Mis. Cancer News

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4/18/2016
Drug Seems to Extend Survival for Advanced Melanoma Patients

One-third of study participants lived 5 years or more after starting treatment

4/18/2016
Regular Exercise May Boost Prostate Cancer Survival

Study found that men who exercised the most had the best outcomes

4/18/2016
Sunscreen Delays Melanoma in Mice, Researchers Say

Study results suggest scientists can use mice to find better ways to prevent deadly skin cancer in humans

4/16/2016
Low-Fat Diets May Help Older Women With Breast Cancer Survive Longer: Study

A decade after diagnosis, there were 20 percent fewer deaths when compared to women in usual diet group

4/15/2016
Widely Used Type 2 Diabetes Drug May Reduce Cancer Death Risk

Older women taking metformin saw a boost in survival, study suggests

4/15/2016
Early Stage Breast Cancer Does Need Treatment, Study Finds

Experts say surgery, not observation, is best for cancer confined to milk ducts

4/15/2016
Only Half of Rectal Cancer Patients Get Recommended Treatment: Study

Uninsured and minority patients had lower odds of receiving standard therapies, researchers found

4/14/2016
About Half of Women May Benefit From Mammograms at 40: Analysis

Study puts new scrutiny on latest guidelines, which recommend screening can begin at age 45 or 50

4/14/2016
Radiation May Help After Surgery for 'Soft-Tissue' Cancers

Biggest benefit was seen in people over 65, research suggests

4/14/2016
Thyroid Cancer Cases in U.S. Level Off, Perhaps Reflecting Diagnostic Changes

'Epidemic of diagnosis' caused the increase, not harmful tumors, experts say

4/13/2016
Head and Neck Cancers May Be Linked to Hepatitis C

Researcher sees need for improved screening, treatment

4/11/2016
Expert Panel Reaffirms Daily Aspirin's Use Against Heart Disease, Colon Cancer

Guideline applies to people in their 50s, many in their 60s, who are already at higher risk for heart disease

4/11/2016
Hormone Therapy for Prostate Cancer Tied to Depression

Study found a 23 percent increased risk compared to men who received other treatments, but overall risk relatively low

4/11/2016
Your Income, Hometown May Be Key to Your Lifespan

Certain areas in U.S. trend toward shorter lives, and poverty lowers life expectancy across the board, study finds

4/11/2016
Marriage May Be a Cancer Fighter

Study suggests patients with spouses have survival advantage over single people battling disease

4/6/2016
Chemo May Prolong Lives of Some Brain Cancer Patients: Study

Those with slow-growing gliomas lived five years longer, on average, than those who got only radiation

4/6/2016
High-Dose Radiation May Be No Better for Low-Risk Prostate Cancer

Study finds no benefits in disease progression, survival

4/6/2016
Gene May Raise Melanoma Risk, Even Without Sun Exposure

Variant of gene linked to skin pigmentation tied to higher chance of deadly skin cancer in study

4/6/2016
Food Choices and Cancer Risk

Regular consumption of sugary beverages and processed foods may increase cancer risk, new study finds.

4/5/2016
Sugary Drinks, 'Bad' Carbs Tied to Breast, Prostate Cancers

Preliminary study finds more reason to improve your diet

4/1/2016
A New Health Perk for Coffee Drinkers?

The brew, in any form, might cut colon cancer risk; the more you drink, the lower the risk, study suggests

3/31/2016
Evening Snacking Might Raise Odds for Breast Cancer's Return

Women who fasted less than 13 hours had 36 percent higher risk of cancer recurrence, researchers say

3/31/2016
Gene May Explain Higher Rates of Some Cancers in Black People

Tests were done on mice, but need to be confirmed in humans, researchers say

3/31/2016
More Evidence Diabetes Drug Actos Raises Bladder Cancer Risk a Bit

But odds are small, and experts want it to remain on market, although newer drugs are available

3/30/2016
Study Asks, What Is a 'Good Death'?

Discussions must go way beyond treatments and deal with the patient's sense of peace, experts say

3/28/2016
Acupuncture May Ease Hot Flashes for Breast Cancer Patients

Italian trial finds the therapy was also linked to better quality of life among women in the study

3/28/2016
Cancer Patients Who Choose to Die at Home Live Longer: Study

They and their families should make choice based on preference, researchers say

3/25/2016
Distance Matters for Quality Rectal Cancer Care

The farther a patient has to travel for radiation therapy, the less likely it will happen, study finds

3/25/2016
Surgeons' Experience Matters With Thyroid Removal

Track record best for doctors who perform 25-plus thyroidectomies a year, researchers say

3/23/2016
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