Mis. Cancer News

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Obesity Rates Up in 37 States: Report

At least 20% of adults are obese in every state except Colorado

Imaging System Lets Doctors 'See' Cancer During Surgery

Fluorescent dyes light up diseased tissue on video monitors, helping spare healthy cells

New Imaging Technique Could Spot Early Cancers

Lasers heat nanotubes, then docs listen for ultrasound waves released showing tumors

HRT Drug Boosts Stroke Risk in Older Women

Tibolone should not be used by those 60 and older, study says

Postmenopausal Women With Breast Cancer Face Joint Issues

Obesity, previous HRT, chemo also raised chances for those on endocrine treatment, study says

Risk of Breast Cancer Relapse Can Linger

Study shows recurrence after five-year mark, but numbers aren't as high as some might suspect, study says

Surgery Helps With Prostate Cancer, Sometimes

New study fails to settle question about best treatment for the disease

New Chemotherapy Combo Holds Promise for Lung Cancer

But expert notes research is still in early stages

Older Patients With Cancer at Heightened Suicide Risk

3 studies urge better management of patients' emotional distress to improve quality of life

Researchers Hunt Normal Cells That Give Rise to Cancer

Identifying these progenitors may provide context for tumor formation, new treatments

Obese Men Face Twin Threat From Prostate Cancer

Delayed diagnosis, less successful surgery, pair of studies finds

2 New Genes Tied to 3 Cancers

Finding could improve early detection of breast, thyroid and kidney diseases, researchers say

One-Fifth of British Childhood Cancer Survivors Smoke

Study finds despite hazards, many put themselves at increased risk for second malignancies

Study Links Agent Orange to Prostate Cancer in Vietnam Vets

But some researchers say the finding fails to establish cause-and-effect

Exercise Lowers Risk of Colon Cancer

But not all doctors informing patients of this simple preventive approach, study says

Vitamin C Shows Promise as Cancer Treatment

The nutrient shrunk brain, ovarian and pancreatic tumors in mice

New Guidelines Rule Out Prostate Screening for Men Over 75

The hazards outweigh benefits, government task force reports

Many Cancer Patients Turn to Complementary Medicine

Women, especially breast and ovarian tumor patients, more likely to use these therapies

Immunotherapy Boosts Treatment of Kids' High-Risk Sarcomas

Patients with recurrent or metastatic disease had better-than-normal survival, study finds

Methadone Kills Resistant Leukemia Cells

Low doses of drug used to treat opioid addiction worked without toxic effects, study finds

Breast CT Scans Could Be Comfortable Alternative to Mammograms

Newer technique didn't squeeze breasts, still spotted lesions, study finds

Cannabis-Linked Cell Receptor Might Help Prevent Colon Cancer

Findings may serve as new path for better treatment of disease, study suggests

Eradicating Gut Bacteria Improves Stomach Cancer Outcomes

Removing H. pylori left patients two-thirds less likely to suffer recurrence

New Test IDs Cancer Cells in Tumors

Helps pinpoint which type of cancer is present

New Clues to How Cancer Spreads

Healing cells called fibrocytes create niches in healthy organs where disease can spread, study finds

2 Breast Cancer Screening Strategies Prove Effective

But recall rate for abnormal mammograms was lower in Norwegian practice than in U.S.

Exercise Testing for Cancer Fails to Follow Guidelines

Study urges national, international standards to ensure safety, reliable results

Micro Molecules May Be Cancer Biomarker

RNAs regulating gene expression could detect disease in early stages, study says

Targeted Drug Boosts Survival Among Liver Cancer Patients

Sorafenib added three months for those with advanced disease, study finds

Protein Gives Doctors New Tool to Detect Melanoma

Excessive IMP-3, not found in harmless moles, may be key to diagnosis

More Cancer Lymph Nodes Analyzed at Specialty Centers

If too few are tested, patient's treatment and prognosis may be affected, study says

Lung Cancer Trial Targets Asbestos-Related Disease

Chemo-radiation therapy looks to kill cells on organ's surface, spare surrounding tissue

Gene Profiles Might Help Guide Lung Cancer Care

Combo of DNA activity, clinical clues could lead to smarter, tailored treatments, study suggests

Incidence of Mantle Cell Lymphoma on Rise

Aggressive form of non-Hodgkin disease puts older men chiefly at risk, study finds

Disease Prevention Programs Worth the Investment

Within five years, $16 billion a year could be saved, report claims

Cancer Survival Depends on Where You Live

U.S. does better than Europe, although American whites do better than blacks, study finds

Case Points to Link Between Crohn's Treatment, Cancer

A woman's lung tumor disappears after anti-TNF medications are stopped, doctors report

No Evidence Breast Self-Exams Cut Cancer Deaths

Review of studies says monthly check is 'an option' for women starting in their 20s

Researchers Find Link Between Organ Transplants, Cancer

Immune-suppressing drugs may trigger protein that boosts tumor growth, study finds

Imaging Advance Tracks Prostate Cancer in Lymph Nodes

Engineered 'payload' based on common cold virus could aid doctors in treatment decisions

Brain Cancer Vaccine's Immune Response Key to Outcomes

Tumor-altering shot, already in trials, lengthens survival, study finds

Colon Cancer Screening Rates Remain Low

Only half of Americans over 50 tested; education, insurance play role, group says

Are You Getting Burned by Your Sunscreen?

Many products don't protect against UVA rays, which can cause skin cancer

Nanoparticle Stops Cancer From Spreading

'Smart bomb' curbs metastasis with fewer side effects, study finds

Melanoma Drug Boosts Recurrence-Free Survival

Pegylated inteferon cut risk 15% but did not reduce overall mortality rates

Melanoma Rates Soar Among Younger Women

But rates of the cancer in young men haven't changed, study says

Thalidomide Continues to Show Benefits Against Myeloma

The once-notorious drug aiding certain patients with the blood cancer

Men Often Not Told of Severity of Wife's Cancer

Study finds almost 40% say docs never said condition was terminal until near death

Low Iron Levels Cut Cancer Risk in Men With PAD

Those who had phlebotomy were 37% less likely to develop disease

Hormone Therapy Shows Little Benefit Against Prostate Cancer

Survival rates no different than 'watchful waiting,' study shows