Medical News Today: The best cancer-fighting foods

No foods protect people against cancer completely. The term cancer-fighting foods refers to foods that may lower the risk of developing cancer if a person adds them to their diet. This article looks at the best cancer-fighting foods and explains the science that supports these claims. Foods that contain naturally occurring compounds that have potent …

Medical News Today: Can fasting help fight cancer?

Fasting may help with cancer treatment. There is a growing body of evidence supporting the role of fasting in both cancer treatment and prevention. Some research suggests that fasting helps fight cancer by lowering insulin resistance and levels of inflammation. Fasting may also reverse the effects of chronic conditions such as obesity and type 2 …

Medical News Today: What happens if chemotherapy does not work?

Doctors use chemotherapy either as a first-line therapy or in combination with other treatments, such as surgery. If chemotherapy does not work, a person may need to consider other treatment options. Signs that cancer is not responding to chemotherapy include: tumor not shrinking tumor growing cancer spreading from its original site to other areas of …

Medical News Today: Cancer: A new ‘drug sponge’ may reduce chemo’s toxic effects

Researchers have developed an innovative, personalized absorber that can “catch” toxic chemotherapy drugs when they “leak out” of a treated organ. This could help reduce the adverse side effects of these cancer treatments. A newly designed ‘drug sponge’ could intercept chemotherapy agents before they reach and affect healthy tissue. A team of researchers from institutions …

Medical News Today: Cancer: A new ‘drug sponge’ may reduce chemo’s toxic effects

Researchers have developed an innovative, personalized absorber that can “catch” toxic chemotherapy drugs when they “leak out” of a treated organ. This could help reduce the adverse side effects of these cancer treatments. A newly designed ‘drug sponge’ could intercept chemotherapy agents before they reach and affect healthy tissue. A team of researchers from institutions …

Medical News Today: Cancer: A new ‘drug sponge’ may reduce chemo’s toxic effects

Researchers have developed an innovative, personalized absorber that can “catch” toxic chemotherapy drugs when they “leak out” of a treated organ. This could help reduce the adverse side effects of these cancer treatments. A newly designed ‘drug sponge’ could intercept chemotherapy agents before they reach and affect healthy tissue. A team of researchers from institutions …

Medical News Today: New molecule stops cancer from ‘tricking’ the immune system

New research throws a wrench in cancer’s deception plans. A molecule that scientists have designed stops cancerous cells from tricking the immune system into sustaining their growth. Scientists have devised a molecule that stops cancer cells from recruiting the immune system to help them grow. Cancer has many sly ways in which it tricks the …

Medical News Today: Bowel cancer: New biomarker may also boost treatment

A recent study identifies a new biomarker for colorectal cancer. The protein in question might also lead the way to a novel treatment for colorectal and other cancers. Colorectal cancer often goes undetected for years. Each year in the United States, doctors diagnose more than 140,000 cases of colorectal cancer. This makes it the third …

Medical News Today: New breath test for cancer currently under trial

A clinical trial has just launched to assess the effectiveness of a newly developed breath test that could help diagnose multiple forms of cancer. A new breath test currently under trial could help diagnose multiple forms of cancer at an early stage. Researchers from the Cancer Research United Kingdom Cambridge Institute have recently developed an …

Medical News Today: Does magnesium hold the key to vitamin D benefits?

New research finds that magnesium may hold the key to understanding how vitamin D levels relate to health and disease. A recent study investigates the importance of magnesium in vitamin D deficiency. Vitamin D, also known as the sunshine vitamin, has enjoyed something of a celebrity status, receiving praise for a multitude of health benefits. …

Medical News Today: Combo of existing drugs fights bowel cancer and reduces side effects

The combination of a common cancer drug and another cancer medication is more effective than some standalone drugs in stopping the progression of colorectal cancer. It also reduces unpleasant side effects. A new study identifies a way to improve colorectal cancer treatment using existing drugs. Dr. Richard Goldberg, director of the West Virginia University Cancer …

Medical News Today: What is appendix cancer?

Appendix cancer is a rare type of cancer that grows in the appendix. There are several different types of appendix cancer, and a person often experiences no symptoms in the early stages. The appendix is a tubular, finger-like sac around 4 inches in length that connects to the first part of the colon. Scientists do …

Medical News Today: These tiny sensors may detect cancer early

New research uses nanosensors to detect protein-to-protein interactions that may signal cancer. The findings may prove especially useful for identifying lymphocytic leukemia much earlier on. The nanosensors may help detect leukemia blood cells, (shown here). Cancer is one of the leading causes of death both in the United States and worldwide. According to the National …

Medical News Today: Is it possible to reverse ‘chemo brain?’

Chemotherapy can affect a person’s brain for years after coming to an end. How does it actually change the brain, and is there anything that scientists can do to reverse these effects? Researchers are looking into ways of reversing the ‘chemo brain’ effect. Many people who undergo chemotherapy will notice cognitive impairment and behavioral changes. …