Oncology & Cancer Articles & Stories:

New Lung Cancer Screening Guidelines for Older Smokers

New Lung Cancer Screening Guidelines for Older Smokers New guidelines recommending low-dose CT lung cancer screening for older age smokers have received approval by the US Preventive Services Task Force. The recommendations apply to people who are in the 55 to 80 age range and face a high risk for lung cancer due to a history of heavy smoking. The... Read More

Colorectal Cancer Risk Linked to Red and Processed Meat Consumption

Colorectal Cancer Risk Linked to Red and Processed Meat Consumption Individuals with a common genetic variant who eat red or processed meats may elevate their colorectal cancer risk. This is according to research presented at the American Society of Human Genetics meeting. Additionally, the study investigators claim they have discovered another specific geneti... Read More

Breast Cancer to Be Treated with Nipple Injections

Breast Cancer to Be Treated with Nipple Injections Researchers in Boston, MA, are exploring the potential of delivering drugs directly into the milk ducts via the nipple as a therapeutic option for breast cancer. Breast cancer is the second most common type of cancer among American women following skin cancers. It is estimated that 1 in 8 wome... Read More

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

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