Mis. Cancer News

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11/15/2006
10% of Americans Struggle With Chronic Pain

And one in four adults suffered a daylong bout of pain in past month, report found

11/13/2006
Scientists Developing Lung Cancer Breath Test

Preliminary research finds it may spot those at high risk for the killer disease

11/12/2006
Rheumatoid Arthritis Meds Won't Up Most Cancer Risk

Major review finds increase in skin cancer for new biologic drugs, but not for other malignancies

11/10/2006
Firefighters at High Risk for Cancer

Airborne toxins raise their risk over time, study suggests

11/7/2006
Cancer Combo Therapy Is Cost-Effective

Initial outlay exceeds that of single treatments, but those costs are recovered over time, study finds

11/7/2006
Scientists Probe Radiotherapy-Linked Brain Changes

A cell receptor may play a role in cancer treatment cognitive woes

11/7/2006
Researchers Apologize for Disclosure Failure on Drug Study

But the science behind review of rheumatoid arthritis treatments is sound

11/2/2006
Childhood Radiation Treatment Boosts 2nd Cancer Risk

Age and amount of radiation influences potential for secondary tumor, study finds

10/31/2006
Mutation the Secret to Cancer-Resistant Mice' Success

White blood cells interpret tumor's defenses as a signal to attack, new research shows

10/26/2006
Gene Screen Links Cancer Treatment to Tumor Type

And better-targeted treatments mean better survival, researchers say

10/26/2006
Dual Drug Therapy Effective Against Pemphigus Vulgaris

Therapy sends devastating skin condition into remission, study found

10/20/2006
Bread-Heavy Diet Linked to Kidney Cancer

But expert urges caution in interpreting the study results

10/19/2006
Childhood Cancer Survivors More Likely to Have Preemies

But these women shouldn't abandon hopes of having children, researcher adds

10/19/2006
Could Personality Influence Cancer Risk?

Rat study finds timid rodents tend to fare worse

10/19/2006
Suicide Risk Doubles After Cancer Diagnosis

Actual numbers are still small, study finds, with men at highest risk

10/18/2006
Research Yields Clues to Radiation-Resistant Brain Cancer

Stem cells spur tumor recurrence, but chemotherapy may keep them at bay

10/18/2006
Grape Seed May Be a Cancer Fighter

In mouse study, extract shrank colon tumors by 44 percent

10/18/2006
Taxotere Approved for Head and Neck Cancer

Average survival extended by more than 4 months

10/15/2006
Communities Key to Lowering Cancer Risk

New guidelines underscore local government's role in providing healthy diet and exercise

10/13/2006
Test May Predict Liver Cancer Prognosis

High levels of a specific cell point to inoperable disease, new study finds

10/12/2006
Protein May Help Targeting for Anti-Tumor Drugs

Works as 'quality control inspector' in duplication of genetic code that can lead to cancer

10/12/2006
New Test Spots Thyroid Cancer Early

Earlier diagnosis means better treatment, experts say

10/11/2006
Childhood Cancer Treatments Have Long-Lasting Ill Effects

Almost two in three survivors have chronic health problems decades later

10/5/2006
'Chemo Brain' in Cancer Survivors Is Real: Study

Brain scans show changes in blood flow, metabolism

10/4/2006
Antibiotic Fights Chlamydia-Linked Eye Cancer

Doxycycline is effective in two-thirds of cases, study finds

10/2/2006
Antibiotic Inhibits Important Tumor Gene

Siomycin causes malignant cells to self-destruct, study finds

10/2/2006
Scientists Spot Potent Tobacco Carcinogen

Acrolein in cooking oil may also spur cancer in nonsmokers, they say

9/29/2006
Minority Gap in Medical Screening Tests Persists

Review of Medicare claims shows patient surveys aren't providing accurate data

9/28/2006
Vitamin D Compound May Fight Blood Clots in Cancer Patients

Calcitriol helped cut the risk of this complication, researchers say

9/28/2006
Medical Research Gets High-Powered 'Search Engine'

'Connectivity Map' quickly links diseases with candidate drugs

9/26/2006
Fentora Approved for Cancer Pain

Oral opioid treats rapid-onset 'breakthrough' pain

9/26/2006
One in 10 Mammograms Comes Back Abnormal

Study finds most radiologists evaluating tests well, reducing cancer death rates

9/25/2006
Cancer Staging Affects Patients' Survival

But Canadian study finds adherence to modified guidelines is poor

9/20/2006
Scientists Gain Insights Into Cancer's Spread

Tumor cells can easily switch to 'travel mode,' study finds

9/19/2006
Fatty Fish May Protect Against Kidney Cancer

Study found consumption dropped risk by 44 percent, but more research needed

9/15/2006
Blood Test Helps Spot Good Cancer Drugs

Counting a type of cell allows researchers to gauge effectiveness

9/14/2006
Cancer Drug Gleevec May Ease Rheumatoid Arthritis

Mouse study suggests it might fight a range of autoimmune illnesses

9/14/2006
Gene Test May Help Treat Rare Gastric Cancer

Doctors can use the screen to choose best chemotherapy, study shows

9/13/2006
Biomarkers May Be Key to Cancer Detection

But it's not yet clear which tests will be most useful, one expert says

9/13/2006
Hispanics Have Unique Cancer 'Profile'

Their risks, treatment needs differ from those of whites, experts say

9/12/2006
Medicare Drug Plan Helps Patients Fight Cancer

Despite fears to the contrary, it's widening access to drugs, study finds

9/11/2006
9/11's Grim Toll on Health Continues

As fifth anniversary dawns, witnesses, workers and local children may show long-term effects, experts say

9/7/2006
Scientists Map Genetic Codes for Breast, Colon Cancers

Step lays groundwork for better, targeted treatments, experts say

9/6/2006
Fewer Americans Felled by Cancer

But number of new cases stayed same from 1975 to 2003, report says

8/31/2006
Rheumatoid Arthritis Drugs May Not Raise Cancer Risk

Study found no increased danger for people taking newer TNF blockers

8/29/2006
31 States Record Increases in Adult Obesity

Two-thirds of Americans now at risk of diseases like diabetes, heart disease, report finds

8/25/2006
Study Reveals Smoking's Link to Breast Cancer

Carcinogens weaken cells' ability to repair DNA, researchers say

8/25/2006
Plastics Chemical Might Promote Breast Cancer

Scientists spot mechanism allowing bisphenol-A to concentrate in tumor cells

8/23/2006
Obesity Increases Chances of Early Death

Study found risk was two to three times greater than in normal-weight people

8/21/2006
Bilingual Clinics Boost Cancer Screening for Hispanic Women

Immigrant patients more comfortable speaking to health staff in Spanish, study confirms