Oncology Center Articles & Stories

More Esophageal Cancer Patients Gain Benefits from Pre-surgery Chemo

More Esophageal Cancer Patients Gain Benefits from Pre-surgery Chemo

A recent study indicates that receiving chemotherapy treatment prior to tumor-removal surgery may benefit more patients with esophageal cancer than previously believed. The study was conducted by Tim Underwood and fellow researchers from the University of Southampton and the findings are publi... Read More


Blood Test Could Identify Gene Defects Linked with Cancer

Blood Test Could Identify Gene Defects Linked with Cancer

Researchers believe it will soon be possible to develop a simple blood test to determine whether gene mutations linked with pancreatic cancer exist without necessarily locating and testing tumor tissue. This potential application appeared before researchers following the discovery of tiny part... Read More


Biosimilar Drugs Can Lower Price of Cancer Treatment, but Concerns Still Loom

Biosimilar Drugs Can Lower Price of Cancer Treatment, but Concerns Still Loom

It has become standard practice for American households to substitute generic drugs for their name brand equivalents. These generics can save families a tremendous amount of money over time. However, a new class of drugs is emerging that attempts to emulate the efficacy of more complex drugs k... Read More


Source of Childhood Leukemia Could Lie in Infection-Fighting Cellular Process

Source of Childhood Leukemia Could Lie in Infection-Fighting Cellular Process

The American Cancer Society claims that leukemia is the most common cancer in adolescents and teens in the US, accounting for 1 in 3 cancers. Now, scientists have discovered that a cellular process that wards off infection may contribute to the development of the disease in children, paving th... Read More


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


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