Oncology Center Articles & Stories

Tumor Cells More Effectively Killed With New Platinum Drug

Tumor Cells More Effectively Killed With New Platinum Drug

A new experimental drug based on platinum, called phenanthriplatin, is being tested by researchers at Massachusettes Institute of Technology. The researchers claim this drug kills cancer cells more effectively than cisplatin, the most commonly approved platinum chemotherapy drug. Read More


Aspirin Aids in Colon Cancer Survival

Aspirin Aids in Colon Cancer Survival

Colon cancer patients who regularly take aspirin after diagnosis are more likely to live longer, according to research reported in the British Journal of Cancer. The authors claim that NSAIDS (non-steroid anti-inflammatory drugs) have been known to have a preventive role with regards to colore... Read More


Resistant Ovarian Cancer Cells Destroyed by Chemo Drug Combination

Resistant Ovarian Cancer Cells Destroyed by Chemo Drug Combination

Two drugs never previously used in conjunction for treating ovarian cancer destroyed 70% of cells already resistant to a commonly used chemotherapy agent, according to a new study published in Gynecologic Oncology. Lead author, Dr. Prakash Vishnu from the Mayo Clinic in Florida hopes that this... Read More


Cancer Radiotherapy Enhanced by Soybean Compounds

Cancer Radiotherapy Enhanced by Soybean Compounds

Compounds found in soybeans can enhance radiation treatment of lung cancer tumors while aiding in the preservation of healthy tissue, according to a Wayne State University researcher. Read More


Long Term Study Indicates Colonoscopy May Halve Colon Cancer Deaths

Long Term Study Indicates Colonoscopy May Halve Colon Cancer Deaths

Research led by the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in the US has for the first time discovered that removal of precancerous polyps during colonoscopy may halve the risk of dying from the disease. The large team of endoscopists, radiologists, pathologists, and epidemiologists reported t... Read More


Personalized Cancer Treatment Possible with Tumor-Targeting Compound

Personalized Cancer Treatment Possible with Tumor-Targeting Compound

A serious obstacle in the ongoing cancer fight is that anticancer drugs often adversely impact normal cells in addition to tumor cells, resulting in serious side effects. Yet research into development of less harmful treatments geared toward the targeting of specific cancer-causing mechanisms ... Read More


Aspirin Proves Beneficial in Deterring Cancer

Aspirin Proves Beneficial in Deterring Cancer

Three new studies published in The Lancet contribute to the mounting evidence that for middle aged individuals, taking a low dose of aspirin every day can help prevent cancer, especially if they face an increased risk for the disease. The researchers also indicate this benefit appears after tw... Read More


Kidney Tumor Treatment Evolves with Robotic Technology

Kidney Tumor Treatment Evolves with Robotic Technology

Patients with kidney tumors now have the chance to receive highly advanced treatments from the Porter Robotics Institute. This new technology allows surgeons the ability to remove just a portion of the kidney. Porter Adventist Hospital is among a handful of centers in the country with advanced... Read More


A Third of Patients Abandon Breast Cancer Drug Due to Side Effects

A Third of Patients Abandon Breast Cancer Drug Due to Side Effects

Over a third of post-menopausal breast cancer patients who take aromatase inhibitors abandon their treatment, because the drug's side effects are so unbearable, according to researchers from Northwestern University. Aromatase inhibitors are typically given to patients following chemotherapy, r... Read More


GERD Inflammation May Increase Esophageal Cancer Risk

GERD Inflammation May Increase Esophageal Cancer Risk

Inflammation might play a significant role in the progression from GERD to esophageal cancer, according to a study in Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology. Read More


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