Oncology & Cancer Articles & Stories

Increasing Number of Young Women Developing Breast Cancer

Increasing Number of Young Women Developing Breast Cancer

The amount of younger women under age 50 being diagnosed with breast cancer has topped 10,000 for the first time the UK, according to Cancer Research UK. Currently in the UK, out of every five women diagnosed with breast cancer, one is under age 50. Every year, nearly 50,000 breast cancer diag... Read More


Female Smokers Have Greater Colon Cancer Risk than Males

Female Smokers Have Greater Colon Cancer Risk than Males

Smoking elevates the risk of developing colon cancer in both males and females, however the risk is greater among female smokers, according to a new study. The research was published in the journal Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention. Read More


Low-Dose Aspirin May Halt Breast Cancer

Low-Dose Aspirin May Halt Breast Cancer

Research conducted in test tubes and in mice presented at a conference in Boston indicates that consumption of low doses of aspirin on a regular basis may block breast cancer from growing and spreading. However, cancer campaigners warn that the results are still very early and haven't been tes... Read More


Early Detection of Pancreatic Cancer Possible with New Test

Early Detection of Pancreatic Cancer Possible with New Test

A new diagnostic test that employs a scientific approach called metabolomics analysis could aid in detecting pancreatic cancer earlier, and therefore, could improve the prognosis of patients with the disease. According to research published in Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers, & Prevention, the... Read More


Breakthrough Brain Tumor Treatment Utilizes Bone Marrow Cells

Breakthrough Brain Tumor Treatment Utilizes Bone Marrow Cells

In a novel experiment using microvesicles generated from mesenchymal bone marrow cells to treat cancer, neurological researchers from the Henry Ford Hospital have found a new approach for treating brain tumors. Specifically the research team discovered that introducing genetic material produc... Read More


Esophageal Cancer Risk Reduced by Sunlight Exposure

Esophageal Cancer Risk Reduced by Sunlight Exposure

Sunlight and UV exposure is usually considered to be a risk factor for most types of cancer, especially skin cancer. However, a new study by Australian researchers demonstrates that this general assumption may be unfounded. Read More


Researchers Pinpoint Genetic Causes for Prostate, Breast, and Ovarian Cancer

Researchers Pinpoint Genetic Causes for Prostate, Breast, and Ovarian Cancer

Researchers have identified more than 80 genomes that can raise a person's risk of developing prostate, breast, and ovarian cancers. This is according to a breakthrough study from the University of Cambridge and The Institute of Cancer Research, London. Read More


Heart Healthy Lifestyle Also Protects Against Cancer

Heart Healthy Lifestyle Also Protects Against Cancer

A lifestyle that follows the 7 steps recommended to protect against heart disease may also lower a person's risk of cancer. This is according to new research published online in the American Heart Association journal Circulation. Read More


Colon Cancer Screening Expanded with Virtual Colonoscopy

Colon Cancer Screening Expanded with Virtual Colonoscopy

For the first time, a study has examined the appropriate utilization of virtual colonoscopy among asymptomatic Medicare beneficiaries between 2007 to 2008. The researchers from the University of Pennsylvania discovered that when this screening technique was used appropriately, it may have expa... Read More


Breakthrough Breast Cancer Vaccine 100% Effective in Mice: Up Next, Human Trials

Breakthrough Breast Cancer Vaccine 100% Effective in Mice: Up Next, Human Trials

Following 10 years of research, Immunologist Vincent Tuohy and Cleveland Clinic researchers have developed what could very well be the world's first breast cancer vaccine. The vaccine has shown "overwhelmingly favorable results" in mice and could be the first step in stopping a disease that c... Read More



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