Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Acoustic neuroma: To treat or not to treat?

Dear Mayo Clinic: I was diagnosed with an acoustic neuroma last year. My doctor says I likely won't need treatment. But I know others who have had the same condition and had surgery to remove the tumor. Why would I not need ...

Oncology & Cancer

Study shows low-dose chemo keeps cancer under control

Rather than try to wipe out cancer with powerful doses of chemotherapy, researchers said Wednesday an experimental approach using lower amounts of medication may work better to keep tumors under control.

Oncology & Cancer

Research uncovers defender against cancer-promoting liver damage

Most cases of liver cancer develop after long-term viral infection, chronic exposure to alcohol, or excessive accumulation of fat in the liver due to obesity. The liver reacts to those insults by trying to wall it off with ...

Oncology & Cancer

Evidence mounts for link between opioids and cancer growth

Opioid drugs used to relieve pain in postoperative and chronic cancer patients may stimulate the growth and spread of tumors, according to two studies and a commentary in the 2012 annual Journal Symposium issue of Anesthesiology, ...

Oncology & Cancer

Red wine ingredient resveratrol stops breast cancer growth

Cheers! A new research report appearing in the October 2011 issue of The FASEB Journal shows that resveratrol, the "healthy" ingredient in red wine, stops breast cancer cells from growing by blocking the growth effects of ...

Oncology & Cancer

Function of neutrophils during tumor progression unraveled

Researchers at The Wistar Institute have characterized the function of neutrophils, a type of white blood cells, during early stages of tumor progression, showing that they migrate from the bone marrow to distant sites and ...

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