Mis. Cancer News

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9/9/2013
'Tips From Smokers' Campaign Beat Expectations

Real-life depictions of tobacco's devastating health consequences moved many Americans to quit, study found

9/9/2013
Most Breast Cancer Deaths Occur in Younger, Unscreened Women: Study

Mammograms should begin at age 40, researcher says

9/4/2013
MRI May Not Improve Outcomes for Early Form of Breast Cancer

Study found that the costly scan didn't lead to less recurrence for ductal carcinoma in situ

9/4/2013
Most Women Don't Understand Their Breast Cancer Risk: Survey

White women overestimated their odds while other groups underestimated, researcher found

9/4/2013
Antiviral Drug May Extend Brain Cancer Survival, Researchers Say

But further studies needed before recommending Valcyte for treating glioblastoma

9/4/2013
Docs Rarely Discuss Sunscreens With Patients, Study Finds

That's true even when the patient has a prior history of skin cancer

9/3/2013
Hepatitis B Vaccination Cuts Deaths From Liver Disease, Cancer: Study

Taiwan study highlights need for vaccination for all, U.S. expert says

9/2/2013
Boys Have Higher Death Rates From Many Causes, Study Shows

Finds their risk is greater than girls; experts say many factors may be involved

8/30/2013
Many Hispanics Don't Check for Skin Cancer: Study

Lack of awareness that they can get the disease plays a part in the trend, researchers say

8/28/2013
Drinking Before First Pregnancy Raises Risk of Breast Cancer: Study

Experts urge alcohol moderation for women during this time of life

8/28/2013
Hodgkin Lymphoma Treatment Tied to Higher Risk of Stomach Cancer in Study

Chemo, radiation doses to the stomach found to raise odds

8/27/2013
New Drug Combo Helps Hard-to-Treat Hepatitis C

NIH study focused largely on black patients, who haven't fared as well with current treatments

8/27/2013
Could Heavy Coffee Drinking Help Men Battle Prostate Cancer?

Study linked lower rates of recurrence, progression to those who consumed 4 or more cups a day

8/26/2013
Too Many Unnecessary Thyroid Biopsies Performed, Experts Say

Simplified guidelines could reduce number of uncomfortable, worrying procedures

8/26/2013
Terms Docs Use Can Influence Patients' Cancer Choices

Clearer definitions might avoid unnecessary treatments, study says

8/26/2013
New Hope for Early Detection of Ovarian Cancer

Blood test combined with ultrasound exam may help doctors catch the 'silent killer' early

8/22/2013
Research Gets to Root of Redheads' Higher Melanoma Risk

Gene mutation tied to ginger tresses may also play role in promoting cancer, mouse study suggests

8/22/2013
Kidney Cancer Drugs Equal in Prolonging Survival: Study

But pazopanib gives patients a better quality of life than sunitinib, researchers report

8/21/2013
Poor Oral Hygiene Tied to Cancer-Linked Virus, Study Finds

Avoiding HPV is yet another reason to take care of your teeth, gums, experts say

8/20/2013
Cancer-Surgery Complications Rise While Death Risk Drops

Decade-long study covered 2.5 million U.S. patients

8/19/2013
Many Teen Girls Using Tanning Beds: Report

Messages about skin cancer don't seem to outweigh the desire for a 'healthy glow'

8/16/2013
Study Sees Risk of Childhood Cancer Among Those With Specific Birth Defects

Researchers looked at non-chromosomal conditions

8/16/2013
High-Tech Prostate Scan May Boost Cancer Detection

Combo of ultrasound and MRI zeroes in on tumors, helping some men avoid biopsy, experts say

8/15/2013
Healthy Eating Might Ward Off Pancreatic Cancer: Study

Researchers found a diet rich in fruits, vegetables and whole grains cut risk by 15 percent

8/15/2013
Baby Boomers Need Hepatitis C Test, CDC Study Confirms

Routine testing urged to prevent liver damage

8/15/2013
Breast-Feeding May Protect Some Women Against Breast Cancer

Study found tumors were discovered later in life in nonsmoking patients who breast-fed longer than six months

8/14/2013
More Drugs Show Promise in Fighting Hepatitis C

Faldaprevir and deleobuvir are part of effort to develop treatments that avoid harsh side effects

8/14/2013
18-Year Study Finds Drug Cut Prostate Cancer Risk

Follow-up focused on finasteride, the active ingredient in Proscar and hair-loss drug Propecia

8/14/2013
Colon Cancer Linked to Mouth Infection, Gum Disease?

Study suggests pathway from oral bacteria to colon cells

8/14/2013
MRIs May Spur Unneeded Mastectomies in Older Women With Breast Cancer

More aggressive surgery not always backed by evidence, study authors say

8/14/2013
'Watch & Wait' OK for Many Low-Grade Prostate Tumors: Study

Aggressiveness doesn't seem to change over time, researchers say

8/14/2013
More Women Consider Gene Test After Angelina Jolie Mastectomy Revelation

About 6 million women nationwide say they'd very likely consult with their doctor, Harris Interactive/HealthDay poll finds

8/13/2013
Cervical Cancer Overlooked in Less-Developed Nations: Study

Efforts to improve women's reproductive health need broadening, researchers say

8/9/2013
Family Members of Kids With Cancer Also at Risk

Study found doubled odds for parents, siblings and children of young patients

8/9/2013
Pictures May Help Encourage Skin Cancer Self-Exams

Study found images more motivating than text descriptions alone

8/7/2013
Discovery May Help Pinpoint Risk of Lung Cancer Returning After Surgery

Tumors with specific cell pattern might indicate need for more extensive procedure, study suggests

8/5/2013
Lymphoma Risk Varies for Celiac Disease Patients

Blood cancer more common for those with continuing intestinal damage, study found

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

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

8/5/2013
Metformin May Lower Risk of Prostate Cancer Death, Researchers Say

Diabetic men using the drug had higher survival rates in cancer study

8/5/2013
Channel Blockers for Blood Pressure Linked to Breast Cancer Risk, Study Finds

Association, not cause and effect, noted with long-term use by older women

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