An inexpensive drug against malaria was shown to reverse resistance to tamoxifen (widely used for breast cancer) in research conducted in mice.
Inviting women to modern mammography screening may reduce deaths from breast cancer by about 28%, according to a study from Norway.
Researchers investigated the association of levels of vitamin D with mortality, and paid attention to differences between countries, genders and age groups.
In a new review of past research covering 69,000 patients, sitting was associated with a higher probability of diagnosis with colon or endometrial cancer.
Researchers found that if radiologists know the patient's risk profile for breast cancer when examining their mammogram will lead to more accurate diagnoses.
Physical inactivity has been blamed for diseases like diabetes, obesity and cardiovascular disease. Now it is also linked to the risk of certain cancers.
A new device may accurately detect lung cancer and its stage, just by breathing into it, since it can detect specific characteristics of breath compounds.
Doctors report that a new ovarian cancer treatment can improve response rates, prolong time before cancer recurs, and even improve survival, in a phase 3 trial.
A new study states that there is no evidence that soy food protects against endometrial cancer risk. This is despite some previous indication of protection.
The European Commission has granted marketing authorization for the use of Gardasil for the prevention of anal precancerous lesions and anal cancers due to HPV.
Researchers are always looking for more ways to deal with pain after cancer treatment. A paper describes some of them, like medication and seeing a specialist.
In a study, the immunotherapy drug "nivolumab" was used in advanced melanoma patients. Early results showed promise that it is likely to prolong survival.
In a study of over 450,000 women, researchers found that 3-D mammography ("digital breast tomosynthesis") detects more invasive cancers and reduces call-back rates.
1 in 2 cancer patients experience depressive symptoms. Antidepressants are commonly prescribed, and researchers analyzed the results from 9 previous trials.
Researchers studied individuals who had been adopted. They discovered that the risk for breast, prostate and colorectal cancer is highly dependent on genetics.
Women with early-stage breast cancer may now receive a one-dose radiation treatment at the same time as lumpectomy surgery, instead of treatment after surgery.
The European Commission has approved a drug for patients with locally advanced or metastatic breast cancer, named eribulin.
The drug everolimus did not improve overall survival in patients with advanced liver cancer, compared to placebo, according to a published study.
High blood cholesterol and breast cancer were found to be associated in a study of more than 1 million patients over a 14 year time period in the UK.
The US FDA has granted accelerated approval to belinostat for the treatment of patients with relapsed or refractory peripheral T-cell lymphoma (PTCL).
Many studies look for any link between sugar consumption and the risk for breast cancer. Some have shown a positive correlation, but others found no link.
New research demonstrates that high levels of vitamin D can help colon cancer patients survive the disease, based on a study of 1,600 patients after surgery.
Delivering Endoxifen, a drug effective in prevention and treatment of breast cancer, through the skin (and not through the mouth), may reduce its side effects.
Depressed men with localized prostate cancer were more likely to be diagnosed with more aggressive disease, received less effective treatments and survived for shorter times.
A phase 2 clinical trial shows that an investigational drug (olaparib) increases progression-free survival in platinum-sensitive recurrent ovarian cancer.
A small clinical trial has tested new treatment combination against resistant sarcomas. The results show that the growth of these tumors can be stabilized.
An experimental drug, combined with an existing treatment in skin cancer patients in a clinical trial, prolonged their survival without disease progression.
Tamoxifen is a drug taken orally. Researchers say that if applied directly to the breast in gel form, it can be as effective, and produces fewer side effects.
A study had the controversial outcome that women who avoid sun exposure are twice as likely to die compared to those who do. Could vitamin D levels be the cause?
Robot-assisted prostatectomy to remove cancerous prostate glands can control the disease for 10 years, which is comparable to the open surgery results.