Mis. Cancer News

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9/24/2012
Researchers Propose Plan for Managing Drug Shortages

Key components include fairness, need, transparency

9/24/2012
Young Cancer Survivors Say Costs Hinder Follow-Up Care

Regular health visits needed to monitor for late effects, researchers say

9/24/2012
Study Links Another Gene Variant to Male Breast Cancer

Finding offers insight into causes of disease that kills several hundred men in US each year

9/21/2012
Cancer Portrayed Too Grimly in Movies, Study Suggests

Many popular films use death as plot device even though survival is much improved, researcher says

9/21/2012
Lab Contamination Behind Debunked Link Between Virus, Prostate Cancer

'XMRV' also once thought to cause chronic fatigue syndrome

9/20/2012
Poorer Patients Find Thyroid Cancer at Later Stage: Study

Income-based health disparity needs addressing, researchers say

9/18/2012
FDA OKs First Ultrasound Imaging System for Dense Breasts

Used in tandem with mammography, it should help spot tough-to-see tumors, agency says

9/18/2012
Least Aggressive Breast Cancer Still Poses Long-Term Risk, Study Finds

Women with common tumor types might die of disease a decade later, affecting treatment decisions

9/18/2012
Report: 39 States on Pace for Obesity Rates Above 50%

Costs in diabetes, heart disease, health care dollars will skyrocket if current trends go unchecked

9/17/2012
Avoiding Alcohol May Cut Risk for Esophageal Cancer

It takes up to 16 years for former chronic drinkers to return to normal risk level, review found

9/17/2012
Shingles Not Linked to Increased Cancer Risk, Study States

Screening for cancer after diagnosis is unnecessary, researchers say

9/17/2012
Cancer Overtakes Heart Disease as Top Cause of Death Among U.S. Hispanics

But their total death rate for cancer has dropped in past 3 years, report shows

9/14/2012
Cancer Survivors Prefer to Stay With Cancer Doctors: Study

Findings highlight need for coordinated care for their unique health needs

9/13/2012
Mammography's Benefits Outweigh Harms for Older Women: Study

European review finds that screening every two years worthwhile for those aged 50 to 70

9/12/2012
3-D Imaging Might Make Some Surgeries Safer

French doctors used virtual model to help them navigate patient's neck during operation

9/12/2012
Drug Used to Prevent Prostate Cancer Won't Lower Quality of Life

Proscar is indicated for enlarged prostate; study found it had little long-term detrimental effect

9/12/2012
New Device May Reduce Repeat Breast Cancer Surgeries

Tool could help surgeons determine if all cancerous tissue is excised in lumpectomy, study says

9/12/2012
Some Screens Miss Spread of Breast Cancer: Study

Bone scans, liver ultrasounds and chest X-rays only caught small number of cases

9/11/2012
Supportive Spouse May Extend Cancer Survival

Single men had worst post-treatment longevity, study found

9/10/2012
U.S. Panel Rejects Ovarian Cancer Screens for Low-Risk Women

Renewing prior recommendations, experts say current tests not worth it for most

9/10/2012
Young Children Treated for Cancer May Be at Risk for PTSD: Study

Procedures, treatments should be kid-friendly, painless as possible, researchers say

9/10/2012
Pot Use May Raise Risk of Testicular Cancer: Study

But review shows only an association, not a cause-and-effect relationship

9/10/2012
Health Tip: Smokeless Tobacco Isn't Safe Either

Increases risk of cancer, ACS says

9/7/2012
Pan-Fried Red Meat May Raise Prostate Cancer Risk: Study

Cooking at high temperatures triggers formation of cancer-causing chemicals, researchers say

9/7/2012
Rise in Pregnancy-Associated Cancers Not Fully Explained by Older Age

Improved diagnostics, hormonal changes may account for some of the increase, researchers say

9/7/2012
'Chemo Brain' After Breast Cancer Backed by Study

Women's symptoms were typically mild, review found, and strategies exist to manage them

9/7/2012
X-Rays May Up Breast Cancer Risk for Women With Certain Genes: Study

Chest radiation before age 30 might be a risk for those with BRCA1/BRCA2 mutations

9/6/2012
Newer Rheumatoid Arthritis Drugs Don't Raise Cancer Risk: Study

Large evidence review of 'biologics' included nearly 30,000 patients

9/6/2012
Face-Down Position May Be Safer During Radiation for Breast Cancer: Study

Findings suggest prone position might reduce exposure of heart, lungs

9/5/2012
Taking Breaks From Prostate Cancer Hormone Therapy Seems Safe: Study

Trial found no difference in overall survival

9/5/2012
It's Possible to Be Obese and Heart-Healthy: Studies

However, some experts contend that being 'fit and fat' is the exception, not the rule

9/4/2012
Scientists Find Links Among Parkinson's, Cancer and Family History

Utah study looked at prostate cancer, melanoma

9/2/2012
Few Doctors Discuss Exercise With Cancer Patients: Study

Daily activities by themselves are not enough, researcher says

8/31/2012
FDA OKs Drug for Advanced Prostate Cancer

Xtandi extended overall survival by about 5 months compared to placebo

8/31/2012
New Prep for Colon Screen Uses Four Pills, Not Liquid Laxative

Researchers think the easier regimen will encourage more to get 'virtual colonoscopy'

8/30/2012
Breast Cancer Drug May Harm the Heart More Than Thought

Analysis finds increased risk of cardiac problems with Herceptin in real-world setting

8/30/2012
Too Few Girls Get HPV Vaccine Against Cancer: CDC

Many more teens protected from whooping cough, meningitis than the sexually transmitted virus

8/30/2012
Afinitor Disperz Approved for Rare Tumor

Sanctioned for children aged 1 and older

8/30/2012
New Drug Approved for Lack of Certain White Blood Cells

A condition affecting some chemotherapy patients

8/29/2012
Low-Cal Diets Kept Monkeys Healthier, But Didn't Lengthen Lives

Study runs counter to previous research that suggested caloric restriction might boost longevity

8/28/2012
Race May Affect Quality of Prostate Cancer Surgical Care

Analysis finds black patients less likely to be treated at hospitals with high-volume surgeons

8/28/2012
Breast Cancer Drug Might Help Men on Prostate Cancer Therapy

Study found tamoxifen cut some side effects that could discourage men from seeking treatment

8/27/2012
Midlife Fitness May Mean Healthier Old Age, Study Finds

Common conditions such as heart disease, diabetes, Alzheimer's less likely

8/27/2012
Daily Aspirin May Help Fight Prostate Cancer, But Not Breast Cancer

Studies showed 57% reduction in death risk with first, no benefit with second

8/27/2012
Gene Might Predict Brain Tumors' Aggressiveness

Scientists zero in on DNA sequence associated with gliomas

8/27/2012
Excess Pounds Raise Risk of Breast Cancer Recurrence, Death: Study

Link seen only with most common form of disease

8/24/2012
Multiple Brain Tumors Even More Malignant: Study

More tumors may lead to worse treatment response, shorter survival

8/24/2012
U.S. Appeals Court Backs Ruling Against Graphic Images on Cigarette Packs

Decision finds requirement would violate free speech; makes Supreme Court decision likely

8/24/2012
Radiation for Childhood Cancer Might Raise Diabetes Risk

Study found kids whose treatment affected tail of pancreas were more likely to have diabetes later

8/24/2012
Missing Follow-Up Colonoscopies Could Raise Colon Cancer Risk

Incomplete removal of polyps and poor follow-up are top factors for those at increased risk, researchers report