Mis. Cancer News

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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
U.S. Cancer Death Rates Continue to Fall: Report

But, for some hard-to-treat cancers, deaths are increasing

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

1/3/2013
Younger Women Start to Follow Pap Test Guidelines: CDC

But too many still get screened for cervical cancer after hysterectomy, report says

1/3/2013
Stem Cell Technology May Help Rejuvenate Immune Cells

Manipulation of aging T-cells might help them defend against diseases such as HIV and cancer, researchers say

1/3/2013
Some Complain of Shorter Penis After Prostate Cancer Treatment: Study

Researchers say doctors should discuss this rare side effect before treatment choices are made

1/2/2013
Clearing Up the Confusion on When to Get a Pap Test

An annual screen is no longer recommended in updated guidelines

1/2/2013
For One Woman, HPV Vaccine Was a 'No-Brainer'

Deb McAlister got the shot for her two granddaughters to shield them from cervical cancer

1/1/2013
Survival of 'Obamacare' Tops List of Biggest Health News in 2012

Other headlines included steroid/meningitis outbreak, demise of the routine PSA test

12/28/2012
Going Online for Info May Reflect a Pro-Active Stance Against Cancer

People who did so typically didn't view their diagnosis as being 'just up to fate,' study found

12/28/2012
New Raccoon Virus May Offer Clues to Human Cancer

Rare brain tumors seen in 12 animals with polyomavirus, researchers say

12/28/2012
Genes Linked to Effectiveness of Tamoxifen for Breast Cancer

A certain genetic trait limits how well the drug will work, research suggests

12/27/2012
Cancer-Related Fatigue Often Overlooked, Study Finds

Doctors should address helpful behaviors, treatments, researchers say

12/27/2012
U.S. Cancer Screening Rates Dropping: Study

Confusing guidelines, insurance gaps may discourage people from getting recommended testing

12/21/2012
Pain Intensity May Help Differentiate 2 Skin Cancers

Both squamous cell and basal cell cause itch, but pain more common with squamous, study finds

12/21/2012
Children of Older Parents With Cancer May Be at Risk, Too

Swedish researchers say genetics must play a part in increased odds

12/19/2012
'Boomers' With Hepatitis C Boosting Demand for Liver Transplants

Study finds many in need of new organs have liver cancer

12/19/2012
For Psychiatric Patients, Cancer Is Often Spotted Too Late

An Australian study found they're more likely to be diagnosed when disease has already spread