Oncology & Cancer Articles & Stories

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


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



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