Mis. Cancer News

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1/28/2014
Breath Test May Detect Signs of Lung Cancer: Study

Examining breath samples from patients with suspicious growths might help determine who needs surgery

1/27/2014
Yoga May Reduce Fatigue, Inflammation in Breast Cancer Survivors

Researchers think improved sleep may be the key to benefits

1/27/2014
HPV Vaccination Rates Might Rise If More Docs Recommended It

Family physicians in particular could play larger role in recommending vaccine to prevent cervical cancer, study suggests

1/27/2014
Music Therapy May Help Teens With Cancer Cope

Writing lyrics, making videos helped them get through grueling treatment, connect with others, study found

1/24/2014
Dog Cancer Dates Back 11,000 Years, Scientists Say

Genome study reveals origin of a transmissible genital cancer that still occurs in dogs worldwide

1/23/2014
Radiation Before Surgery May Improve Survival From Rare Lung Cancer

Small study of mesothelioma patients also found smoother recovery with this treatment method

1/22/2014
Much More Must Be Done to Lower Smoking Rates, Experts Say

American Lung Association points to legislative inaction by states, stronger push by Big Tobacco

1/21/2014
No Rise of PTSD Seen in Children With Cancer

Findings should reassure young patients and their families, study author says

1/21/2014
Blood Test Might Help Spot Pancreatic Cancer Early

Danish researchers say findings are preliminary, test produces a lot of false positive results

1/21/2014
Sleep During the Day May Throw Genes Into Disarray

Study might explain why health problems are more common among night workers

1/20/2014
Progress Against Cancer May Be Greater Than Thought

Gains in saving patients' lives are obscured by increase in lifespans, study says

1/20/2014
'Sleep Hormone' Tied to Possible Lower Prostate Cancer Risk

Preliminary study measured levels of melatonin in Icelandic men

1/20/2014
Scientists Explore Effect of Exercise on Prostate Cancer Patients

Brisk walkers found to have more regularly shaped blood vessels in early study

1/17/2014
U.S. Health Officials Urge Renewed Fight to Stamp Out Cigarette Use

Diabetes, colorectal and liver cancer, rheumatoid arthritis, erectile dysfunction among latest ills now linked to tobacco

1/17/2014
Too Much Sitting May Be Harmful for Older Women

12-year study of 93,000 women found higher risk of early death for least active

1/15/2014
Precancerous Cells on Cervix Tied to Higher Risk of Disease, Death

Large Swedish study also found risk increases with age

1/14/2014
Cervical Cancer Screening Found to Benefit Older Women in New Study

Researchers say their results support screening women up to age 65 and beyond

1/14/2014
Experimental Vaccines May Extend Life With Pancreatic Cancer

Treatment is less toxic than chemotherapy, researchers find

1/14/2014
Post-Surgical Tests Might Help Spot Colon Cancer's Return

Study patients who had CEA blood test or CT scan were more likely to undergo follow-up surgery for disease

1/13/2014
Minorities, Poor More Likely to Be Diagnosed With Advanced Thyroid Cancer

Researchers hope findings will prompt efforts to reduce disparities

1/10/2014
FDA OKs 2-Drug Combo Treatment for Advanced Melanoma

In trial, Mekinist and Tafinlar together seemed to perform better than Tafinlar alone, agency says

1/9/2014
New Drug Combo Might Help Older, Sicker Patients With Leukemia

Study found adding new drug obinutuzumab extended remission in chronic lymphocytic leukemia

1/9/2014
U.S. Lung Cancer Rates Continue to Drop: CDC

Cigarette tax hikes, no-smoking policies contribute to decline, experts say

1/8/2014
Cancer Prevention Guidelines Seem to Pay Off for Older Women

Large study found adherents were less likely to develop or die from disease

1/7/2014
Mouse Study Hints at Plastics Chemical's Link to Prostate Cancer Risk

BPA boosts prostate stem cells' hormonal sensitivity, researchers say

1/7/2014
U.S. Cancer Deaths Decline Again: Report

Better prevention, screening and treatment are keys to continued progress, experts say

