Oncology & Cancer Articles & Stories

Inflammation Driven Pancreatic Cancer's Origins Discovered

Inflammation Driven Pancreatic Cancer's Origins Discovered

Investigators from Mayo Clinic in Florida have recently decoded the process that transforms chronic inflammation of the pancreas, or pancreatitis, into pancreatic cancer. They claim their findings reveal new means of identifying pancreatitis patients who face pancreatic cancer risk and new pot... Read More


Understanding Breast Cancer Subtypes: Inflammatory Breast Cancer

Understanding Breast Cancer Subtypes: Inflammatory Breast Cancer

Following a typical diagnosis of breast cancer, a physician will then seek to determine what type of tumor it is. If inflammatory breast cancer is the suspected type of cancer, the doctor will likely order a diagnostic mammogram, among other imaging tests, to gather more data. Next, the doctor... Read More


Battling Breast Cancer by Curbing its Sugar Craving

Battling Breast Cancer by Curbing its Sugar Craving

Investigators have found a means of potentially battling chemotherapy-resistant breast cancer. This is according to a study published in the journal Chemical Science. This new approach, developed by University of Southampton researches, involves curbing breast cancer cells' sugar craving. Read More


There Are Signs of Lung Cancer Even Among "Healthy" Smokers

There Are Signs of Lung Cancer Even Among

Smokers who have received a clean bill of health from their physician following routine evaluation results could still have early indications of lung cancer. This is according to a study published in the journal Stem Cells. Read More


Vaccination of Boys Critical in HPV Prevention

Vaccination of Boys Critical in HPV Prevention

Improving rates of vaccination against the human papillomavirus (HPV) in boys aged 11 to 21 is critical to protecting both men and women. This is according to new research from the University of Toronto. HPV has been found to be associated with anal, penile, and certain variants of throat canc... Read More


Colon Cancer Metastasis May Be Reduced by Ingestion of Soy Peptide

Colon Cancer Metastasis May Be Reduced by Ingestion of Soy Peptide

A novel University of Illinois study has recently demonstrated that an injection of the soy peptide lunasin greatly lowered colon cancer metastasis in mice. Researchers are now eager to see how incorporating the compound into the animals' daily diet would impact the spread of the disease. Read More


New Treatment for Advanced Prostate Cancer

New Treatment for Advanced Prostate Cancer

A new treatment for advanced prostate cancer which has spread to the bones has been discovered by researchers from The Institute of Cancer Research in the UK. This new method delivers a burst of "high energy" radiation to cancer cells, according to this new study published in the New England J... Read More


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



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