News tagged with oncologists
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 |
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 |
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 |
Investigators at the Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) Cancer Center have identified a new genetic signature associated with bile duct cancer, a usually deadly tumor for which effective treatment currently is limited. ...
Cancer Jan 18, 2012 | not rated yet | 0 |
Mathematical prediction models are better than doctors at predicting the outcomes and responses of lung cancer patients to treatment, according to new research presented today (Saturday) at the 2nd Forum of the European Society ...
Cancer Apr 20, 2013 | 4 / 5 (1) | 0 |
Seemingly benign differences in genetic code from one person to the next could influence who develops side effects to chemotherapy, a Mayo Clinic study has found. The study identified gene variations that can predispose people ...
Cancer Apr 09, 2013 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0 |
Mouse model studies show that administered genetically or topically, protein Smad7 protects against or heals mouth sores commonly associated with cancer treatment.
Cancer Mar 12, 2013 | not rated yet | 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 |
Triple-negative breast cancers are more biologically diverse than previously believed and classification should be expanded to reflect this heterogeneity, according to University of North Carolina researchers.
Cancer Feb 13, 2013 | not rated yet | 0 |
(HealthDay)—For some men with prostate cancer, hormonal therapy to beat the disease could be safely cut from three years to half that time, a new clinical trial suggests.
Cancer Feb 13, 2013 | 5 / 5 (1) | 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 |
For nearly a decade, breast cancer researchers studying the hormone therapy tamoxifen have been divided as to whether genetic differences in a liver enzyme affect the drug's effectiveness and the likelihood breast cancer ...
Cancer Dec 27, 2012 | not rated yet | 0 |
A study by researchers at the Herbert Irving Comprehensive Cancer Center (HICCC) at NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center, recently e-published ahead of print by the Journal of Clinical Oncology, sugges ...
Cancer Nov 08, 2012 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0 |
(Medical Xpress) -- A University of Rochester Medical Center study challenges treatment guidelines for early stage follicular lymphoma, concluding that six different therapies can bring a remission, particularly if the patient ...
Cancer Aug 21, 2012 | not rated yet | 0 |
Despite years of research, glioblastoma, the most common and deadly brain cancer in adults, continues to outsmart treatments targeted to inhibit tumor growth.
Cancer Aug 13, 2012 | not rated yet | 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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