Mis. Cancer News

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6/2/2014
Number of Cancer Survivors Will Reach 19 Million in Next Decade: Report

Meeting their medical needs will become even more important in coming years, researcher says

6/2/2014
Pair of Pills Shows Promise for Recurrent Ovarian Cancer

Preliminary findings suggest this experimental treatment might slow disease

6/2/2014
1 in 4 Smokers With Gene Defect May Get Lung Cancer

Study finds smokers with gene normally linked to breast cancer appear to have a much higher risk of lung cancer

6/2/2014
Experimental Drug May Extend Lung Cancer Survival, Study Suggests

But experts debate significance of this expensive treatment

6/1/2014
Newer Anti-Estrogen Treatment May Benefit Younger Breast Cancer Survivors

Drug appears more effective than tamoxifen at reducing recurrence in premenopausal women: study

5/30/2014
Drug May Lower Odds of Early Menopause in Breast Cancer Patients

When added to chemotherapy, it also boosted survival rates, researchers report

5/30/2014
Stopping Statins for Terminal Patients a Safe Option: Study

They didn't die sooner, had better quality of life than those who kept taking cholesterol drugs, researchers say

5/30/2014
Schizophrenia May Raise Dementia Risk in Older Adults

Researchers find chances double for those with the mental illness, but their rates of cancer are lower

5/30/2014
5 or More Bad Sunburns While Young Tied to Higher Melanoma Risk

Odds for deadly skin cancer rise 80 percent, nurses' study finds

5/29/2014
Animal Trials Show Promise for Treating Eye Cancer

Researchers target genetic mutations common among uveal melanoma patients

5/29/2014
Viewing E-Cigarette Use May Keep Smokers From Quitting

Seeing smokeless devices in action triggered urge for a regular cigarette in young smokers, study found

5/29/2014
FDA Orders New Warning Labels for Tanning Beds

All sunlamp devices must warn against use by people under 18, agency says

5/29/2014
Abnormal Lung Scan May Be 'Teachable Moment' for Smokers

Researchers find bad news motivates many to quit tobacco

5/29/2014
Lower Risk of Prostate Cancer Seen in Circumcised Blacks: Study

But findings still preliminary, need confirmation

5/28/2014
Indoor Tanning Ups Melanoma Risk, Even Without Burning: Study

Expert warns against trying for a pre-summer glow

5/27/2014
New Guidelines Recommend Longer Tamoxifen Treatment

Breast cancer survivors may benefit from taking the estrogen-blocking drug for up to 10 years, experts say

5/27/2014
Memory Problems After Chemo Linked to Brain Changes

Study finds drop in brain activity during multitasking in women who had chemotherapy for breast cancer

5/27/2014
Your Income Might Influence Your Risk for Certain Cancers

Lifestyle-related disease, such as lung cancer, is more common among the poor, researchers find

5/27/2014
Cancer Center Ads Focus on Emotions More Than Facts, Study Finds

Researchers say it's not clear whether this sways patients when making treatment decisions

5/27/2014
Task Force Recommends Hep B Screening for High-Risk People

Vaccine, antiviral treatments make it worthwhile to spot chronic condition early, researcher says

5/22/2014
Type of Kidney Disease May Dictate Cancer Risk

Study of transplant recipients finds prospects best with polycystic kidney disease

5/21/2014
Double Mastectomy Often Not Needed, Study Finds

Most women who have both breasts removed have low risk of opposite-breast cancer, researchers say

5/21/2014
Exercise Linked to Improved Bladder Cancer Survival

But smoking and a delayed diagnosis might boost the risk of dying from the disease, researchers warn

5/20/2014
Gene Tests May Improve Lung Cancer Care: Study

Screening for mutations helps doctors choose targeted therapies that could increase survival, researchers say

5/20/2014
Two-Thirds of U.S. Adults May Carry HPV

But study finds only 4 of 103 people whose DNA was tested had the cancer-causing strain of the virus

