Oncology & Cancer Articles & Stories

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


Esophageal Cancer Survival Boosted With Surgery

Esophageal Cancer Survival Boosted With Surgery

Surgery following chemoradiotherapy - the standard treatment care for advanced esophageal cancer - increased overall survival compared with chemoradiotherapy alone. This is according to a study presented at the Gastrointestinal Cancers Symposium in San Francisco. Read More


Prostate Cancer Death Risk Lowered By Vegetable Fats

Prostate Cancer Death Risk Lowered By Vegetable Fats

Prostate cancer patients who overhaul their diet by replacing animal fats and some carbohydrates with vegetable fats have a reduced risk of early death. This is according to researchers from the University of California and published in JAMA Internal Medicine. Read More


Elevated Cancer Risk Associated With CT Scans

Elevated Cancer Risk Associated With CT Scans

Childhood radiation exposure from CT scans can potentially double one's risk of cancer. This is according to study of seven healthcare systems in the U.S. and is published in the journal JAMA Pediatrics. Read More



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