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Oncology, meaning bulk, mass, or tumor, and the suffix ''-logy'', meaning "study of") is a branch of medicine that deals with tumors (cancer). A medical professional who practices oncology is an ''oncologist''.
Acupuncture treatments after mastectomy help women cope with post-operative symptoms

Acupuncture treatments after mastectomy help women cope with post-operative symptoms

Women who had acupuncture treatments after breast cancer surgery at Abbott Northwestern Hospital had a greater reduction in pain, nausea, and anxiety and were better able to cope on the first post-operative day compared with patients who had traditional care, according to a study published in the Oncology Nursing Forum in November. [More]
Zilico to pilot pioneering cervical cancer diagnostic system across India as part of TechEmerge's programme

Zilico to pilot pioneering cervical cancer diagnostic system across India as part of TechEmerge's programme

Zilico Ltd – a developer of a pioneering cervical cancer diagnostic system - has been selected by the IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, to be part of a unique program across India. [More]
New optical fiber probe could help differentiate between healthy and cancerous tissue during surgery

New optical fiber probe could help differentiate between healthy and cancerous tissue during surgery

An optical fiber probe can distinguish cancer tissue and normal tissue at the margins of a tumor being excised, in real time, by detecting the difference in pH between the two types of tissue. [More]
Study finds majority of primary care physicians do not fully disclose harmful medical errors

Study finds majority of primary care physicians do not fully disclose harmful medical errors

While most primary care physicians would provide some information about a medical error, only a minority would fully disclose important information about potentially harmful medical errors to patients, a new survey shows. [More]
Study shows heart medications prevent cardiovascular damage during breast cancer treatment

Study shows heart medications prevent cardiovascular damage during breast cancer treatment

Heart medication taken in combination with chemotherapy reduces the risk of serious cardiovascular damage in patients with early-stage breast cancer, according to results from a new landmark clinical trial. [More]
MGH researchers develop new methods for mapping and measuring solid stress in tumors

MGH researchers develop new methods for mapping and measuring solid stress in tumors

Massachusetts General Hospital investigators have developed new methods for mapping and measuring solid stress - the force exerted by solid and elastic components - within tumors, an accomplishment that may lead to improved understanding of those forces and their consequences and to novel treatment strategies. [More]
Targeting metabolic function of breast cancer may help combat disease

Targeting metabolic function of breast cancer may help combat disease

How does a cancer cell burn calories? New research from Thomas Jefferson University shows that breast cancer cells rely on a different process for turning fuel into energy than normal cells. [More]
Medicare beneficiaries without supplemental insurance experience highest out-of-pocket cancer costs

Medicare beneficiaries without supplemental insurance experience highest out-of-pocket cancer costs

Which Medicare beneficiaries shoulder the highest out-of-pocket costs after a cancer diagnosis? The answer is those beneficiaries without supplemental insurance, according to a new article published online by JAMA Oncology. [More]
Cancer experts to discuss novel treatment strategies at ESMO Asia 2016 Congress

Cancer experts to discuss novel treatment strategies at ESMO Asia 2016 Congress

The ESMO Asia 2016 Congress announces its press programme today. The meeting brings together cancer experts in Singapore, from 16 to 19 December 2016. [More]
Mayo Clinic researchers discover potential cause and new treatment for rare soft tissue cancer

Mayo Clinic researchers discover potential cause and new treatment for rare soft tissue cancer

Researchers at Mayo Clinic Center for Individualized Medicine have discovered a potential cause and a promising new treatment for inflammatory myofibroblastic tumors, a rare soft tissue cancer that does not respond to radiation or chemotherapy. [More]
New color-coding tool sheds light on blood disorders, cancers by tracking clonal stem cells

New color-coding tool sheds light on blood disorders, cancers by tracking clonal stem cells

A new color-coding tool is enabling scientists to better track live blood stem cells over time, a key part of understanding how blood disorders and cancers like leukemia arise, report researchers in Boston Children's Hospital's Stem Cell Research Program. [More]
Research shows cellular component may play vital role in how lung cancer spreads

Research shows cellular component may play vital role in how lung cancer spreads

A cellular component known as the Golgi apparatus may play a role in how lung cancer metastasizes, according to researchers at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center whose findings were reported in the Nov. 21 online issue of the Journal of Clinical Investigation. [More]
Researchers design smart drug to treat patients with most aggressive brain cancers

Researchers design smart drug to treat patients with most aggressive brain cancers

Physicians and researchers at Houston Methodist Hospital have designed a new drug to treat patients with the most aggressive, incurable brain cancers. [More]
Researchers focus on optimal use of immune agents in frontline setting for NSCLC treatment

Researchers focus on optimal use of immune agents in frontline setting for NSCLC treatment

Immunotherapy continues to revolutionize the field of non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC), with researchers now focusing on the optimal use of immune agents in the frontline setting. [More]
Weight loss programs can help breast cancer survivors reduce risk of recurrence

Weight loss programs can help breast cancer survivors reduce risk of recurrence

Cancer experts are also discussing studies that show that weight loss programs can change the biological make-up of breast tissue cells - helping survivors reduce their cancer risk. [More]
Maintaining healthy weight may be key to prevent MGUS progression to multiple myeloma

Maintaining healthy weight may be key to prevent MGUS progression to multiple myeloma

New research shows that excess weight increases the risk that a benign blood disorder will progress into multiple myeloma, a cancer of the blood. [More]
Drug combination therapy delays progression of advanced breast cancer without side effects, study shows

Drug combination therapy delays progression of advanced breast cancer without side effects, study shows

Building on earlier clinical trials, UCLA researchers have confirmed that the "breakthrough" drug palbociclib when used in combination with the traditional hormonal therapy letrozole delays progression of advanced breast cancer significantly and without the harsh side effects seen in some women prescribed letrozole alone. [More]
Scientists develop genetically engineered T cells with fusion inhibitor to disrupt HIV's harpoon

Scientists develop genetically engineered T cells with fusion inhibitor to disrupt HIV's harpoon

When HIV attacks a T cell, it attaches itself to the cell's surface and launches a "harpoon" to create an opening to enter and infect the cells. [More]
HC-based NGS helps detect genomic alterations not identified in routine lung cancer screening

HC-based NGS helps detect genomic alterations not identified in routine lung cancer screening

The use of hybrid capture-based (HC-based) next-generation sequencing (NGS) to identify targetable oncogenic drivers in patients with lung adenocarcinoma results in the detection of genomic alterations (GAs) not identified in routine screening, and impacts treatment decisions and clinical outcomes. [More]
Researchers identify pathway that helps cancer cells to aggressively spread in the brain

Researchers identify pathway that helps cancer cells to aggressively spread in the brain

Glioblastoma multiforme remains the most common and highly lethal brain cancer and is known for its ability to relapse. [More]
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