Oncology Center Articles & Stories

Changes in Resting Brain Function May Account for 'Chemo Brain' Phenomenon Following Chemotherapy

Changes in Resting Brain Function May Account for 'Chemo Brain' Phenomenon Following Chemotherapy

Breast cancer chemotherapy is known to be linked with cognitive dysfunction in treated patients. However, the precise cause of this 'chemo brain' phenomenon has been unclear to researchers. Now, a Stanford School of Medicine study led by Dr. Shelli Kesler, PhD, explores one of the most promisi... Read More


A Third of Throat Cancers Linked to HPV

A Third of Throat Cancers Linked to HPV

A third of individuals with cancers in the back of the throat are infected with a certain type of human papillomavirus (HPV), according to a new study published in the journal of Clinical Oncology. Read More


DNA Damage from Chlamydia Infection May Lead to Cancer

DNA Damage from Chlamydia Infection May Lead to Cancer

A new study from Germany suggests that persistent infection caused by Chlamydia may create conditions for cancer since not only does the bacterium create mutations in host cell DNA, it also blocks the cellular functions that try to repair the damage. The findings are published in the journal C... Read More


Throat Cancer Risk Increased by Frequent Heartburn

Throat Cancer Risk Increased by Frequent Heartburn

Frequent heartburn elevates an individual's risk of cancer of the throat and vocal cord among nondrinkers and nonsmokers, according to a recent study. Published in the journal Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention, the report also suggested that the use of antacids has a protective effe... Read More


New Cancer Drug Close to Meeting Approval for Treating Multiple Myeloma

New Cancer Drug Close to Meeting Approval for Treating Multiple Myeloma

Cancer medication Revlimid® has attained its main goal in the drug's phase II late-stage trial, meaning that the medication is now one step closer to receiving approval in the treatment of new multiple myeloma cases. Read More


Promise Seen in New Kidney Cancer Vaccine

Promise Seen in New Kidney Cancer Vaccine

Researchers at the University of Tubingen in conjunction with immatics biotechnology have released details on the results of two clinical trials testing the kidney cancer vaccine IMA901. Published in the Journal, Nature Medicine, the researchers describe the vaccine as comprising of ten synthe... Read More


Lung Cancer Death Risk Greatly Increased From Heavy Diesel Exhaust Exposure

Lung Cancer Death Risk Greatly Increased From Heavy Diesel Exhaust Exposure

Non-metal miners who have been exposed to high levels of diesel exhaust appear to have a greatly increased risk of developing and dying from lung cancer compared to other people. This is according to a study published in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute. Read More


Breast and Colon Cancer Death Rates Reduced by Exercise

Breast and Colon Cancer Death Rates Reduced by Exercise

Published in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute, a new study reveals that physical activity is linked to lower rates of breast and colon cancer deaths. However, there is insufficient evidence to connect physical activity to other forms of cancer. Read More


Best Practices for Esophageal Cancer Treatment

Best Practices for Esophageal Cancer Treatment

Around 2% of the global population has to deal with a condition known as Barrett's esophagus. Males over the age of 50 who live in developed countries are the highest risk group. It is estimated that the risk of developing esophageal adenocarcinoma amongst people with Barrett's esophagus is ar... Read More


Cancers May Be Prevented Through Reinforcement of the Intestinal Barrier

Cancers May Be Prevented Through Reinforcement of the Intestinal Barrier

Having a weak intestinal barrier may be the cause of cancers forming elsewhere in the body. This is according to a new study published in PLoS ONE by Thomas Jefferson University researchers. Read More


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