Oncology News

Oncology News


Could targeting the body clock stall brain cancer?

Researchers explore a potential new cancer treatment: an experimental drug that interacts with the body clock, stalling the growth of cancer cells.

Night shifts raise women's cancer risk

Women who work long-term night shifts may be at increased risk of developing cancer, especially breast cancer, reveals a new study.

What you should know about breast cancer in teens

A look at breast cancer in teens, a rare condition meaning statistics are hard to find. Included is detail on checking yourself and when to see a doctor.

Just two sausages per week may raise breast cancer risk

Researchers suggest that eating just 9 grams of processed meats per day, or two sausages per week, could increase women's risk of breast cancer.

What to know about breast cancer and back pain

A look at breast cancer and back pain, a symptom in later stages of the disease. Included is detail on the link and self-care options people can try.

Eight causes of nipple pain

Nipple pain is a common occurrence in menstruating, pregnant, or breast-feeding women. In this article, learn about the common causes and how to treat them

What to know about mastectomy scars

Learn more about treatments for mastectomy scars. We run through the options for women and provide details on types of mastectomy procedures.

Key mechanism for aggressive breast cancer prevention found

Why are some breast cancers more aggressive than others? A new study sheds light on a key molecular interaction that makes cancer more treatment-resistant.

Can an existing drug win against aggressive breast cancer?

A cytokine used to treat autoimmune diseases such as multiple sclerosis may be the new weapon in the fight against triple-negative breast cancer.

Antibody reduces bone metastases '100-fold'

Bone metastases are notoriously difficult to treat. Breaking research tests the capabilities of a new antibody treatment, and it shows real promise.

Breast cancer: These gene variations may shorten young women's survival

New research finds that young women with early-onset breast cancer possess variations in a specific gene that might affect their survival.

Cancer, infection, and autoimmunity in 2018: Will we win the war?

Vaccines have changed the way we treat disease. But cancer, infection, and autoimmunity have not been eradicated. Are biomaterials the missing link?

What are the health benefits of carrot juice?

Aside from great taste, carrot juice may provide numerous health benefits. Learn about the nutritional value and possible risks of drinking carrot juice.

Breast cancer treatment: Can Brussels sprouts, soy reduce side effects?

Researchers have found that soy and cruciferous vegetables, such as Brussels sprouts, could reduce the long-term side effects of breast cancer treatment.

Metformin may prevent multidrug-resistant breast cancer

Type 2 diabetes drug metformin has been found to inhibit and reverse the development of multidrug resistance in vitro in breast cancer cells.

How cancer could be treated with an old alcoholism drug

New research exposes the mechanism by which the anti-alcohol addiction drug disulfiram, also known as Antabuse, could be used to treat cancer.

Killing cancer softly: New approach halts tumor growth

Cancer therapy can sometimes, paradoxically, help the cancer to spread. New research shows why that is, and what can be done to stop it.

Sugar and cancer: A surprise connection or 50-year cover-up?

Knowledge of a connection between sugar and cancer might reach back as far as 50 years. But what is the evidence today? And can we get away from sugar?

More than just 'chemo brain': Cancer impacts memory, too

After chemotherapy, many people report experiencing 'chemo brain,' characterized by impaired cognitive function. But could cancer itself be to blame?

Cancer cell growth halted with cold and flu drug

A drug commonly used to ease cold and flu symptoms can starve cancer cells of the proteins they need to grow and divide, a new study finds.

Many grapple with PTSD after a cancer diagnosis

Researchers point to a large incidence of post-traumatic stress disorder cases at 6 months after a cancer diagnosis and urge better mental health support.

Risk of breast cancer's return continues long after treatment ends

Researchers find that the risk of breast cancer recurrence stays high for decades after treatment. They ask whether therapy should continue for longer.

Warfarin may prevent cancer

The anticoagulant warfarin may do more than prevent blood clots. Researchers have found that the drug may also protect against cancer development.

Soy component could improve breast cancer treatment

New research suggests that a component of soy foods may have the potential to improve breast cancer treatments, leading to the suppression of tumors.

How does excess weight drive breast cancer? Study sheds light

Researchers reveal how obesity increases the release of cytokines into the blood, triggering a number of processes that fuel breast cancer metastasis.