Mis. Cancer News

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6/18/2015
Technology May Help Surgeons Tell Brain Cancer From Healthy Tissue

Research shows promise; could be used in humans as soon as this summer, study author says

6/17/2015
More Breast Cancer Patients Opting for Lumpectomy: Study

Experts often recommend this breast-conserving surgery, but many with early disease still choose mastectomy

6/17/2015
Many Consumers Don't Understand Sunscreen Labels, Study Finds

Less than half in new survey understood what an SPF value meant

6/16/2015
The Doctor Who Does Your Colonoscopy Matters

Those with higher polyp detection rates prevent more cancers, save more lives, study says

6/16/2015
Pesticide Used Decades Ago May Raise Breast Cancer Risk: Study

Higher exposure to DDT in the womb linked to four times the risk of disease

6/15/2015
Many U.S. Women Live Far From Gynecologic Cancer Care

Long distances may impede evaluation, treatment, researcher says

6/15/2015
Smoking Blamed for Half of Deaths From Major Cancers in People Over 35

Eighty percent of lung cancer deaths linked to smoking, researchers say

6/12/2015
Poor Sleep, Snoring Before Diagnosis Tied to Trouble for Breast Cancer Patients

But whether lack of sleep -- or the causes of sleeplessness -- to blame is unclear, experts say

6/11/2015
Graphic Warnings May Work Best to Keep Women From Tanning Beds

In study, labels with pictures of skin cancer's grim toll worked better than printed cautions alone

6/11/2015
Obese Postmenopausal Women May Face Higher Risk for Breast Cancer

Researchers report the increased risk was as high as 58 percent

6/10/2015
Online Searches for 'Skin Cancer' Go Up in Summer

Finding suggests efforts to protect Americans from the sun's harmful rays should peak in hot months, too

6/10/2015
Woman Gives Birth Using Ovary Tissue Frozen in Childhood

Transplant led to functioning ovary and then normal pregnancy, researchers say

6/10/2015
1 Dose of HPV Vaccine May Offer Protection: Study

Two large international trials suggest single immunization may be as good as two or three

6/8/2015
Doctors Can Influence End-of-Life Care

Terminally ill patients of physicians who frequently refer to hospice more likely to choose it, study says

6/8/2015
World's Population Is Getting Sicker, Study Shows

People lose more 'years of healthy life' to illness now than they did in the 1990s, global survey reports

6/5/2015
Fetal DNA Test May Also Help Spot Mom's Cancer, Study Finds

Genetic analysis reveals early malignancies in 3 pregnant women

6/5/2015
Potential Liver Recipients May Have New Option

Organs harvested after cardiac death appear safe, effective, study says

6/4/2015
Rise in Colon Cancer Screening After Obamacare, Study Finds

Increase in colonoscopy and other tests was typically seen among poorer, less educated Americans

6/4/2015
Surgery May Boost Survival in Certain Advanced Lung Cancers

Study finds patients with stage 3b tumors lived nearly 10 months longer, on average

6/4/2015
Double Mastectomy Benefits May Be Overrated for Some

Many cancer patients mistakenly believe removing both breasts will extend survival, researchers say

6/3/2015
International Panel Finds Only 'Limited' Evidence for Mammograms in 40s

But conclusion wasn't unanimous, one expert says

6/3/2015
Surgery Not Always Needed for Early Form of Breast Cancer: Study

No difference found in survival for women with low-grade DCIS who did or did not have surgery

6/2/2015
Blood Thinners OK for Cancers That Spread to Brain, Study Finds

Treatment didn't cause significant increase in bleeding in head

6/2/2015
New Drug Shows Potential for Blood Cancer

Multiple myeloma patients saw survival gains when elotuzumab was added to treatment

6/2/2015
Melanoma Rates Way Up Among Young People in U.S.