1/6/2014
Childhood Cancer Survivors a Growing Patient Population

But many general practitioners aren't prepared to deal with them, survey finds

1/2/2014
Big Cigarette Tax Hikes Might Prevent 200 Million Deaths in a Century

Study authors suggest that nations triple tobacco taxes

1/2/2014
Many Women Still Have Pain One Year After Breast Cancer Surgery

Methods needed to identify those who would benefit from preventive treatments, researchers say

1/2/2014
Troubled Launch of 'Obamacare' Tops Health News for 2013

Angelina Jolie's double mastectomy, new heart care guidelines also made headlines

12/30/2013
U.S. Panel Backs Routine Lung CT Scans for Older, Heavy Smokers

Yearly testing will prevent some lung cancer deaths, experts conclude

12/30/2013
Experimental Treatment for Rare Soft-Tissue Cancer Shows Promise in Mice

Study looked at method for blocking key growth protein in malignant nerve sheath tumors

12/27/2013
Cancer Patients Vulnerable to Complications From Flu

Expert advises these patients to get vaccinated as protection

12/26/2013
Surgery With Follow-Up Radiation Best for Tongue Cancer: Study

Patients who started with chemotherapy had worse response, researchers say

12/26/2013
Tanning Salons Now Outnumber McDonald's Outlets in Florida: Study

Indoor tanning has strong ties to skin cancer and Florida has one of the highest rates of the disease

12/23/2013
Only High-Risk Women Need Breast Cancer Gene Test: Experts

Even those with family history of BRCA mutations should talk with professionals first, panel says

12/23/2013
Acupuncture No Better Than 'Sham' Version in Breast-Cancer Drug Study

Findings suggest any benefit resulted from placebo effect

12/19/2013
Angelina Jolie's Story Didn't Boost Knowledge of Breast Cancer Risks: Study

Star underwent preventive mastectomy because of genetic vulnerability

12/18/2013
80 Percent of Cancer Docs Have Faced Drug Shortages: Survey

Many report using substitute chemo meds or delaying treatment

12/17/2013
Rural Cancer Survivors May Retire Sooner, Get Less Paid Disability

Vermont study compared their work lives to those of urban peers

12/17/2013
Type of Surgical Anesthesia Might Influence Prostate Cancer's Return

Study suggests that getting only general anesthesia raised risk of recurrence

12/16/2013
Experts: Don't Waste Your Money on Multivitamins

Three studies find the supplements don't help extend life or ward off heart disease and memory loss

12/16/2013
U.S. Cancer Death Rates Continue to Decline: Report

But researchers added that people with other health problems have lower odds of survival

12/13/2013
Bones Benefit From Exercise After Breast Cancer, Study Finds

Older survivors should include physical activity in long-term care plan, researchers suggest

12/13/2013
FDA Warns Against Nipple Test for Breast Cancer Screening

Mammogram is still the gold standard, agency says

12/13/2013
2 Pre-Surgery Drug Treatments Show Promise Against Aggressive Breast Cancer

In studies, combo regimens produced better results for 'triple-negative' disease

12/12/2013
Drug May Help Slow Advanced Breast Cancer

But more research is needed before Sprycel could become part of standard treatment

12/12/2013
Drug Arimidex Cuts Risk for Breast Cancer in Older, High-Risk Women: Study

It could be welcome addition to other preventive meds such as tamoxifen, experts say

12/12/2013
Exercise Might Ease Joint Pain Caused by Breast Cancer Drugs

Side effects, such as stiffness and pain, are common reasons patients stop taking medications

12/12/2013
Exercise Linked to Lower Breast Cancer Risk in Black Women

Regular, brisk activity seems to help prevent some aggressive tumors that resist hormone therapy, study says