Hodgkin’s disease is a lymphatic system neoplasm, which can be developed by both – children and adults. The median age at first diagnosis is about 30 years. Permanent fatigue which is recently reported by survivors more frequently, is becoming a serious problem during extensive care of the patient. Read full text »
Scientists from Australia noticed decreased levels of circulating cancer-associated protein biomarkers after bariatric surgery in obese patients. Many scientific studies proved that there is an association between obesity and risk of cancer development. Read full text »
Neoplastic diseases are the second cause of death. Each year about 90 thousand people die because of cancer. It is estimated that this number will keep growing, becoming in the near future, the first cause of death before 65 years of age for both women and men. Tumors are a serious health and social problem of the 21st century.
Epidemiologic evidence suggests that diabetes is associated with an increased risk of cancer. Many reports describe numerous mechanisms, which can be the basis for the relationship between diabetes and cancer risk. One of them is the promotion of DNA damage through oxidative stress caused by an increased mitochondrial glucose oxidation. Moreover, insulin resistance, hyperinsulinemia, elevated levels of free insulin‐like growth factor and chronic inflammation associated with diabetes may also explain the positive association between diabetes and cancer risk.
Cancer chemoprevention involves the chronic administration of natural or synthetic substances to reduce or delay the incidence of malignancy. Research team from University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute investigated the potential chemopreventive activity of sulforaphane, compound obtained from broccoli, against carcinogen-induced oral cancer. The study was recently published in the journal Cancer Prevention Research.< Read full text »
Melanoma originates from pigment cells – melanocytes. Melanoma is the main cause of deaths of skin neoplasms. It is one of the most refractory neoplasms. Many scientific reports indicate the possibility of using the virus as a weapon against cancer, especially in inoperable cases. Read full text »
The scientists from the University of Southern California Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center found that drinking coffee, decaffeinated or not, may reduce the risk of colon cancer. The study was published in the journal Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention. Read full text »
Multiple myeloma (MM) is considered to be an incurable disease. However, with the release of Daratumumab by the US FDA in November 2015 there is a real hope for patients suffering from this chronic disease. The drug was registered for patients with MM in whom the use of elementary line treatment, with the proteasome inhibitor (PI) and an immunomodulating agent, was ineffective.
Prostate Cancer (PCa) is statistically one of the most common malignant neoplasms among men. Existing screening programs led to the increased detectability of the tumor in the early clinical stages. Scientifically proven, effective and recommended by the European Association of Urology treatment of PCa in stages confined to the prostate gland is a radical prostatectomy or radiotherapy. Methods yield similar good results, but are fraught with early and late complications. For this reason, the search for alternative solutions to the above methods of treating prostate cancer in a low stage has started. One of such alternative approaches is developed over 15 years HIFU. However, as with any new treatment method in surgery, its efficacy and safety have to be confirmed in numerous scientific studies. One of such studies was conducted by the doctors from the Institut Montsouris in Paris.
The journal Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention published an article showing the connection between the glycemic index (GI) and an increased risk of lung cancer. This study represents the largest analysis to demonstrate the possible links. Read full text »