Oncology News and Research

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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''.
ASTRO public awareness campaign wins award

ASTRO public awareness campaign wins award

Compound derived from cottonseed oil could help improve the effectiveness of chemotherapy at treating head and neck cancer

Compound derived from cottonseed oil could help improve the effectiveness of chemotherapy at treating head and neck cancer

Clinical trial of gefitinib for advanced lung cancer closes early

Clinical trial of gefitinib for advanced lung cancer closes early

Gene expression pattern predicts multiple drug resistance

Gene expression pattern predicts multiple drug resistance

Vaccine against the virus that causes cervical cancer and genital warts shows promise

Vaccine against the virus that causes cervical cancer and genital warts shows promise

Can cancer be prevented?

Can cancer be prevented?

Race to market cancer vaccine

Race to market cancer vaccine

Electronic nose can be used to detect early evidence of lung cancer

Electronic nose can be used to detect early evidence of lung cancer

Oncolytic viruses may one day help treat brain tumors

Oncolytic viruses may one day help treat brain tumors

Vaccine against cervical cancer and genital warts looks hopeful

Vaccine against cervical cancer and genital warts looks hopeful

Vitamin E supplements speed up the development of latent cancers

Vitamin E supplements speed up the development of latent cancers

Promising new therapy that prompts the immune system to aid in the fight against melanoma tumors

Promising new therapy that prompts the immune system to aid in the fight against melanoma tumors

New ion channel drug targets to emerge in pharmaceutical discovery

New ion channel drug targets to emerge in pharmaceutical discovery

Hormonal treatment improves survival in high-risk prostate cancer patients

Hormonal treatment improves survival in high-risk prostate cancer patients

Exposure to organochlorine compounds increases the risk of suffering colorectal cancer

Exposure to organochlorine compounds increases the risk of suffering colorectal cancer

cT3 prostate cancer is operable

cT3 prostate cancer is operable

Herceptin - more powerful treatment for patients with HER-2-positive breast cancer

Herceptin - more powerful treatment for patients with HER-2-positive breast cancer

Vaccine prevents deadly pneumonia in African children

Vaccine prevents deadly pneumonia in African children

Diffusion MRI gives early indication if brain cancer therapy is effective

Diffusion MRI gives early indication if brain cancer therapy is effective

Women’s attitudes toward a potential cervical cancer vaccine

Women’s attitudes toward a potential cervical cancer vaccine