Mis. Cancer News

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2/12/2007
Newer Drugs Beat Tamoxifen for Breast Cancer Survival

Aromatase inhibitors may also be safer over the long term, study suggests

2/12/2007
Vitamin D Studies Show Promise for Reducing Cancers

Certain doses of supplements may prevent half of breast, two-thirds of colorectal cases

2/7/2007
Aging Population Is Boosting Europe's Cancer Rate: Study

Antismoking campaigns and other efforts can slow the trend, experts say

2/7/2007
Infection-Fighting Cancer Treatment Could Boost Leukemia Risk

But the benefits of growth factors may outweigh the concerns, experts say

2/1/2007
Cancer Deaths for Blacks Remain High

Despite overall decline since the 1990s, report says more focus, education is needed

2/1/2007
Scientists Find Cancer Stem Cells in Pancreatic Tumors

Discovery could lead to development of new treatments for the deadly disease

1/25/2007
Mammography Rates Dropping, U.S. Report Finds

Experts worry about whether troubling trend will continue

1/25/2007
Test May Help Guide Blood Cancer Treatment

Screen spots cases of chronic lymphocytic leukemia most vulnerable to drug

1/25/2007
Potential Method of Blocking Cancer Cell Growth Identified

The discovery could lead to new cancer drugs, experts say

1/25/2007
Aspirin Saves Cancer Patients' Lives After Heart Attack

Study results could change standard practice, researchers say

1/24/2007
Restarting Tumor-Suppressor Gene May Fight Cancer

Studies offer important new insights into slowing the disease

1/23/2007
Sputum Test Could Spot Early Lung Cancer

Study found gene-based screen to be 76% accurate

1/22/2007
Cancer Drug May Harm Bone

Mouse study shows the growth factor is linked to bone loss

1/22/2007
Scientists Spot Key Autoimmune Disease Genes

Discovery could unlock secrets to lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, even cancer, experts say

1/20/2007
Combo Therapy Improves Pancreatic Surgery Outcome

Study finds radiation and chemotherapy boosts cancer patients' survival rates

1/19/2007
Stronger Chemo Dose Won't Improve Bone Cancer Outcomes

Study showed similar survival regardless of strategy used

1/19/2007
Girls Should Receive Cervical Cancer Vaccine: Experts

New American Cancer Society guidelines echo those of other groups

1/18/2007
Many Genetic-Based Cancer Studies Flawed

The result: Treatments may be ineffective or even harmful, study contends

1/17/2007
U.S. Cancer Deaths Drop for 2nd Year in a Row

Declines seen in lung, breast, prostate and colorectal malignancies, report says

1/16/2007
Family Size May Determine Stomach-Cancer Risk

Younger siblings with 7 or more kin more susceptible to common bacteria, study finds

1/15/2007
Enzyme-Blocking Drug May Fight Cancer

Experimental agent attacks tumor's blood supply, scientists say

1/12/2007
Outcomes Improve for Pancreatic Surgery Patients Over 65

New techniques, earlier detection point to better quality of life, study says

1/11/2007
Researchers Unlock Secrets of Anti-Cancer Gene

Discovery may hold key to future treatments, researchers say

1/4/2007
Gene May Help Trigger Children's Kidney Cancer

Discovery of Wilms' tumor mutation has implications for cancer research generally, experts add

1/4/2007
Microscopic Fat Bubbles Fight Cancer

Heat pulls the drug-packed bubbles to tumors, researchers explain

1/2/2007
Patients' Lost Time Boosts Cost of Cancer Care

Expenses often top thousands of dollars per year, study finds

12/29/2006
Rising Number of Uninsured Tops Health News for 2006

Worries about food safety, antidepressants and stents also made headlines

12/28/2006
Research Uncovers New Clues to Cancer

One mechanism helps spur, and slow, malignancy

12/22/2006
Weight Loss May Cut Prostate Cancer Risk

Obesity, on the other hand, boosts odds of more aggressive disease, study finds

12/20/2006
Kidney Transplants Boost Cancer Risk

Immunosuppressive drugs can triple odds for many malignancies, study finds

12/19/2006
Immune Cells Predict Lung Cancer Recurrence

The fewer T-cell lymphocytes present in tumors, the greater likelihood of disease's return

12/18/2006
Doctors' Judgment Still Trumps Mammography Advances

Computer-assisted scans can miss lesions caught by trained eye

12/15/2006
Nicotine Can Boost Blood Vessel Growth

But its potential as helpful drug doesn't make smoking any better for you, experts say

12/15/2006
Study Reveals How Common Painkillers Fight Cancer

NSAIDs like aspirin and ibuprofen boost a tumor-killing molecule

12/12/2006
Drug Combo Aids Multiple Myeloma Patients

Trial shows bortezomib and lenalidomide are better therapy together than when used individually

12/11/2006
Smoking Habit Tough to Break Even After Lung Surgery

Patients quickest to light up again were those who delayed longest before giving it up

12/11/2006
3-Drug Regimen Is New Tool in Leukemia Fight

Study finds therapy produces significant gains against blood, bone marrow cancers

12/9/2006
A Year of Major Advances in Cancer Cited

But government funding cuts threaten continued research progress, oncologists report

12/7/2006
High Protein Diets May Boost Cancer Risk

Excess protein may also shorten life span, study suggests

12/5/2006
Cell Phone Use Doesn't Boost Cancer Risk

The message from a new study: Keep talking

12/1/2006
Study Unearths Clues on How Body Absorbs Folate

Findings may yield test for infants, adults to prevent neurological problems

11/30/2006
Tea Soothes Skin Damage Linked to Cancer Treatment

Extracts speed healing of radiation-related injury, researchers report

11/30/2006
Study Offers More Clues to 'Chemo Brain'

Standard cancer drugs killed off nervous system cells in mice

11/30/2006
Workouts Help Ward Off Cancer's Return

Just 1 to 3 hours of exercise per week may be protective, experts say

11/29/2006
Many Study Review Board Docs Have Ties to Drug Industry

But most believe their financial links won't influence their decisions

11/27/2006
Chemo Temporarily Shrinks Brain Areas, Study Finds

Discovery could explain cognitive troubles linked to cancer treatment

11/27/2006
Some Stem Cell Transplant Recipients Face Long-Term Risk

Leukemia patients almost twice as likely to develop a solid cancer within 10 years

11/20/2006
Aspirin May Cut Head and Neck Cancer Risk

The longer the use, the bigger the benefit, study found

11/17/2006
11/16/2006
Drug Might Squeeze Out Bone Cancer

It prohibits breakdown of bone that tumors need to grow