Mis. Cancer News

Date Posted
Article Title
6/9/2004
Mono Virus Can Predict Cancer Relapse

Study ties survival to amount of Epstein-Barr in blood

6/8/2004
Fewer Minorities Than Ever in U.S. Cancer Trials

White males still most likely to enroll despite Congressional action

6/8/2004
Cholesterol Drugs May Double as Cancer Fighters

But researchers say more study is needed before using statins against tumors

6/8/2004
Much of Chemo Drug's Effects Are Lost

Study finds patients only metabolize half the typical dose of common medication

6/5/2004
New Weapon Against Kidney Cancer Shows Promise

Experimental drug shrinks tumors in advanced cases, study finds

6/3/2004
Cancer Survival Rates Up

Lung cancer cases among women down for first time, annual U.S. report finds

6/2/2004
Halting Cancer's Spread

Blocking cellular enzyme may stop progression of disease, study says

6/1/2004
Tobacco a Gender Equalizer for Lung-Cancer Risk

And pipe smoking isn't a safe alternative to cigarettes, new studies show

5/31/2004
Say So Long to Spit Tobacco

Dipping, chewing aren't safe alternatives to smoking, experts say

5/25/2004
Other Illnesses Affect the Course of Cancer Patients

Yet not enough doctors are focused on that fact, study says

5/25/2004
White Tea Kills More Germs Than Its Green Cousin

Study finds its immune powers not just an 'old wives' tale'

5/20/2004
Larynx Cells Yield Clues to Immune Function

Could lead to ways to fight cancer, asthma

5/18/2004
Gene Might Trigger Leukemia, Lymphoma

Mouse study shows it interferes with normal cell growth

5/17/2004
Blow Fish Poison Makes Powerful Painkiller

Study finds it dulls physical agony of cancer for up to two weeks

5/13/2004
Smoking Big Killer of Black Men

Tobacco linked to nearly two-thirds of cancer deaths among black men in U.S.

5/7/2004
The Ins and Outs of Radiation Therapy

New brochure walks cancer patients through every step of therapy

5/5/2004
One-Two Punch Urged for Head, Neck Cancers

Studies find benefits from chemo and radiation after surgery

4/30/2004
Gene Defect Linked to Premature Aging

Finding may also lead to new way to treat cancer, researchers say

4/29/2004
New Liver Cancer Treatment Targets Tumors

It delivers radiation directly to malignant cells

4/28/2004
Genetic Study Could Predict Cancer Survival

New technology moving toward medical practice

4/23/2004
Single Women Less Likely to Get Cancer Screenings

Many feel out of place going to doctors, report found

4/22/2004
Immune System Memory Center Identified

Finding could lead to better vaccines, cancer treatments

4/20/2004
New Cancer Research Promising

Use of cows and genes may help tailor treatment

4/19/2004
Tea Looks a Promising Prostate Cancer Fighter

Resveratrol less so, new research finds

4/16/2004
Stomach Cancer Procedure Doesn't Improve Odds

Extended lymph node dissection makes no difference in long-term survival

4/15/2004
Inner Strength Helps Women After Cancer

Quality of life improves for survivors, study finds

4/15/2004
Study Criticizes Quality of Some Cancer Web Sites

Sites focusing on alternative care can be biased, unreliable

4/14/2004
Key Protein in Blood Vessel Formation Found

Could help fight against heart disease, cancer

4/13/2004
Lung Cancer in U.S. Women Is 'Epidemic'

Paper says death rate rose 600% from 1930 to 1997

4/12/2004
Chemo Side Effects Underestimated

Study finds many doctors under-treat delayed nausea

4/4/2004
Scientists Strive for Breast Cancer Vaccine

While trials are promising, much research remains

3/26/2004
Tricky Tumors

Study shows how they evade immune system

3/22/2004
Breast Cancer Drug Underused, Study Says

Doctor practices, women's attitudes said to be responsible

3/17/2004
Transplant Drug Aids in Fighting Cancer

Rapamycin helps chemo deliver one-two punch in mice with lymphoma

3/12/2004
Study Slams Some Alternative Cancer Treatments

They include Laetrile, shark cartilage and metabolic therapies, among others

3/11/2004
Cancer Deadlier for Poor, Minorities

New data underscore racial, ethnic and economic disparities

3/10/2004
Women May Not Have Fixed Number of Eggs

Mouse study could lead to breakthroughs in infertility treatments

3/8/2004
Embryo Produced From Frozen Ovarian Tissue

Major step toward enabling cancer victims to get pregnant

3/5/2004
Measuring the Damage of Cancer

Identifies DNA damage caused by drugs, natural cell death

3/4/2004
Asbestos Remains Key Public Health Threat

10,000 deaths expected annually for next 2 decades, report contends

3/2/2004
Battling Bladder Cancer's Return

Procedure may help detect patients most likely to have recurrence

3/2/2004
When It's Hard to Swallow

Dysphagia affects one in 10 people over age 50

3/1/2004
New Tumor Marker Found

Scientists say it's involved in many kinds of cancers

2/26/2004
New Target for Tumor-Killing Drugs Found

Scientists identify molecule necessary for survival of cancerous cells

2/25/2004
Cancer Patients Likelier to Use Alternative Medicine

Study finds they spend $500 a year on nontraditional treatments

2/20/2004
Kidney Cancer Vaccine Shows Promise

A new study shows experimental therapy appears to cut risk of recurrence

2/18/2004
Cancer Tumors Clamp Blood Vessels Shut

Anti-cancer drugs can't hit their target when this happens, researchers suggest

2/18/2004
Hospice May Not Be Cheaper Alternative

Comparison with traditional care finds hospice more costly

2/16/2004
Study Finds Familial Link in Many Cancers

Children of victims likelier to have same tumor

2/13/2004
Sound Slumber May Keep Cancer at Bay

Sleeping poorly affects 2 hormones involved in disease progression