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''.
African-American women with advanced endometrial cancer have more aggressive tumors than Caucasian women

African-American women with advanced endometrial cancer have more aggressive tumors than Caucasian women

Psychiatric diagnostic criteria fail to identify psychological suffering in oncology

Psychiatric diagnostic criteria fail to identify psychological suffering in oncology

Approval for Temodar (temozolomide) capsules for newly diagnosed glioblastoma multiforme

Approval for Temodar (temozolomide) capsules for newly diagnosed glioblastoma multiforme

Risk of cardiac death after radiation for breast cancer has dramatically decreased

Risk of cardiac death after radiation for breast cancer has dramatically decreased

Cancer survival comes at its own price

Cancer survival comes at its own price

Drug combo gives lung cancer patients longer life

Drug combo gives lung cancer patients longer life

Timing is everything when it comes to killing prostate cancer cells

Timing is everything when it comes to killing prostate cancer cells

Bevacizumab (Avastin) in combination with standard chemotherapy helps advanced lung cancer sufferers

Bevacizumab (Avastin) in combination with standard chemotherapy helps advanced lung cancer sufferers

Good results in new lung cancer treatment

Good results in new lung cancer treatment

New chemotherapy gives hope to brain tumour patients

New chemotherapy gives hope to brain tumour patients

Investigational drug may help prevent recurrence of ovarian cancer

Investigational drug may help prevent recurrence of ovarian cancer

Progress toward development of a breast cancer vaccine

Progress toward development of a breast cancer vaccine

Combining PET and CT scans leads to more accurate radiation therapy for lung cancer patients

Combining PET and CT scans leads to more accurate radiation therapy for lung cancer patients

Revlimid results look promising for multiple myeloma patients

Revlimid results look promising for multiple myeloma patients

Two chemicals boost immune cells' ability to fight HIV without gene therapy

Two chemicals boost immune cells' ability to fight HIV without gene therapy

ViroLogic and AstraZeneca to conduct Iressa biomarker study

ViroLogic and AstraZeneca to conduct Iressa biomarker study

Phase 1 clinical trials have greater response rates than had been previously believed

Phase 1 clinical trials have greater response rates than had been previously believed

Discovery gives clinicians new targets for making existing therapies more effective and developing drugs to inhibit the growth of cancers

Discovery gives clinicians new targets for making existing therapies more effective and developing drugs to inhibit the growth of cancers

Researchers turn fatal brain cancer into treatable disease for children

Researchers turn fatal brain cancer into treatable disease for children

Researchers identify  first known mutation to occur in lung cancer patients who have never smoked

Researchers identify first known mutation to occur in lung cancer patients who have never smoked