Mis. Cancer News

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11/1/2013
A Father and Daughter's Race to Beat Leukemia

Man behind the idea of runs to raise money for research recalls his child's battle with blood cancer

10/31/2013
Early Stem Cell Transplant May Benefit Some Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma Patients

Study found increased survival rate but only for those with highest-risk disease

10/31/2013
Some Women Cite Personal Growth After Breast Cancer Diagnosis

Many in study felt more appreciation for life, closeness with family, friends

10/30/2013
Gene Testing May Boost Lung Cancer Survival: Study

Finding tumors' genetic makeup allowed researchers to 'personalize' treatment

10/30/2013
Scientists 'Silence' Aggressive Brain Cancer Gene in Mice

'Nanotechnology' helped create drug to target deadly glioblastoma in study

10/30/2013
Suicide a Risk for Young Cancer Patients, Study Finds

Teens, young adults should be assessed, monitored after diagnosis, researchers say

10/30/2013
Hormone Levels May Help Predict Breast Cancer Risk, Study Finds

Higher blood concentrations of testosterone, estrogens seem tied to higher odds for the disease

10/29/2013
Breast Cancer Diagnosed at Later Stage in Rural Patients: Study

These women also more likely to undergo a mastectomy, researchers say

10/28/2013
Radiation for Breast Cancer May Raise Heart Risks: Study

But experts say risk of cancer recurrence outweighs small chance of heart disease years later

10/28/2013
Scientists Report Transplant Advance for Type 1 Diabetes

Used in single patient, special chamber may allow implantation of insulin-producing cells without rejection

10/28/2013
Too Much Sitting Tied to Higher Risk of Colon Polyps in Men

'Active couch potatoes' who do get some exercise just as vulnerable, study suggests

10/28/2013
HPV Vaccines May Be Less Effective for Black Women: Study

Gardasil, Cervarix target strains more commonly found among whites

10/28/2013
Tests May Someday Show Which Breast, Prostate Cancers Will Turn Aggressive

'Markers' in blood, tissue might help determine best treatment for each patient, studies suggest

10/26/2013
Study Ties Y Chromosome Variations to Prostate Cancer Risk

Researchers used Utah population data spanning generations

10/25/2013
Current Colon Cancer Screening Guidelines Might Miss Some Patients

Family history of the disease may be important for even more distant relatives, a new study suggests

10/25/2013
After Breast Cancer Surgery, Patient Assistance Programs Can Help

Study found women who turned to these programs were more likely to receive other needed treatments

10/25/2013
Blood Test for Pancreatic Cancer Shows Promise in Early Trial

But the screen is meant only for people already at high risk for the deadly illness, experts say

10/24/2013
Study: Coffee Might Lower Risk of Liver Cancer

Review suggests it was associated with a 40 percent drop in risk of most common form of disease

10/24/2013
Stem Cell Transplants May Harm Recipient's Sex Life

Doctors and patients need to talk more about this potential problem, researchers say

10/24/2013
Do Some Docs Have Vested Interest in Prescribing Radiation for Prostate Cancer?

Study found greater increases in use of expensive treatment in practices that owned the equipment

10/24/2013
Gene May Explain Link Between Meat and Colon Cancer Risk

Researchers say finding might help identify people at need for preventive treatment

10/24/2013
Prostate Biopsies May Cause Unnecessary Worry for Many Men, Study Finds

Report supports notion of adopting 'wait and see' approach after PSA test, experts say

10/22/2013
Flavored Cigars Gaining in Popularity With U.S. Kids: CDC

Cheaper, less regulated than cigarettes, these products may hook youth into lifelong addiction

10/22/2013
Being Web-Savvy Tied to Better Health in Seniors: Study

Nonusers were less likely to exercise, eat a healthy diet or get colon cancer screening

10/22/2013
Obese Patients With Pancreatic Cancer Have Shorter Survival, Study Finds

Reasons for link are unclear, but might involve inflammatory issues or differences in treatment

