Oncology Center Articles & Stories

Latest Statistics Indicate Cancer Death Rates Continue to Drop

Latest Statistics Indicate Cancer Death Rates Continue to Drop

The American Cancer Society's annual cancer statistics report reveals a steady drop in cancer mortality rates for the prior two decades, adding up to a 20 percent decline in the overall risk of dying from cancer during that time span. The report, Cancer Statistics 2014, claims that progress ha... Read More


Cancer Incidence Rates Most Strongly Linked to Smoking, Meat Intake

Cancer Incidence Rates Most Strongly Linked to Smoking, Meat Intake

A recent international study has discovered that certain lifestyle factors, specifically smoking and consuming diets with elevated levels of animal products - have the strongest link to cancer incidence rates. This is according to research that used 2008 global cancer rates from the World Heal... Read More


How Diet and Exercise Can Benefit Female Cancer Patients

How Diet and Exercise Can Benefit Female Cancer Patients

Postmenopausal women who led a healthy lifestyle saw a third of a reduced risk of death, including a 20% lower chance of dying from cancer, according to a large study on women's health. These women were compared with women who did not follow recommendations on diet, weight, physical activity, ... Read More


Inflammation Found in Prostate Biopsies "Suggest Reduced Cancer Risk"

Inflammation Found in Prostate Biopsies

Investigators claim that men who demonstrate signs of inflammation in their initial prostate biopsies may have a lowered risk of receiving a prostate cancer diagnosis from future biopsies. This is according to a new study published in the journal Cancer. Read More


Chemo-Related Hair Loss Can Be Prevented by the DigniCap System

Chemo-Related Hair Loss Can Be Prevented by the DigniCap System

Hair loss is a depressing characteristic of chemotherapy, and is especially distressing for women who require treatment. One potential means of preventing hair loss during chemotherapy treatment is to cool the scalp. This narrows the blood vessels around the hair follicles and decelerates the ... Read More


Cancer Cure Potential Seen in Magnetic Nanoparticles

Cancer Cure Potential Seen in Magnetic Nanoparticles

Researchers from Nanoprobes, Inc. claim that magnetic nanoparticles can cure cancer in just one treatment. Their findings are published in The International Journal of Nanomedicine. The concept involves placing an iron particle inside an alternating magnetic field, it spins back and forth, cre... Read More


Reimagine's Distance Learning Program Helps Cancer Patients Learn Coping Skills

Reimagine's Distance Learning Program Helps Cancer Patients Learn Coping Skills

Although cancer care continues to improve at a rapid pace, the social, emotional, and mental struggles that cancer patients encounter are often not adequately addressed by physicians. Reimagine aims to change all that with an online program that teaches coping skills to cancer patients via a d... Read More


Cancer Treatment May Be Enhanced by Blood Pressure Drug

Cancer Treatment May Be Enhanced by Blood Pressure Drug

New research reveals that a common class of drug employed to control high blood pressure could enhance cancer treatment by aiding delivery of chemotherapy drugs and oxygen through tumors. A clinical trial is already underway to confirm the results of the study. Read More


Married Cancer Patients Face Better Survival Odds

Married Cancer Patients Face Better Survival Odds

Individuals who are married when they receive a cancer diagnosis are more likely to live longer when compared to unmarried people. This is according to recent research published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology. The study included a retrospective analysis of over 700,000 individuals from th... Read More


Cancers Could Be Treated with Red Wine, Grape Skin Compound

Cancers Could Be Treated with Red Wine, Grape Skin Compound

A new US study has found that resveratrol, a compound that exists in grape skin and red wine, could aid in the treatment of several cancers. Researchers from the University of Missouri School of Medicine discovered that the compound made melanoma cells more susceptible to radiation treatment. Read More


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