5/20/2014
Blood Test May Spot Pancreatic Cancer Earlier

Other research cites advances in treatment of this deadly disease

5/20/2014
Diet, Lifestyle Affect Prostate Cancer Risk, Studies Find

Eating high-fiber carbs, drinking less milk, avoiding diabetes and heart risk factors may help cut risk

5/19/2014
Pancreatic Cancer Will Be 2nd Deadliest Cancer by 2030: Study

Prediction highlights need for more research on this difficult-to-diagnose, treat disease, U.S. experts say

5/19/2014
Dogs May Help Spot Human Prostate Cancers, Study Finds

With training, 2 dogs smelled urine samples and detected tumors with nearly 100 percent accuracy

5/19/2014
Experts Debate Value of Self-Exam for Testicular Cancer

Researchers say study shows it saves money, but others note it doesn't appear to save lives

5/16/2014
Surgery Isn't Only Option for Women With Ovarian Cancer Genes

Breast-feeding, birth control pills and getting fallopian tubes tied may also cut cancer risk, study finds

5/15/2014
Could a Blood Test Predict Breast Cancer's Return?

Study suggests routine sample might provide information critical to treatment

5/15/2014
Scientists Get Closer to the Stem Cells That May Drive Cancers

Researchers say a rare and unique tumor cell appears to help a form of blood cancer mutate and spread

5/15/2014
Obesity May Raise Breast Cancer Death Risk for Some Women

Study found younger, obese patients with estrogen receptor-positive disease were more likely to die

5/14/2014
Some Prostate Cancer Patients Might Safely Delay Hormonal Therapy: Study

Even if PSA levels are rising, postponing the treatment may boost quality of life without lowering survival

5/14/2014
Unneeded Cancer Care Is Rare, Study Finds

Challenges belief that inappropriate treatments fuel health care costs, researcher says

5/14/2014
Stepped-Up Screening Would Uncover More Lung Cancers, Study Says

But the scans and follow-up care would be expensive

5/14/2014
Prescription Drug Use Continues to Climb in U.S.

CDC report says most common medications are for heart disease and high cholesterol

5/13/2014
Lung Cancer Not on Many Women's Radar: Survey

Although lung cancer is biggest cancer killer, women believe breast cancer is a bigger concern

5/12/2014
U.S. Cervical Cancer Rates Higher Than Thought

Rates highest in women 65 to 69, and black women, say researchers using revised data

5/11/2014
Skin Cancer Prevention Tips

Most lesions are treatable if caught early, says expert

5/9/2014
Just Seeing a Doctor May Boost the Odds of Surviving Melanoma

Study finds link between checkups and lower death rates from the dangerous skin cancer

5/8/2014
One Woman's Cancer Battle Highlights Promise of New Treatment

Melinda Bachini received experimental therapy that used her own immune cells to shrink her tumors

5/7/2014
Ultrasound of Lymph Nodes No Less Accurate for Obese Women, Study Says

Findings are 'reassuring' for breast cancer patients, according to researcher

5/7/2014
Nail Salons' Drying Lamps Carry Small Cancer Risk

Study of various lamps at 16 salons suggests low carcinogenic potential

5/7/2014
Screening May Help Boost Liver Cancer Survival Rates

Simple tests for people with scarring of the liver spot tumors early, researchers report

5/5/2014
Major Women's Health Study Paid Big Dividends

Scientists say HRT research has returned $140 for every $1 spent on the $260 million trial

5/5/2014
Experts Issue Treatment Guidelines for Aggressive Form of Breast Cancer

Up to one-fifth of patients will have these 'HER2-positive' tumors, oncologists' group says

5/5/2014
New Colon Polyp Removal Method May Be Easier on Patients

Shorter hospital stays, less blood loss, earlier return to normal eating seen in study

5/1/2014
Southeastern States Have Highest Rates of Preventable Deaths

Modifiable risk factors could help combat scourges like heart disease, cancer, CDC says