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New Drug May Extend Survival for Some Prostate Cancer Patients

Study found Xofigo also improved quality of life for those whose cancer had spread to the bones

Highest-Risk Smokers Benefit Most From CT Scan Screening: Study

Findings may aid development of lung cancer-testing guidelines, researchers say

Experimental 'iKnife' Tells Surgeon Whether Tissue Is Cancerous

But more research needed to see if device works in everyday practice, expert says

Smokers' Cell Damage Exists Even If Tests Miss It, Study Says

Early changes look similar to abnormalities seen in lung cancer, researchers find

Kidney Failure a Possible Risk of Prostate Cancer Hormone Treatment: Study

Review looked at side effect from androgen deprivation therapy

U.K. Experts Urge HPV Vaccine for Young Gay Men

It might reduce their risk of anal cancer

Aspirin Every Other Day May Lower Women's Colon Cancer Risk

Benefit must be weighed against GI bleeding, other risks, however, experts say

Largest-Ever Cancer Data Set Made Public

U.S. experts say move will further drug development, treatment

Second Cancer More Likely for Colon Cancer Survivors: Study

Findings could influence screening guidelines, researchers say

Cancer, Chemo May Lower Alzheimer's Risk, Study Suggests

Results, if confirmed, might point to new treatments

Pregnancy Odds Good for Childhood Cancer Survivors, Study Finds

'It just might be a little harder,' researcher says

Just Cutting Back on Smoking May Not Boost Lifespan

Quitting entirely is only way to extend longevity, study contends

FDA Approves New Drug for Advanced Lung Cancer

Gilotrif targets a gene mutation that occurs in about 10 percent of cases

2 Million Deaths a Year Could Be Due to Air Pollution: Study

Rises in ozone caused by humans mostly to blame, researchers say

Experimental Melanoma Vaccine Shows Promise in Study

'Personalized immunotherapy' may one day treat late-stage skin cancer

Number of Nerve Fibers Near Prostate Tumor Tied to Aggressiveness

Study raises the possibility of a new way to predict prognosis, tailor treatments

Abdominal Fat Linked to Raised Heart, Cancer Risks

Chances of disease were higher than when fat was in other parts of the body, researchers report

Cancer Patients Less Likely to Get Alzheimer's, Study Finds

Risk for malignancy was also lower in seniors with Alzheimer's, researchers report

Too Much Fish Oil Might Boost Prostate Cancer Risk, Study Says

Often-fatal aggressive disease of particular concern

Smog Tied to Higher Risk of Lung Cancer, Heart Failure

Even low pollution levels linked to harmful effects in studies

Assisted Conception Not Linked to Cancer Risk in Kids, Studies Say

Two reviews examined parents who used IVF and other such methods to get pregnant

Soy Won't Prevent Prostate Cancer's Return: Study

But an expert says findings are inconclusive

Most Statin Users Won't Have Major Side Effects

However, large review found 9 percent higher risk of developing type 2 diabetes

Women at High Breast Cancer Risk Should Consider Preventive Drugs: Experts

Tamoxifen, other meds worth discussing with doctors, new recommendations say

Many Men Plan to Ignore PSA Test Guideline: Survey

Most say they'll still have the prostate cancer screen, despite expert panel's recommendation

Many Docs Don't Follow HPV/Pap Test Guidelines: Study

Too few vaccines recommended, and too many cervical cancer tests done, survey finds

Many Men Not Told Pros, Cons of PSA Testing, Survey Finds

Doctors frequently make call on their own on whether to test for prostate cancer

Even With Equal Care, Racial Disparity Persists in Blood Cancer, Study Finds

Blacks with chronic lymphocytic leukemia fare worse than whites

First Organ Grown From Stem Cells Alone: Report

Researchers say their advance, with livers for mice, may one day increase availability of human transplants

'Low-Risk' Prostate Cancer Diagnosis May Not Work for Black Men

Current recommendations to monitor disease, delay treatment in these men called into question

Can Long-Term Night Work Raise Breast Cancer Risk?

Women who worked later hours for 30 years or more had double the chances of disease, study found

Study Ties Red and Processed Meats to Worse Colon Cancer Survival

Patients may be wise to cut down on these foods, experts say

Melanoma May Return Years Later in Some

But study also found those patients were less likely to die than those with early recurrence

Fish Habit May Reduce Breast Cancer Risk, Study Suggests

Researchers found that higher fatty acid intake cut chances of disease by 14 percent

Rural Women Less Likely to Get Preferred Breast Cancer Treatment: Study

Radiation after lumpectomy less common in country than city, researchers find

Young Men Less Likely to Survive Melanoma Than Women: Study

White males made up about 40 percent of deadly skin cancer patients, but more than 63 percent of deaths

Aspirin's Anti-Colon Cancer Effect May Depend on Genes

Tumors with a key mutation seemed unaffected by daily use of the drug, study found

New, Pricey Prostate Cancer Treatments May Be Overused: Study

More men who have low-risk disease are choosing procedures that may not benefit them, researcher says

Look Beyond the Sun for Skin Cancer Culprits, Doctors Warn

Tanning beds, organ transplants and smoking among additional risk factors

Oregon Woman Tans Her Way to a Melanoma Diagnosis

She now blogs about her experience and how she has learned to accept her natural skin color

Some Infertile Men Show Higher Cancer Risk, Study Suggests

Factors that contribute to lack of sperm may also raise odds for tumors, researchers say

Scientists Explore How Aspirin May Guard Against Cancer

Aspirin, other anti-inflammatories seem to slow rate of gene mutations that can lead to disease, study says

Another Study Finds Colonoscopy Can Save Lives

Earlier stage of diagnosis, better survival for patients whose cancer was spotted via routine screening

Gene-Based Blood Test for Colon Cancer Shows Promise

Early trial supports accuracy of the screening, which could be a boon in preventing the disease

New Clues to Cancer Resistance From Long-Lived Rodents

A substance outside their cells may inhibit spread of the disease, researchers report

HPV Vaccine Lowering Infection Rates Among Girls: CDC

Extent of protection from sexually transmitted virus higher than expected, suggesting 'herd immunity' is at work, experts say

Health Tip: Surviving With Cancer

Learn to accept a new 'normal'

Pets Battling Cancer Can Join Clinical Trials Too

Vets, physicians say a new system may speed up drug discovery for dogs, cats and humans

Endoscopes Not Always Cleaned Properly: Study

Used to examine patients' gastrointestinal tracts, dirty devices might pose infection risk

Which Women Might Benefit From Drugs to Prevent Breast Cancer?

New research suggests it depends on certain gene variations