News tagged with medical oncology

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New drug may help immune system fight cancer

(HealthDay)—An experimental drug that taps the power of the body's immune system to fight cancer is shrinking tumors in patients for whom other treatments have failed, an early study shows.

May 16, 2013
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New hope for taming triple-negative breast cancer

Disease-free survival is short-lived for women with triple-negative breast cancer—a form of the disease that doesn't respond to hormone drugs and becomes resistant to chemotherapy. Thankfully, a promising ...

Oct 02, 2012
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Scientists find a new way to boost common cancer drugs

Shutting down a specific pathway in cancer cells appears to improve the ability of common drugs to wipe those cells out, according to new research from scientists at Fox Chase Cancer Center, published in the January issue ...

Jan 14, 2013
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Oncology

Oncology is the branch of medicine dealing with tumors (cancer). A medical professional who practices oncology is an oncologist. The term originates from the Greek onkos (ονκος), meaning bulk, mass, or tumor, and the suffix -logy, meaning "study of".

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