Mis. Cancer News

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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
Many Ignore Cancer's Warning Signs, Survey Finds

While more than half had experienced a potential symptom, only 2 percent thought malignancy possible

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

12/2/2014
Antacids May Improve Head and Neck Cancer Survival

Reason for benefit unclear, more research is needed, study author says

12/2/2014
Breast Cancer Vaccine Shows Promise in Early Trial

Injection boosted immune response, seemed to slow spread in those with advanced disease

11/26/2014
Obesity Tied to Half a Million Cancers Worldwide, Report Shows

Largest number of obesity-related cancers diagnosed in North America and Europe, researchers report

11/24/2014
FDA Adds 'Boxed Warning' to Devices Used to Remove Uterine Fibroids

Risk of spreading unsuspected cancers prompted new warnings, agency says

11/21/2014
Hookahs Deliver Toxic Benzene in Every Puff, Study Shows

Even nonsmoking bystanders had raised blood levels of the chemical, which is tied to leukemia risk

11/19/2014
Mastectomy Rates Rising Among Women Eligible for Lumpectomy

Better breast reconstruction outcomes may be one reason behind the trend, one expert said

11/19/2014
Blue-Eyed People May Face Higher Melanoma Risk

Study found genes for the eye color and for red hair were tied to moles, often a precursor for the skin cancer

11/19/2014
Get Ready for the Great American Smokeout

American Cancer Society has plenty of tips to help you kick the habit

11/18/2014
Want to Raise Colon Cancer Screening Rates? Run a Lottery

VA study found 20 percent boost in uptake if patients thought they might also win $50

11/13/2014
Acupuncture, Exercise May Ease Pain for Breast Cancer Patients

Treatment-related discomfort, swelling helped by the approaches, studies find

11/12/2014
Guidelines Aim to Reduce 2nd Surgeries After Breast Cancer Lumpectomy

Currently, 1 in 4 women who undergo lump removal require a follow-up surgery, study finds

11/12/2014
Study Shows Men Can Get Oral HPV Infection From Women

Virus could put them at raised risk for throat cancers, researchers say

11/12/2014
Scientists Find Signs of Toxic Flame Retardants in Americans

One type has never been detected before, the other is a surprise because it was phased out of kids' pajamas

11/11/2014
Cancer Patients in Hospice Face Less Aggressive Treatment: Study

More health care strategies and costs seen for non-hospice patients at end of life

11/11/2014
HPV Vaccination Rates Lowest in States With Highest Cervical Cancer Rates: Study

Vaccination could prevent most cervical cancers, researcher notes

11/11/2014
Phone Counseling Helps Rural Women With Cancer Gene Tests

Telephone could be a lifeline for these patients, researchers say

11/11/2014
Medicare to Cover Lung Cancer Screening for Long-Time Smokers

Experts applaud decision, saying it will save thousands of lives

11/10/2014
Skin Cancer Costs Soar Compared to Other Malignancies: CDC

Findings underscore importance of prevention efforts

11/7/2014
Are the Lactose Intolerant Safer From Some Cancers?

Researchers suspect diet may play role in possible reduced risk

11/7/2014
Cigars Loaded With Harmful Toxins, Study Shows

Even though they may not be inhaled, 'cloud' of smoke could be as dangerous as that from cigarettes