Mis. Cancer News

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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

8/18/2006
Childhood Cancer Survivors at Raised Risk for Suicide

One in eight adults had considered ending their lives, study found

8/18/2006
Can Naturopathic Remedies Fight Cancer, Hot Flashes?

Research suggests efficacy, but critics say treatments remain unproven

8/17/2006
Coping Strategies Help Caregivers Deal With Death

'Complicated grief' can be difficult to handle, researchers say

8/16/2006
Tumor Response May Determine Best Liver Transplant Candidates

'Milan criteria' may not be crucial in predicting cancer recurrence, study reports

8/15/2006
Breast Cancer Gene Mutations More Common Than Thought

BRCA1 and 2 almost as prevalent in black women as in white, researchers report

8/14/2006
Communication With Doctors Affects Blacks' Cancer Care

Less-informed decisions may account for racial differences in outcomes among cancer patients

8/14/2006
Medication Errors Common in Kids' Leukemia Treatment

Complicated medication regimens appear to be the reason, researchers contend

8/11/2006
Researchers Probe Mechanisms of Infection

Study sheds light on link between inflammation and disease

8/10/2006
Some Dogs Carry 'Contagious' Cancer

Medical anomaly poses no threat to humans, experts say

8/9/2006
Gene Test Predicts Lung Cancer Outcome

Revolutionary new screen helps doctors decide whether patients need chemotherapy

7/25/2006
Testicular Cancer Cells Weakened by Heat

Finding could explain increased survival in men with this disease

7/25/2006
Treatment Strategy Extends Pancreatic Cancer Survival

Surgery followed by chemo, radiation may be better than surgery alone

7/21/2006
Health Tip: Undergoing Chemotherapy?

Here's how to take care of yourself

7/20/2006
Chemotherapy in Childhood Can Bring Adult Heart Woes

Researchers are seeking ways to prevent this long-term complication