Repurposing Drugs for use in Oncology

Cimetidine to help fight cancer

A new research paper has looked at commonly used drugs that can be repurposed to help fight cancer. One example is the common used indigestion medicine cimetidine, which can help treat colorectal cancer. Medical professionals already know cimetidine is safe, from various trials and many years of use. Therefore, it can be easily combined with […]

Link Between Cancer and Obesity Examined

Obesity and Cancer

A new study has reaffirmed the link between obesity and cancer. The study, published in the Lancet Journal, reaffirms that a high body-mass index of 25 kg/m2 or greater is associated with increased risk of cancer. Researchers believe that in 2012 nearly 500,000 cases of cancer were attributable to high BMI around the world. The […]

FDA Warning About Device Capable of Spreading Cancer

FDA Warns of Laparoscopic power morcellator

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has taken action to stop the use of a gynecological device that can spread pre-existing cancer in women.  Laparoscopic power morcellators are used in the removal of the uterus, or to remove fibroids. The device is used to destroy fibroids, which are then removed by key hole surgery.  There is no […]

The Angelina Jolie Effect – Women Screening for BRCA Mutation Increases

Angelina Jolie BRCA Mutation

Angelina Jolie became famous thanks to a string of successful films and her amazing beauty. In recent years she has turned her focus to humanitarian and health issues. One of the health issues she has helped highlight is breast cancer and the BRCA gene mutation that can lead to breast cancer. Jolie had a double […]

Reduction of Prostate Cancer Risk

Prostate Cancer Prevention

Recent research has indicated that lifestyle factors play a significant role in the reduction of risk for aggressive prostate cancer. In new research at the Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center, they looked at people adhering to the eight lifestyle recommendations from the World Cancer Research Fund (WCRF) and how it plays out with agressive forms of […]

Skin Cancer on the rise in the UK

Basal Cell Carcinoma

New research has indicated there are some worrying trends for the numbers of cases of skin cancer every year. The research show there are over 200’000 basal cell skin cancers treated with surgery every year. That could even be lower than the real figure with some doctors suggesting the official figures do not account for […]

Ovarian Cancer Symptoms

Ovarian Cancer

Ovarian Cancer is the 8th most common cancer in the United States. As the name implies, it is a form of cancer that affects women’s ovaries and it affects mostly older women. Women have 2 ovaries – small organs which make eggs and secrete hormones. Symptoms and Risk Factors It is a form of cancer […]

Colon Cancer Warning Signs

Colon Cancer Symptoms

Colon cancer has unfortunately become more common in recent years, with many cancer researchers believing poor diet being the leading cause. It is one of the types of cancer where early detection greatly improves your chances of survival. So to spot colon cancer you should be looking out for the warning signs. There are a […]