Mis. Cancer News

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2/20/2013
Medical Marijuana: Voodoo or Legitimate Therapeutic Choice?

Doctors weigh wisdom of prescribing drug in hypothetical case involving woman with advanced breast cancer

2/19/2013
Gene Mutation's Benefit for Ovarian Cancer Patients May Not Last: Study

Women with BRCA variant found to have better 3-year survival, but advantage fades by 10-year mark

2/19/2013
Fluorescent Tracer 'Lights Up' Brain Tumor for Surgery

A bright pink glow showed the precise pathway a glioma took to spread through the brain

2/15/2013
Proscar Won't Boost Prostate Cancer Survival, Study Finds

Drug does appear to reduce diagnosis of the disease, researchers say

2/14/2013
Alcohol Blamed for 1 in Every 30 Cancer Deaths: Study

Research suggests that even a little drinking can raise odds for malignancy

2/14/2013
Cancer Chemotherapy Tied to Slight Rise in Risk for Leukemia

But the risk to any one patient is small, experts said, and treatments can be altered to minimize hazard

2/13/2013
'Watch and Wait' Approach Often Best for Older Patients With Kidney Cancer

Study finds small tumors often grow so slowly as to pose little threat, so surgery may not be needed

2/13/2013
Could Duration of Prostate Cancer Hormone Therapy Be Halved?

Preliminary research suggests it might be safe to shorten the current 3-year treatment

2/12/2013
Breast Cancer Research Needs More Focus on Environment: Report

Unlike family history, risk factors such as chemical exposure, obesity can be changed, experts say

2/11/2013
Vaccine With Drug Payload Shows Promise Against Tumors

Liver cancer patients on higher dose of medication lived twice as long as those on lower dose

2/11/2013
Benefits of Exercise on Prostate Cancer Risk May Vary by Race

Workouts seem to help white men, but not black men, study finds

2/8/2013
Pomalyst Approved for Advanced Multiple Myeloma

After other therapies have failed

2/8/2013
Avastin May Help Boost Survival With Aggressive Cervical Cancer: Study

Women taking the drug lived more than 3 months longer on average, but side effects were an issue

2/8/2013
On-the-Job Stress Won't Raise Your Risk for Cancer, Study Finds

But it could lead to behaviors that increase the chances of disease, one expert says

2/7/2013
Cancer Drug Doesn't Speed Up Tumor Growth, Researchers Say

Finding refutes earlier research in animals, could reassure patients taking Sutent

2/6/2013
FDA Issues Another Warning on Fake Version of Cancer Drug Avastin

Patients who take the product would get no benefit, agency says

2/5/2013
For Older Women, Mammograms Every 2 Years Found as Good as Annual Test

Study detects no differences in late-stage cancer diagnoses with 2-year interval

2/5/2013
Cancer Rates Dropping Among Black Americans

But they're still more likely to die from the disease than whites, study finds

2/5/2013
Benefits of CT Scans May Outweigh Cancer Risk for Young Adults

Study found health conditions prompting scans posed greater death risk

2/4/2013
With Benefits Unproven, Why Do Millions of Americans Take Multivitamins?

Large study found supplement use most often a personal choice, not a doctor recommendation

2/4/2013
First Generic Version of Cancer Drug Doxil Approved

Brand-name drug is in short supply, agency noted

2/4/2013
No Evidence That Lupus Drugs Lead to Cancer, Says Study

Concerns that cyclophosphamide, other meds raise lymphoma risk not borne out by research

2/4/2013
Hoping to Ease Shortage, FDA Fast-Tracks Generic Form of Cancer Drug

Agency says new availability of doxorubicin will help people battling malignancy

2/1/2013
Certain Skin Cancers More Common in HIV-Positive People

Large study found higher rates of squamous cell, basal cell carcinomas

2/1/2013
Kids' Abdominal Injuries May Not Warrant CT Scan

Assessing 7 factors in ER can limit unnecessary radiation exposure, researchers say

1/30/2013
Side Effects of Prostate Cancer Treatments Similar in Long Run: Study

Researchers comparing surgery, radiation therapy did find short-term differences in men's sexual, urinary, bowel problems

1/30/2013
Hops, Key to Flavor in Beer, May Prove Useful in New Drugs

Substances obtained from the bitter compound might help treat diabetes, some cancers, researchers say

1/29/2013
Breast Cancer Gene May Be Tied to Early Menopause

Study finds women with this mutation may also have increased infertility risk, but more research needed

1/29/2013
Study: Lungs From Heavy Smokers OK for Transplant

But recipients need to know the source of the potential transplant, researchers say

1/28/2013
Fried Foods May Boost Prostate Cancer Risk, Study Says

But the research doesn't prove a link between the disease and French fries, donuts and the like

1/28/2013
For Early Cancer, Lumpectomy Beats Mastectomy for Survival: Study

Findings should reassure women who fear breast-conserving surgery, expert says

1/25/2013
Higher Fruit, Veggie Intake Tied to Lower Risk of a Tough-to-Treat Breast Cancer

But study couldn't prove cause and effect, and risks for other forms of cancer weren't altered

1/25/2013
Quitting Smoking Before Cancer Surgery Best, Study Finds

Experts urge stopping at time of diagnosis, but quitting any time is healthy

1/25/2013
Folic Acid Supplements Don't Affect Cancer Risk, Review Finds

This should reassure those in U.S., other countries where supplementation is common, researcher says

1/24/2013
Scientists Link More Genes to Common Brain Tumor

Study found genetic abnormalities related to meningioma tumors

1/23/2013
Longtime Smokers Lose a Decade of Life

Large study of U.S. smokers found quitting by age 35 reduces effect most, but it's never too late

1/23/2013
Women's Smoking Deaths at All-Time High in U.S.

Starting earlier, smoking more account for increase, expert says

1/23/2013
Blood Test Might Help Guide Pancreatic Cancer Treatment

Preliminary results show promise for 'individualized' chemotherapy

1/23/2013
Too Much Sitting May Lower Odds of Surviving Colon Cancer

Study also found that staying active reduced the risk of dying

1/22/2013
Many Suffer Chronic Pain After Breast Cancer Surgery, Study Finds

Researchers call for better pain management

1/22/2013
Blood Test Might Spot High-Risk Breast Cancer Genes

Further study is needed, but screen may get around more cumbersome, costly methods, researchers say

1/21/2013
'Microbeads' May Boost Survival in Advanced Colon Cancer Patients

Small, preliminary study suggests radioactive beads may extend life by months in some patients

1/18/2013
How Cervical Cancer Vaccines Came to Be

Research started in the late 1990s, first vaccine approved in 2006

1/18/2013
Vaccines Might Become Another Way to Fight Cancer

Researchers are working to harness the body's immune system to prevent, battle tumors

1/17/2013
Chemo Pills Effective, But Patients May Skip Doses

Automated calls improve compliance, study shows

1/17/2013
U.S. Cancer Death Rates Have Dropped 20 Percent Since 1991

American Cancer Society report credits better screening, treatment for the gains

1/17/2013
U.S. Lung Cancer Deaths Highest for Blacks in Segregated Areas: Study

Public health efforts needed in these regions, researchers say

1/16/2013
Smartphone Apps for Skin Cancer Risk Aren't Reliable, Study Finds

They could delay people seeking medical advice on possible melanoma lesions, researchers say

1/15/2013
U.S. Minorities Less Likely to Get Colon Cancer Screening: Study

Researcher says reasons include high cost, lower health literacy, lack of doctors

1/14/2013
Heavy Smoking May Raise Odds for Lethal Bladder Cancer

Study author called for individualized treatment based on this and other risk factors