Mis. Cancer News

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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

4/14/2015
Breath Test Might Spot Stomach Cancer Risk

Compounds in breath may signal chances of developing deadly disease, researchers say

4/13/2015
Tan Skin Is Damaged Skin

Dermatologist stresses there is no safe amount of sunning time

4/9/2015
Study Yields Genetic Insights Into Pancreatic Cancer

Multiple gene mutations identified that could be targets for treatment

4/9/2015
Contagious Leukemia Killing East Coast Clams

Scientists 'astonished' by the finding

4/9/2015
Fewer U.S. Children Getting Melanoma: Study

Researchers credit better education on risk of UV rays, changes in children's play

4/8/2015
Study Probes Use of MRI to Spot Pancreatic Cancer in High-Risk Patients

Small trial suggests the scans might help, but experts aren't so sure

4/8/2015
4/7/2015
Uninsured May Face Much Higher Charges for Cancer Drugs

Chemotherapy fees can be 43 times more than those for insured patients, study finds

4/7/2015
Genes Linked to Breast, Ovarian Cancers Act Differently in Each Woman: Study

Angelina Jolie's decision for surgery might not be right for everyone carrying BRCA mutations

4/6/2015
Costlier Breast Cancer Treatments Linked to Better Survival

Study shows recent advances help improve odds, but medical bills are rising

4/6/2015
Breast Cancer Patients Concerned About Genetic Risk, Survey Finds

But almost half don't have conversation with doctor about potential for future problems

4/3/2015
Breast Cancer Surgery Now Often Involves Fewer Lymph Nodes

2010 study led to a change in practice

4/2/2015
Experimental Melanoma Vaccine Shows Early Promise

Still not clear if it will prevent recurrence or lengthen survival

4/2/2015
Could Fish Oil Interfere With Cancer Care?

Answer isn't clear, but research suggests supplements, and certain fish, might reduce effect of chemotherapy

4/2/2015
Excess Weight Early in Life Linked to Colon Cancer Risk in Women

Study supports evidence that body size in childhood may influence cancer risk decades later

4/1/2015
Study Supports Use of Laparoscopic Surgery for Rectal Cancer

Less-invasive procedure had survival rates similar to open surgery, with less pain and shorter hospital stays

4/1/2015
More Americans Survive Childhood Cancers, But Health Problems Persist

Malignancies and treatments can take toll on quality of life in adulthood, study finds

3/30/2015
Breast Cancer Is Not One Disease, Experts Say

New focus on tumor subtypes could help patients, according to medical groups

3/30/2015
Report Shows Progress in America's War on Cancer

Small, but steady declines in deaths seen over past decade