Mis. Cancer News

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6/9/2016
California Enacts Right-to-Die Law

Move triples percentage of terminally ill patients in U.S. who will now have this option

6/8/2016
Cancer's Heavy Financial Burden

1 in 10 patients skipped doctor visits, nearly 1 in 5 didn't fill prescriptions due to cost, survey shows

6/7/2016
U.S. Black Women Get Less Care to Prevent Breast Cancer Return

Genetic testing, risk-reducing surgery more likely for whites, Hispanics, study finds

6/7/2016
Female Reproductive Tract Not a Sterile Environment, Study Finds

Researchers also found different microbes in women with ovarian cancer

6/7/2016
Double Stem Cell Transplant May Help Fight a Childhood Cancer

Tandem treatments might give survival edge to kids with neuroblastoma, researcher says

6/6/2016
Longer Use of Certain Drugs Cuts Recurrence for Breast Cancer Survivors

Women who took an aromatase inhibitor for 10 years instead of 5 got added benefit, study found

6/6/2016
Useless Treatments Common in Young, Terminal Cancer Patients

3 in 4 get aggressive therapies with painful side effects in last months of their lives, study finds

6/6/2016
Superior Results for Myeloma Drug That's Added Earlier in Treatment

Response rate doubled for patients with this blood cancer, study finds

6/6/2016
U.S. Pays Highest Prices for Cancer Meds: Study

However, actual ability to pay for the drugs is better than in some other countries, researchers add

6/6/2016
The Cost of Cancer Drugs

The monthly cost of cancer drugs is highest in the United States, new study finds.

6/6/2016
Antibody-Based Therapy Shows Promise Against Stomach Cancer

Patients with advanced disease lived longer when they received this targeted treatment, research shows

6/6/2016
Two-Pronged Chemo Helps Some With Advanced Ovarian Cancer

Study found using both abdomen drip and IV delayed progression of disease

6/6/2016
Liquid Biopsy May Help Doctors Track Changes in Tumors

Large study found it predicted when cancer DNA was mutating, could help tailor treatments to avoid drug resistance

6/6/2016
Immune-Based Drug May Help Some With Advanced Bladder Cancer

About a quarter of older patients deemed too frail for chemo responded to Tecentriq, study found

6/3/2016
Cheaper Breast Cancer Drug Does Well in Clinical Trial

It has similar effectiveness, safety compared to Herceptin for HER2-positive disease

6/3/2016
1 in 5 Ovarian Cancer Patients Doesn't Get Life-Extending Surgery: Study

Advanced age, disease were predictors for receiving only chemo, radiation or nothing at all

6/2/2016
Mindfulness Meditation Seems to Soothe Breast Cancer Survivors

Six-week class reduced fear of recurrence, fatigue and anxiety, researchers report

6/2/2016
15.5 Million Americans Now Surviving Cancer: Report

But better tools needed to support their long-term recovery, experts say

6/2/2016
Low-Dose Aspirin Tied to Longer Colon Cancer Survival

Study found most benefit seen in those taking the drug before their cancer diagnosis

6/1/2016
Brain Cancer Treatment Shows Promise in Early Trial

Injectable virus appears to extend lives of glioblastoma patients

5/27/2016
NIH Experts Cast Doubt on Rat Study Linking Cellphones, Tumors

Rodents exposed to phone radiation actually lived longer than unexposed animals, reviewers point out

5/27/2016
Make That Memorial Day BBQ Tasty -- and Safe

Cooking meat at high temperatures can release harmful chemicals, but a few precautions help, nutritionist says

5/27/2016
6 Sun Safety Tips for 'Don't Fry Day'

National Council on Skin Cancer Prevention reminds you to avoid unprotected sun exposure

5/26/2016
Healthy Living May Offset Genetic Breast Cancer Risk

Lifestyle may matter even more when your DNA is working against you, research shows

5/26/2016
Global Recession May Have Contributed to Cancer Deaths

Health-care cuts, unemployment linked to more than 260,000 additional deaths, study finds

5/25/2016
Researchers Find 8 Immune Genes in Aggressive Brain Cancer

Discovery might eventually lead to better treatment for glioblastoma multiforme

5/25/2016
Common Abnormal Heart Rhythm Linked to Cancer Risk

But study only found an association and doesn't prove that atrial fibrillation causes cancer

5/24/2016
Most Americans Wouldn't Join a Clinical Trial, Survey Finds

Only 40 percent had favorable view of these studies, but number rose when they received more info

5/24/2016
Colon Cancer Rising in People Under 50

Incidence up more than 10 percent in 10 years among Americans, study finds

5/24/2016
Time to Drop the 'No-Eating Rule' Before Colonoscopy?

Consuming limited amount of low-fiber food day before didn't disrupt procedure, study finds

5/23/2016
Too Many Advanced Cancer Patients Lack Info About Their Disease

In study, just 1 in 20 terminally ill people understood their prognosis, researchers say

5/23/2016
Home Remedy For Skin Cancer May Cause Damage, Mask New Growth

'Black salve' made FDA's fake cancer cures list

5/23/2016
Fertility Info Lacking for Young Women Who Beat Cancer

Two-thirds said they would've liked more advice on preserving ability to have children, study shows

5/19/2016
A Little Excess Weight May Boost Colon Cancer Survival

Researchers saw an effect, but experts stress that heavier people also have higher odds of getting cancer

5/19/2016
Fatty Foods During Teen Years May Influence Later Breast Cancer Risk

Higher amounts of unhealthy fats tied to greater breast density, researchers suggest

5/19/2016
FDA Approves New Drug to Treat Bladder Cancer

Tecentriq boosted survival in small trial

5/19/2016
'Precision' Cancer Treatment May Extend Lives

Therapy that uses patient DNA to guide drug selection seems superior to standard chemo, study finds

5/19/2016
Melanoma Drug Boosting Survival for Many, Study Shows

Keytruda also seen prompting remission in 1 in 6 cases

5/19/2016
Healthy Living Could Drastically Cut Cancer Deaths

4 key lifestyle factors include: weight, exercise, no smoking and skipping alcohol, study says

5/18/2016
Early Palliative Care Seems to Help Caregivers, Too

Such programs improve quality of life for folks caring for terminal cancer patients, study finds

5/18/2016
Tumor Location Affects Colon Cancer Survival: Study

It found that patients with tumors on the left side lived longer than those with malignancies on the right

5/17/2016
HIV Patients Less Likely to Get Treatment for Cancer: Study

But it's not clear what's driving the difference in care, researcher says

5/17/2016
Exercise and Cancer Prevention

Higher levels of physical activity very important for cancer prevention, new study finds.

5/16/2016
Exercise May Cut Risk of 13 Cancers, Study Suggests

Moderate and vigorous activity includes brisk walking, tennis, jogging, swimming

5/13/2016
Inactive Women May Face Higher Risk for Cervical Cancer

But study found just 30 minutes of exercise a week might lower chances of disease

5/12/2016
Is Ovary Removal Tied to Colon Cancer Risk?

Loss of female hormones may explain potential association, researchers say

5/12/2016
How Your Car Side Window May Be Harming Your Skin, Eyes

Many don't offer enough protection from the sun's damaging UV rays, study finds

5/12/2016
Many Breast Cancer Patients Try Alternative Medicine First: Study

But delay in getting chemotherapy may lower odds of survival, researcher says

5/12/2016
Teens Who Eat Lots of Fruit May Lower Their Breast Cancer Risk: Study

But second report found women who drink more alcohol over time might increase chances of disease

5/9/2016