Mis. Cancer News

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8/6/2015
Higher-Dose, Short-Duration Radiation Better for Early Breast Cancer: Study

Treatment offers fewer side effects and better quality of life, researchers say

8/5/2015
Combo Treatment May Boost Survival With Advanced Prostate Cancer

Adding chemotherapy to hormone therapy added 14 months to patients' lives in study

8/5/2015
Birth Control Pills May Cut Women's Odds for Uterine Cancer

Protective effect seems to linger for decades after contraceptive is discontinued, researchers found

8/5/2015
Spicing Up Your Meals Might Extend Your Life

Regularly eating chili peppers, other hot foods linked to lower risk of death during study period

8/4/2015
'Yo-Yo' Dieting Won't Raise Cancer Risk, Study Finds

People trying to lose weight should be encouraged to do so, researcher says

8/3/2015
Combo Rx May Boost Ovarian Cancer Outcomes, But Too Few Get It: Study

Therapy involves dosing chemo directly into the abdomen, researchers explain

8/3/2015
Urine Test Might Find Pancreatic Cancer Early, Study Suggests

But expert says whether it will improve outcomes not proven yet

7/31/2015
Do Sporty Teen Girls Live Longer, Healthier Lives?

Exercise from 13 to 19 cut odds for early death from cancer and all causes, researchers say

7/29/2015
Scientists Suggest New Way to Predict Lung Cancer Risk

They focused on telomere length, discovered association

7/27/2015
After Breast Cancer, Many in Appalachia Say No to Lifesaving Drugs

Access to care, not insurance, is a key issue, researcher says

7/27/2015
Many Young Cancer Patients Unaware of Fertility Preservation Options

Almost 1 in 3 weren't told cancer treatment might affect ability to have a baby later

7/24/2015
1 in 3 Colon Cancers in Young People Has Genetic Link

Study authors recommend that people diagnosed before age 35 get tested

7/24/2015
New Skin Cancer Drug Approved by FDA

Odomzo is a pill for locally advanced basal cell carcinoma

7/23/2015
Many Cancer Survivors Who Smoke See Little Benefit to Quitting

Those who cling to their cigarettes have a different mindset, survey finds

7/23/2015
Chemo May Worsen Quality of Life for End-Stage Cancer Patients

Study suggests those still able to work and perform daily tasks may benefit from forgoing such treatment

7/23/2015
U.S. Oncologists Decry High Cost of Cancer Drugs

They suggest letting Medicare negotiate prices, back grassroots movement calling for change

7/22/2015
Added Radiation May Help Some With Early Breast Cancer

Studies found it lowered chances of recurrence, but did not boost overall survival

7/22/2015
Cell Damage Occurs When People Have CT Scans: Study

But whether this could trigger cancer or other health issues remains unclear, experts say

7/21/2015
Study Refutes Notion That Diabetes Drug Actos Raises Bladder Cancer Risk

Outcome data for more than 200,000 U.S. diabetes patients fails to show a link

7/20/2015
Cancer Trials Need to Include More Seniors: Experts

Older adults react differently to treatment, oncologists' group notes

7/20/2015
Activity in Genes, Immune Cells Tied to Cancer Survival in Study

Some patterns linked to better outcomes, while others were associated with poorer odds

7/17/2015
Study Questions Radiation Use for 'Low-Risk' Prostate Cancers

Upping the dosage didn't alter survival rates for men with these slow-growing tumors

7/16/2015
Lung Cancer Patients Who Quit Smoking Live Longer

Giving up cigarettes led to nearly a year of extra survival, study shows

7/16/2015
Insured Americans Up to 3 Times Likelier to Get Preventive Care: CDC

Type of coverage doesn't matter, researchers say

7/16/2015
Many Young Women Taking Up 'Very Light' Smoking, Study Finds

Defined as 5 or fewer cigarettes a day, the habit can still raise health risks, experts say

