Mis. Cancer News

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1/14/2015
Fewer Patients With Advanced Colon Cancer Getting Surgery, Report Finds

Chemotherapy is best treatment, especially for those whose cancer has spread, researcher says

1/13/2015
Race, Ethnicity Affect Breast Cancer Survival, Study Shows

New research finds biological differences in tumor type, behavior

1/13/2015
Cluster of Heart Risk Factors Tied to Uterine Cancer Risk

Excess weight likely a big factor, but other conditions also appear to matter

1/13/2015
As Altitude Rises, Lung Cancer Rates Seem to Fall

Lower oxygen levels may play a role in study findings

1/13/2015
Gene Mutations Linked to Colon Cancer in Black Patients

Finding might lead to better treatment of the disease, researchers say

1/12/2015
Skipping Surgery May Work for Some Rectal Cancer Patients: Study

Researchers found just chemo/radiation was as effective in half of those with earliest stage of disease

1/12/2015
Vitamin D May Boost Colon Cancer Survival, Study Finds

But experts aren't suggesting patients strive for higher-than-normal levels

1/12/2015
Cancer Survivors May Struggle for Years With Mental, Physical Problems

Survey finds financial health often suffers, too

1/9/2015
Study Says Biopsies Are Safe

Cancer patients who had fine needle aspiration lived longer

1/9/2015
Oral HPV Infection Lasts Longer in Older Men, Study Finds

Potentially cancer-causing infection appears to linger in males over 45

1/9/2015
Advisers Endorse HPV Test for Cervical Cancer Checks

Two groups call it an effective alternative to the Pap test, but another group disagrees

1/7/2015
Herceptin May Benefit Some Women With Early Breast Cancer

Drug-chemo combo yields low rate of recurrence after three years, study says

1/7/2015
Strategy Might Thwart Resistance to a Common Prostate Cancer Treatment

Small study suggests that alternating testosterone levels may make hormonal therapy work longer

1/7/2015
Study Finds Link Between Cancer Diagnosis, Stroke Risk

Threat was highest first three months after diagnosis, researchers say

1/6/2015
Study: HPV Vaccine Doesn't Increase Risk for Multiple Sclerosis

Researchers say findings provide more evidence supporting safety of the cervical cancer inoculation

1/6/2015
Less Booze, More Veggies Might Lower Odds for Some Cancers

Study supports recent expert guidelines on an anti-cancer lifestyle

1/6/2015
Rotating Night Shift Work May Raise Risks of Heart Disease, Lung Cancer: Study

Research can't prove cause-and-effect, but does suggest a link

1/5/2015
Cancer Doctors Don't Discuss Herbs, Supplements With Patients

Many physicians cite a lack of knowledge as a primary reason, survey finds

1/4/2015
Ebola, Obamacare Top U.S. Health News for 2014

VA hospitals scandal, enterovirus illnesses in kids, surge in e-cigarette use also made headlines this year

1/1/2015
Random Mutations Responsible for About Two-Thirds of Cancer Risk: Study

Cancer often linked to 'bad luck,' Hopkins researchers say

12/31/2014
Common Breast Biopsy Finding May Be More Dangerous Than Thought

Thirty percent of women with 'atypical hyperplasia' eventually developed breast cancer, study found

12/31/2014
Stem Cell Therapy Fixes Post-Surgical Airway Abnormality

Technique could treat these abnormalities elsewhere in the body, researchers say

12/31/2014
Falling Cancer Death Rate Means 1.5 Million Lives Saved Over 20 Years

American Cancer Society report finds a 22 percent drop in deaths

12/24/2014
Breast Cancer Chemo Tied to Small But Significant Leukemia Risk

Blood cancer arises later in about a half-percent of early stage breast cancer patients, study finds

12/22/2014
Bone Drugs May Protect Against Endometrial Cancer

Women taking bisphosphonates had about half the risk, study reports

12/21/2014
FDA Approves First in New Class of Drugs for Advanced Ovarian Cancer

Agency also gives OK to genetic test used to identify eligible patients

12/19/2014
Lynparza Approved for Advanced Ovarian Cancer

Associated with genetic defect

12/19/2014
Could Bacteria Play a Role in Colon Cancer?

Bacterial 'bunches' were prevalent on colon polyps, cancers, study found

12/19/2014
Cancer Treatment Costs Weigh Heavily on Patients, Study Finds

Researchers say half of people treated struggle to pay medical bills

12/18/2014
Common Painkillers May Help Prevent Certain Skin Cancers, Study Finds

But medications such as ibuprofen pose their own risks, experts say

12/18/2014
Global Life Expectancy Continues to Climb

Women have slightly greater gains than men, study finds

12/17/2014
Flying Time Could Raise Skin Cancer Risks for Pilots

Study found a one-hour flight equaled the UV ray exposure of a 20-minute tanning bed session

12/12/2014
When the Cancer Patient Is a Pet You Love

Risk of the disease rises with age, but there are many therapies that can help, expert says

12/12/2014
No Link Between Migraine, Breast Cancer Risk, Study Says

Since both involve hormone levels, researchers suspected a possible connection

12/12/2014
Low-Fat Diet May Boost Survival for Some Breast Cancer Patients

Women without estrogen-dependent disease benefited most in study

12/12/2014
Gene Test May Help Predict Return of Early Breast Tumor, Study Says

Idea is to identify women who do and don't need further treatment

12/11/2014
New Treatment Shows Promise in Younger Breast Cancer Patients: Study

Suppressing the ovaries and adding an anti-estrogen drug reduced recurrence in premenopausal women

12/10/2014
FDA Approves Cervical Cancer Vaccine That Covers More HPV Strains

Gardasil 9 protects against 9 types of the virus, compared to the 4 covered by Gardasil

12/10/2014
Many Breast Cancer Patients Get Too Much Radiation Therapy, Research Suggests

Studies show that a shorter course of treatment yields similar benefits, but it remains underused, experts say

12/10/2014
Preliminary Studies Target Advanced Breast Cancers

Combination treatment for estrogen-receptor-positive tumors shows promise, researchers say

12/9/2014
Cigarettes Cause One-Third of U.S. Cancer Deaths: Report

Figure doesn't include secondhand smoke, cigars, pipes or smokeless tobacco

12/9/2014
Male Breast Cancer Is Different

Men's tumor types differ; survival is increasing but not as much as for women, study finds

12/8/2014
Are Routine Ultrasounds for Women With Dense Breasts Worthwhile?

Study finds test after normal mammogram saves few lives while boosting costs and false-positive results

12/8/2014
Too Much TV Time May Lower Survival Odds After Colon Cancer, Study Suggests

Researchers also found exercising seven hours or more a week boosted chances of living longer

12/8/2014
Hodgkin Lymphoma Treatment Shows Promise in Small Trial

Nivolumab harnesses power of immune system to attack cancer in patients who've failed other therapy

12/5/2014
Home Treatment for Cancer-Related Swelling May Slash Costs

Annual cost of lymphedema treatment fell $12,000, study found

12/5/2014
Study Casts Doubt on Low-Dose Aspirin for Women Under 65

Benefits of cutting heart disease and cancer risk is clearer in older women, but use should be individualized, experts say

12/4/2014
Breast Cancer Screening Less Likely Among Mentally Ill: Study

Conditions such as depression or schizophrenia linked to lower mammogram rates

12/2/2014
Too Few Prostate Cancer Patients Get Bone-Strengthening Meds: Study

Men receiving hormone therapy may be missing out on protective drugs, researcher says

12/2/2014
Mammograms for 40-Somethings Supported by New Study

Limiting screening to women with family history, dense breasts would miss many cancers, researchers find