Mis. Cancer News

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5/9/2006
FDA Reviewing European Aspartame Data

New study contradicts earlier research with rats that found a link to cancer

5/8/2006
Does a 'Super Mouse' Hold Key to Beating Cancer?

Transplanting white blood cells from this mouse turns 'normal' mice tumor-resistant

5/5/2006
New Guidelines Help Preserve Fertility After Cancer Treatment

It's a common problem for both male and female patients

5/4/2006
PET, CT Cancer-Screening Scans Best Done Together

Spacing them apart makes for difficulties in reading the scans, experts say

5/3/2006
Key Factors Spur Older Cancer Patients to Quit Chemo

Colon cancer study cites frailty, lack of support as important to this decision

5/2/2006
Higher Incomes Don't Always Bring Better Care to Uninsured

People often forego preventive tests if they must pay out-of-pocket, study finds

5/1/2006
Cancer Gene Also Involved in Hair Loss

Finding might lead to genetic therapy for baldness, study suggests

4/27/2006
Patients More Open to Treatment Side Effects as Disease Progresses

Study finds end-of-life outlook on disability, pain changes over time

4/26/2006
Stopping Cancer's Spread

Blocking a key enzyme could put brakes on metastasis, experts say

4/25/2006
Appendix Cancer Rare But Potentially Deadly

The disease may be more serious than once thought, study shows

4/19/2006
Cell-Growth 'Switch' Holds Clues to Cancer

PTEN gene tells cells to divide or not, researchers say

4/18/2006
Elderly Cancer Survivors at Disability Risk

Study finds women who beat the disease were less able to perform daily tasks

4/17/2006
U.S. Doctors Offer Free Head-and-Neck Cancer Screening

Former baseball great and cancer survivor Brett Butler heads up the effort

4/13/2006
Online Cancer Resource Helps Asian Americans

New Web site provides multilingual data and advice

4/11/2006
Nanotechnology Zaps Prostate Tumor Cells

Organic particles aid chemo in destroying cancer

4/10/2006
Parents Can Help in Children's Drug Trials

They are accurate reporters of how kids are faring, study finds

4/7/2006
Scientists Seek Cancer's Early Warning Signs

A number of efforts could yield real rewards

4/7/2006
Food Antioxidants, Vitamin D Fight Breast Cancer

These compounds may also lower risk for ovarian tumors, studies find

4/6/2006
Ovary Removal May Boost Long-Term Dementia Risk

Experts say women must weigh pros and cons for this surgery

4/6/2006
Cervical Cancer Vaccine Gives Long-Term Protection

Nearly 5 years later, it still shields women from tumor-causing virus, researchers say

4/5/2006
Ginger an Ovarian Cancer Killer

The spice could prove a potent weapon against malignancy, researchers say

4/5/2006
Cancer Prevention Efforts Paying Off: Report

Tobacco use ebbs to lowest point in decades, but challenges still remain, report finds

3/30/2006
Lymph Node Removal May Boost Stomach Cancer Survival

But more extensive procedure increased short-term side effects, study found

3/30/2006
System Keeps Scan Results From Going Astray

Lost or misdirected MRI, CT scans can have devastating consequences for patients

3/29/2006
Fetal Environment May Influence Adult Cancer Risk

In mice, boosting uterine antioxidant levels also raised offspring's lifetime odds for cancer

3/29/2006
Scientists Spot Factor in Cancer's Spread

A key protein lures malignant cells to bone, study finds

3/27/2006
Antidepressants May Fight Colorectal Cancer

Study finds lower incidence in people taking SSRI drugs

3/27/2006
Nanoparticles May Be Future of Cancer Care

Super-small particles destroy malignant cells, leave healthy ones alone

3/23/2006
'Smart Bomb' Anti-Cancer Therapy Shows Promise

Tumor-killing virus hides in immune cells to target malignancy

3/17/2006
Longer Drug Therapy Helps Bone Marrow Disease Patients

'Maintenance' treatment with decitabine may improve MDS outcomes, study finds

3/16/2006
Whites Have Higher Blood Levels of Cancer-Linked PFCs

The industrial chemicals are found in insecticides, non-stick coatings

3/9/2006
Procedure Spares Hearing After Acoustic Neuroma

Excising these benign tumors from above the ear works best, study finds

3/3/2006
Erbitux Approved to Treat Head and Neck Cancers

First new drug for these types of cancer in decades

3/1/2006
Cancer Drug Approved for Rheumatoid Arthritis

In cases where other drugs don't work

2/28/2006
Japan A-Bomb Effects Linger 60 Years Later

Many children exposed to radiation are now elderly with thyroid problems, study finds

2/15/2006
Vitamins C and E May Help Lower Smokers' Cancer Risk

Vitamin C supplements counteract smoking-linked vitamin E depletion, study finds

2/14/2006
Common MRI Drug May Help Fight Cancer

The 'contrast agent' mangafodipir boosts chemo effectiveness, study suggests

2/13/2006
Asthma Boosts Odds for Other Chronic Health Woes

But it's not clear the respiratory disorder is the cause of these illnesses, experts say

2/13/2006
Nutrition Answers Just a Mouse Click Away

American Institute for Cancer Research offers free diet advice over the Web

2/9/2006
Organ Removal Not the Only Option for Kidney Cancer Patients

For small tumors, excising just the cancer may be enough, experts say

2/9/2006
U.S. Cancer Deaths Drop for First Time in More Than 70 Years

Experts point to lifestyle changes, earlier screening and better therapies

2/8/2006
Drug Extends Head and Neck Cancer Survival

Cetuximab-radiation combo almost doubles survival compared to radiation alone, study finds

2/3/2006
Pot Smoking Could Raise Odds for Bladder Cancer

Small study found nine out of 10 patients had regularly used marijuana

2/3/2006
Tumor-Suppressor Gene Helps Prevent Head and Neck Cancer

The finding could point the way to new treatments, researchers say

2/1/2006
1/30/2006
Fatalism, Ignorance Keep Many From Needed Cancer Checks

And too many doctors are failing to recommend screening, survey finds

1/30/2006
Cancer Screening Rates Remain Unchanged

Despite effective tests, not enough people are taking advantage of them, report finds

1/27/2006
Soy Claim as Heart Helper in Dispute

New findings could change FDA rules on claims made by soy products

1/27/2006
Key Enzyme Linked to Cancer Risk

Mice lacking the DFF gene had triple the rate of malignancy, researchers say

1/26/2006
New Treatment for Stomach and Kidney Cancers

Deprives tumors of blood and nutrients