Oncology & Cancer Articles & Stories

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


Gene Expression Analysis of Colorectal Cancer Clarifies Staging

Gene Expression Analysis of Colorectal Cancer Clarifies Staging

A new classification of colon cancer based on gene expression helps improve the current disease staging system. This is according to a study published in PLOS Medicine and involved the use of genetic information to identify a standard reproducible molecular classification of colon cancer. The ... Read More


Common Cancer Drug Response Revealed By Mammograms

Common Cancer Drug Response Revealed By Mammograms

A new method for evaluating the effect of tamoxifen has been engineered by researchers at the Karolinska Institute in Sweden. Tamoxifen is a common medication used to prevent the relapse of breast cancer. The key to this new method lies in monitoring changes in the proportion of dense tissue, ... Read More


Is Splenda Safe to Use?

Is Splenda Safe to Use?

Splenda (sucralose) has been downgraded from "safe" to "caution" following an Italian animal study that linked the artificial sweetener to an elevated risk of developing leukemia. The Center for Science in the Public Interest is awaiting the study's review before determining what long-term saf... Read More


Prostate Cancer May Be Fought With Green Tea, Pomegranate, Turmeric and Broccoli

Prostate Cancer May Be Fought With Green Tea, Pomegranate, Turmeric and Broccoli

Researchers from the UK have discovered that broccoli, green tea, turmeric, and pomegranate may aid in battling the most common cancer in men in the UK and the US - prostate cancer. Read More


New Bladder Cancer Test Could Greatly Improve Patient Care

New Bladder Cancer Test Could Greatly Improve Patient Care

A simple urine test, developed at the University of Surrey could greatly boost patient quality of life and has the possibility to save the UK National Healthcare system over 100 million each year. The research was published in the European Journal of Cancer. Read More



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