Oncology & Cancer Articles & Stories

Nicotine Found to Accelerate Breast Cancer

Nicotine Found to Accelerate Breast Cancer

Nicotine speeds the growth of breast tumors and aids the cancer's spread to other parts of the body, a recent study has found. A large body of previous research on nicotine has implicated the well-known tobacco component in helping to cause a wide variety of cancers, including those of the l... Read More


Coffee Consumption and Reduced Risk of Prostate Cancer

Coffee Consumption and Reduced Risk of Prostate Cancer

More research is emerging that points to coffee consumption as a potential preventive agent against various diseases. A new report suggests that coffee consumption may reduce the risk of prostate cancer. Data presented at the American Association for Cancer Research Frontiers in Cancer Preve... Read More


Curcumin Can Kill Tumor Cells

Curcumin Can Kill Tumor Cells

Curcumin, a compound found in the Indian spice tumeric that gives curry powder its yellow color, killed esophageal cancer cells in a lab via an unexpected cell-death mechanism that did not include aptosis or cell suicide. Researchers found that the compound started killing cancer cells within ... Read More


New Boon for Pancreatic Cancer Patients

New Boon for Pancreatic Cancer Patients

A new drug therapy that annihilates the blood vessels that grow to feed malignant tumors is showing considerable promise in increasing the longevity of patients with inoperable pancreatic cancer. Recent research, led by Matthias Löhr of the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm, Sweden, show... Read More


Blocking a Protein Halts Tumor Growth

Blocking a Protein Halts Tumor Growth

Ovarian tumors seem to thrive in the presence of high levels of a protein known as TG2, short for tissue type transglutaminase. And the more advanced they are, the more TG2 there is. But blocking production of the protein in mice reverses the tumors' growth. In fact, researchers at the Univer... Read More


The Risk Factors for Bladder Cancer

The Risk Factors for Bladder Cancer

Bladder Cancer is one of the more common cancers. Among men, it's the fourth most common type of cancer. Bladder cancer can be associated with the aging process. Read More


Cancer's Effect on Bladder Functioning

Cancer's Effect on Bladder Functioning

Thomas and his wife have always enjoyed getting out and about until he underwent treatment for bladder cancer. According to Thomas, "The cancer was gone, everything was okay; except I had no control over my bladder." He was well, but nearly housebound; afraid of having an accident and always w... Read More


Biomarker Discovery Allows for Early Detection of Bladder Cancer

Biomarker Discovery Allows for Early Detection of Bladder Cancer

The discovery of cancer biomarker MCM5, winner of the medical future innovations award, has led to the invention of a urine test capable of detecting bladder cancer. Read More


A Recommended Diet for Bladder Cancer Patients

A Recommended Diet for Bladder Cancer Patients

If you've ever been diagnosed with bladder cancer, or any other cancer, and are experiencing treatments such as radiation and chemotherapy, it can be a very scary time of your life. There are a few areas of your diet that you can use to help manage the symptoms of these treatments. Read More


Technique Finds Hard-to-Spot Breast Tumors

Technique Finds Hard-to-Spot Breast Tumors

A new system nimbly finds tumors masked by dense breast tissue that mammograms ordinarily can't spot - and at half the cost and with a vastly lower rate of false positives. The technique, known as Molecular Breast Imaging (MBI), is especially targeted at the nearly one-fourth of women above 40... Read More


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