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''.
New research suggests that cancer cells can be reformed

New research suggests that cancer cells can be reformed

Lithium can protect the brain cells involved in learning and memory from radiation damage

Lithium can protect the brain cells involved in learning and memory from radiation damage

Prostate cancer patients who no longer respond to hormone therapy may benefit from a combination of docetaxel and estramustine

Prostate cancer patients who no longer respond to hormone therapy may benefit from a combination of docetaxel and estramustine

Breast cancer drug Taxotere extends life of prostate cancer patients

Breast cancer drug Taxotere extends life of prostate cancer patients

University of Rochester Medical Center doctors are trying to improve childhood cancer treatments

University of Rochester Medical Center doctors are trying to improve childhood cancer treatments

$10 million to establish a multidisciplinary research program in cancer nanotechnology

$10 million to establish a multidisciplinary research program in cancer nanotechnology

Obese women with early breast cancer at greater risk of death

Obese women with early breast cancer at greater risk of death

International symposium will focus on curing mesothelioma

International symposium will focus on curing mesothelioma

Radiation therapy and tamoxifen helps prevent cancer returning

Radiation therapy and tamoxifen helps prevent cancer returning

Radiation either before or after chemotherapy and surgery just as effective for treating lung cancer

Radiation either before or after chemotherapy and surgery just as effective for treating lung cancer

In some cases, children with Hodgkin’s Disease can safely skip or reduce the amount of radiation therapy received

In some cases, children with Hodgkin’s Disease can safely skip or reduce the amount of radiation therapy received

Study suggests that radiation oncologists can and should be more aggressive in their treatment of prostate cancer

Study suggests that radiation oncologists can and should be more aggressive in their treatment of prostate cancer

Boosting the blood count in conjunction with radiation therapy doesn't improve survival for head and neck cancer patients

Boosting the blood count in conjunction with radiation therapy doesn't improve survival for head and neck cancer patients

Prognostic factors influencing survival in patients with brain metastases identified

Prognostic factors influencing survival in patients with brain metastases identified

Race influences participation in clinical trials

Race influences participation in clinical trials

Artificial neural networks and DNA microarrays to successfully predict clinical outcomes of neuroblastoma patients

Artificial neural networks and DNA microarrays to successfully predict clinical outcomes of neuroblastoma patients

Acne-like rash linked to effectiveness of new targeted cancer treatment – cetuximab

Acne-like rash linked to effectiveness of new targeted cancer treatment – cetuximab

Shorter courses of chemotherapy for children with Wilms’ tumour most beneficial

Shorter courses of chemotherapy for children with Wilms’ tumour most beneficial

History of smoking affects survival in patients with cancer of the head and neck

History of smoking affects survival in patients with cancer of the head and neck

One in five people in the developed world will die of the diseases we call cancer

One in five people in the developed world will die of the diseases we call cancer