Oncology & Cancer Articles & Stories

New Study Uncovers New Colon Cancer Risk Factors

New Study Uncovers New Colon Cancer Risk Factors

Consuming a diet high in foods containing excess sugar and fat has been positively linked to colon cancer. The study is the first of its kind and the researchers involved examined risk factors such as diet, physical activity levels, and smoking. Read More


Breast Cancer Treatment Can Be Improved with Proteomics

Breast Cancer Treatment Can Be Improved with Proteomics

Karolinska Institute researchers in Sweden have found a protein that could aid doctors in determining what type of treatment patients with hormone driven breast cancer should undergo. Published in Nature Communications, this recent study shows that high levels of a protein known as retinoic ac... Read More


Diagnosed with Breast Cancer? Be Aware of Your Treatment Options

Diagnosed with Breast Cancer? Be Aware of Your Treatment Options

A breast cancer diagnosis can bring forth a wide range of emotions including shock, denial, fear, and sadness. But remember, a cancer diagnosis is not the end. Rather, it is the beginning of a battle on many fronts that will test a patient's will and resolve. Breast cancer can be beaten. Incre... Read More


Scientists Engineer MRI Scan to Detect Cancer Using Sugar

Scientists Engineer MRI Scan to Detect Cancer Using Sugar

Scientists claim they have engineered a new method of detecting cancer by giving patients an injection of sugar prior to doing an MRI examination. Researchers from University College London have developed a technique known as glucose chemical exchange saturation transfer. Read More


Prostate Cancer Risk Linked to Omega 3 Fish Oils

Prostate Cancer Risk Linked to Omega 3 Fish Oils

Consuming a large amount of omega 3 fish oils may not be so beneficial for men's health. Recent research has found that males with high blood concentrations of omega-3 fatty acids face an elevated risk of developing prostate cancer. The finding is published in the Journal of the National Cance... Read More


Melanoma Recurrence a Reality for 6% of Patients After 10 Years

Melanoma Recurrence a Reality for 6% of Patients After 10 Years

Melanoma skin cancer recurrence is more common 10 or more years following initial treatment than experts previously believed, occurring in over one in 10 patients. This is according to a new study published in the Journal of the American College of Surgeons. However, the research found that th... Read More


Prostate Cancer Risk Lowered by Lifestyle Changes

Prostate Cancer Risk Lowered by Lifestyle Changes

Following eight new lifestyle recommendations from the World Cancer Research Fund has been found to greatly lower a person's risk of developing prostate cancer. Published in the journal Nutrition and Cancer, the research was conducted by UCLA researchers. Read More


Molecular Pathway Discovery Could Lead to Improved Treatment, Diagnosis for Brain Cancer

Molecular Pathway Discovery Could Lead to Improved Treatment, Diagnosis for Brain Cancer

University of Florida Health researchers have found a molecular pathway linked to triggering the deadly spread of the most lethal form of brain tumor. Their study findings may lead to physicians making better decisions regarding treatment and aid researchers in identifying a target for therape... Read More


Cognitive Training May Help Breast Cancer Patients' Mental Processing

Cognitive Training May Help Breast Cancer Patients' Mental Processing

Does standard chemotherapy for patients with breast cancer affect how well they think - how well the brain functions? This is a question that has been troubling both patients and doctors for several years. Commonly called "chemo-brain", the question arises whether there are strategies that can... Read More


Kidney Cancer Surgery Has Many Benefits, but Cost Is Not Among Them

Kidney Cancer Surgery Has Many Benefits, but Cost Is Not Among Them

Robot-assisted surgery for removal of kidney tumors has risen quickly in use, and has both replaced and proven safer than conventional laparoscopic procedures for the same purpose, according to a study by researchers from the Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit. However, the study also finds that r... Read More



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