Oncology & Cancer Articles & Stories

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


Breast Cancer Risk Lowered by Fish Oils

Breast Cancer Risk Lowered by Fish Oils

Ingesting fish oils can greatly reduce an individual's risk of developing breast cancer, according to new research published in BMJ. The study examined 21 different independent prospective cohort studies and found a high intake of fish and fish oils was linked to a 14 percent lower risk of bre... Read More


Novel Lung Cancer Treatment Holds Promise

Novel Lung Cancer Treatment Holds Promise

A new treatment for the most common type of lung cancer appears promising and could yield mostly manageable side effects. This is according to recent research that is to be presented at the American Society of Clinical Oncology. Read More


Breast Cancer Patient Survival May Be Linked to Cardio Fitness Levels

Breast Cancer Patient Survival May Be Linked to Cardio Fitness Levels

Women who receive treatment for breast cancer encounter greatly impaired cardio-pulmonary function that can continue for years long after they have finished care for the disease. This is according to a study led by Lee Jones, PhD, at Duke University Medical Center. Read More



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