Oncology & Cancer Articles & Stories

Pancreatic Cancer Drug Treatment Monitored and Improved With Nanotechnology

Pancreatic Cancer Drug Treatment Monitored and Improved With Nanotechnology

Researchers from Australia and the UK have been able to demonstrate ways we can greatly boost drug targeting of solid pancreatic tumors - through the use of tiny 'biosensors' along with recent advances in imaging techniques. Read More


The Achilles' Heel of Cancer Cells Discovered

The Achilles' Heel of Cancer Cells Discovered

Researchers from the Manchester Collaborative Center for Inflammation Research have found why a certain cancer drug is so effective at destroying tumor cells. Their discovery could be employed to engineer the design of future cancer therapies. Read More


Examining the Benefits of Stem Cell Therapy on Lung Cancer

Examining the Benefits of Stem Cell Therapy on Lung Cancer

Injecting human stem cells into mice with tumors impeded and slowed the growth of cancer cells. This is according to a study published in Stem Cell Research & Therapy. Human mesenchymal stem cells, derived from bone marrow, triggered alterations in the blood vessels feeding the tumor, and it i... Read More


Recurrence of Bladder Cancer Possible Despite Removal of the Bladder

Recurrence of Bladder Cancer Possible Despite Removal of the Bladder

Patients diagnosed with advanced bladder cancers and also receive bladder removal surgery might need additional treatment to prevent recurrence under certain circumstances. This is according to a new UT Southwestern Medical Center study. Read More


Advanced Cervical Cancer Patients Can Extend Survival With Avastin

Advanced Cervical Cancer Patients Can Extend Survival With Avastin

Adding targeted Avastin therapy in combination with chemotherapy can greatly extend the lives of women diagnosed with advanced cervical cancer by close to 30%. This is according to research presented at the 2013 American Society of Clinical Oncology Congress. Read More


Mediterranean Diet Compound Makes Cancer Cells 'Mortal'

Mediterranean Diet Compound Makes Cancer Cells 'Mortal'

Recent research indicates that a compound often found in Mediterranean food can eliminate cancer cells' ability to escape death. By changing a very specific step in the regulation of genes, this compound can re-educate cancer cells to change into normal cells that die naturally over time. This... Read More


Middle Aged Men Who Exercise Can Reduce Lung and Colorectal Cancer Risk

Middle Aged Men Who Exercise Can Reduce Lung and Colorectal Cancer Risk

A recent study conducted by University of Vermont researchers finds that middle-aged men who participate in a lot of cardiovascular exercises face a lower risk of developing lung and colorectal cancer. Additionally, individuals who engage in cardiovascular fitness are also less likely to die f... Read More


Who should be Eligible to Receive Preventive Breast Cancer Medications?

Who should be Eligible to Receive Preventive Breast Cancer Medications?

A new study revealed that genetic variations could be an important indicator of which women are most likely to benefit from tamoxifen or raloxifene in the prevention of breast cancer. The study was published in the journal Cancer Discovery. Read More


Testing Cells from Uterus or Cervix May Aid in Detecting Ovarian Cancer Early

Testing Cells from Uterus or Cervix May Aid in Detecting Ovarian Cancer Early

Nanoscale changes in cervix and uterus cells that could indicate early stage ovarian cancer are now detectable thanks to biophotonics technology developed in the U.S. This is according to a study reported in the International Journal of Cancer. Read More


Drug Shortages Impacting Cancer Patients in the US

Drug Shortages Impacting Cancer Patients in the US

Eighty-three percent of oncologists have documented that they have experienced cancer drug shortages. A majority of them also claim that their patients' treatments have been impacted. This is according to a study presented at the American Society for Clinical Oncology. Read More



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