Mis. Cancer News

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2/13/2015
Study Ties Hormone Therapy to Increased Ovarian Cancer Risk

Overall increase is small, though, adding 1 cancer per 1,000 women treated

2/12/2015
Cancer Patients Prefer Care That Includes Their Input

But whether shared decision making results in better outcomes isn't clear, study finds

2/12/2015
New Drug May Slow Recurrent Thyroid Cancer, Study Finds

Progression-free survival nearly five times longer in people receiving treatment

2/12/2015
Cancer Patients Rarely Request Unneeded Tests, Treatments: Study

Doctors' claims that this is fueling increasing health costs unwarranted, expert says

2/12/2015
Some Stroke Survivors May Face Heightened Cancer Risk, Study Shows

But cancer only affected about 2 percent of those in two-year follow-up period

2/11/2015
U.S. Smoking Deaths May Be Underestimated, Study Suggests

Each year, 60,000 more smokers die from causes that have association with smoking, researchers say

2/9/2015
Researchers Identify 8 Signs of Impending Death

Findings could help families prepare and aid in end-of-life care choices

2/6/2015
Smoking Tied to Higher Death Risk After Colon Cancer

After 7 years of follow-up, researchers found smokers' odds of dying twice as high

2/6/2015
Coffee Linked to Possible Lower Endometrial Cancer Risk

Women benefited from drinking about 4 cups daily, study suggests

2/5/2015
2 Genetic Variants for Breast Cancer Identified

London scientists say variants most strongly linked to estrogen receptor-positive disease

2/4/2015
Device Aims to Deliver Cancer-Killing Drugs Directly to Pancreas

Early trial consistently shrunk tumors in mice, but some experts question the potential use for humans

2/4/2015
Lung Cancer No. 1 Cancer Killer of Women in Wealthy Nations

It has been the leading cancer killer of American women for many years

2/4/2015
Americans Confused About Cancer Risks

Survey finds many worry about unproven factors like food additives, and less about exercise and obesity

2/2/2015
Bacteria May Help Battle Cancer, Study Suggests

Weakened germ injected into tumor killed malignant cells, researchers report

1/30/2015
Researchers Learning More About Deadly Pancreatic Cancer

FDA hopes targeted drug research will lead to 'big break'

1/30/2015
Breast Reconstruction Complications Similar for Older, Younger Women

But risk of blood clots higher with use of seniors' own tissue instead of implants

1/30/2015
Obama to Announce Major Personalized Medicine Initiative

He will ask Congress for $215 million to compile genetic data of 1 million Americans for scientific study

1/30/2015
Colon Cancer Rates Rising Among Americans Under 50

Still, only 10 percent of cases occur in younger group, study finds

1/29/2015
Diabetes Patients Lax With Meds If Diagnosed With Cancer, Study Finds

Effect was more pronounced if cancer had a grim prognosis

1/28/2015
It Pays for Moms-to-Be to Stop Smoking

More than twice as many quit when offered financial incentives, study says

1/28/2015
Soda Habit May Prompt Early Puberty in Girls, Study Suggests

Early menstruation a risk factor for depression and breast cancer, researchers say

1/27/2015
MRI Improves Prostate Cancer Biopsy Accuracy, Study Finds

New technology spots more aggressive cancer, but fewer low-risk cases

1/27/2015
Prostate Cancer Patients Who Smoke Fare Worse, Study Finds

They were twice as likely to see disease spread, die from illness

1/26/2015
Many Breast Cancer Patients Lack Info on Their Cancer

Problem more pronounced among minority women, study finds

1/22/2015
Use of 'the Pill' Tied to Higher Risk for Rare Brain Cancer

But the odds of any one birth control pill user getting the tumor remain extremely small, experts stress

1/21/2015
High Levels of Cancer-Linked Chemical in E-Cigarette Vapor, Study Finds

When users turn up the heat, formaldehyde levels may increase as well

1/21/2015
Efforts to Curtail Tobacco Use Stalled in 2014, Report Says

Smoking still claims 500,000 lives a year in the United States

1/20/2015
Can Coffee Protect You From Melanoma?

Researchers suggest caffeine might mitigate sun damage

1/20/2015
Test Your Home for Radon: EPA

The naturally occurring gas is tied to 21,000 lung cancer deaths in the U.S. each year, agency says

1/20/2015
Therapy Dogs Help Cancer Patients Cope With Tough Treatments

'I would've stopped the treatment, but I wanted to come see the dog'

1/16/2015
Children of Melanoma Survivors Often Get Sunburned: Study

Nearly half had experienced sun-linked injury in the past year, researchers said

1/16/2015
Pursuing Pancreatic Cancer's Deadly Secret

Researchers identify a gene that may trigger early spread

1/16/2015
Scientists Spot Gene Linked to Tanning 'Addiction'

Understanding biology behind dependence important because of rising skin cancer rates, expert says

1/15/2015
Gene-Based Spit Test Shows Promise in Lung Cancer Detection

It was more than 80 percent correct in spotting cancerous nodules, but accuracy still needs improving

1/15/2015
Unhealthy Insulin Levels May Boost Breast Cancer Risk

Study of postmenopausal women suggested hormone levels mattered more than excess weight

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