Mis. Cancer News

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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

1/26/2006
FDA Approves New Drug for Two Cancers

Sutent works against stomach and kidney cancers

1/24/2006
Fish Oil Won't Fight Cancer

But finding doesn't mean omega-3 fatty acids aren't heart-healthy, experts add

1/24/2006
Chronic Inflammation Could Spur Cancer

Study finds higher risk for malignancy in people with key inflammatory marker

1/23/2006
Long-Term Survivors Hold Clues to Beating Lung Cancer

About 1% of patients deemed 'incurable' beat the odds, study found

1/20/2006
Curry Spice Plus Cabbage Compound May Fight Cancer

Mouse study of prostate tumors suggests real promise from the treatment

1/18/2006
Quality of Life Predicts Head and Neck Cancer Survival

Progress in the first year after surgery could be crucial, study suggests

1/18/2006
Cervical Cancer Screening Rates Improving in U.S.

But many states still fall short, new report finds

1/17/2006
Protein Yields Blood Cancer Clues

Findings could further research into acute myeloid leukemia

1/13/2006
Ginger Could Add Spice to Cancer Care

Trial results suggest it eases chemo-related nausea

1/13/2006
New Pap Test No Better Than Conventional One

The finding could challenge recent changes in cervical cancer screening guidelines

1/12/2006
Research Reveals Secrets of Cancer's Spread

Tumor cells on the periphery are the most deadly, study suggests

1/4/2006
Gene Plays Key Role in Stopping Spread of Some Cancers

Certain tumors silence its ability to make metastatic cells commit suicide, study finds

12/30/2005
Trans Fat Food Labels Are Coming

Starting New Year's Day, labeling also will list potential allergens

12/29/2005
Healthy Aging: The 50s -- Time for Your Annual Checkup!

Recommended screenings can be a lifesaver, experts say

12/27/2005
Poorer Black Women Going Without Pap Smears

Underserved neighborhoods may have fewer health resources, experts say

12/15/2005
Human Epigenome Project Could Help Cure Disease

Scientists push for a new effort to understand mechanisms that direct DNA

12/8/2005
Fighting Cancer May Mean Fighting 'Fate'

A belief that illness is 'meant to be' can prove deadly, experts say

12/6/2005
Two Drugs Boost Endometrial Cancer Survival

Doxorubicin and cisplatin after surgery help fight advanced disease, study found

12/2/2005
Infertility Boosts Testicular Cancer Risk

Screening subfertile men for the disease makes sense, expert says

12/2/2005
Cancer Group Lists Top Treatment Advances for 2005

Inroads against breast, lung and stomach tumors, plus two cervical cancer vaccines

11/29/2005
Laser Surgery Effective for Liver Cancer, Research Shows

But not all surgeons agree the method is as good a standard surgery

11/25/2005
Injected Virus Kills Brain Cancer in Mice

The treatment shows real promise, researchers say

11/25/2005
Cancer Vaccine Research Gets a Boost

An existing drug thwarts a tumor's ability to trick immune system, researchers say

11/23/2005
Genes May Predict Childhood Cancer Prognosis

Finding could help doctors treating neuroblastomas, researchers say

11/22/2005
Radiation Therapy Raises Hip Fracture Risk

Women receiving the treatment for pelvic cancers need monitoring, experts say

11/21/2005
Muscular Dystrophy Gives Clue to Cancer Wasting

A cellular protein connects the two, researchers say

11/17/2005
Third of Cancers Caused by Modifiable Risk Factors

Tobacco, alcohol and lack of exercise are culprits in Western nations, survey finds

11/16/2005
Great American Smokeout Arrives Thursday

Annual event urges smokers to kick the habit for good