Mis. Cancer News

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Removing All Visible Cancer Is Key to Treating Aggressive Brain Tumors

Study of almost 100 children also finds greater survival rate for girls than boys after surgery

Mediterranean Diet With Olive Oil Might Cut Breast Cancer Risk: Study

Odds were reduced 68 percent in large Spanish review, but longer-term follow-up studies are needed

Social Factors Affect Leukemia Survival

Uninsured, unmarried, or those with a low income are more likely to die early, study says

Home Pesticide Use Tied to Child Cancer Risk

Indoor insecticides may increase chances of leukemia or lymphoma a bit, research review reports

Screening All Women for Breast Cancer Genes Not Feasible: Study

Price of genetic tests would have to drop 90 percent to be cost-effective, researcher says

Better Imaging Scans Catching More Thyroid Cancers: Study

But many cases involve low-risk tumors where treatments could carry greater risks than benefits

Treatments for Brain Cancer Take Heavy Toll on the Brain

Brain volume dropped, other structural changes seen in small study

Electrical Bursts to Pancreatic Cancer Cells May Help Fight Tumor

Study found procedure improved survival for people with stage 3 disease

Research Spots Link Between Agent Orange, Blood Cancer in Vietnam Vets

Exposed veterans have higher rates of precursor condition to multiple myeloma, study shows

Could Common Diabetes Drugs Help Fight Leukemia?

Combining glitazones with standard treatment improved survival in small study

Immune Cell Therapy Shows Promise Against Deadly Blood Cancer

Treatment prolongs life for people with hard-to-treat chronic lymphocytic leukemia

More Men With Breast Cancer Having Second Breast Removed

Trend mirrors the one seen in women, researchers say

Anti-Nausea Drug Approved

For adults undergoing chemotherapy

Genetics May Help Guide Kids' Cancer Treatment

Findings may allow more targeted therapy for the toughest cases, researchers say

U.S. Smoking Rate Falls to 15 Percent: CDC

Higher tobacco taxes, tough messages contribute to falloff, experts say

Many Seniors With Cancer Use Alternative Medicines: Study

And a majority of these patients don't tell their doctors about it

Black Women at Raised Risk of Carrying Breast Cancer Genes

In study of those under 50 with invasive form of disease, 12 percent had BRCA1, BRCA2 mutations

Longer Colonoscopy Time May Cut Cancer Risk

Viewing time of less than 6 minutes linked to higher cancer rates, study finds

Experimental Drug for Blood Cancer Shows Promise

Researchers want to test daratumumab in a larger group of patients

Childhood Cancer Survivors Who've Had One Stroke at Risk of Second

Rate is double that of people without cancer who've lived through one stroke, study finds

Blood Test May One Day Predict Breast Cancer Relapse

Circulating tumor DNA analysis spots stray cells months before scans detect recurrence, researchers say

False-Positive Mammogram Result Traumatic for Most Women: Study

Majority had issues such as anxiety, sleeplessness, often persisting long after being declared cancer-free

Acupuncture Best for Hot Flashes in Breast Cancer Survivors: Study

Even 'sham' acupuncture beat one frequently used medication

Low-Dose Aspirin, Other Painkillers May Lower Colon Cancer Risk

But findings should be viewed with care, researcher says

Travel Time Can Hamper Follow-Up Chemo, Study Says

The farther the location, the less likely patients got treatment after cancer surgery

Blood Pressure Drugs Linked to Longer Ovarian Cancer Survival

But researchers say clinical trials needed to prove older beta blockers lengthen life in these patients

Could a Laser Skin Test Someday Replace Biopsy to Spot Melanoma?

Small study showed high accuracy but hurdles remain, two experts said

Early Stage Breast Cancer Far From a Death Sentence: Study

Researchers estimated that only 3 percent of women with DCIS will die from it within 20 years of diagnosis

Jimmy Carter Being Treated for Melanoma That Has Spread to Brain

Former president, 90, says he knows illness is incurable and is 'surprisingly at ease'

Genetically Modified Foods, Herbicides and Human Safety

2 researchers decry heavy use of weedkillers; manufacturer says no threat exists

Scientists Probe Obesity's Ties to Breast Cancer Risk

Findings suggest heavy women might need more focused screening

Black Women Less Likely to Survive Uterine Cancer, Study Finds

Researchers want to investigate possible molecular differences in tumors from women of different races

One or Two Drinks a Day Might Boost Cancer Risk: Study

Limit alcohol consumption, especially if you've ever smoked, experts say

Can Coffee Lower Risk of Colon Cancer's Return?

Study found an association but didn't prove cause and effect

Deadly Skin Cancer More Common in Organ Transplant Recipients: Study

Immune-suppressing drugs may play role in higher number of melanoma diagnoses

Serving in Middle East May Raise Skin Cancer Risk in U.S. Vets

Study cites limited use of sun protection, lack of awareness

Broader Gene Tests for Breast, Ovarian Cancer Might Benefit Some: Study

Women who don't have BRCA mutations could have other high-risk genes that affect treatment choices

Former President Jimmy Carter Has Cancer

The 90-year-old says the disease seems to have spread to 'other parts of my body'

1 in 3 Women Survive Ovarian Cancer a Decade or More: Study

Many of these patients even had 'high-risk' disease that lowered odds of a good prognosis

'Scoring System' May Spot Those in Greatest Need of Colonoscopy

But one expert cautions that even 'low risk' patients can still develop suspicious polyps

Spirituality May Benefit Cancer Patients

Studies find those with strong beliefs may have better mental and physical health

Scientists Spot What Keeps Moles From Becoming Melanomas

Protein that suppresses tumor puts brakes on further cell division

Higher-Dose, Short-Duration Radiation Better for Early Breast Cancer: Study

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

Combo Treatment May Boost Survival With Advanced Prostate Cancer

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

Birth Control Pills May Cut Women's Odds for Uterine Cancer

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

Spicing Up Your Meals Might Extend Your Life

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

'Yo-Yo' Dieting Won't Raise Cancer Risk, Study Finds

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

Combo Rx May Boost Ovarian Cancer Outcomes, But Too Few Get It: Study

Therapy involves dosing chemo directly into the abdomen, researchers explain

Urine Test Might Find Pancreatic Cancer Early, Study Suggests

But expert says whether it will improve outcomes not proven yet