Oncology News and Research

RSS
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''.
Drug may benefit patients suffering deep scarring after radiation treatment

Drug may benefit patients suffering deep scarring after radiation treatment

Early hormone therapy for metastatic prostate cancer increases life expectancy

Early hormone therapy for metastatic prostate cancer increases life expectancy

Non-aspirin pain drugs may help men with recurrent prostate cancer

Non-aspirin pain drugs may help men with recurrent prostate cancer

Gemcitabine/paclitaxel combination helps breast cancer patients live longer

Gemcitabine/paclitaxel combination helps breast cancer patients live longer

New blood test may help detect breast cancer

New blood test may help detect breast cancer

Only half of gemcitabine dose may be activated in cancer patients

Only half of gemcitabine dose may be activated in cancer patients

SU11248 proves effective in the treatment of gastrointestinal stromal tumors

SU11248 proves effective in the treatment of gastrointestinal stromal tumors

Lovastatin and Simvastatin have a significantly reduced risk of prostate cancer

Lovastatin and Simvastatin have a significantly reduced risk of prostate cancer

Elderly leukemia patients benefit from intensive treatment

Elderly leukemia patients benefit from intensive treatment

Gene mutation found in some women may decrease effectiveness of tamoxifen breast cancer drug

Gene mutation found in some women may decrease effectiveness of tamoxifen breast cancer drug

Chemotherapy regimen more effective and more toxic in Japanese patients than in American patients

Chemotherapy regimen more effective and more toxic in Japanese patients than in American patients

Atrasentan reduces cancer risk by 20 percent in men with advanced hormone-resistant prostate cancer

Atrasentan reduces cancer risk by 20 percent in men with advanced hormone-resistant prostate cancer

A biological agent used without chemotherapy appears to offer a disease-free future to patients with rare leukemia

A biological agent used without chemotherapy appears to offer a disease-free future to patients with rare leukemia

Herceptin shows real promise in treatment of HER-2 positive breast disease

Herceptin shows real promise in treatment of HER-2 positive breast disease

Experimental human monoclonal antibody shows striking benefit in patients with advanced melanoma

Experimental human monoclonal antibody shows striking benefit in patients with advanced melanoma

Gemcitabine may help breast cancer patients with advanced disease live longer

Gemcitabine may help breast cancer patients with advanced disease live longer

Multi-targeted anticancer drug shows promise as treatment for metastatic renal cell cancer

Multi-targeted anticancer drug shows promise as treatment for metastatic renal cell cancer

Velcade major improvement over standard therapy for relapsed multiple myeloma

Velcade major improvement over standard therapy for relapsed multiple myeloma

Drug Tarceva improves survival chance for patients with advanced lung cancer

Drug Tarceva improves survival chance for patients with advanced lung cancer

Drug helps patients with metastatic colorectal cancer

Drug helps patients with metastatic colorectal cancer