Oncology News

Oncology News


What are the symptoms of stage 4 breast cancer?

When breast cancer reaches stage 4, it will have spread from the breast to other parts of the body. Cancer cells in new parts of the body can cause a wide variety of symptoms. Here, we explain the symptoms that occur when breast cancer spreads to the bones, liver, or brain. We also cover other symptoms and treatment.

Acupuncture may reduce cancer drug side effects

In a new study, researchers asked whether acupuncture might ease the joint pain associated with a drug used to treat early breast cancer.

Glue-like protein may be key to drug-resistant breast cancer

A Ph.D. student may have uncovered the reason why some breast cancers become drug-resistant. The answer may lie in a glue-like protein called fibronectin.

Using cell metabolism to battle cancer

In a recent study, researchers investigated how cancer stem cells might be stopped in their tracks by blocking their metabolic pathways.

Targeting the enzyme with a dual role in breast and brain health

One enzyme plays key roles in both breast cancer and intellectual disability. Knowing more about its molecular structure could help to design better drugs.

How a red wine compound may prevent cancer

New research shows, for the first time in the laboratory, how resveratrol stops a mutant protein from aggregating and leading to cancer.

Is it possible to kill cancer by 'overfeeding' it?

Cancer thrives on the buildup of 'nutrients' that can damage healthy cells. But can cancer cells have 'too much of a good thing?' Researchers investigate.

New 'potential target' for cancer therapy found

A protein that causes cancer cells to release tiny bags of proteins and molecules that help tumor progression may be a new treatment target, a study says.

Does a higher BMI protect against breast cancer?

A recently published study investigates whether individuals with a higher BMI before menopause have a lower risk of developing breast cancer.

Could blocking these proteins stop breast cancer?

A study suggests that blocking certain epigenetic proteins with drugs could prevent women at high risk of breast cancer from developing the disease.

Vitamin D may decrease breast cancer risk, study reports

Vitamin D is crucial to our health, and now, new research has found a 'marked' association between blood levels of this vitamin and breast cancer risk.

What to know about menopause and sore breasts

Sore breasts are common during menstruation, but breast pain and discomfort can also occur during perimenopause and menopause. In this article, learn why breast pain can happen at this stage of life. We cover the home remedies that people can use to relieve pain, as well as when to see a doctor for breast symptoms.

What does breast cancer look like on a mammogram?

A mammogram can help a doctor to diagnose breast cancer or monitor how it responds to treatment. Fatty breast tissue appears grey or black on images, while dense tissues such as glands are white. Benign and cancerous tumors, cysts, fibroadenomas, and calcifications also look white. Here, learn more about mammograms.

Eating sensibly may slash death risk for cancer survivors

New research shows that a balanced, diverse diet can cut the risk of premature mortality by 65 percent for people who survived different forms of cancer.

Breast cancer: New immunotherapy leads to complete regression

A new and improved form of immunotherapy led to complete regression of breast cancer in a patient who had not responded to any other treatments.

Is chemo for breast cancer overprescribed?

A new study concludes that around 70 percent of women who are diagnosed with the most common form of breast cancer can 'safely avoid' chemotherapy.

Engineered antibody summons immune system to kill cancer cells

Researchers have engineered an anti-cancer antibody that attaches specifically to cancer cells and summons immune killer cells to destroy the target.

Is there a link between breast-feeding and breast cancer?

It is possible, though rare, to develop breast cancer while breast-feeding. However, there are many other possible causes of breast lumps in lactating women. In this article, we look at the link between breast cancer and lactation. We also explain what to do if you find a breast lump while breast-feeding.

Breast cancer: A low-fat diet may improve survivors' outlook

New research investigates whether following a low-fat diet after being diagnosed with breast cancer improves the patient's outcome.

Is breast asymmetry linked to breast cancer?

Many women have slight differences in the size or shape of their breasts. Breast asymmetry is usually not a cause for concern, though substantial asymmetry in the size or density of breasts may suggest an increased risk of breast cancer. A mammogram can look for abnormalities and diagnose the cause of breast asymmetry.

Body clock gene may protect against breast cancer

One of the genes that regulate our circadian rhythm might also contribute to the normal development of mammary glands and protect against breast cancer.

Common drug may help battle aggressive breast cancer

A new study concludes that a common osteoporosis drug may help to fight basal-like breast cancer, which is an aggressive, early-onset form of the disease.

How true are these health myths?

Over time, a number of health myths have cropped up. Some of these are true, and some of them certainly aren't. Here, we debunk the most popular ones.

Breast cancer: Innovative pill may aid diagnosis

Many cases of breast cancer are either misdiagnosed or remain undetected, due to the unclear nature of some tumors. Could a pill solve this problem?

'Biomedical tattoo' might catch cancer early

Medical research is reaching a new frontier with implants that can accurately spot early signs of cancer. Yet the road from laboratory to patient is long.