10/21/2013
Many People Not Told Cancer Tests Can Lead to 'Overtreatment'

Early detection of slow-growing tumors could result in unnecessary surgery, chemo, radiation, study says

10/21/2013
'Body Clock' May Explain Why Some Body Parts Age Faster Than Others

Nature has a way of keeping time within the human anatomy, study suggests

10/17/2013
Study: Vitamin D Supplements May Not Raise Risk for Kidney Stones

However, researchers found age, weight and gender are factors

10/16/2013
High Out-of-Pocket Costs Called a Hidden 'Side Effect' of Treatment

Some doctors say it's time to discuss financial aspects with patients

10/16/2013
Blood Test May Tell If Lung Nodule Is Cancerous or Benign

Study found the screening method to be 90 percent accurate, perhaps sparing some patients biopsies

10/16/2013
Blood Test Shows Promise for Cancer Detection, Study Finds

Check for early stage lung and prostate malignancies isn't 'perfect', but could prove useful, clinicians say

10/15/2013
Anesthesia Technique May Affect Survival After Breast Cancer Surgery: Study

Adding nerve block seemed to reduce recurrence rate

10/15/2013
Many Doctors Ignore Guidelines, Order PSA Tests for Elderly Men

Study found 40 percent of men aged 75 and older were screened, despite expert consensus against it

10/14/2013
Overweight Teen Years Tied to Later Cancer Risk

Study found too much weight may be connected to esophageal disease

10/14/2013
Exercise May Lower Risk of Esophageal Cancer

But review author says other lifestyle factors may also be at play

10/14/2013
Bile Protein May Help Detect Pancreatic Cancer

Study suggests it could detect malignancy earlier than some blood markers

10/14/2013
Could a Neck Injection Ease Tough-to-Bear Hot Flashes?

Small study suggests treatment may offer non-hormonal relief after menopause

10/10/2013
Steady Rise in Thyroid Cancer Not Explained by Better Screening, Study Says

Researchers still baffled by tripling of cases over 30 years

10/10/2013
Breast Cancer Patients Have Unrelated Plastic Surgery After Reconstruction

Women who've had a mastectomy sometimes seek procedures such as facelifts, study says

10/9/2013
Cancer Drug Nexavar Tied to Pancreas Damage in 2 Patients

Pancreas shrank by up to one-third in case studies following long-term use

10/8/2013
Chemo After Surgery Prolongs Life in Pancreatic Cancer Patients, Study Finds

Expert notes question now is which drug, drug combination is best after removal of tumor

10/8/2013
Radiation Therapy Overused in Advanced Prostate Cancer, Study Says

Just one session is needed for effective pain relief, but many men get 10, according to researcher

10/8/2013
Laparoscopic Surgery for Colon Cancer May Benefit Seniors

Patients who had the less-invasive procedure were less likely to need nursing home care, study finds

10/7/2013
Experts Urge Routine Test for All Patients With Invasive Breast Cancer

Standardized HER2 screen would help ensure women get appropriate therapy, guideline authors say

10/7/2013
Study Questions Use of Less-Invasive Lymph Node Surgery for Breast Cancer

Sentinel node surgery leaves women with few side effects, but its accuracy may be lacking, experts say

10/5/2013
Selecting Sunglasses for Healthy Eyes

Tips for protecting your vision and skin

10/4/2013
Mexican Women's Breast Cancer Risk Tied to Breast-Feeding?

Having more than 3 children also appeared to raise risk for aggressive breast disease, study suggests

10/4/2013
FDA OKs Drug to Treat Hot Flashes in Menopausal Women

Clinical trials also showed some protection against bone loss; blood clots are a risk

10/4/2013
Daily Walk May Cut Your Breast Cancer Risk

Study findings are good news for postmenopausal women, experts say

10/4/2013
Older Men Gain Little From PSA Test: Study

Researchers followed Medicare recipients for 3 years