Younger renal cancer patients with localized disease may benefit more from partial nephrectomy compared with complete removal of the kidney, researchers found.
Sedentary behavior (ie without significant physical activity) does not clearly increase prostate cancer risk, based on a large scale analysis of 170,481 men.
Although multivitamins or single or paired nutrients have not been proven to prevent cancer, the recommendation is against taking beta-carotene & vitamin E.
A comprehensive consensus guideline for breast cancer surgery has been released by major societies, aiming to improve the course of treatment and reduce costs.
Oropharyngeal cancer patients treated with combined chemotherapy & radiation therapy suffer from lower voice & speech quality for up to 1 year after treatment.
Limiting radiation to major salivary glands in head and neck cancer patients to reduce side effects was reported as feasible and safe in a medical conference.
Researchers have been focusing on personalized medicine and targeted treatments for cancer. A new study claims that case-by-case strategies are the way forward, compared to basing a patient's cancer treatment on commonly disrupted genes and pathways.
A team at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) has developed a test which produces biomarkers in urine and can be used on a paper strip. This could be an important step to make testing simpler and more available.
Invasive lobular carcinoma is the second most common type of breast cancer. Latest research shows it may be a good candidate for personalized treatment.
Higher radiotherapy doses reduced the need for follow-up hormone-deprivation therapy for localized prostate cancer patients, in 10 year results of a phase 3 trial. The trial was the largest one of its kind.
A new protein has been identified as playing a key role in cancer and inflammation in lung tissue. This may help the development of new drugs for the disease.
An immune-system based therapy for metastatic melanoma produced lasting remissions (for more than 2 years in some cases), in a phase 1 trial.
Levels of a substance called “Bisphenol A” (BPA) in men’s urine could be a marker of prostate cancer. BPA is a common pollutant with estrogen activity.
A simple test may more quickly identify best treatment for children with an aggressive form of neuroblastoma, a cancer that’s particularly hard-to-treat.
Bevacizuman (used in this trial, and shown in earlier ones to be an effective drug in recurrent disease) did not prolong survival on newly diagnosed patients.
Fatigue is a common side effect of radiation therapy. New research shows yoga helps breast cancer patients regulate stress hormones and overcome it more easily.
The protection against cervical abnormalities, including cancer, offered by the HPV vaccine was further confirmed by a new research conducted in Australia.
Palliative chemotherapy, a treatment to prolong survival and ease symptoms for terminal cancer patients, may have potential drawbacks that should be addressed.
Researchers found that the purpose and consequences of palliative chemotherapy may not be understood in the same way among patients and the medical teams.
A new study focusing on prostate cancer showed that younger patients who undergo surgery have lower mortality rates compared to those who choose not to.
A recent survey confirms that a low protein consumption diet reduces the risk of some diseases, including cancer, especially for middle aged adults.
A new licensing agreement will bring to the market a new test for early detection of prostate and bladder cancers. The test is based on the EN2 biomarker.
A study found that a high protein diet in ages 50-65 was correlated with 4 times the risk of death from cancer, compared to people with low protein intake.
Prostatectomy is better for patients with early stage prostate cancer, compared to “watchful waiting”. This topic still attracts much debate among researchers.
Non-melanoma skin cancer survivors were found at higher risk for developing 30 other types of cancer later in their lives, especially those under 25 years old.
Scientists are building proteins that act on the tumor cell surface, and increase immune function against some tumors. Their work is still in laboratory phase.
While recent reports warn about eating red and processed meat and its impact on cancer risk, a new paper authored by 23 scientists indicates uncertainties.
Research among more than 4,000 women showed that high levels of a vitamin D related metabolite could be correlated with 50% improved survival rates.
Ongoing research is devoted to detecting ovarian cancer early on. The latest work identified a substance which can be used as a tool for early cancer detection.
The most common test for ovarian cancer reports false-positives in 94% of diagnosed cases. A new test will use a method able to cut this number in half.