Mis. Cancer News

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3/20/2015
Skin Cancer Rates Rise for Hispanic, Asian Women

Shifting preferences for tanning, along with belief that darker skin is protected, may explain trend

3/19/2015
Study Finds Racial Differences in Choices for Breast Cancer Care

Blacks, Hispanics more likely to be guided by referrals, health plan limits

3/19/2015
Cancer Patients Who Smoke, Drink May Face Longer Feeding Tube Use

But it's not clear from study if dropping these habits would shorten the time people need outside nutrition

3/19/2015
New Drug May Help Keep Hodgkin Lymphoma at Bay

In study, brentuximab extended time patients survived without further progression of the blood cancer

3/17/2015
Certain Painkillers May Lower Colon Cancer Risk for Some

Genetics might be key to the anti-cancer benefits of drugs like aspirin or ibuprofen, study finds

3/17/2015
Dietary Dioxins Don't Seem to Increase Breast Cancer Risk: Study

But, researchers say more study needed to confirm findings

3/17/2015
Study Questions Accuracy of Many Breast Cancer Biopsies

Abnormal cells are misidentified in one-fourth of cases, research suggests

3/17/2015
Obesity Raises Women's Cancer Risk by 40 Percent, Study Finds

British researchers stress that losing excess weight lowers the odds again, however

3/12/2015
More Screening Could Cut Annual Colon Cancer Deaths by 21,000: Study

Coalition aims for 80 percent participation by 2018

3/12/2015
Excessive Use of Medical Scans Varies By Region

Doctors tend to order more imaging technologies in the Northeast, study found

3/12/2015
Tetanus Shot Helped Boost Brain Cancer Survival, Small Study Finds

One patient with glioblastoma still alive nine years later

3/11/2015
Transgender People Do Not Face Higher Breast Cancer Risk, Study Shows

Research based on VA medical records finds no bump up in risk, despite use of hormone therapy

3/10/2015
Unituxin Approved for Deadly Pediatric Cancer

Neuroblastoma typically strikes children under age 5

3/10/2015
Statins May Help Improve Prostate Cancer Survival: Study

Finds the cholesterol-lowering drugs linked to slower progression of disease

3/9/2015
Privately Insured Brain Tumor Patients May Fare Better

But that's not because they're treated differently, researcher says

3/9/2015
Study Links Family History of Prostate Cancer to Breast Cancer Risk

Doctors should ask about medical history of first-degree male relatives, researchers say

3/9/2015
Vegetarian Diet May Lower Colon Cancer Risk, Study Suggests

Benefits greatest for fish eaters, researchers say

3/6/2015
Specially Trained Pooch Sniffs Out Thyroid Cancer

Frankie, a German Shepherd mix, had 90 percent accuracy at spotting tumor traces in urine samples

3/6/2015
New Study Casts Doubt on Dangers of Hormone Therapy for Hot Flashes

But other experts warn it's too soon to say the treatment is safe

3/6/2015
First Biosimilar Drug Approved

Zarxio is 'highly similar' to long-sanctioned cancer drug

3/6/2015
Breast Cancer Survivors May Have Higher Thyroid Cancer Risk

It's unclear how the conditions might be connected; experts recommend caution

3/6/2015
FDA OK of 1st 'Biosimilar' Drug May Mean Cheaper Options for Patients

Zarxio approval paves way for less expensive cutting-edge medications, experts say

3/5/2015
Be Wary of Websites Selling Genetic Cancer Tests: Study

Marketers often overstate benefits, downplay limitations, oncologists say

3/4/2015
Drug May Help Some Breast Cancer Patients Avoid Early Menopause

Standard chemo can end fertility, but adding goserelin helped some survivors go on to conceive, study found

3/3/2015
Study Questions Close Monitoring of Thyroid Growths

Five-year follow-up shows the overwhelming majority remain harmless

2/26/2015
Gene Mutations Tied to Leukemia Rise With Age, Study Finds

But just having cancer-linked DNA doesn't mean the disease will develop, study authors stressed

2/24/2015
Colon Cancer's Location May Be Factor in Survival

Poorer outcome seen in study when tumor began on the organ's right side

2/24/2015
Did PSA Test's Decline Spur Rise in Prostate Cancers?

Researchers report 3 percent annual rise in intermediate- and high-risk cases

2/24/2015
Farydak Approved for Multiple Myeloma

Blood cancer kills more than 10,000 Americans annually

2/23/2015
Testicular Cancer May Raise Prostate Cancer Risk: Study

But it's too soon to make any recommendations, and overall risk is low, researcher says

2/23/2015
Watch-and-Wait Strategy May Be Riskier for Certain Prostate Cancers

Study found lower survival for intermediate-risk disease, compared to low-risk cases

2/20/2015
Think Hookahs Filter Out Tobacco Toxins? Think Again

Study finds the popular water pipes do not rid smoke of heavy metals

2/19/2015
Sun's Damage Lingers Long After Dark

UV rays cause DNA-related harm to skin cells, study finds

2/19/2015
Mammogram Rates May Fall When Women Learn of 'Overdiagnosis' Risk

Study found patients were more reluctant to undergo the screen if told it often caught less harmful disease

2/19/2015
Are Too Many Prostate Cancer Patients Receiving Treatment?

Study also raises concerns about possible overuse of radiation therapy

2/19/2015
More Americans Surviving Cancer Today Than 20 Years Ago

Study shows biggest improvements in people diagnosed between ages 50 and 64

2/19/2015
Low Cancer Risk With Device Used to Remove Fibroids, Study Finds

Researchers call the findings 'reassuring,' but FDA warnings remain for older women

2/18/2015
Eczema Cream for Children Not a Cancer Risk, Study Finds

Company-funded research followed nearly 7,500 kids over 10 years

2/18/2015
Mouse Study Explores Secrets of Marijuana 'Munchies'

Researcher says pot might help release an appetite-stimulating hormone

2/17/2015
Too Few Breast Cancer Patients Getting Radiation After Mastectomy: Study

More than a third with 'locally advanced' disease don't get treatment aimed at preventing tumor's return

2/13/2015
FDA Approves Drug for Advanced Thyroid Cancer

Progression-free survival with Lenvima was nearly five times longer compared to a placebo

2/13/2015
New Techniques Outline Tumors' Location in the Brain

Early trials show promise of scans to help surgeons in the OR, or to track the effect of treatments

2/13/2015
Don't Exclude Cancer Survivors From Lung Cancer Trials, Study Urges

Finding runs counter to current practice, researchers note

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