Mis. Cancer News

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6/3/2013
Daily Sunscreen Helps Middle-Aged Skin Stay Young: Study

After 4 years, less 'photoaging' seen among regular users in sunny Australia

6/3/2013
Many Black Women Prone to Gene-Driven Breast Cancer: Study

Researchers say finding underscores need for DNA screening

6/3/2013
Fine-Tuning Breast Cancer Treatments: What Works Better?

Studies compared side effects with different Taxol schedules, and between radiation and surgery

6/3/2013
Michael Douglas Blames His Throat Cancer on Oral Sex

Experts say the claim is probably correct, because tumors caused by HPV virus much more responsive to treatment

6/3/2013
New Drug May Help Fight Certain Advanced Lung Cancers

In trial, ganetespib extended survival for people with a very common form of the disease

6/3/2013
U.S. Cancer Patients Suffering From Drug Shortages

Survey of oncologists finds frequent treatment delays, changes

6/3/2013
Experimental Drug Shows Benefits Against Melanoma in Early Study

Lambrolizumab activates body's immune system to kill cancerous cells, researchers say

6/3/2013
New Drug May Slow Advanced Ovarian Cancer

Study found it prolonged remission after chemotherapy almost six months longer than a placebo

6/3/2013
Avastin May Boost Survival in Advanced Cervical Cancer: Study

Women who got the drug plus standard chemo lived about 4 months longer on average

6/3/2013
Drug May Work Against Advanced Thyroid Cancer

Sorafenib appeared to delay disease progression, shrink tumors in early study

6/3/2013
Immune-Based Drug Shows Promise Against Advanced Melanoma

In preliminary trial, nivolumab shrank tumors in 30 percent of tough-to-treat patients

6/2/2013
Doubling Time on Tamoxifen Cuts Odds for Breast Cancer's Return: Study

10 years on the drug did increase side effects, but survival gains may be worth it, researchers say

5/31/2013
Experimental Drugs Show Promise Against Prostate Cancer

Tumor growth suppressed in lab tests; human trials still needed, study authors say

5/30/2013
Scientists Gauge Radiation Dose From Trip to Mars

253-day journey would expose astronaut to amount equal to 40-50 whole-body scans, study says

5/30/2013
Prepping for a Colonoscopy: Why It's a Necessary Evil

Though new techniques are on the horizon, doctors say colon-cleansing is here to stay

5/30/2013
Delaying Colonoscopy Puts Man in Grave Danger

A little 'short-term hassle' may have prevented stage 2 cancer, Wisconsin resident says

5/30/2013
Sunless Tanners Still a Tough Sell, Survey Finds

Despite health risks associated with tanning, many young women still prefer the real thing

5/29/2013
Most Docs OK With Medical Marijuana: Survey

Majority would give a prescription to an advanced cancer patient in pain

5/29/2013
U.S. Imports Scarce Nutrition Drugs for Sick Babies

Ingredients for intravenous feeding in short supply after company closure, FDA says

5/28/2013
Campaign Urges Smokers to Enlist Doctors' Help in Quitting

Physician advice, assistance greatly boosts success of cessation efforts

5/28/2013
Black Prostate Cancer Patients More Likely to Delay Treatment: Study

They're also less likely to undergo prostate cancer screening, research shows

5/26/2013
As Summer Approaches, Experts Offer Tips on Preventing Skin Cancer

Sun protection, regular skin checks help lower your risk

5/24/2013
Low-Income, Minority Parents More Open to HPV Vaccine for Girls, Study Says

White, middle-class parents less accepting of the cervical cancer shot, researchers contend

5/23/2013
Modified Polio Virus May Help Fight Brain Tumors, Study Suggests

Treatment is harmless to normal cells but attacks cancer cells; finding is preliminary, researchers say

5/23/2013
Scientists Can't Replicate Surprising Finding on Alzheimer's Treatment

Skin cancer drug had no effect on brain plaques in mice, three separate research teams report

5/23/2013
Chronic Heartburn May Raise Odds for Throat Cancer: Study

But simple antacids appear to lower the risk, researchers report

5/22/2013
CT Scans Reduce Lung Cancer Deaths, Study Confirms

But questions remain about widespread screening

5/22/2013
American Cancer Society Celebrates 100 Years of Progress

One million cancer deaths avoided since 1990s, group says

5/22/2013
Children Who Have CT Scans May Face Higher Cancer Risk

Those exposed before age 5 are most vulnerable, study finds

5/21/2013
Age, Other Illnesses May Make Prostate Cancer Treatment Unnecessary

For older patients with hypertension, heart failure, different problems will likely cause death, study finds

5/21/2013
Study Supports Using Low-Dose CT Scans to Spot Early Lung Cancer

But expert notes questions about frequency remain

5/21/2013
Racial Disparities Seen in U.S. Lung Cancer Treatment

Blacks less likely, Hispanics more likely than whites to undergo surgery as early treatment, study shows

5/20/2013
Newer, Pricier Prostate Cancer Radiation No Better Than Old: Study

Researchers looked at men who had the therapy after surgery

5/20/2013
Revised Sunscreen Labels Should Help Consumers Make Wiser Choices

New survey finds 1 in 7 products still claim an 'SPF' rating of 50 or higher

5/20/2013
New Device May Show Doctors More of the Colon

Advanced colonoscope has wider range of view than traditional models, picks up more polyps, study finds

5/16/2013
Most Americans Say 'No' to Smoking in Their Homes, Cars

4 out of 5 adults have household bans, but millions of people still breathe secondhand smoke, CDC says

5/16/2013
New Drug May Help Immune System Fight Cancer

Early study found tumor reduction in several forms of the disease

5/16/2013
Fitness in Middle Age May Help Shield Men From Cancer Later

Study found even modest improvements seemed to lower disease risk

5/15/2013
Cancer Patients May Face Higher Bankruptcy Odds

Washington state study found a nearly tripled risk, with younger adults most vulnerable

5/15/2013
Some Types of Skin Cancer Linked to Lower Chances of Alzheimer's

A weak immune response might allow skin cancer but protect brain from inflammation, expert suggests

5/15/2013
Angelina Jolie Will Have Ovaries Removed to Lower Chances of Cancer: Report

Actress has already had double mastectomy due to gene linked to high risk for breast, ovarian cancer

5/15/2013
FDA Approves New Drug to Fight Advanced Prostate Cancer

Xofigo was fast-tracked for approval and is meant for tumors that have spread to the bones

5/14/2013
Metformin Won't Aid Breast Cancer Survival in Diabetics

Study counters prior research suggesting the medicine might help cancer patients

5/14/2013
No Drop in Teens' Use of 'Smokeless' Tobacco

Lower taxes on products like chew, snuff may be a factor, study says

5/14/2013
Hysterectomy May Not Raise Heart Risks After All: Study

Finding might reassure women considering the procedure, researcher says

5/14/2013
'Nonsmoking' Hotel Rooms May Not Fully Protect Guests

Partial smoking bans still left study participants with signs of tobacco exposure

5/14/2013
Angelina Jolie Has Preventive Double Mastectomy

Testing revealed she carries a genetic mutation that left her susceptible to breast cancer

5/13/2013
Creative Arts May Help Cancer Patients Cope

Review shows participation in dance, music, art or writing can soothe anxiety, depression and pain

5/13/2013
Agent Orange Tied to Lethal Prostate Cancer

Findings from U.S. veterans should raise awareness of chemical warfare's hazards, researcher says

5/13/2013
Scientists Discover More Genetic Clues to Testicular Cancer

Disease risk is strongly tied to family history