Women account for two-thirds of cases, likely due to unsafe tanning, researchers say

6/2/2015
Exercise May Blunt a Woman's Risk of Lung and Breast Cancer: Studies

Experts say findings make sense, but note they are preliminary

6/2/2015
Genetic Differences Seen in Younger Colon Cancer Patients

New research suggests different treatment may be warranted

6/1/2015
Breast-feeding May Lower Risk of Childhood Leukemia: Study

It's one more potential benefit for breast-fed babies, research suggests

6/1/2015
High-Fat Diet May Raise Prostate Cancer Death Risk

In study, patients who ate typical 'Western' fare had more than twice the odds of dying from the disease

6/1/2015
Cancer Patient's Health Affected by Spouse's Mood

A depressed caregiver raises odds of depression in ill loved one, too, study shows

6/1/2015
Gene Therapy Shows Early Promise Against Deadly Brain Cancer

DNA-modified virus serves as decoy to help target and destroy glioblastoma cells, researchers say

6/1/2015
Are 2nd Breast Cancer Surgeries Always Necessary?

Study suggests that taking more tissue the first time might reduce need for subsequent procedures

6/1/2015
New Drug Keeps Common Breast Cancer Under Control Longer: Study

Adding Ibrance to standard hormone therapy kept disease from progressing for nine months

6/1/2015
Melanoma Treatment May Not Always Require Extensive Lymph Node Removal

No survival difference seen for patients spared surgery, study says

6/1/2015
2 Drugs Show Promise Against Blood Cancers

Ibrutinib, obinutuzumab slowed progression of common leukemia, non-Hodgkin lymphoma

6/1/2015
Improved Therapies Have Extended Life Spans of Childhood Cancer Survivors

Fewer die of 'late effects' from radiation, chemotherapy, study finds

6/1/2015
Immune-Based Drug Shows Potential Against Another Form of Lung Cancer

Patients with squamous cell non-small cell lung cancer who got nivolumab lived longer, had fewer side effects

6/1/2015
New Drug a Weapon Against Advanced Melanoma: Study

Compared to Yervoy, nivolumab more than doubled time to disease progression, researchers found

6/1/2015
Targeted Radiation to Treat Brain Tumors May Be Best: Study

Damage to thinking and memory less than with radiation for entire brain, while survival is similar, study finds

5/29/2015
Gene Test May Predict Success of Cancer Drug in Certain Patients

Finding might one day help doctors better choose patients to receive Keytruda, study says

5/29/2015
Immune-Based Drug Shows Promise Against Advanced Lung Cancer

Patients given nivolumab reported fewer side effects, longer survival than those receiving usual chemo agent

5/29/2015
Excess Weight Linked to Worse Prostate Cancer Prognosis

Radiation less effective for overweight, obese men, researchers say

5/28/2015
Bigger Share of Deaths Worldwide Now Due to Cancer

Throat, lung cancers were leading cause of deaths, study finds

5/28/2015
Mediterranean Diet Tied to Lower Odds of Uterine Cancer

Women who followed it most closely saw significant reduction in risk, study suggests

5/27/2015
Helpful Bacteria May Help Detect Cancers That Have Spread to Liver

Researchers used harmless strain of E. coli to find metastatic disease in mice

5/26/2015
Immune-Based Therapy Uses Virus to Fight Advanced Melanoma

Study shows it helped a minority of patients, and experts say this approach has promise

5/22/2015
Can Asthma Protect Men From Prostate Cancer?

New research finds an association, but doesn't prove cause and effect

5/21/2015
Smoking Rates Continue to Drop in Many States: CDC

But some people are using alternative tobacco products in addition to cigarettes

5/21/2015
Too Few Younger, High-Risk Americans Get a Colonoscopy: Study

Those with a family history of disease should have screening at age 40, but only 38 percent do

5/20/2015
Family History of Breast Cancer Doesn't Worsen Patient's Prognosis: Study

Over roughly six years, no difference seen in survival