Mis. Cancer News

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8/30/2017
FDA OKs 1st Gene Therapy for Use in U.S.

It transforms a patient's immune system cells to fight a form of leukemia

8/29/2017
Moles Not Most Likely Spot for Melanomas

More than two-thirds of deadly skin cancers occur as new lesions, analysis finds

8/28/2017
Drug May Fight Heart Disease in Whole New Way

Study of injected medication suggests reductions in inflammation could be treatment target

8/25/2017
Common Treatment for Early Prostate Cancer May Carry Heart Risk

Hormone-suppressing regimen may raise odds for heart failure, but it brings benefits, too, researchers say

8/24/2017
More U.S. Teens Getting Vaccinated Against HPV

But rates still lagging against the cancer-causing virus that's caused by sexual contact, CDC says

8/22/2017
Could Common Vitamin Supplements Raise Lung Cancer Risk?

Increased odds only seemed to affect men or male smokers, study suggests

8/21/2017
Study Supports Annual Mammograms Starting at Age 40

Researchers estimate thousands more U.S. lives would be saved each year

8/17/2017
Could Urban Lighting Raise Breast Cancer Risk for Some Women?

Study found link between ambient light and higher odds in young, smoking females, but more research needed

8/17/2017
High-Cal Foods May Raise Cancer Risk in Women, Even Without Weight Gain

Plant-based diet could help avoid malignancies, study suggests

8/17/2017
Alternative Medicine Alone as Cancer Treatment Linked to Lowered Survival

There's not much research into these therapies, study authors said

8/16/2017
Can a Blood Test Detect a Range of Cancers Earlier?

Researchers move 'a step forward,' assessing DNA fragments for colon, breast, ovarian and lung tumors

8/15/2017
Heart Risks May Rise After Cancer Diagnosis

Study found heightened odds for dangerous clots that travel throughout body

8/14/2017
Researchers ID Genes in Mice That Cause Aggressive Brain Cancer

Discovery of triggers that make glioblastoma resistant to chemo offers hope for future treatments, study authors say

8/11/2017
When Stress Hormone Falters, Your Health May Suffer

Study suggests lack of variation in cortisol levels could be linked to ills like inflammation, cancer

8/11/2017
Antiperspirant Use Seems Safe During Breast Cancer Treatment: Study

Many doctors worry about skin damage during radiation, but new research found no such effect

8/11/2017
How Safe and Effective Is Your Sunscreen?

One out of three may not offer the right protection, study suggests

8/10/2017
Cancer Takes Financial Toll, Even With Insurance

1 in 6 insured patients spends one-third of their income on bills related to treatment, U.S. study finds

8/9/2017
Blood Test Can Screen for Rare Sinus Cancer, Study Finds

Test will be most useful in China, other parts of Asia, and North Africa where disease is more common

8/9/2017
For Cancer Patients in the ER, Delirium Linked to Poor Outcomes

Seriously confused people were more likely to be hospitalized and to die early, study finds

8/8/2017
Antibiotic Doesn't Prevent Lung Complication After Stem Cell Transplant

Findings were so dismal that clinical trial was stopped early

8/8/2017
Deaths From Colon Cancer Up Among Younger White Americans

Uptick has researchers puzzled and questioning screening guidelines

8/4/2017
Childhood Cancer Radiation May Cause Unwanted Gene Mutation in Some

That flaw seems to increase risk of a type of brain tumor later in life, researchers report

8/1/2017
Young Cancer Survivors Struggle to Resume Social Activities

Strains on finances, relationships and life plans take a toll, researchers find

8/1/2017
Breast-Feeding Lowers Mom's Breast Cancer Risk: Study

It also reduces the child's future cancer risk, cancer institute reports

8/1/2017
Gum Disease May Be Linked to Cancer Risk in Older Women

Esophageal, breast and lung cancer, among others, seen in postmenopausal women in large study

8/1/2017
Gum Disease and Cancer Risk

Gum disease may increase the risk of several types of cancer, study finds

7/27/2017
Treatment Costs Can Be Another Blow to Cancer Patients

Obamacare has improved access to therapies, but finances are still a big concern, researchers say

7/27/2017
Melanoma Isn't the Only Serious Skin Cancer

Squamous cell carcinoma is far more common and also dangerous if untreated, dermatologist says

7/24/2017
Obesity in Teen Years Tied to Colon Cancer Risk in Adulthood

Concerns are growing about weight's impact on development of chronic disease, researchers say

7/20/2017
Senator McCain Faces a Tough Cancer Foe

The median survival for glioblastoma patients is about 15 months, oncologists say

7/20/2017
Insured, But Still Barred From Top-Tier Cancer Centers

Cheaper policies may not cover U.S. National Cancer Institute-affiliated doctors

7/20/2017
More Patients OK'd for Cancer Trials Under Obamacare: Study

Affordable Care Act changed rules for private insurers

7/20/2017
Sen. John McCain Has Brain Cancer

Aggressive tumor known as glioblastoma was spotted during procedure to remove blood clot

7/20/2017
Many Terminal Cancer Patients Remain in Denial

Not facing reality raises other troublesome issues, researchers say

7/19/2017
Doctors' Group Offers Ideas for Easing Cancer Costs

New drugs routinely priced at $100,000 a year, ASCO says

7/19/2017
'Nipple-Sparing' Mastectomies Don't Raise Odds of Cancer's Return: Study

Research suggests that the cosmetically superior procedure comes with no added risk

7/18/2017
Most Women Should Forgo Ovarian Cancer Screening: Panel

Test isn't accurate enough to justify its use, experts say

7/18/2017
Little Evidence That Vasectomy Raises Prostate Cancer Risk

Most thorough analysis of the data so far finds only 'trivial' effect, which may be due to chance

7/18/2017
Create Your Own Quit-Smoking Plan

Change habits that foster tobacco use

7/17/2017
McCain's Recovery Time After Surgery Uncertain, Experts Say

Fate of Affordable Care Act may depend on Senator's return to work

7/13/2017
'Observation' Best Option for Most Low-Risk Prostate Cancer

20-year study found little difference in death rates, more complications with surgery

7/13/2017
Are Big Men More Prone to Aggressive Prostate Cancer?

Study found taller, heavier males were more likely to get it, die from it

7/13/2017
FDA Panel OKs What May Soon Be First Gene Therapy Approved in U.S.

Expensive but potent leukemia therapy genetically transforms patients' immune system cells to fight disease

7/12/2017
New Test May Help Spot Pancreatic Cancer Early

Low-cost blood screening could be key weapon against No. 3 cancer killer in U.S.

7/11/2017
Easier Colon Exam Boosts Screening, But Insurers May Not Pay

People with coverage for virtual colonoscopy are more likely to get tested for colon cancer, study finds

7/10/2017
Most Breast Cancer Patients Have Help Choosing Treatments

Support system can be useful when weighing complex therapy options, study authors say

7/10/2017
For Holocaust Survivors, Raised Risk of Cancer

Study followed more than 150,000 people for 45 years

7/7/2017
Parkinson's Disease and Melanoma May Occur Together, Study Finds

Doctors should counsel patients that if they have one disease, they're at risk of the other

7/7/2017
Dying May Not Be as Awful an Experience as You Think

Study of people nearing their own death finds many describe the journey as surprisingly positive

7/6/2017
Cancer Deaths Higher in Rural America, CDC Reports

Agency head calls persistent geographic gap a 'significant public health problem'