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''.
Two types of thyroid cancer can be readily identified by differences in only a few genes

Two types of thyroid cancer can be readily identified by differences in only a few genes

Biomira and Merck announce fast track status for liposome vaccine

Biomira and Merck announce fast track status for liposome vaccine

Trial shows which brain cancer patients benefit from temozolomide

Trial shows which brain cancer patients benefit from temozolomide

Researchers reveal potential new role for Glivec/Imatinib

Researchers reveal potential new role for Glivec/Imatinib

Arsenic trioxide - invented as a treatment for a rare type of leukaemia

Arsenic trioxide - invented as a treatment for a rare type of leukaemia

Group therapy does not improve survival in early-stage breast cancer patients

Group therapy does not improve survival in early-stage breast cancer patients

Discovery of key molecular step which allows cancer cells to move to different parts of the body

Discovery of key molecular step which allows cancer cells to move to different parts of the body

Seroquel is significantly more effective than placebo in treating patients with rapid-cycling bipolar disorder

Seroquel is significantly more effective than placebo in treating patients with rapid-cycling bipolar disorder

HER-2 cell surface receptors tun on genes associated with carcinogenesis

HER-2 cell surface receptors tun on genes associated with carcinogenesis

Half of patients with aggressive non-Hodgkin's lymphoma fail to receive the recommended dose and schedule of chemotherapy

Half of patients with aggressive non-Hodgkin's lymphoma fail to receive the recommended dose and schedule of chemotherapy

Breast reconstruction at the time of mastectomy does not delay post-operative chemotherapy for women with breast cancer

Breast reconstruction at the time of mastectomy does not delay post-operative chemotherapy for women with breast cancer

Data suggests potential role of Quadramet in conjunction with chemotherapy for the treatment of acute myeloid leukemia

Data suggests potential role of Quadramet in conjunction with chemotherapy for the treatment of acute myeloid leukemia

Isis Pharmaceuticals licenses second anti-cancer drug candidate to Lilly

Isis Pharmaceuticals licenses second anti-cancer drug candidate to Lilly

Tarceva plus Gemcitabine improves survival compared to Gemcitabine alone

Tarceva plus Gemcitabine improves survival compared to Gemcitabine alone

Less radiation in a more tailored manner best for uterine cancer

Less radiation in a more tailored manner best for uterine cancer

New method targeting hypermethylation detects ovarian cancer in the blood

New method targeting hypermethylation detects ovarian cancer in the blood

ChemGenex discovers five new depression genes

ChemGenex discovers five new depression genes

Drug combo may have a greater impact on cancer development

Drug combo may have a greater impact on cancer development

BNCT treatment has had an excellent response in a patient with head and neck cancer

BNCT treatment has had an excellent response in a patient with head and neck cancer

Schering-Plough and Bayer form strategic alliance

Schering-Plough and Bayer form strategic alliance