Mis. Cancer News

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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

1/11/2013
Cancer Society Suggests CT Lung Screening for Heavy Smokers

Recommendation follows on prior study finding 20 percent reduction in deaths for older smokers

1/11/2013
More Focused Radiation Treatment May Work Better Against Brain Tumors

Study found similar results in preventing recurrence, but with less impact on mental function

1/10/2013
Fans of Reality Beauty Shows Twice as Likely to Tan: Study

Practice could make them more susceptible to skin cancer, researchers say

1/9/2013
Pap Test Could Spot Some Ovarian Cancers, Study Finds

Widely used to detect cervical cancer, it might be much-needed screening option for other diseases

1/9/2013
Common Heart Drug Might Improve Lung Cancer Survival

Beta blockers may slow the spread of the disease, researchers report

1/9/2013
Brief Life Expectancy Should Rule Out Certain Cancer Screenings: Study

Risks outweigh benefits for those with few years left, researchers say

1/8/2013
Keeping Fit May Boost Survival With Endometrial Cancer

Study found higher death risk for those who were overweight, physically inactive

1/7/2013
Some HPV-Linked Cancers Rising in U.S.: Report

Changing sexual practices a likely reason; vaccination urged

1/7/2013
Costly Breast Cancer Screenings May Not Help Seniors: Study

To determine benefit, more older women should be included in clinical trials, expert says