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  • Advances in Lung Cancer Treatment Have Seen a Decline in Mortality Rates

    September 19, 2020
    The annual statistics for this year show that overall cancer deaths have declined by 2.2%, with lung cancer having the largest drop. The death rates have declined faster than cancer incidences. According to research: Biomedical cancer research conducted over the decades is yielding positive results. Researchers compared mortality and incidence from non-small cell lung cancer and small cell lung cancer. Non-small cell...read more
  • U.S. Researchers Identify a New Potential Drug for Breast Cancer

    Researchers from the U.S. have identified a new potential drug for breast cancer. The drug offers hope for patients with breast cancer that is resistant to conventional therapies. The scientists discovered a molecule that can help oncologists treat breast cancer in patients who don’t respond to traditional therapies. The molecule works by shutting down estrogen-sensitive breast cancer. Novel medicines work through...read more
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) Could Be Colorectal Cancer

    August 26, 2020
    More than 3 million Americans live with inflammatory bowel disease. The two main types of inflammatory disease - Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis - markedly increase a patient’s colon cancer risk. IBD and colorectal cancer have increased inflammation in the colon, which can lead to the formation of atypical cells in the colon; the cells that can develop into cancer. You...read more
  • Men and Women Can Feel Different Side Effects after Chemotherapy

    Chemotherapy is a method of cancer treatment that involves the use of chemical agents to manage cancer. Cancer researchers believe that gender influences the type and rate at which cancer grows. Men have a higher likelihood of getting cancer than women. But women are at a higher risk of getting specific cancer types.  First-line Chemotherapy Research The study was based on...read more
  • A Promising Strategy to Boost the Effectiveness of Cancer Immunotherapy

    July 13, 2020
    MIT Engineers have come up with a promising strategy that can boost cancer immunotherapy. They have designed nanoparticles that can be used with checkpoint inhibitors to help stimulate the body’s immune system to attack tumors. This type of approach is more powerful than using checkpoint inhibitors alone, and many patients are going to benefit from it. The team created a way...read more
  • How Artificial Intelligence is used in Oncology Practice

    Artificial intelligence (AI) is a computer science that develops software programs and other entities that perform tasks intelligently or help to make decisions. It has been developed and used in healthcare for a long time to automate clinical tools such as the automated interpretation of electrocardiograms. Today, artificial intelligence is harnessed in oncology to help solve 'big' problems, such as...read more
  • Cancer Patients Should Beware of COVID-19 and G.I. Symptoms

    June 14, 2020
    Covid-19 is a respiratory illness that also causes digestive symptoms, which can complicate the health of cancer patients. A study conducted on COVID-19 patients discovered that they also experienced gastrointestinal (G.I.) symptoms such as diarrhea, vomiting, nausea, and much more. Before, there were concerns that cancer patients, especially those with lung cancer, were more vulnerable to infection. But based on...read more
  • Symptoms for Colon Cancer That Are Often Overlooked

    Colon cancer does not present symptoms in its initial stages. Screening is vital to finding and treating the disease early. If not detected early, colon cancer can advance, making it challenging to treat effectively.  Colon cancer begins as polyps in the lining of the colon. A colonoscopy can identify and remove these polyps before they turn cancerous. Treatment is often...read more
  • How Cancer Makes You Susceptible to COVID-19

    May 14, 2020
    Cancer can attack and neutralize your immune system, causing your tumor to grow and spread across the body. Once you are diagnosed with cancer, you become vulnerable to other illnesses. The body's immune system has a network of cells, tissue, organs, and proteins that are always ready to attack damaged cells, viruses, and germs. The immune cells are divided into...read more
  • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease can Increase Lung Cancer Risk in Non-Smokers

    People who don't smoke but have a chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) are at a higher risk of developing lung cancer. Their risk is likened to that of smokers who have no chronic lung disease. Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease is known to increase the risk of lung cancer, with smoking being the major risk factor for both COPD and lung...read more

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