Mis. Cancer News

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8/5/2013
Mailed Invites May Boost Colon Cancer Screening Rates: Study

Offering a free colonoscopy or at-home test increased participation among uninsured

8/1/2013
Rare Eye Disease Leaves People Without an Iris

Aniridia, a genetic disorder, can cause blindness as well as metabolic illnesses, experts say

7/31/2013
Helping Men Resolve Conflicts About Prostate Cancer Screening

Printed or web-based materials are useful for informed decision-making, study finds

7/31/2013
Tattoos Can Hide Malignant Melanomas, Experts Say

Case studies show it can happen, and dermatologists say people should keep moles free of ink

7/30/2013
Can Some Women Safely Skip Breast Surgery?

Certain lesions probably won't progress to cancer, study finds

7/30/2013
Experts Call for Redefinition of 'Cancer'

Many growths are slow to progress and nonlethal, only leading to unnecessary treatment, panel says

7/29/2013
U.S. Panel Backs Routine Lung CT Scans for Older, Heavy Smokers

Yearly testing will prevent some lung cancer deaths, experts conclude

7/29/2013
Mapping Link Between Blood Cancer, Industrial Pollutant in Georgia

Benzene appears to raise risk of non-Hodgkin lymphoma, researchers say

7/26/2013
Survival Picture No Better for Patients With HIV-Related Lymphoma: Study

Researchers found higher risk of death for those who had antiretroviral therapy

7/25/2013
Taller Women May Face Higher Cancer Odds After Menopause, Study Suggests

But the research only uncovered an association between height and malignancy risk, not cause-and-effect

7/25/2013
Too Few Girls Getting HPV Vaccine: CDC

Lagging rates will lead to more cervical cancer cases, health officials contend

7/25/2013
Hair-Straightening Product May Endanger Stylists, Clients

Study found too-high levels of formaldehyde in Brazilian Blowout solution

7/25/2013
Family History of Cancer May Raise Risk for Other Types of Tumors

Large European study looked at people with close relatives who'd been affected

7/24/2013
HPV May Also Raise Risk of Throat Cancer

Review found higher rates of esophageal cancer in people infected with virus

7/24/2013
Mammogram Recalls Higher at Hospitals Than Private Practices: Study

Repeat tests cause anxiety and additional costs for patients

7/23/2013
New Clues to Why Black Women Fare Worse Against Breast Cancer

Study found their tumors were more advanced at diagnosis and they were more likely to have other health problems

7/23/2013
Menthol May Boost Cigarettes' Addictive Properties: Study

And FDA says the chemical makes it easier for young people to start smoking and harder for smokers to quit

7/23/2013
Single Men Show Higher Risk of Cancer-Linked Oral HPV

But overall risk is low, and virus usually clears within a year, study found

7/19/2013
HPV Vaccine Might Shield Women Against Throat Cancer: Study

Vaccination already recommended for boys and girls to guard against sexually transmitted infections

7/19/2013
Older Black Men Often Fall Short on Post-Cancer Care

Hispanics are also less likely than whites to see specialists, get shots, study finds

7/18/2013
Menopausal Hot Flashes Might Be More Intense for Cancer Survivors

But these women may cope better than others, study also found

7/17/2013
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

7/17/2013
Highest-Risk Smokers Benefit Most From CT Scan Screening: Study

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

7/17/2013
Experimental 'iKnife' Tells Surgeon Whether Tissue Is Cancerous

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

7/17/2013
Smokers' Cell Damage Exists Even If Tests Miss It, Study Says

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

7/16/2013
Kidney Failure a Possible Risk of Prostate Cancer Hormone Treatment: Study

Review looked at side effect from androgen deprivation therapy

7/16/2013
U.K. Experts Urge HPV Vaccine for Young Gay Men

It might reduce their risk of anal cancer

7/15/2013
Aspirin Every Other Day May Lower Women's Colon Cancer Risk

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

7/15/2013
Largest-Ever Cancer Data Set Made Public

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

7/15/2013
Second Cancer More Likely for Colon Cancer Survivors: Study

Findings could influence screening guidelines, researchers say

7/15/2013
Cancer, Chemo May Lower Alzheimer's Risk, Study Suggests

Results, if confirmed, might point to new treatments

7/13/2013
Pregnancy Odds Good for Childhood Cancer Survivors, Study Finds

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

7/12/2013
Just Cutting Back on Smoking May Not Boost Lifespan

Quitting entirely is only way to extend longevity, study contends

7/12/2013
FDA Approves New Drug for Advanced Lung Cancer

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

7/12/2013
2 Million Deaths a Year Could Be Due to Air Pollution: Study

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

7/11/2013
Experimental Melanoma Vaccine Shows Promise in Study

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

7/11/2013
Number of Nerve Fibers Near Prostate Tumor Tied to Aggressiveness

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

7/10/2013
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

7/10/2013
Cancer Patients Less Likely to Get Alzheimer's, Study Finds

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

7/10/2013
Too Much Fish Oil Might Boost Prostate Cancer Risk, Study Says

Often-fatal aggressive disease of particular concern

7/10/2013
Smog Tied to Higher Risk of Lung Cancer, Heart Failure

Even low pollution levels linked to harmful effects in studies

7/10/2013
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

7/9/2013
Soy Won't Prevent Prostate Cancer's Return: Study

But an expert says findings are inconclusive

7/9/2013
Most Statin Users Won't Have Major Side Effects

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

7/9/2013
Women at High Breast Cancer Risk Should Consider Preventive Drugs: Experts

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

7/9/2013
Many Men Plan to Ignore PSA Test Guideline: Survey

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

7/9/2013
Many Docs Don't Follow HPV/Pap Test Guidelines: Study

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

7/8/2013
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

7/8/2013
Even With Equal Care, Racial Disparity Persists in Blood Cancer, Study Finds

Blacks with chronic lymphocytic leukemia fare worse than whites

7/3/2013
First Organ Grown From Stem Cells Alone: Report

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