Mis. Cancer News

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12/17/2007
Cancer Killed Almost 8 Million Worldwide in 2007

12 million new cases -- many preventable -- were diagnosed this year, American Cancer Society reports

12/14/2007
Immigrants Less Likely to Report Family History of Cancer

Study suggests it results in poor screening, prevention efforts

12/14/2007
New Cancer Drug Tied to Heart Problems

Sutent linked to hypertension, heart events in patients battling stomach cancer

12/13/2007
Cell 'Addiction' to Growth Factors May Help Spur Cancers

Study in mice shows blocking this dependence could stop disease before it starts

12/12/2007
Cancer Patients Hold Fast to Belief That Opioids Mean Death

Docs need to educate that drugs such as morphine are more than just a last resort

12/11/2007
Gene Variant Tied to More Aggressive Prostate Cancer

Men with differing version of tumor suppressor appear at increased risk, researchers say

12/11/2007
High Meat Consumption Linked to Heightened Cancer Risk

U.S. study finds the more red meat and processed meat you eat, the higher the risk

12/7/2007
Blood Test to Detect Lung Cancer Being Eyed

Finding markers for 4 key proteins could determine if more invasive treatment is necessary, researchers say

12/7/2007
Gene-Based Sunscreen Might Someday Prevent Skin Cancer

A topical drug could strengthen cells' DNA, animal studies suggest

12/7/2007
Everyday Choices Can Influence Cancer Risk

More salads, exercise, can keep lung tumors at bay, one study found

12/5/2007
FDA Panel Says No to Avastin for Advanced Breast Cancer

Drug has significant risks, and its benefits are still debated, experts say

12/5/2007
Night Shift Work May Heighten Risk for Cancer

Expert panel to add it to list of 'probable' causes of malignancy

11/30/2007
Diets May Raise Cancer Risk for Poor, Urban Women

Most get too little of nutrients that cut their odds for malignancy, study finds

11/30/2007
Cancer Patients Gain From Reporting Symptoms Online

It's an effective way of connecting with doctors in real time, speeding care, study finds

11/29/2007
Research Can Help Close Cancer 'Race Gap'

Understanding the needs of minority communities is key, U.S. teams say

11/28/2007
Rise in CT Scans Poses Cancer Risk

One-third of the scans are unnecessary, Columbia researchers contend

11/28/2007
Cancer-Suppressing Gene Tied to Female Fertility

It's potentially another helpful role for p53, scientists say

11/26/2007
Understanding of Mammography Differs Among Races

Better breast health education needed among minority, underserved women, study finds

11/26/2007
Special MRI Shows Secondhand Smoke Damages Lungs

Researchers say their study is the first to prove a connection

11/23/2007
Fetal Exposure to Arsenic Affects Genes

Contaminated water could boost child's cancer risk, study finds

11/14/2007
Cell Structure Helps Direct Cancer Gene 'Switch'

The finding might help lead to new treatments, scientists say

11/8/2007
FDA Issues New Warnings for Anemia Drugs

ESAs can increase cancer growth, cause stroke and heart attacks, revised label warns

11/7/2007
Health Tip: People With Cancer Can Exercise

But check with a doctor first

11/7/2007
Excess Pounds Raise Women's Cancer Risk

Obesity linked to a range of tumor types, studies find

11/6/2007
Obesity Leaves More Americans With Physical Limitations

But some extra weight may not lead to cardiovascular disease and cancer, research finds

10/31/2007
Obesity Linked to Increased Cancer Risk

Report says exercise and diet can lower chances of malignancies

10/30/2007
Virus Shows Some Cancer-Killing Abilities

Results are promising but preliminary, experts caution

10/30/2007
Vitamin D Won't Help Prevent Most Cancers

Major study did find possible protection against colon tumors, however

10/26/2007
Survey Finds Many Women Misinformed About Cancer

Deaths rates could be cut with more testing and early detection

10/26/2007
Precancerous Lesions Raise Cervical Cancer Risk

Study finding may lead to changes in recommendations for Pap tests

10/22/2007
Emotional State Doesn't Affect Cancer Survival

Researchers found no difference between upbeat, less positive patients

10/15/2007
U.S. Cancer Death Rate Continues to Fall

Report finds a doubling of the rate of decline over past decade

10/8/2007
Medicare Changes Didn't Alter Cancer Care

Survey finds little difference in chemotherapy treatment; some critics say that's not good enough

10/2/2007
Obesity Driving Rising U.S. Health Costs

Americans outspend Europeans when it comes to chronic disease care, study finds

9/26/2007
Fruits, Veggies Won't Lower Colon Cancer Risk

Study finds no link, but these foods do fight other health woes, experts say

9/25/2007
1 in 12 Outpatient Visits Is for Prevention: Study

They include cholesterol checks, gynecologic care and cancer screening

9/21/2007
Clues to Cell Death Could Fight Disease

Insights might produce treatments to kill off cancer cells, experts say

9/21/2007
Gene Chip Data Can Boost Cancer Outcomes

4 of 7 patients with incurable disease fared better, doctor says

9/19/2007
Stem Cells From Testes Produce Wide Range of Tissue Types

Work with mice might lead to treatments for diseases such as diabetes and Alzheimer's

9/18/2007
Tiny Sensor Could Spot Cancer Early

Device is one of many innovations that may revolutionize care

9/17/2007
Cancer Care Might Impair Driving

Head-and-neck cancer patients displayed more weaving, slower brake times

9/16/2007
Genetics Hold Promise, Challenges for Cancer Care

Discoveries are exciting but roadblocks remain, experts say

9/12/2007
Education Linked to Cancer Death Rates

Socioeconomic status and access to health care may explain the connection

9/11/2007
6 Years Later, 9/11 Health Questions Linger

Confusion, lack of data has rescue workers, medical experts frustrated

9/10/2007
Long-Term Fatigue Plagues Cancer Survivors

Researchers found effects last well after therapy ends

9/10/2007
Mental Health Woes Strike Half of Cancer Patients

Listening to patients is key to helping them feel better, researchers say

9/10/2007
Study Questions Dead-End Cancer Clinical Trials

Just 13% of 'positive' phase II studies go forward despite promise

9/6/2007
Vitamin C Plus Fat Might Spur Cancer

Mixing in the stomach, this combo encourages carcinogens, study suggests

8/30/2007
Direct Anesthetic Infusion Helps Colorectal Cancer Patients

Ropivacaine helped control postoperative pain, cut recovery time, study finds

8/29/2007
Self-Exams of Feet Can Catch Early Melanoma

Stay a step ahead of cancer with check for moles, freckles or spots, surgeons' group says