Oncology & Cancer Articles & Stories

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


Genes Determine Aspirins Preventive Effect on Colon Cancer

Genes Determine Aspirins Preventive Effect on Colon Cancer

Consuming a daily dose of aspirin can aid in reducing an individual's risk of colon cancer. However, a new study has discovered that the lowered risk of colorectal cancer is impacted by the mutation of a gene known as BRAF. Read More


Cardio Could Hide the Secret to Curing Liver Cancer

Cardio Could Hide the Secret to Curing Liver Cancer

Routine exercise has been proven to lower the chance of developing liver cancer in a world-first mice study that builds hope for all patients who face risk from hepatocellular carcinoma. The research was revealed at the International Liver Congress 2013 and is to be reported in thejournal EMBO... Read More


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



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