Mis. Cancer News

Date Posted
Article Title
3/22/2016
Race, Poverty May Affect Early Stage Breast Cancer Management

Black and low-income patients less likely to undergo genetic testing, research shows

3/21/2016
Gene Tests May Help Predict Outcomes in Advanced Ovarian Cancer

Women with mutations in some 'DNA repair' genes may survive much longer, research shows

3/18/2016
Black Smokers Less Likely to Get Lung Cancer Screening

Racial differences in smoking patterns probably why, researchers suggest

3/18/2016
Generic Gleevec Will Likely Cut Millions in Health Costs

Over 5 years, researchers estimate more than $9 million in insurance savings

3/16/2016
Hospital Volume Tied to Success of Radiation Therapy for Prostate Cancer

Study finds more experienced medical centers achieve better survival rates

3/14/2016
Many Cancer Survivors Struggle to Make Ends Meet

Money problems can affect their mental health, quality of life, researchers say

3/11/2016
Preventive Mastectomies Triple Among U.S. Women With Cancer in One Breast

Patients increasingly opt to have the healthy breast removed, despite limited benefit, study says

3/11/2016
Gene Test May Spare Some Breast Cancer Patients From Chemo

Analysis can help women who won't benefit from additional treatment to avoid side effects, study says

3/11/2016
Exercise Doesn't Seem to Affect Breast Density

Physical activity's positive effect on breast cancer stems from another cause, researchers suggest

3/10/2016
Elderly With Advanced Colon Cancer Often Get Costly, Dubious Treatments: Study

Drugs come with many side effects, may add only one month to survival, researchers add

3/10/2016
Agent Orange Linked to Bladder Cancer, Thyroid Problems, Panel Says

Herbicide was used during Vietnam War, and vets with Parkinson's-like symptoms can file claim for the condition

3/10/2016
Drug Duo May Rapidly Shrink Breast Tumors in Some Patients

Researchers say combo therapy worked well for about 1 in 4 women with HER2-positive breast cancer

3/10/2016
Certain Biopsy Method Tied to Better Outcomes After Kidney Cancer

Image-guided testing of tissue from the kidney mass may lead to improved treatments, researchers say

3/9/2016
Diabetes Treatment May Affect Breast Density

Women on insulin might need extra breast cancer screening, expert suggests

3/9/2016
U.S. Cancer Death Rate Continues to Fall

But there's been a concerning increase in liver cancer, experts say

3/9/2016
With Early Breast Cancer, Targeted Radiation Shows Promise

Study finds limited radiotherapy effective after low-risk tumors are removed, but questions remain

3/8/2016
Six Ways to Reduce Your Risk of Colon Cancer

Diet, weight and physical activity play a significant role, expert says

3/8/2016
Preventive Mastectomy May Not Boost Sense of Well-Being

Over time, women reported similar states of mind with or without additional surgery, study finds

3/4/2016
New Tests May Help Combat Melanoma, Expert Says

Doctors now have genetic and molecular tools for diagnosing the deadly skin cancer

3/4/2016
Can Certain 'Poor Carb' Diets Raise Nonsmokers' Lung Cancer Risk?

Study suggests link for regimens rich in refined carbs, potatoes, but it can't prove cause-and-effect

3/4/2016
Women Often Overestimate Odds That Early Breast Cancer Will Return, Spread

Misperceptions lead to worry that harms quality of life, researcher says

3/3/2016
Radiation Therapy for Prostate Cancer May Carry Certain Risks

Chances of secondary cancers increased, but study authors stressed the overall risk was low

3/3/2016
Could Twitter Be a Recruitment Tool for Cancer Trials?

