Mis. Cancer News

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9/3/2015
Electrical Bursts to Pancreatic Cancer Cells May Help Fight Tumor

Study found procedure improved survival for people with stage 3 disease

9/2/2015
Could Common Diabetes Drugs Help Fight Leukemia?

Combining glitazones with standard treatment improved survival in small study

9/2/2015
Immune Cell Therapy Shows Promise Against Deadly Blood Cancer

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

9/2/2015
More Men With Breast Cancer Having Second Breast Removed

Trend mirrors the one seen in women, researchers say

9/2/2015
Anti-Nausea Drug Approved

For adults undergoing chemotherapy

9/1/2015
Genetics May Help Guide Kids' Cancer Treatment

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

9/1/2015
U.S. Smoking Rate Falls to 15 Percent: CDC

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

8/28/2015
Many Seniors With Cancer Use Alternative Medicines: Study

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

8/27/2015
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

8/27/2015
Longer Colonoscopy Time May Cut Cancer Risk

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

8/26/2015
Experimental Drug for Blood Cancer Shows Promise

Researchers want to test daratumumab in a larger group of patients

8/26/2015
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

8/26/2015
Blood Test May One Day Predict Breast Cancer Relapse

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

8/26/2015
False-Positive Mammogram Result Traumatic for Most Women: Study

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

8/25/2015
Acupuncture Best for Hot Flashes in Breast Cancer Survivors: Study

Even 'sham' acupuncture beat one frequently used medication

8/24/2015
Low-Dose Aspirin, Other Painkillers May Lower Colon Cancer Risk

But findings should be viewed with care, researcher says

8/24/2015
Travel Time Can Hamper Follow-Up Chemo, Study Says

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

8/24/2015
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

8/21/2015
Could a Laser Skin Test Someday Replace Biopsy to Spot Melanoma?

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

8/20/2015
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

8/20/2015
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'

8/19/2015
Genetically Modified Foods, Herbicides and Human Safety

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

8/19/2015
Scientists Probe Obesity's Ties to Breast Cancer Risk

Findings suggest heavy women might need more focused screening

8/19/2015
Black Women Less Likely to Survive Uterine Cancer, Study Finds

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

8/19/2015
One or Two Drinks a Day Might Boost Cancer Risk: Study

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

8/17/2015
Can Coffee Lower Risk of Colon Cancer's Return?

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

8/17/2015
Deadly Skin Cancer More Common in Organ Transplant Recipients: Study

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

8/14/2015
Serving in Middle East May Raise Skin Cancer Risk in U.S. Vets

Study cites limited use of sun protection, lack of awareness

8/13/2015
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

8/13/2015
Former President Jimmy Carter Has Cancer

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

8/11/2015
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

8/11/2015
'Scoring System' May Spot Those in Greatest Need of Colonoscopy

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

8/10/2015
Spirituality May Benefit Cancer Patients

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

8/7/2015
Scientists Spot What Keeps Moles From Becoming Melanomas

Protein that suppresses tumor puts brakes on further cell division

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