Oncology Imaging

Tumor paint, a substance derived from scorpion venom that can cross the blood-brain barrier, can make brain tumors glow under near-infrared light, making them easier targets for surgeons.

Researchers at Duke University have been testing a new approach to treating brain cancer patients with the help of an unlikely ally: the polio virus.

Cancer is a topic that garners many headlines, but how does the media rate at fostering productive discussion about the disease?

Lung cancer has now surpassed breast cancer as the leading cause of cancer death among women.

One is a long-established option for colorectal cancer screening, the other is still fighting for Medicare coverage but has proven to be effective in clinical studies. Over the last week, the Huffington Post has hosted four experts providing their take on whether patients should seek out colonoscopy or CT colonography.

The ability to measure a tumor’s oxygen levels could help guide treatment decisions, and now, for the first time, a method to reliably and noninvasively take such measurements could soon be available.

Researchers at the British Museum and Durham University in the U.K. have located a skeleton more than 3,000 years old that they say represents the oldest complete example of a human being with metastatic cancer.

Could a home colon cancer test boost screening rates, especially in underserved populations? That was the question asked by researchers at the Kaiser Permanente Center for Health Research.

According to the World Cancer report released by the World Health Organization (WHO) on World Cancer Day, cancer cases will increase to 57 percent within 20 years, as reported by CNN on Feb. 4.

Pairing the diabetes drug, metformin, with chemoradiation therapy treatment for aggressive lung cancer may slow tumor growth and recurrence, according to researchers at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania.

Following the National Lung Screening Trial, which demonstrated a 20 percent reduction in lung cancer mortality for low-dose CT screening in high-risk patients, some have clamored for expanded CT screening efforts.

It is not uncommon for patients who’ve been diagnosed with cancer to feel stigmatized for behaviors that could have led to their disease, such as smoking or tanning.