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New risk factor for mouth cancer uncovered

In some regions, mouth cancer incidence has risen. A recent study uncovers a new risk factor that might help explain these increases. A recent study investigates a new risk factor for mouth cancer. In certain parts of the world, over the past couple of decades, mouth cancer rates have soared. ... Read More »

Cancer: Alternative therapies are popular but risky

Two new studies, presented at the European Society for Medical Oncology 2018 Congress, show that people with sarcoma often take complementary and alternative medicine with little regard for the potential risks or ways in which they may interact with conventional cancer treatment. Vitamin and herb supplements could be risky when ... Read More »

Existing drug may treat triple-negative breast cancer

The existing drug estradiol can inhibit tumor growth in a subtype of triple-negative breast cancer. The researchers may soon test the repurposed drug in a phase II clinical trial. New findings may improve patient outcomes, as an existing drug inhibits the growth of an aggressive form of breast cancer. Triple-negative ... Read More »

Antibiotic may prevent breast cancer recurrence

One of cancer researchers’ top priorities is discovering ways to reduce the risk that cancer will recur or metastasize. A recent, small-scale study may have found a common, cost-effective drug that does just that. An antibiotic might help prevent breast cancer from coming back. Cancer stem cells (CSCs), also known ... Read More »

What are the side effects of radiation for breast cancer?

One common and effective treatment for breast cancer is radiation therapy. However, it does have some side effects. A doctor may recommend radiation therapy in combination with other treatments, such as surgery and chemotherapy. There are two main types of radiation treatment: External beam radiation: This involves a doctor applying ... Read More »

How to tell the difference between psoriasis and skin cancer

Both psoriasis and skin cancer cause changes in the skin’s appearance. Symptoms may be similar, but some factors can help a person distinguish between the two diseases. An estimated 7.5 million people in the United States have psoriasis, which affects the way the immune system creates new skin cells. The ... Read More »

Cancer therapy: Bacteria may help shrink tumors

To find better ways to tackle cancer tumors that do not respond to traditional therapies, scientists are now experimenting with a modified bacterial strain that could target cancer cells without harming healthy ones. A phase I clinical trial reveals that this bacterial therapy shows promising effects. A new bacterial therapy ... Read More »

New cancer vaccine may tackle HER2-positive tumors

New research shows that a new cancer vaccine may be effective for treating a range of HER2-positive cancers, including the more aggressive HER2-positive breast cancer. A new cancer vaccine showed promise in an early trial. Cancer that is human epidermal growth factor 2 (HER2)-positive holds too much of the protein ... Read More »

Can aspirin help treat cancer?

More and more studies are pointing to the benefits of adding aspirin to conventional cancer treatment. A new review examines this available research and asks the question: is it “time to share [the] evidence and decision-making with patients?” Can a simple pill of aspirin help treat cancer? A new review ... Read More »

Some cancer therapies may avert cardiovascular disease

Existing cancer drugs could be repurposed as treatments for vascular inflammation, according to new research from the University of California San Diego School of Medicine. Several drugs approved by the FDA for cancer treatment may also treat vascular inflammation. Publishing their findings in Cell Reports, the authors describe new insights ... Read More »

Manipulating features of cells ‘could help to slow cancer’

New research, published in the journal Genes & Development, makes the case that manipulating elements of cells called nuclear pores could eventually prevent cancerous cells from proliferating. All cells have nuclear pores, but they appear in excessive numbers in some cancerous cells. Cancer is the second most common cause of ... Read More »

Ovarian cancer: Newer birth control pills may lower risk

A new, large-scale study published in The BMJ suggests that newer birth control pills can significantly reduce the risk of ovarian cancer among young women. Newer birth control pills may keep ovarian cancer at bay, reports new research. In the United States, ovarian cancer has the highest mortality rate of ... Read More »

A new drug could strip pancreatic cancer of its defenses

Pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma, a common and aggressive type of cancer, often develops resistance to treatments such as chemotherapy. However, a new drug tested in mice may be able to eliminate the cancer’s defenses. Scientists have developed and are hoping to improve a drug that blocks pancreatic cancer’s resistance to chemotherapy. ... Read More »

Is there a link between psoriasis and cancer?

Some doctors believe that having psoriasis or psoriatic arthritis can increase people’s risk of some cancers, though more research is needed to establish the link. Some studies have also identified psoriasis as being a risk factor for several other diseases, including psoriatic arthritis. Despite these findings, more research is needed ... Read More »

Life expectancy for stage 3 breast cancer

Stage 3 breast cancer refers to cancer in the breast that has spread to several nearby lymph nodes. Doctors also describe breast cancer as stage 3 if a tumor is larger than 5 centimeters and cancer has spread to any lymph nodes, but not to distant organs. At stage 3, ... Read More »

Medical News Today: Fighting brain cancer with the Zika virus

Glioblastoma, a form of brain cancer, is incredibly hard to treat. According to a recent series of experiments, it might soon be treated with the Zika virus vaccine. Could the Zika virus (depicted here) help fight brain cancer? On the surface, the Zika virus appears to have little in common ... Read More »