Mis. Cancer News

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4/13/2007
Minimally Invasive Lung Procedure Boosts Chemotherapy

Thoracoscopic lobectomy also shortens hospital stays, recovery times, study finds

4/11/2007
A Brother's Death, a Sister's Awakening

His inspiring fight against a crippling cancer taught her the value of life and love

4/10/2007
U.S. Cancer Deaths Continue to Decline

But too many people are still smoking and not eating well or exercising, report says

4/9/2007
Rare Joint Cancer Yields Its Secrets

Understanding synovial sarcoma can bring effective treatment, experts say

4/6/2007
Cell Growth Factor Promotes Cancer's Spread

Inhibiting TGF-beta might prove effective therapy, researchers say

4/5/2007
Dogged Research Spots Gene Behind Pooches' Size

Discovery also gives insight into canine, human disease, experts say

4/3/2007
Breast Cancer Deaths Dropping Most in Women Under 70

Overall decline since 1990s attributed to tamoxifen, more screenings, experts say

3/29/2007
Periodic Health Checkups Boost Cancer Screening Rates

Regular visits tripled likelihood of colon or prostate tests, study finds

3/27/2007
Radiofrequency Method Zaps Lung Tumors

Using a needle, doctors subject cancer to electrical currents

3/27/2007
Blueberries May Help Curb Colon Cancer

The antioxidant-rich food cut precancerous lesions in rats

3/27/2007
Long-Term Aspirin Use Cuts Death Risk for Women: Study

Two decades of tracking shows low to moderate use has major impact on heart disease and cancer

3/26/2007
Docs' Referral Practices Limit Breast Reconstruction

Findings show only 16% of U.S. women who've had mastectomy have plastic surgery

3/22/2007
Saliva Tests Making Their Way to Routine Care

Screens are already in the works for cancer, other illnesses, experts say

3/20/2007
Childhood Leukemia Survivors at Long-Term Risk of Second Cancer

Odds for a variety of tumors kept rising in 30-year study

3/19/2007
Obese Men With Prostate Cancer Face Higher Death Risk

Study finds 2.6-fold increase in chance of dying compared to normal-weight men

3/16/2007
Immune Protein May Help Spur Cancer's Return

Finding opens new target for treatment, researchers say

3/14/2007
U.S. Faces Shortage of Cancer Doctors: Report

An aging population will put real strain on oncology care, experts say

3/12/2007
'Expert Centers' Give More Cost-Effective Cancer Care

Study finds these hospitals are more costly, but provide savings over long term

3/11/2007
Trial Uses Measles to Kill Bone Marrow Cancer

Researchers look to engineer the virus as treatment for multiple myeloma

3/9/2007
Heated 'Nanoprobes' Destroy Breast Cancer Cells

In animal study, tumor growth was slowed with no toxicity

3/7/2007
3/6/2007
CT Scans May Not Lower Lung Cancer Death Rate

New findings are at odds with those of an earlier trial, however

3/6/2007
Aspirin, NSAIDs Won't Prevent Colorectal Cancer: Study

U.S. task force recommendation says potential harm outweighs benefits

2/27/2007
Some Antioxidant Supplements May Raise Death Risk

But critics say the review of the data has serious flaws

2/27/2007
Rheumatoid Arthritis Boosts Cancer Death Risk: Study

Researchers urge further investigation into targeted therapies to improve survival rate

2/26/2007
Children With Cancer at Risk for Fragile Bones

Lack of exercise plus treatment side effects are to blame, experts say

2/22/2007
Cancer Drug May Turn Immune System Against Tumors

It's a new strategy in fighting malignancy, researchers say

2/22/2007
Words Can Help the Healing

Expressive-writing therapy is aiding cancer patients

2/21/2007
DNA May Predict Benefit of Lung Cancer Treatment

Two-gene test could help some patients avoid unnecessary chemotherapy, researchers say

2/21/2007
Childhood Cancer Survivors Face Increased Sarcoma Risk

They were nine times more likely to develop secondary malignancy, study finds

2/17/2007
'Great American Health Challenge:' Beat Cancer

American Cancer Society wants to help you cut your risk for the disease

2/15/2007
Health Tip: Understanding Hodgkin's Disease

A cancer of the lymphatic system

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