Oncology & Cancer Articles & Stories

Nanoparticles Carrying Deadly Genes Destroy Cancer Cells

Nanoparticles Carrying Deadly Genes Destroy Cancer Cells

For the first time, infinitesimal particles, loaded with anti-tumor genes, have been created that can bypass healthy cells and ferry the genes exclusively into cancer cells, stimulating them to manufacture deadly proteins that cause cell suicide, a recent study showed.     Thi... Read More


Expert Commentary: Dr. Tauseef Ahmed, M.D., April 30, 2009

Expert Commentary: Dr. Tauseef Ahmed, M.D., April 30, 2009

I think a better term for the therapies recently reported in Cancer Research would be targeted small molecules. Nanoparticles are formulations of various chemotherapeutic drugs that improve the delivery of chemotherapy. The most commonly used nanoparticle medication is nanoparticle bound pa... Read More


Nicotine-Replacement Aids Help in Quitting Smoking

Nicotine-Replacement Aids Help in Quitting Smoking

President Obama’s love-hate affair with cigarettes is emblematic of that of thousands of other smokers in America who would like to quit but who are repeatedly pulled back into tobacco’s orbit by stress and addictive urges. But with all the aids available to smokers today in ter... Read More


Cellular "Danger Receptor" Alerts Immune System to Cancer

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    A chemical “danger receptor” on certain specialized cells senses the cell death characteristic of bodily injury or malignant tissue and then mobilizes the body’s immune system to repair the flaw, a recent study has revealed.     The results... Read More


Viruses Being Used to Fight Cancer

Viruses Being Used to Fight Cancer

It’s common knowledge that viruses make us sick. But a new, counterintuitive logic is coming into play in the war on cancer, namely, that viruses can also make us well.     So far, the results of various genetically engineered virus studies are tentative and are just beg... Read More


An Amazing Anti-Cancer Protein

An Amazing Anti-Cancer Protein

A small but powerful protein, through its unique action of halting the division of pre-cancerous cells, generally prevents more than half of all human cancers. Researchers have respectfully dubbed it the “guardian angel,” “guardian of the genome,” or the “dictato... Read More


Exercising After 50 Reduces Breast Cancer Risk

Exercising After 50 Reduces Breast Cancer Risk

Walking as little as 30 minutes a day, especially after age 50 – even in the course of doing household-related chores – can significantly reduce a woman’s risk of contracting breast cancer, a recent study found. “It doesn’t always have to be sports,” said ... Read More


Laser Device Zaps Single Cancer Cells

Laser Device Zaps Single Cancer Cells

A prototype laser system and microscope creates tiny bursts of light that sear individual cancer cells into oblivion, perhaps opening the way for more thorough surgeries for cancer, epilepsy and other conditions. "You can remove a cell with high precision in 3-D without damaging the cells ... Read More


Infinitesimal Bundles Obliterate Cancer Cells

Infinitesimal Bundles Obliterate Cancer Cells

How to poison cancer cells without poisoning the rest of the body? That was the key question in a recent study, which appeared in the American Cancer Society's Nano Letters, in which scientists developed bundles of cancer-cell poison wrapped in a harmless sheath that were so minute they were... Read More


Study Will Examine Black Cohosh and Tamoxifen

Study Will Examine Black Cohosh and Tamoxifen

Women with breast cancer, who frequently take the anti-cancer drug tamoxifen, are often at the age when they're also experiencing the uncomfortable symptoms of menopause - hot flashes and night sweats. So they need relief. But they can' take estrogen, which is the centerpiece of traditional a... Read More


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