Mis. Cancer News

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4/8/2014
Chemo Might Give Certain Lung Cancer Patients an Edge

Traditional treatment offers small advantage for people without a specific gene mutation, study says

4/8/2014
Experimental Drug Shows Early Promise for Some Cases of Advanced Melanoma

Helps immune system recognize, kill cancer cells, researchers explain

4/8/2014
Could Daughter's Cancer Risk Be Affected by Father's Age at Birth?

Early study tied younger dads to higher odds of breast, ovarian tumors, and older dads to increased risk of uterine disease

4/7/2014
DNA Test May Gauge Risk of Prostate Cancer's Return

New method offers 80 percent accuracy, researchers say

4/7/2014
4/4/2014
Melanoma Death Risk Higher for Men Living Alone?

Dangerous skin cancer often detected at advanced stages in this group, Swedish researchers say

4/4/2014
Diabetes Tied to Higher Risk of Pancreatic Cancer in Study

But it's not always clear which disease comes first, researchers say

4/3/2014
Fertility Drugs May Not Raise Breast Cancer Risk: Study

But subset of women who took Clomid for more than 12 cycles appeared more likely to get invasive breast cancer

4/2/2014
Doctors' Skill at Colonoscopy May Affect Patients' Colon Cancer Risk: Study

You can ask your physician for polyp detection rates, experts say

4/2/2014
More Doctors Than Consumers Favor Legalizing Medical Marijuana: Survey

Cancer and blood specialists most likely to support drug's use for health problems

4/1/2014
New Review Suggests Benefits of Annual Mammograms Are Overstated

Analysis of 50 years of clinical data adds to controversy over who should be screened, how often

4/1/2014
Cialis May Not Prevent Impotence in Men Treated for Prostate Cancer

Study sees little value in taking the drug during radiation treatment

4/1/2014
Fruits and Veggies May Reduce Death Risk, Study Suggests

Large 12-year review found the more daily portions you eat, the better off you are

3/31/2014
Certain Colon Cancer Patients Might Benefit From Aspirin, Study Says

Experts divided over whether drug should be added to treatment

3/30/2014
Many Breast Cancer Survivors Suffer Financially, Study Finds

Doctors urged to consider treatment implications for their patients

3/28/2014
FDA Advisory Panel Recommends Approval of At-Home Colon Cancer Test

DNA analysis of stool boosts accuracy rate of Cologuard to more than 90 percent, researchers say

3/28/2014
Lung Cancer Diagnosis Takes Toll on Patients' Sex Lives, Experts Say

Large percentage of patients experience sexual dysfunction linked to emotional issues

3/27/2014
Slight Drop in Rate of Advanced Cancers, CDC Says

Number of cases where tumors have spread beyond origins declined, but experts say more can be done

3/26/2014
Experimental Drug Shows Promise for Drug-Resistant Lung Cancer

Ceritinib might become standard when crizotinib fails, researchers say

3/25/2014
Experts Warn About Skin Cancer 'Treatments' Sold Online

Scarring, more disease recurrence seen when patients use unproven skin salves

3/25/2014
Treatment May Prevent Esophagus Condition From Progressing to Cancer

In study of patients with Barrett's esophagus, those who received radio-frequency ablation fared better

3/24/2014
New Guidelines Might Limit Need for Lymph Node Removal for Breast Cancer

Recommendation could spare many women discomfort from painful arm swelling, experts say

3/24/2014
Targeted Radiation Might Help Fight Advanced Breast Cancer: Study

Therapy kills small vessels that feed liver tumors linked to breast cancer's spread

3/24/2014
Anti-Seizure Drug May Guard Against Some Cancers

Study found use of valproic acid linked to 34 percent lower risk of head, neck tumors

3/24/2014
For Women's Cancers, Where You're Treated Matters

Patients at highest-volume hospitals live more than a year longer on average, study finds

3/22/2014
Ways to Cut Your Colon Cancer Risk

Experts advise regular screenings, high-fiber foods and exercise

3/21/2014
Routine Mammograms Found Not Helpful for Most Women Over 70

More harm than good can result, and decision should be made case by case, study says

3/21/2014
Serious Health Issues May Await Survivors of Childhood Cancer

Siblings don't share these same risks, study finds

3/21/2014
Still Too Few Minority Participants in U.S. Clinical Trials, Study Finds

More emphasis must be placed on recruiting minorities for research, investigators say

3/20/2014
Colonoscopy Is Good, Not Perfect

6 percent of patients who received clean bill of health after procedure got colon cancer within 3 to 5 years, study found

3/20/2014
HPV-Linked Throat Cancer May Have Telltale First Symptoms

Signs of potential trouble could be different in people without the virus, study suggests

3/20/2014
Daily Exercise Lowers Breast Cancer Risk: Study

Benefit varies by tumor type, but it's another reason to encourage physical activity, researchers say

3/19/2014
Study Supports Radiation When Breast Cancer Spreads to Few Lymph Nodes

Experts say new study may clear up questions as to whether the treatment is beneficial

3/19/2014
New Stool Test Shows Promise as Colon Cancer Screen

DNA analysis boosts accuracy rate to more than 90 percent, researchers say

3/17/2014
Colon Cancer Cases Decline for Older Americans

American Cancer Society report finds 30 percent drop between 2000-2010, tied to better screening

3/14/2014
Wider Waistline May Mean Shorter Lifespan: Study

Evidence review suggests extra inches raise risk of dying younger, regardless of body weight

3/14/2014
Meditation May Help Teens Cope With Cancer

Practicing mindfulness lowers odds of depression, small study suggests

3/14/2014
Diabetes Linked With Lower Cancer Survival: Study

Diabetic people may have issues that complicate and hamper cancer care, researchers say

3/13/2014
FDA Panel Recommends HPV Test As Replacement for Pap Smear

Experts voted 13-0 that Roche's test was safe and effective as first step in cervical cancer screening

3/12/2014
Experimental Drug May Boost Leukemia Survival, Without Chemo

Idelalisib is being fast-tracked for FDA approval for use in patients with chronic lymphocytic leukemia

3/12/2014
Newer Radiation Therapy Treats Prostate Cancer More Quickly: Study

But researchers found less expensive treatment was more likely to lead to urinary complications

3/11/2014
Whole-Genome Scans Not Quite Ready for Widespread Use: Study

Tests are promising but not yet reliable enough, experts say

3/11/2014
U.S. Could Face Shortage of Cancer Doctors

Gap projected to reach nearly 1,500 specialists in a decade, American Society of Clinical Oncology cautions

3/11/2014
Excess Weight a Risk Factor for Ovarian Cancer: Report

Review adds the disease to long list of tumors linked to obesity

3/7/2014
Younger Skin Cancer Survivors May Be at Risk for Other Cancers

Large study followed patients with nonmelanoma skin cancer for 6 years

3/6/2014
Study Adds to Evidence That HPV Vaccine Helps Guard Against Cervical Cancer

Large population of Australian women were protected to some degree after vaccination, researchers report

3/6/2014
Surgery May Benefit Younger Prostate Cancer Patients

Study adds fodder to the operate vs. 'watch and wait' debate

3/4/2014
Yoga May Help Breast Cancer Patients During Radiation Therapy

Study found it lowered levels of stress hormones, reduced fatigue, improved quality of life

3/3/2014
Experimental Drug Helps Body Fight Advanced Melanoma: Study

Some patients kept disease at bay for more than a year after last dose of nivolumab

2/27/2014
Late-Stage Cancer Diagnosis More Likely in Uninsured Teens, Young Adults

Those lacking health coverage are often male, black or Hispanic and from the South, study finds