Study suggests it has untapped potential for linking patients to clinical trial enrollment websites

3/3/2016
Daily Low-Dose Aspirin Linked to Reduced Risk of Certain Cancers

The effect was seen most strongly with colon, gastrointestinal tumors, researchers report

3/2/2016
Study Questions Link Between Multiple Moles, Risk for Melanoma

Research suggests people with many of the blemishes not necessarily at higher risk for the cancer

3/2/2016
Ovarian Cancer Is More Than One Disease: Report

Better understanding needed to improve prevention, detection, treatment, U.S. panel notes

3/2/2016
Low Vitamin D Levels May Signal More Aggressive Prostate Cancer

But men should not expect supplements to ward off fast-growing tumors, expert says

3/1/2016
Is Type 1 Diabetes Linked to Raised Risk of Certain Cancers?

Study suggests, but doesn't prove, that odds increase for some types of tumors, but drop for others

3/1/2016
Abuse, Poverty in Childhood Linked to Adult Health Problems

Study found cancer, heart disease were more likely to crop up decades later

2/29/2016
For Cancer Patients, Pain May Rise as Finances Dwindle

Suffering can escalate for those with two months of reserves or less, study finds

2/24/2016
Health Problems Can Plague Seniors After Cancer Surgery

Researchers find falls, broken bones, bed sores more likely in older patients

2/24/2016
Laser Unlocks Blood-Brain Barrier for Chemotherapy, Study Shows

Cancer-fighting drugs were able to reach tumors, but the technique still in preliminary stage

2/24/2016
Brain Cancers Both Common and Deadly Among Teens, Young Adults: Report

But types of tumors start to vary as people age, researchers add

2/24/2016
Male Childhood Cancer Survivors Less Likely to Have Kids, Study Finds

But Norwegian researchers also found no increased risk of birth defects or delivery complications

2/22/2016
Estrogen for Vaginal Symptoms OK for Breast Cancer Survivors: Experts

New recommendation is aimed at women who are fighting or have survived a hormone-linked tumor

2/22/2016
Lung Cancer Survivors May Be Getting Too Many PET Scans

Study finds using costly test as first option for follow-up may not improve survival

2/22/2016
Racial Gap in U.S. Cancer Deaths Is Narrowing: Report

But black women still more susceptible to breast cancer, black men to colon cancer

2/22/2016
More American Women Opting for Mastectomy, Study Finds

Rate went up 36 percent between 2005 and 2013, researchers say

2/22/2016
U.S. Action on Climate Change Could Save Nearly 300,000 Lives by 2030: Study

Using targets from recent Paris Agreement, scientists calculate potential deaths averted from heart, lung disease

2/22/2016
Canadian Medical Panel Advises Against Routine Colonoscopy

Experts in the United States believe the move is misguided, however

2/22/2016
Vaccine Has Cut HPV Infection Rate in Teen Girls by Two-Thirds: Study

Still, too few girls and boys getting vaccinated against the virus that causes cervical cancer, other malignancies, researchers say

2/19/2016
Researchers Pursue Clue Between Obesity, Breast and Pancreatic Cancer

People with excess weight may have more of a potentially tumor-promoting substance, scientists say

2/19/2016
Cervical Cancer Can Be Prevented: FDA

Routine screening and vaccination are key to protecting women against the disease, experts say

2/17/2016
1 in 4 Breast Cancer Lumpectomies Requires Follow-Up Surgery

Risk after breast-conserving operation is lower with 'high-volume' surgeons, researchers say

2/15/2016
Cancer Patients Who Miss Radiation Treatments at High Risk for Relapse

Missed appointments prolong treatment, increase likelihood for cancer to return, study finds

2/12/2016
Could a Lung Cancer Drug Work Better With Coke?

Study finds cola boosts effectiveness of Tarceva for patients who are also taking a heartburn medicine

2/11/2016
Overactive Thyroid Linked to Breast Cancer Risk

But researchers added that their study did not prove cause-and-effect

2/11/2016
More Young Breast Cancer Patients Getting Gene Test

New study finds nearly all women under 40 at diagnosis are opting for BRCA evaluation

2/11/2016
2/8/2016
Is Fat From Another Area of Body Safe for Breast Reconstruction?

Research shows this practice doesn't increase risk for new cancers or recurrence