Mis. Cancer News

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5/20/2015
Chemo Before Surgery May Boost Outcomes for Advanced Ovarian Cancer

Shrinking the tumor beforehand seems to raise quality of life without shortening survival, study finds

5/19/2015
Smoking May Make Return of Lung Cancer More Likely

Study found chance of recurrence rose 1 percent for each additional pack of cigarettes smoked each year

5/19/2015
Most Americans Still Not Using Sunscreen

Women do so more than men, but still fall short of recommendations, CDC study finds

5/18/2015
Parents of Child Cancer Patients Prefer Honesty, Study Finds

Parents say they're less anxious, better able to plan

5/18/2015
Prostate Cancer Testing Drops Off After Controversial Guidelines

More men will die without PSA screening, researchers contend; other experts applaud the downward trend

5/17/2015
Smoking Ups Risk of Complications From Urologic Cancers: Study

Although former smokers also have higher odds of trouble, quitting does help

5/14/2015
Early Chemo May Boost Survival in Advanced Prostate Cancer

Study found combination with hormone therapy extended life by almost a year

5/13/2015
Vitamin Supplement Linked to Reduction in Skin Cancer Risk

Preliminary Australian study saw association between nicotinamide and lower rates

5/13/2015
Radiation Plus Hormone Therapy May Help Some Prostate Cancer Patients

Study found five-year death risk was 50 percent lower in combo-treatment group

5/13/2015
HPV Vaccination for Girls May Help Prevent Cancers in Males

But, while they remain at risk of infection, immunizing boys may not be cost-effective, study says

5/12/2015
Hormone Therapy for Prostate Cancer May Impair Thinking

Men with a particular gene mutation suffered most, study finds

5/12/2015
Kids Born to Older Dads May Face Risk of Blood Cancers

But study only showed association, not cause-and-effect link

5/12/2015
MRI Might Predict Breast Cancer Risk in Some Women

Finding suggests scans may have value beyond detection

5/11/2015
'Wiser' Surgeries for Those With Terminal Cancers

Surgeons are focusing on life-enhancing procedures for patients, study finds

5/11/2015
They Overcame Childhood Cancer, But Now Obesity?

Certain treatments linked to later weight gain, study finds

5/7/2015
Study Sees Improving Survival Odds for Ovarian Cancer

Women diagnosed today 50 percent less likely to die than they were in the 1970s, researchers say

5/7/2015
Many Americans Not Getting Routine Cancer Screenings: CDC

These include tests for colon, breast and cervical malignancies

5/7/2015
Statins May Slow Prostate Cancer Progression: Study

But more trials are needed to confirm benefits, experts say

5/7/2015
Healthy Lifestyle May Boost Colon Cancer Survival

Strongest factors included eating more fruits and veggies, maintaining normal weight before diagnosis

5/5/2015
Age-Linked Structures on DNA May Also Hint at Cancer Risk

Telomere 'caps' shorten as people get older, but this process speeds up in cancer-prone people, study suggests

5/4/2015
Too Many Americans Neglect Backs in Skin Cancer Prevention

Survey by dermatologists' group finds many people don't use sunscreen on this area, or check it for cancer

5/1/2015
Can Statins Help Lower Lung Cancer Death Risk?

Small reduction seen with cholesterol-lowering drugs, but study couldn't prove cause-and-effect link

5/1/2015
Nipple-Sparing Mastectomy as Good as Full Breast Removal: Study

No differences in survival or recurrence in women who chose to keep nipple, researcher says

5/1/2015
Fitness May Help Lower Odds for Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma

Intense physical activity throughout life was linked to a 30 percent reduction in risk, study suggests

4/30/2015
Breast Reconstruction Often Involves Multiple Operations

Study finds most breast cancer patients will need two or more procedures to complete process

4/30/2015
Cloudy Climes May Up Risk of Pancreatic Cancer: Study

Shortage of vitamin D may be to blame

4/29/2015
Drugs Show Promise for Some Advanced Lung Cancers

Two experimental medications target mutation that fuels treatment resistance

4/28/2015
Breast-Feeding May Lower Breast Cancer Recurrence, Death: Study

Strongest benefit seen in most common types of tumors, researchers say

4/28/2015
Switch From U.S. to African Diet May Lower Colon Cancer Risk in Blacks

Study found more polyps, other markers of colon tumor risk in those eating 'Western' high-fat, low-fiber fare

4/27/2015
Hodgkin's Lymphoma Survivors Face Higher Long-Term Heart Risks

Study suggests chemotherapy, radiation can damage the heart for decades to come

4/24/2015
Daily Aspirin Taken by More Than Half of Older U.S. Adults

Usage doesn't always comply with national guidelines

4/23/2015
Many Breast Cancer Patients Still Opt for Mastectomy Over Lump Removal

Better pre-surgical chemotherapy means more of the breast can safely be saved, researchers say

4/23/2015
4/22/2015
New Technology Tests Tumors Inside the Patient to Find Best Treatment

Experimental devices might reduce risk of side effects, lower costs, researchers say

4/22/2015
Vaccine Spurs Immune Response to Fight Aggressive Cancers in Mice

Researchers have begun early human trials, say findings could lead to blueprint for tailored treatments

4/21/2015
Diabetes Drug May Not Guard Against Pancreatic Cancer

Survival not significantly different from patients who didn't take metformin, study finds

4/21/2015
Study Supports HPV Vaccination Guidelines

Protection may go beyond cervical infection

4/20/2015
Mammograms a Personal Decision for Women in Their 40s, Panel Says

U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recommends screening every 2 years for all after 50

4/20/2015
Many Smokers Try to Quit After Cancer Diagnosis

But majority don't succeed in kicking the habit, study found

4/20/2015
Black Women More Likely to Have Dense Breast Tissue, Study Shows

Finding may help explain greater breast cancer risk in this population, researchers say

4/20/2015
Income May Affect Survival After Lung Cancer Surgery

Study also finds education level, hospital linked to odds of death in month after operation

4/20/2015
U.S. Breast Cancer Cases Could Rise 50 Percent by 2030

Elderly women will account for growing proportion of cases, study predicts

4/20/2015
Immune-Focused Drugs Show Promise Against Melanoma

Keytruda, Yervoy and other medications harness immune cells to target cancers, experts say

4/20/2015
Aspirin May Help Ward Off Gastro Cancers, Study Finds

But experts caution against starting to take it every day in hopes of preventing disease

4/20/2015
Drug Shows Early Promise for Advanced Lung Cancer

Keytruda is already approved to treat melanoma

4/17/2015
Gene Variation Could Spur Longer Smoking, Earlier Cancer

Researcher suggests a change in screening policies

4/16/2015
Walking Boosts Outcomes for Prostate Cancer Survivors

Study found real improvements in quality of life once men got active

4/16/2015
Obesity Linked to Greater Risk of Prostate Cancer in Blacks, Study Says

Researcher urges physicians to take note of findings

4/15/2015
Chemo for Breast Cancer Erases Woman's Fingerprints

Side effect is very rare, tied to drug-linked inflammation of hands, experts say

4/15/2015
Cancer Gene Tests Should Include Healthy Tissue, Too: Study

Current practice of only focusing on tumor samples might adversely affect care