Mis. Cancer News

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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

2/26/2014
Study Sees No Evidence Linking Diabetes Drugs With Pancreatic Cancer

But FDA assessment calls for further look at injectable type-2 treatments

2/26/2014
Necks, Butts Growth Areas for U.S. Plastic Surgeons

More than 15 million cosmetic surgeries and minimally invasive procedures performed in 2013

2/26/2014
Skin Cancer May Have Driven Evolution of Black Skin

Researchers note that Africans without any dark pigment often die young of the disease

2/25/2014
Healthy Adults Shouldn't Take Vitamin E, Beta Carotene: Expert Panel

Jury still out on whether multivitamins prevent cancer or heart disease, task force says

2/24/2014
Ovarian Cancer Gene May Point to Early Removal of Ovaries: Study

In particular, women with BRCA1 mutation should have surgery by age 35, researchers say

2/24/2014
Thyroid Tumors May Be More Dangerous for Cancer Survivors: Study

Researchers still found 'excellent' survival rates for both primary, secondary disease

2/21/2014
Vitamin E, Selenium Supplements Might Double Chances of Prostate Cancer

Risk was highest when men had high or low levels of selenium already in their body

2/21/2014
Advanced Tonsil Cancer May Respond Well to Targeted Radiation

Early study sought to reduce patients' exposure to radiation's side effects

2/20/2014
Surge in Thyroid Cancer Cases May Be Due to Overdiagnoses: Study

Many might be getting unnecessary treatment for slow-growing disease, some experts say

2/20/2014
'Fat Hormone' Tied to Higher Colon Cancer Risk in Obese Men

More precancerous polyps seen in small study as body fat increased

2/20/2014
Head, Throat Cancer Survival May Be Longer if Tumor Caused by HPV: Study

Patients with recurrent disease seem to 'do better' if cancer is tied to the virus, researcher says

2/20/2014
More Evidence That HPV Vaccine Might Lower Cervical Cancer Risk

Danish study finds reduction in precancerous lesions for women who got vaccinated in girlhood

2/19/2014
Avastin Shows Mixed Results Against Different Cancers

Drug improved survival by 4 months with cervical cancer, but no such benefit seen with brain tumors

2/19/2014
Instructional Video Improves Skin Cancer Diagnoses in Older Men: Study

Whole-body exams more common among film viewers

2/19/2014
Gene Variations Leave Infants at Risk of Leukemia, Study Suggests

Finding might one day point the way to a cure, researchers say

2/19/2014
Experimental Therapy Shows Promise Against Type of Adult Leukemia

Genetic tweak of patient's immune cells boosted chances of remission in advanced cases

2/19/2014
Radiation-Free Cancer Scans: Coming Soon?

Children might benefit most from new way to detect tumors, but experts say more research is needed

2/18/2014
More Breast Cancer Patients Choosing Reconstructive Surgery, Study Finds

But rates vary widely from state to state, and doctors worry that not all women have equal access to procedures

2/17/2014
Beauty, Not Health May Spur Teens to Use Sunscreen

Tanning's damaging effect on looks mattered more to teens than skin cancer risks, study found

2/14/2014
Three Groups Miss Out on Colon Cancer Survival Gains, Study Says

Blacks, Hispanics and elderly have benefitted less from treatment advances

2/14/2014
Indoor Tanning Laws Help Keep Teen Girls Away, Study Finds

In states that had some restrictions in place, use of tanning beds dropped 30 percent

2/12/2014
Lymph Node Test a Good Strategy for Melanoma: Study

Disease spread was detected and treated sooner, with better survival in patients who received 'sentinel node' biopsy

2/12/2014
Newsman Tom Brokaw Has Many Treatment Options for His Blood Cancer

Doctors note advances in therapies have boosted survival rates

2/12/2014
Annual Mammograms Don't Reduce Breast Cancer Deaths, Study Contends

But some outside experts cite flaws in the 25-year review of screening's effects on women

2/12/2014
Double Mastectomy May Benefit Some Women With Inherited Breast Cancer

Study found procedure might cut risk of death in half for those with certain genetic mutations

2/11/2014
Newsman Tom Brokaw Battling Blood Cancer

Veteran TV journalist has multiple myeloma, which attacks white blood cells in bone marrow

2/11/2014
Gene Exam Might Predict Breast Cancer Progression

Behavior of 55 genes linked to likelihood of disease spreading, study suggests

2/11/2014
Partial HPV Vaccine Series May Help Prevent Genital Warts in Girls

But Swedish study didn't address more critical issue of cervical cancer prevention

2/11/2014
Experimental Eyewear Helps Surgeons 'See' Cancer, Study Says

The hope is the new technology will reduce the need for follow-up surgeries

2/10/2014
Fewer Heart Patients Now Dying From Heart Disease, Study Shows

Better surgical techniques, greater use of heart meds behind trend, researchers report

2/10/2014
President's Panel Calls for More Girls, Boys to Get HPV Vaccine

It protects against cancers of the cervix, throat, rectum and penis, but too few getting the shots

2/7/2014
Skin Cancer Risk Seen in Vietnam Vets Exposed to Agent Orange

Decades later, raised rates of non-melanoma disease reported in U.S. veterans exposed to the herbicide

2/7/2014
Obesity May Raise Death Risk From Tongue Cancer

Small study compared outcomes in patients three years after surgery for early disease

2/7/2014
Running Might Beat Walking for Breast Cancer Survivors

Runners were less likely than walkers to die of the disease during nine-year study, but the findings aren't foolproof

2/7/2014
Expanded DNA Testing Might Allow Personalized Breast Cancer Treatment

Researchers were able to pinpoint specific therapies for some women in study

2/6/2014
Daily Aspirin May Guard Against Ovarian Cancer

Study of almost 20,000 women found the drug lowered risk by 20 percent

2/5/2014
Male Cancer Survivors May Live Longer If They Exercise

Those who expended more energy each week were less likely to die of any cause during study

2/5/2014
Intravenous Vitamin C May Boost Chemo's Cancer-Fighting Power

Lab study found it also left healthy cells unharmed, but experts say more research needed

2/5/2014
CVS Caremark to Stop Selling Tobacco Products

Says sale of cigarettes is inconsistent with a pharmacy's mission

2/4/2014
Only Close Family History Needed for Cancer Risk Assessment

Oncology group releases new recommendations focused on two generations for determining genetic risk factors in new patients

2/3/2014
At-Home Stool Test for Colon Cancer Called Accurate, But Not Foolproof

Review of 19 studies found the exam spotted the disease about 79 percent of the time

2/3/2014
Body's Immune System Destroys Would-Be Cancer Cells Daily: Study

Researchers tracked the quick elimination of mutant cells that can cause blood tumors

2/3/2014
Health Tip: Employing Art Therapy

It may help people with physical and mental challenges

1/31/2014
Possible Gap Seen in Adult Care for Childhood Cancer Survivors

Survey found many primary care doctors 'somewhat uncomfortable' about treating these patients

1/31/2014
Childhood Cancer Report Brings Mixed News

While treatment advances mean more children are surviving, long-term problems persist into adulthood

1/31/2014
CDC to Launch Latest Graphic Anti-Smoking Campaign

It will include now-deceased North Carolina woman whose appearance in first initiative stunned many viewers

1/30/2014
Doctors May Need to Revise How They Evaluate Breast Biopsy Results

One form of abnormal breast cells does not present lower risk after all, study finds