levels can increase his risk of prostate cancer. However, new research and evidence-... Read More


Changes in Resting Brain Function May Account for 'Chemo Brain' Phenomenon Following Chemotherapy

Changes in Resting Brain Function May Account for 'Chemo Brain' Phenomenon Following Chemotherapy

Breast cancer chemotherapy is known to be linked with cognitive dysfunction in treated patients. However, the precise cause of this 'chemo brain' phenomenon has been unclear to researchers. Now, a Stanford School of Medicine study led by Dr. Shelli Kesler, PhD, explores one of the most promisi... Read More


Breast Cancer Subtypes: Understanding Invasive Ductal Carcinoma

Breast Cancer Subtypes: Understanding Invasive Ductal Carcinoma

Invasive ductal carcinoma (IDC) is a form of breast cancer that originates in the cells lining the ducts of the breast. In this type breast cancer, the cells have begun to spread to surrounding breast tissue, with the capacity to eventually spread to other areas of the body. IDC is the most co... Read More


Novel Treatment Approach for Breast Cancer Spread to Brain

Novel Treatment Approach for Breast Cancer Spread to Brain

A combination of two new therapies already undergoing clinical trials for the treatment of primary malignant brain tumors could be an effective treatment for treating breast cancer that has spread to the brain. This is according to a study conducted by University of California Los Angeles rese... Read More


Anti-Cancer Effects Found In Women Taking Every-Other-Day Aspirin

Anti-Cancer Effects Found In Women Taking Every-Other-Day Aspirin

Healthy women ingesting an aspirin every other day may be warding off colon cancer. This is according to a new long-term study conducted by Brigham and Women's Hospital researchers and published in the Annals of Internal Medicine. Read More


Omega-3 Fatty Acids Slow Triple-Negative Breast Cancer Cell Proliferation

Omega-3 Fatty Acids Slow Triple-Negative Breast Cancer Cell Proliferation

Omega-3 fatty acids demonstrate the capacity to slow the growth of triple-negative breast cancer cells when compared to cells from luminal types of cancer. This is according to research from Fox Chase Cancer Center. Read More


Integrative Approach Shown to Double Life Expectancy for Metastatic Breast Cancer Patients

Integrative Approach Shown to Double Life Expectancy for Metastatic Breast Cancer Patients

Research conducted by the Block Center for Integrative Cancer Treatment has demonstrated a doubling of life expectancy among metastatic breast cancer patients who received integrative treatments. Diagnosed prior to 1998, the women participating in the clinical program received a combination of... Read More



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