Mis. Cancer News

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5/7/2013
Cholesterol Drugs Might Boost Kidney Cancer Survival

Study finds statin medications tied to lower death risk after nearly 4 years of follow-up

5/7/2013
Testicular Cancer on Rise in U.S., Especially Among Hispanic Men

Study finds slow, steady increase, but experts say condition remains uncommon

5/7/2013
Half of People With Hepatitis C Don't Complete Needed Tests: CDC

Without treatment, virus can lead to liver cancer

5/7/2013
Prostate Cancer May Be Deadlier for the Uninsured

Study found they were more likely to have a higher PSA test score, advanced disease and shorter survival

5/7/2013
Sleep Woes Tied to Prostate Cancer Risk in Study

Men least likely to nod off were most likely to have severe disease, researchers found

5/6/2013
FDA Proposes Tougher Warnings for Tanning Beds

But stops short of ban for those younger than 18, as advisory panel had recommended

5/6/2013
Study Links Timing of ER Visit to Prostate Cancer Survival Odds

In patients whose disease has spread, weekend admissions tend to have worse outcomes

5/4/2013
Trees Plus Man-Made Pollution Creates Smog, Study Suggests

Interaction between pollution and molecules produced by nature may lead to lung cancer, researchers say

5/3/2013
Urologists' Group Issues Updated Guidelines on PSA Test

Most younger men and those over 70 don't need prostate cancer screening; middle-aged men should talk with their doctor

5/3/2013
At-Home Drug Errors Common for Kids With Cancer, Research Shows

Study author says parents need more support, better awareness

5/2/2013
Longer Wait for Mammogram After Benign Breast Biopsy May Be Warranted

Study suggests imaging tests done less than a year later find little cancer, drain health care dollars

5/1/2013
Scientists Pinpoint Most Major Genes Behind Deadly Blood Cancer

Say they now have the 'playbook' for battling acute myeloid leukemia

5/1/2013
Implants May Delay Breast Cancer Detection, Raise Death Risk

Study found one-fourth higher odds of being diagnosed with later-stage disease

4/30/2013
For Some Seniors With Skin Cancer, Surgery Not Always Best Choice

Risk of complications may outweigh benefits for frail elderly who do not have melanoma, study suggests

4/30/2013
Women Smokers More Likely to Get Colon Cancer Than Men: Study

Just a few cigarettes a day raises their risk, researchers say

4/29/2013
Water Pipe No Safer Than Cigarettes: Study

'Hookahs' expose people to higher levels of carbon monoxide and benzene, researchers say

4/27/2013
Too Much Drinking, Weight May Harm Liver

Study suggests women at higher risk for chronic liver disease

4/25/2013
Soaring Prices Keep Leukemia Drugs From Patients, Experts Say

$100,000-a-year meds seen as obstacle to treatment

4/25/2013
Race, Income Tied to Breast Cancer Treatment Delays, Reduced Survival

Study of young women found big difference if treatment started within 2 weeks versus 6 weeks

4/24/2013
Many Kids Who Undergo Stem Cell Transplants Must Return to Hospital

Study found readmissions for fever, infections and gastro problems

4/24/2013
Many Who Got Thyroid Cancer After Chernobyl Still Alive: Study

Finding gives hope to those exposed to radiation in other nuclear disasters, researchers say

4/23/2013
Non-Melanoma Skin Cancers Tied to Risk for Other Cancers

Findings come from two large, long-term studies of U.S. health professionals

4/23/2013
Obesity Linked to Prostate Cancer, Study Finds

Men who had a biopsy that didn't find cancer were at raised risk for disease later if they were obese

4/22/2013
Mammograms Can Measure How Breast Cancer Drug Is Working: Study

Those on tamoxifen who showed reduction in breast density had 50 percent lower risk of death within 15 years

4/22/2013
Testing Lung Cancer Patients for Gene May Aid Treatment, Study Finds

For those with the gene, drugs appeared to extend survival without spread of disease by several months

4/22/2013
Using Marijuana to Treat Pain? A Pill May Outlast a Puff

Study shows a pill containing THC lasts longer and may be safer than smoking pot

4/22/2013
Scientists Spot Cancer Metabolism Changes

Could help efforts to develop drugs to starve tumors, researchers say

4/19/2013
Minorities Less Prone to Think They'll Get Cancer: Study

But researchers say attitudes might not match actual risk

4/19/2013
Mammo Rates Unchanged Despite Controversial Guidelines

Annual screenings continue as women, doctors appear to be ignoring task force recommendations, new data shows

4/18/2013
Your Autoantibody 'Profile' Might Someday Help Spot Illness

Differences showed up in study of people with conditions including Alzheimer's, breast cancer

4/18/2013
Clinical Trials Helped One Woman's Fight Against Cancer

And new tool for finding the right match may help others get novel treatments

4/18/2013
Is the Price of Fame a Shorter Life?

Study suggests star performers, athletes may die younger, but connection isn't proven

4/17/2013
Among Hispanics, Risky Sun Exposure Varies by Language Spoken: Study

English-speaking adults less likely to protect themselves, researchers find

4/17/2013
Scientists Create Breast Cancer Survival Predictor

Model shows which gene signatures are strong signs for survival

4/15/2013
Are Pricey Computer-Aided Mammograms Worth It?

Early breast cancer found more often in large study, but not more cases of invasive disease

4/15/2013
Drugs Can Cut Breast Cancer Risk for Some, Task Force Finds

Draft guidelines for doctors reflect findings, but it's hard to know who will benefit most, experts say

4/15/2013
Study Questions Value of PSA Test for Older Men

Only a third who received abnormal result went on to receive prostate biopsy, experts note

4/15/2013
Human Gene Patent Case Goes to Supreme Court

Decision could have wide-ranging implications for biotech industry, medical research, experts say

4/15/2013
Freezing Treatment May Help Destroy Lung Tumors: Study

'Cryoablation' might offer therapeutic option for cancer patients whose disease has spread

4/12/2013
Menopause-Like Woes Hinder Breast Cancer Treatment: Study

One-quarter of patients fail to start or complete recommended therapy, researchers find

4/12/2013
Smoking Raises Asbestos Workers' Cancer Risk, Study Says

Findings suggest lung cancer develops through multiple mechanisms

4/12/2013
10 Years On, Still Much To Be Learned From Human Genome Map

Advances made in genetics of disease, but creating new drugs more complex than first thought

4/12/2013
Gene May Boost Death Risk From Most Common Thyroid Cancer

But survival rates for papillary thyroid cancer are still high, experts note

4/11/2013
Primary Care Docs Shouldn't Screen All Patients for Oral Cancer: Experts

Too little evidence that it helps adults without symptoms, U.S. Preventive Services Task Force says

4/11/2013
Radiation Therapy May Raise Future Death Risk From Heart Surgery

Study found nearly doubled risk tied to chest radiation received years ago

4/11/2013
Strides Made in Preventing Cancer, But Challenges Remain: Report

American Cancer Society looked at smoking, obesity, disease screening, tanning and more

4/10/2013
New Strategy Helps Young Lymphoma Patients Avoid Radiation Treatment

Approach resulted in high remission rates without the risks tied to radiotherapy, researchers say

4/10/2013
Gauging Brain Cancer Survival Time May Get Easier: Study

People with overactive version of a specific enzyme live less than half as long, research suggests

4/10/2013
Physician-Assisted Suicide Program Rarely Used, Study Finds

Terminally ill patients in Washington state not rushing to get lethal prescriptions or use them

4/10/2013
Calcium May Cut Risk for Precancerous Colon Lesions in Some People

Study found association only among those with specific genes