Cancer News

Following Hodgkin's lymphoma treatment, conception more likely with fertility methods

Men's odds of conception after treatment for Hodgkin's lymphoma doubled with pre-treatment cryopreservation of semen, Dutch investigators reported.

Breast cancer risk still not understood despite Angelina Jolie's mastectomy

A new study shows that awareness of Angelina Jolie's preventive mastectomy did not increase understanding of breast cancer risk.

Liver cancer linked with obesity, alcoholism & hepatitis

Researchers have identified a link, driven by a protein, between liver cancer and obesity, alcoholism & chronic hepatitis.

New potential treatment approach for pancreatic cancer discovered

Scientists believe they have discovered a new way to make chemotherapy treatment more effective for pancreatic cancer patients.

Is breast cancer risk lower if following a tomato diet?

Eating a diet that includes plenty of tomatoes may prove important for lowering breast cancer risk, findings from a preliminary intervention study suggested.

Early gastric cancer detection aided by sugars

Gastric cancer is quite treatable when diagnosed early, and researchers have taken a first step towards identifying sugars attached to proteins to help timely diagnosis.

Erbitux approved for metastatic colon cancer treatment in Europe

Erbitux is now approved to treat patients with RAS wild-type metastatic colorectal cancer by the European Commission.

Treatment against pancreatic cancer breaks down its barriers

Pancreatic cancer tumors maintain a "protective wall" around themselves. Researchers have managed to enable the body's own immune cells to break it down through antibodies.

BRCA testing against breast and ovarian cancer encouraged for high-risk women

Family history of breast or ovarian cancer triggers a recommendation for women to undergo testing for mutations in the BRCA cancer susceptibility genes.

Gene therapy targeting tumor blood vessels being developed

Gene therapy, via a deactivated virus carrying a gene of interest that can be injected into the bloodstream and target the right cells, is reportedly under development.

Tongue cancer surgery followed by radiation improves outcomes

A small study has shown that patients with tongue cancer benefit more from surgery followed by radiation therapy, compared to starting treatment with chemotherapy.

Tongue cancer patients benefit more from surgery than chemotherapy

Patients with tongue cancer who started treatment with surgery had better outcomes compared to those who had chemotherapy first, according to researchers.

Metastatic prostate cancer death rate stable over the past 25 years

As shown in a study of almost 20,000 men, the death rates from metastatic prostate cancer have been stable for the past 25 years.

Esophageal cancer patients benefit from pre-surgery chemotherapy

Even more esophageal cancer patients may benefit from chemotherapy before surgery to remove a tumor, compared to what was previously thought.

Cancer strongly tied to smoking & meat consumption

An international study confirms a strong link between cancer rates, and smoking as well as eating diets high in animal products.

Lung cancer screening recommendation finalized

The recommendation includes annual low-dose Computed Tomography (CT) lung cancer screening for high-risk individuals.

Colon cancer research focuses on tea and milk extracts

A new study found that a green tea extract, when diluted in skim milk or other milk complexes, remains bioactive and continues to reduce colon cancer cell proliferation.

Breast cancer patients with young children often skip radiation therapy

Breast cancer patients with young children often skip the recommended radiation treatments, due to worries about the time involved, according to researchers.

Breast cancer discovery could stop metastasis

A therapy to stop a cell mechanism driving the spread of breast cancer to other body parts (metastasis) has been discovered.

Side effects from breast cancer drugs may be eased through "any" acupuncture

Both real and fake acupuncture treatments may help alleviate side effects of drugs commonly used to treat breast cancer. Findings may help clinicians improve care for cancer patients.

Genomic study of cervical cancer completed by international team

Researchers from 3 countries have completed a genomic analysis of cervical cancer, including at least one genetic mutation for which targeted treatments have been approved for other forms of cancer.

Large liver tumors can benefit from surgery

Surgery of large liver cancers has been linked to longer overall survival, compared to transarterial chemoembolization (TACE), according to new research.

Targeting separate parts of cancer cells with different drugs may become possible

A new technique that delivers two different drugs to separate parts of the cancer cell has been developed by researchers.

Prostate cancer pre-surgery painkillers may affect outcome

Prostate cancer outcomes from radical retropubic prostatectomy may benefit from neuraxial combined with general analgesia, researchers have found.

Ovarian cancer combination treatment using decitabine found effective

Recurrent ovarian cancer patients benefited from decitabine before chemotherapy and a cancer vaccine, according to researchers.

Melanoma progression predicted by lymph nodes' immune profile

Skin cancer (melanoma) progression within 5 years has been found more likely if neighboring (sentinel) lymph nodes had a specific marker.

Lung cancer immunity treatment under research

Lung cancer researchers are working on an alternative therapy to boost patients' immune system.

Lung cancer prevention and screening guidelines simplified

Experts are developing tools to simplify lung cancer prevention and screening recommendations.

Lung cancer treatment targeting mutated protein may be most effective

Targeted non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) therapies with the mutated protein KRas has been shown to be the most effective treatment strategy.

Early HPV vaccination leads to better protection

Getting the HPV vaccine after the age of 18 leads to similar outcomes with no vaccination at all, according to investigators.

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