Mis. Cancer News

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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

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
Gene Variations Leave Infants at Risk of Leukemia, Study Suggests

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