Oncology News

Oncology News

What are these white spots on my nipples?

Learn about different causes of white spots on the nipples, including those linked with breast-feeding. We also look at other symptoms and treatments.

The hidden power of daffodils in the fight against cancer

New research has uncovered the hidden molecular potential of a daffodil extract — an alkaloid named hemanthamine — in the fight against cancer.

This specialized gel could improve cancer therapy

Researchers are testing a promising new gel-like medium capable of delivering a combination of therapeutic agents directly to the sites of primary tumors.

Have scientists found an anti-cancer vaccine?

Researchers used stem cells to create an anti-cancer vaccine, which they tested in 75 mice with various types of cancer. Here's what they found.

Cancer: 'Ultra-processed' foods may increase risk

A new study suggests a possible link between the consumption of ultra-processed foods and raised risk of overall cancer, and breast cancer in particular.

Why do some breast cancers become treatment-resistant?

A significant number of estrogen receptor-positive breast cancers are resistant to regular therapies. Why is that, and how can this obstacle be addressed?

This protein fuels triple-negative breast cancer

Researchers report that they have identified a new stem cell pathway that drives the development of highly aggressive triple-negative breast cancer.

Asparagus amino acid helps deadly breast cancer to spread

An amino acid derived from a wide range of foods, including asparagus, helps triple-negative breast cancer to spread in the body, a new study has found.

One injection could kill cancer

Groundbreaking cancer research might have uncovered a 'one-time application' formula that can help immune cells to eliminate cancer tumors.

The end of toxic chemo? Blocking vitamin B-2 may stop cancer

New drug candidate may change chemotherapy as we know it; this compound stops cancer cells from spreading and has no toxic side effects, a new study shows.

Fish-derived omega-3 best for preventing breast cancer

Compared with the plant-based omega-3 ALA, EPA and DHA — which come from fatty fish — are much better for preventing breast cancer, researchers suggest.

Breast cancer: Protein that drives metastasis uncovered

Researchers find a specific protein that helps breast cancer tumors to spread and use a combined form of therapy to reduce metastasis in mice.

Breast cancer: Body fat, not weight, poses major risk

Recent evidence backs a surprising finding: women with high body fat levels are at increased risk of breast cancer, even if their overall weight is normal.

Exercise may increase lifespan after breast cancer treatment

Aerobic and strength training may help to prolong breast cancer survivors' lifespans by tackling treatment side effects, such as obesity or heart disease.

Can weight gain be caused by tamoxifen?

A look at the link between tamoxifen and weight gain. Included is detail on why weight gain can occur in breast cancer treatment, and other side effects.

Hormone-fueled breast cancer cells halted with new approach

Scientists identify where hormone-fueled breast cancer cells derive their energy from, and they find a way to block their access to it.

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.