7/16/2015
New Dumb-But-Deadly Trend: Sunburn 'Art'

Experts warn against the dangers of the increasingly popular practice

7/15/2015
Radiation From Mammograms May Be Lower Than Thought

Variations in tissue type throughout the breast account for difference, study says

7/15/2015
Breast Cancer Survivors Tend to Gain Weight: Study

And that could increase risk of cancer recurrence, as well as heart disease and diabetes, researchers say

7/14/2015
More Evidence a Healthy Diet Can Lower Risks of Heart Disease, Cancer

Poor adults with good nutrition had 20 percent lower odds of disease-related death during study period

7/14/2015
Too Much Sitting May Raise a Woman's Cancer Risk: Study

Effect was not seen in men, and held even after researchers factored out a lack of exercise

7/14/2015
Despite Benefits, Few U.S. States Mandate Cervical Cancer Vaccine

Immunization protects against sexually transmitted disease, certain cancers, health experts say

7/13/2015
Young Adult Cancer Survivors More Likely to Be Hospitalized

Study finds rate is twice as high for some cancers

7/13/2015
Prenatal Gene Tests Can Sometimes Spot Cancer in Mom-to-Be

Abnormal findings on early test don't always indicate birth defects, study says

7/13/2015
Cancer Survivors May Face More Challenges When Adopting

Study finds agencies may request potentially discriminatory personal information

7/9/2015
Another Genetic Error Linked to Childhood Leukemia

Researchers find gene variant associated with acute lymphoblastic leukemia

7/9/2015
No Change in Number of 'Living Wills' by U.S. Cancer Patients: Study

A second study finds many younger cancer patients still receive treatment, even as they near death

7/8/2015
Asbestos Found in Kids' Crayons, Toy Kits: Report

Health experts, big retailer say they're concerned about findings on products from China

7/8/2015
Colon Cancer Deaths Falling, But 3 U.S. Regions Lag Behind

Rates aren't improving as much in parts of the Mississippi Delta, Appalachia and eastern Virginia, study finds

7/7/2015
'Watchful Waiting' Becoming More Common for Prostate Cancer Patients

Study finds men with low-risk disease often getting monitoring over surgery, radiation, hormone therapy

7/6/2015
Regular Mammograms Might Lead to 'Overdiagnosis' of Breast Cancer

Study found counties with higher screening, detection rates had no significant difference in deaths

7/2/2015
Americans' Risk of Dying From Cancer Is Falling, CDC Finds

But, due to aging population, actual number of cancer deaths is rising

7/1/2015
Patients with Low-Grade Brain Tumors Living Longer

Chemo improvements have likely played a role, researchers say

6/30/2015
Too Few Men With Low-Risk Prostate Cancers Get 'Watch and Wait' Approach

Study finds 12 percent or fewer getting active surveillance

6/29/2015
Can Orange Juice, Grapefruit Raise Your Melanoma Risk?

Study authors think compounds in citrus may sensitize skin to sunlight, but further study needed

6/24/2015
Blood, Saliva Tests May Spot Head and Neck Cancers Early

Study shows potential for noninvasive tumor detection

6/24/2015
Blood Protein May Spot Pancreatic Cancer Early

But more research is needed before test is used for monitoring or screening, researchers say

6/23/2015
Viagra, Other ED Meds Won't Raise Melanoma Risk

Study did find slightly higher odds for the skin cancer in men on ED drugs, but lifestyles are probable culprit

6/23/2015
Lung Scans May Help Track Suspicious Masses, Study Says

Annual screening could catch changes that signal beginnings of cancer

6/23/2015
Combination of 'Safe' Chemicals May Be Causing Some Cancers

Scientists suspect low-dose effects have led to global epidemic

6/22/2015
HPV Vaccination Tied to Drop in Precancerous Cervical Lesions in U.S.

But screening rules for women changed recently, so impact of the shots remains unclear, researchers say