Mis. Cancer News

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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

1/29/2014
1 in 3 Americans Has Used Tanning Beds, Upping Skin Cancer Risk

Global study finds similar numbers elsewhere, despite widespread knowledge of the dangers

1/29/2014
Could Antioxidants Speed Up Cancer Progression?

Study of mice suggests people with lung cancer or at risk for the disease should avoid these supplements

1/28/2014
Drug May Extend Survival for Men With Advanced Prostate Cancer

Study participants hadn't received any treatment with chemotherapy

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