Mis. Cancer News

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4/11/2013
Primary Care Docs Shouldn't Screen All Patients for Oral Cancer: Experts

Too little evidence that it helps adults without symptoms, U.S. Preventive Services Task Force says

4/11/2013
Radiation Therapy May Raise Future Death Risk From Heart Surgery

Study found nearly doubled risk tied to chest radiation received years ago

4/11/2013
Strides Made in Preventing Cancer, But Challenges Remain: Report

American Cancer Society looked at smoking, obesity, disease screening, tanning and more

4/10/2013
New Strategy Helps Young Lymphoma Patients Avoid Radiation Treatment

Approach resulted in high remission rates without the risks tied to radiotherapy, researchers say

4/10/2013
Gauging Brain Cancer Survival Time May Get Easier: Study

People with overactive version of a specific enzyme live less than half as long, research suggests

4/10/2013
Physician-Assisted Suicide Program Rarely Used, Study Finds

Terminally ill patients in Washington state not rushing to get lethal prescriptions or use them

4/10/2013
Calcium May Cut Risk for Precancerous Colon Lesions in Some People

Study found association only among those with specific genes

4/10/2013
Study Hints of Links Between HPV and Lung Cancer

Certain strains of the cervical cancer virus found in tumors from nonsmokers

4/9/2013
Lung Cancer Scares Vary by State, Study Finds

False-positive results lead to unneeded risky procedures

4/9/2013
Estrogen Level in Pregnancy May Affect Breast Cancer Risk in Daughters

Too much of the hormone can disable tumor suppressor gene, researchers report

4/9/2013
Can Selenium Lower Risk of Advanced Prostate Cancer?

Study found men with higher levels of mineral were 60 percent less likely to develop disease

4/9/2013
New Clues to How Exercise May Reduce Breast Cancer Risk

Physical activity lowers estrogen levels in older women, study says

4/9/2013
Smog Exposure During Pregnancy Might Raise Child's Cancer Risk: Study

But research needs replication before conclusions are drawn, experts say

4/9/2013
Moderate Drinking May Not Affect Breast Cancer Survival: Study

Women who consume alcohol in moderation have lower risk of heart disease death, researchers add

4/8/2013
Most Men Don't Need PSA Tests, Doctors' Group Says

American College of Physicians notes limited benefit of prostate cancer screening

4/8/2013
Doctors Too Pap-Happy, Survey Suggests

Cervical cancer screenings recommended more often than needed, researchers find

4/8/2013
More Than a Quarter of Melanoma Survivors Skip Sunscreen, Study Finds

And 2 percent continue to use tanning beds, researchers report

4/8/2013
Common Heart Drug Linked to Cancer Risk in Study

But one cardiologist stands by the drug, amiodarone, and said patients shouldn't be alarmed by the report

4/8/2013
Breast Cancer Death Rates Higher for Black Women: Study

Traditional beliefs about survival rate upended in preliminary research

4/8/2013
For Older Women, Missed Mammograms Tied to Worse Breast Cancer Outcomes

Study links long gap from last screening, or no screening at all, to more advanced disease and death

4/8/2013
Experimental Vaccine Shows Promise for Ovarian Cancer

Researchers say one patient in long-term remission after novel treatment

4/5/2013
'Wake-Up' Cigarette May Raise Risk for Lung, Mouth Cancers

Highest levels of cancer-linked substance found in blood of those who light up first thing in morning

4/4/2013
Cancer Patients May Be Unintended Victims of Budget Cuts

Clinics nationwide say they can't afford to give as much chemotherapy as before, report says

4/3/2013
Intermittent Hormone Treatment for Prostate Cancer Not the Best

Long-term study finds that it does not extend life expectancy

4/3/2013
U.S. Spends More on Dementia Care Than Heart Disease or Cancer: Study

Annual bill now tops $200 billion, largely for long-term care, researchers say

4/3/2013
Black Men Often Face Delays in Prostate Cancer Care: Study

Finding is more evidence of gap in quality of care for the disease, researcher says

4/3/2013
Cancer Cases Dropped After Nuke Plant Closed: Study

Disease incidence down in Sacramento County decades after shutdown of Rancho Seco reactor

4/3/2013
Most Doctors Don't Help Lung Cancer Patients Quit Smoking: Survey

Many say they don't feel prepared to offer effective assistance

4/3/2013
Melanoma Rates Rising in U.S. Children

Deadly skin cancer still rare in kids, but long-term study found 2 percent yearly increase among whites

4/2/2013
Antidepressant Lessens Chemo-Related Pain

Cymbalta shows positive effect on neuropathy in clinical trial

4/2/2013
Child's Cancer Often Causes Parents Severe Distress: Study

Odds of recovery, pain and finances are major worries

4/1/2013
Breast Cancer Gene Tests Won't Help Most Women: Report

Checking for tumor-linked BRCA gene only benefits 10 percent of women, panel says

4/1/2013
When Breast Cancer Spreads to Lungs, Surgery May Increase Survival

Study suggests patients who have tumors removed could live many extra months

3/29/2013
More Evidence Shows Hormone Therapy May Increase Breast Cancer Risk

In new analysis, researchers found risk highest when used just before menopause

3/29/2013
Blood Test Might Spot Pancreatic Cancer Early, Study Finds

But not early enough to make a big difference in survival rates, an expert says

3/28/2013
CDC Launches New Graphic Antismoking Ads

Emotional ads put a face to devastating effects from both smoking and secondhand smoke

3/27/2013
Experimental Drug May Work Against Hepatitis C

Miravirsen greatly reduced virus in patients in small study

3/27/2013
Nearly 14 Million Cancer Survivors in U.S.: Report

Many are people who had breast or prostate tumors

3/27/2013
More Genetic Insights Into 3 Types of Cancer

DNA 'typos' point to increased risk in breast, prostate and ovarian disease, large international study found

3/26/2013
Is Early Baldness in Blacks a Clue to Prostate Cancer?

Hair loss by age 30 may raise risk, study suggests

3/26/2013
Tofu-Rich Diet May Help Women With Lung Cancer Live Longer

Chinese study found eating high amounts before diagnosis boosted survival rates

3/20/2013
U.S. Abandons Effort to Place Graphic Labeling on Cigarettes

Court challenges to the proposals will not be sent to Supreme Court, Justice Department says

3/20/2013
Immune Therapy Shows Early Promise for Advanced Leukemia

Patient's own cells are genetically engineered for use in treatment, study finds

3/19/2013
Gene Mutations Appear Key to Childhood Leukemia Risk, Study Says

Findings may help explain higher rates among Hispanics

3/19/2013
Sugary Drinks Tied to 25,000 U.S. Deaths a Year

Study estimated beverages' role in worldwide obesity and heart disease, diabetes, some cancers

3/19/2013
Genetics May Be Tied to Breast Cancer Risk in Unexpected Ways

Scientists found new connections among genes, hormone sensitivity and fat

3/19/2013
False-Positive Mammograms Can Trigger Long-Term Distress

For some, anxiety persisted up to 3 years after being declared cancer-free, study finds

3/18/2013
Mammograms Every Other Year OK for Women Over 50: Study

Researchers found similar risk for advanced disease as with yearly screening, but some experts disagree

3/18/2013
What's Good for the Heart May Also Prevent Cancer

Healthy lifestyles do double duty against 2 major disease groups, study finds

3/18/2013
Millions Got Free Preventive Care Due to Health Law, HHS Says

Agency estimates that 105 million received the benefit in 2011 and 2012