Mis. Cancer News

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10/4/2005
Lifestyle Changes Could Save Millions

Additional 2% decrease in chronic disease deaths adds up to 36 million lives saved worldwide over next decade, experts say

10/4/2005
Common Gene Variant May Help Spur Cancer

Nearly 14 percent of Americans carry the TGFBR1*6A gene type, experts say

10/4/2005
U.S. Cancer Death Rates Keep Falling

Decline since 1990s has been steeper among men than women, new report finds

9/28/2005
Cancer Drug Might Fight Lethal Lung Hypertension

Gleevec, so successful against leukemia, may also fight arterial disease

9/28/2005
Prolonged Fever Can Be Sign of Some Cancers

Patients might have a slightly higher risk of tumors, a new study finds

9/26/2005
Pomegranate Shows Promise Against Prostate Cancer

It stopped malignancy in cell cultures and mice, but experts remain cautious

9/23/2005
PSA Still Best Predictor of Prostate Cancer Recurrence

Study counters recent claims that test might not be effective

9/23/2005
Boosting Immune Response Could Fight Cancer

An HIV therapy might also improve vaccination effectiveness, experts say

9/20/2005
Cancer Survivors Face Future Risk

Despite impressive treatment advances, there's a chance of second malignancy, study finds

9/20/2005
The Beta Carotene-Tobacco Conundrum

Supplement cuts cancer risk in non-smokers, but ups it in those who've smoked, study finds

9/16/2005
Stem Cell Transplant Can Leave Long-Term Health Woes

These effects are non-life-threatening but should be monitored, experts say

9/15/2005
Vegetables, Fruit Cut Pancreatic Cancer Risk

These healthy diets reduced risk by 50 percent, study found

9/15/2005
Crunchy Veggies May Thwart Lung Cancer

In high doses, those in the cabbage family slowed malignancies, studies found

9/15/2005
More Cancer Survivors Staying in the Workforce

Better care, less discrimination keeps them on the job, expert says

9/13/2005
U.S. Death Trends Show Successes, Failures

Big gains against heart disease, but diabetes, COPD deaths are rising, report finds

9/13/2005
Breast Cancer Surgery May Play Role in Recurrence

It might encourage growth of tumor blood vessels, study suggests

9/12/2005
High Doses of IV Vitamin C Fight Cancer

But will success in the lab translate to humans?

9/12/2005
Social, Academic Trouble Can Follow Childhood Cancer

But a focus on education may limit these aftereffects, experts say

9/7/2005
Antibiotic Could Make Chemotherapy Safer

But added cost and raised risk of drug resistance may limit its use, experts say

8/31/2005
Super-Small 'Stealth' Drugs Could Fight Cancer

Powders are so tiny they evade the body's immune system, experts say

8/30/2005
New Drug Weakens Cancer Cells

In early studies in mice, tumors shrank by 90 percent

8/30/2005
Strategy Helps Tailor Head, Neck Cancer Treatment

Blood protein identifies those who'll benefit from specific drugs

8/29/2005
Cancer Drugs May Fight Rapid-Aging Disease

New hope for children with this rare disorder

8/23/2005
Chemo-Hormone Combo Curtails Toxic Side Effects

Research with mice offers hope for ovarian, breast and prostate tumors

8/22/2005
Preliminary Drug Trials for Cancer Underreported

This lack of reporting can delay drug development, study says

8/22/2005
Asian Shrub Could Be a Cancer-Fighter

Compound from croton plant's seeds shrank pancreatic, prostate tumors in mice

8/17/2005
Protein May Hold Key to Cancer Radiation Treatments

Manipulating the molecule could boost the therapy's effectiveness, study suggests

8/15/2005
Cellular Enzyme Can Trigger Cancer

Matriptase lies on cell's surface, making it a great candidate for new drugs

8/15/2005
Molecular Probe Could Spot Cancers Early

Method may detect malignancies before they spread

8/11/2005
Scientists ID Possible Cancer-Causing Gene

The work involves fruit flies but could benefit people

8/8/2005
Depression, Fatigue Don't Boost Cancer Risk: Study

But experts think the finding may not apply to many people

8/4/2005
Could Suspended Animation Combat Cancer?

'Cellular senescence' might be used to put tumors to sleep, research suggests

8/4/2005
Broccoli May Fight Bladder Cancer

Researchers focus on compounds called isothiocyanates

8/4/2005
Rapid Scan Helps Diagnose Dangerous Childhood Cancer

Researchers develop gene chip to aid neuroblastoma prognosis

8/3/2005
Laser Treatment Kills Cancer Cells in Lab

But doesn't damage healthy tissue, researchers report

8/3/2005
Study Finds Virtual Colonoscopy Spots More Than Colon Cancer

But experts disagree over the value of the technology

8/1/2005
Smoking, Obesity Double Trouble for Teens

Secondhand smoke is nearly as unhealthy as puffing on cigarettes, study finds

7/27/2005
Anti-Cancer 'Smart Bomb' Deals Killer Blow

Nanocell starves tumor's blood supply and destroys malignant cells

7/27/2005
Doctors Best at Calming Patients' Fears

But educational videos better at providing disease info, study finds

7/25/2005
Chinese Medicine Yields Anti-Cancer Compound

Cottonseed agent kills drug-resistant malignancies

7/21/2005
New Drug Promising for Testicular Cancer

Single-dose carboplatin post-surgery just as effective as weeks of radiotherapy

7/20/2005
Reporting Bias Can Skew Research

Researcher says unpublished work can dampen prognostic power of disease markers

7/18/2005
Virus-Based Cancer Research Heats Up

Scientists use common cold bug to kill heated tumor cells

7/15/2005
Many Women Uninformed About Cervical Cancer

Just 23 percent know a virus causes the disease, survey finds

7/15/2005
Getting a Jump on Cancer Genetics

Scientists using 'jumping genes' to uncover tumor-linked mutations

7/14/2005
Cancer Doesn't Have to Cost You Your Fertility

New treatments can enable patients to still have children, review notes

7/11/2005
Curry Spice Shuts Down Melanoma

In the lab, high doses of curcumin killed tumor cells

7/8/2005
New Thyroid Surgery Uses Smaller Incision

It's safe and speeds healing, surgeons say

7/8/2005
Parking Lots Paving the Way for Pollution

Widely used sealants add carcinogens to local streams, study finds

7/8/2005
Health Tip: Caring for the Seriously Ill

Make time for yourself, too