News tagged with oncologists
Man may not live by bread alone, but cancer in animals appears less resilient, judging by a study that found chemotherapy drugs work better when combined with cycles of short, severe fasting.
Cancer Feb 08, 2012 | 4.7 / 5 (17) | 3 |
Cancer is tough to kill and has many ways of evading the drugs used by oncologists to try and eliminate it.
Cancer Mar 06, 2012 | 5 / 5 (4) | 0 |
By harnessing the very qualities that make sickle cell disease a lethal blood disorder, a research team led by Duke Medicine and Jenomic, a private cancer research company in Carmel, Calif., has developed ...
Cancer Jan 09, 2013 | 5 / 5 (4) | 0 |
Low oxygen levels in tumors can be used to predict cancer recurrence in men with intermediate-risk prostate cancer even before they receive radiation therapy.
Cancer Apr 01, 2012 | 5 / 5 (3) | 0
UC Irvine doctors are enrolling patients with the deadly brain tumor glioblastoma multiforme in a clinical trial of a vaccine that may prevent the cancer's return or spread after surgery.
Cancer Oct 10, 2012 | 5 / 5 (3) | 0
Researchers at The University of Arizona Cancer Center at St. Joseph's Hospital and Medical Center in Phoenix have discovered that many women with low-grade serous carcinoma of the ovary or peritoneum have seen their tumors ...
Cancer Feb 14, 2013 | 5 / 5 (3) | 0 |
After a prostate cancer patient receives radiation treatment, his doctor carefully monitors the amount of prostate-specific antigen, or PSA, in his blood. An increase in PSA, called biochemical failure, is the first detectable ...
Cancer Oct 05, 2011 | 5 / 5 (2) | 0
Cancer doctors want to offer a sympathetic ear, but sometimes miss the cues from patients. To help physicians better address their patients' fears and worries, a Duke University researcher has developed a new interactive ...
Health Oct 31, 2011 | 5 / 5 (2) | 0 |
(HealthDay) -- Many primary care doctors don't know the long-term side effects of the chemotherapy treatments that cancer survivors under their care may have been given, a new survey found.
Cancer May 17, 2012 | 5 / 5 (2) | 1
Lung cancer patients with a history of smoking have 10 times more genetic mutations in their tumors than those with the disease who have never smoked, according to a new study from Washington University School of Medicine ...
Cancer Sep 13, 2012 | 5 / 5 (2) | 0
Brain cancer breakthrough: Experimental vaccine trains immune system to target remaining tumor cells after surgery
UC Irvine oncologists are looking for new ways to treat glioblastoma multiforme, the deadliest type of brain cancer. While surgery followed by chemotherapy and radiation is the current standard of care, it doesn't ...
Cancer Nov 14, 2012 | 5 / 5 (2) | 0
An extensive genomic study of the childhood cancer neuroblastoma reinforces the challenges in treating the most aggressive forms of this disease. Contrary to expectations, the scientists found relatively few recurrent gene ...
Genetics Jan 20, 2013 | 5 / 5 (2) | 0 |
The diabetes drug metformin slows the growth of lung cancer cells and makes them more likely to be killed by radiotherapy, according to a study published in the British Journal of Cancer today.
Cancer May 01, 2013 | 5 / 5 (2) | 0
The holidays are over, January has arrived, and many of us enter the New Year determined to live our lives a little healthier than last.
Health Jan 06, 2012 | 4.5 / 5 (2) | 1
New research from Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center is giving radiation oncologists who treat brain tumors a better understanding of how to preserve the brain's functions while still killing cancer.
Cancer Mar 20, 2013 | 4 / 5 (2) | 0
Oncology (from the Ancient Greek onkos (ὄγκος), meaning bulk, mass, or tumor, and the suffix -logy (-λογία), meaning "study of") is a branch of medicine that deals with tumors (cancer). A medical professional who practices oncology is an oncologist.
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