Oncology & Cancer Articles & Stories

Expert Commentary: Lisa Merrit, M.D. 01/07/2010

Expert Commentary: Lisa Merrit, M.D. 01/07/2010

4 years ago, my mother was among the 1.3 million Americans who received a cancer diagnosis. My outgoing, immersed-in-the-arts community mom was as shocked and in disbelief as most patients are who receive the initial diagnosis. Imagine standing in my shoes as a physician delivering the news... Read More


Expert Commentary: Andrea Pennington, M.D. 12/10/2009

Expert Commentary: Andrea Pennington, M.D. 12/10/2009

In the August 24 edition of the journal Circulation, the American Heart Association published new advice to all Americans - cut the sugar intake. Excess sugar in our diets has been linked to high blood pressure, atherosclerosis, obesity and diabetes. Experts in the field of age management med... Read More


Blacks' Higher Cancer Incidence Causes Higher Mortality

Blacks' Higher Cancer Incidence Causes Higher Mortality

Blacks higher mortality from cancer is due, for most types of the disease, to developing malignancies more frequently than whites - not mainly to discovery of the illness at a later, deadlier stage or having poorer survival rates after diagnosis (both of which are also the case), a recent stud... Read More


Expert Commentary: Dr. David Ansell, M.D., MPH - June 2, 2009

Expert Commentary: Dr. David Ansell, M.D., MPH - June 2, 2009

I am the President of the Board of the Metropolitan Chicago Breast Cancer Task Force (www.chicagobreastcancer.org) , a not for profit group that has at its mission the elimination of the racial disparity in breast cancer mortality in the Chicago area. I am also the Chief Medical Officer at Ru... Read More


Alcohol's Acetaldehyde May Be a Significant Cancer Risk

Alcohol's Acetaldehyde May Be a Significant Cancer Risk

An organic chemical in alcoholic beverages that's the culprit behind hangovers also makes drinking the biggest risk factor for cancers that are linked to the chemical, a recent study suggested. The study, published in the journal Addiction, said the hangover chemical acetaldehyde represents a ... Read More


Nanoparticle Technique Delivers More Medicine to Tumors

Nanoparticle Technique Delivers More Medicine to Tumors

Extremely tiny particles, or nanoparticles, can now be loaded with 20 times more cancer drugs than ever before, and the load delivered direct to malignant tissue, avoiding many of the awful side effects of cancer chemotherapy, recent research demonstrated. The study, published online in the jo... Read More


Expert Commentary: Stuart Diamond, Editor-in-Chief - 6/19/2009

Expert Commentary: Stuart Diamond, Editor-in-Chief - 6/19/2009

Monoclonal Antibody Therapy? A breakthrough approach to the treatment of cancer. Using the body’s own immune system to fight cancer. The great benefit is that if and when it works there should be few side effects. After all, we are utilizing our bodies’ own natural defense mechani... Read More


Blog Post: Stuart Diamond, Editor-in-Chief - May 29, 2009

Blog Post: Stuart Diamond, Editor-in-Chief - May 29, 2009

Here is another story on the dangers associated with eating red meat. The research published in the Archives of Internal Medicine said that for men who eat only the equivalent of a ¼ hamburger a day had a 22 percent higher chance of dying of cancer and a 27 percent greater chance of dy... Read More


Cellular Pathway Controls Whether Tumors Shrink With Food Intake

Cellular Pathway Controls Whether Tumors Shrink With Food Intake

A genetically governed cellular pathway controls whether malignant tumors respond to reduced eating by, as is usual, shrinking in size, according to recent research. The study, published in the journal Nature , was done by scientists at the Whitehead Institute in Cambridge, Mass., using huma... Read More


Knowledge of Fat-Making Complex Could Fight Obesity

Knowledge of Fat-Making Complex Could Fight Obesity

In an advance that has implications for new anti-obesity and anti-cancer drugs, a “movie” has been made of how a molecular complex in the human cell performs a “dance” in which it dramatically changes shape to promote all of the stages of fat synthesis.   &nb... Read More


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