Mis. Cancer News

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8/23/2012
PSA Testing Linked to Improved Prostate Cancer Survival

Analysis of research before and after screening was introduced shows benefits

8/22/2012
Scientists ID Cancer-Causing Agent in Smokeless Tobacco

Study rats received equivalent of daily half-tin of ingredient over 30 years

8/22/2012
New Clues to How Alcohol May Boost Cancer Risk

Substance formed when body breaks down booze can damage DNA, research shows

8/21/2012
Doctors Who 'Self-Refer' to Radiation Clinics Add to Patients' Burden: Study

In Texas, prostate cancer patients had to travel longer distances to use physician-affiliated center

8/20/2012
Dense Breasts Not Linked to Cancer Deaths

Worse breast cancer survival seen with low-density tissue in obese women, study finds

8/17/2012
Cervical Disease Treatment Not Linked to Premature Birth Risk

Findings counter previous research, U.K. study says

8/16/2012
Test All Baby Boomers for Hepatitis C: CDC

Most people who are infected don't know it, agency noted

8/16/2012
Two-Thirds of U.S. Youth Have Had Oral Sex, CDC Reports

Many may believe it's safer than it actually is, expert says

8/16/2012
Chemo During Pregnancy Doesn't Seem to Harm Newborn

More research needed on the long-term effects of chemotherapy exposure in the womb, expert says

8/15/2012
New Drug Appears to Extend Survival in Advanced Prostate Cancer Patients

Study found enzalutamide helped men whose disease had resisted chemo, hormone therapy

8/15/2012
PSA Test's Overall Benefit Still Unclear: Study

When harms of overdiagnosis are considered, cancer screen's value drops

8/14/2012
Newer Bone Drug Better for Advanced Breast Cancer Patients: Study

But expert says it's too soon to say it will replace older drug

8/14/2012
Drug May Aid People With Advanced Thyroid Cancer

First treatment for this deadly form of the disease, researchers say

8/13/2012
Study Questions Guidelines on Radiation for Older Breast Cancer Patients

Current advisory says no to radiation post-lumpectomy, but new data suggest otherwise

8/10/2012
Daily Aspirin May Cut Cancer Deaths, Another Study Finds

But drug has bleeding risks and shouldn't be used solely to prevent cancer, experts say

8/10/2012
Screening Debate Typifies Prostate Cancer Uncertainties

Experts differ, leaving men with no easy answers

8/10/2012
Advice From a Cancer Veteran: Do What's Best for You

N.Y. man who opted for radiation says surgery or watchful waiting may be right for others

8/9/2012
Calcium, Vitamin D Supplements May Pose Risks for Men With Prostate Cancer

They're used to fight treatment-related bone loss, but supplements may harm, not help, study finds

8/9/2012
When Partner Has Breast Cancer, Men Find Their Own Ways to Cope

Support groups don't meet their emotional needs, study finds

8/9/2012
Reductions in U.S. Teen Smoking Stalled: CDC

30 percent of high school males now use some form of tobacco, study shows

8/7/2012
Grapefruit Juice May Give Boost to Cancer Treatment: Study

Combination could reduce drug doses for patients, study suggests

8/6/2012
Blood Pressure Drugs Linked to Lip Cancer in Study

But risk is extremely small and not reason to change meds, expert says

8/3/2012
Could Compact Fluorescent Bulbs Pose Skin Cancer Risk?

Tiny flaws in all brands tested allowed emission of harmful UV rays, study found

8/3/2012
College Students Who Use Tanning Beds Often Burn: Study

Ultraviolet exposure not 'controlled' as advertised, researchers warn

8/3/2012
Breast Cancer Charity Overstates Value of Mammograms: Researchers

But, Komen official maintains routine screening gives best chance for improved survival

8/2/2012
Common Skin Cancer a Chronic Condition, Study Says

Risk of new lesions doubles for those with three prior basal cell carcinomas

8/1/2012
Breast Cancer Drug Duo Wins Out in Study

Combining two currently used meds improved survival, reduced disease spread

8/1/2012
Depression Could Shorten Cancer Survival, Study Suggests

Screening for mental health should be part of standard care, experts say

8/1/2012
Evidence Grows That Cancer Has Its Own Stem Cells

Three new studies in mice may explain why some tumors resist aggressive treatment

7/31/2012
Genes May Be Key for Patients With Multiple Colon Polyps

In the future, genetic screening may be advised for those prone to inherited disorder, study suggests

7/31/2012
Imaging Tests Up Among Advanced Cancer Patients

Guidelines needed regarding use post-diagnosis, study says

7/31/2012
More Americans Have at Least 2 Chronic Health Issues: CDC

Number of people with multiple diseases -- including diabetes, high blood pressure -- rose over decade

7/30/2012
HPV Test Beats Pap Long-Term: Study

Finding lends support to current guidelines combining tests among women over 30

7/30/2012
Abandoning PSA Screening Could Cost Lives: Study

Testing could save 17,000 men from advanced prostate cancer, researcher says

7/30/2012
Scientists Uncover Gene Variation Linked to Melanoma

'RAC1' mutation found in tumors on sun-exposed skin

7/27/2012
Childbirth After 30 Lowers Risk of Endometrial Cancer: Study

Women who gave last birth after age 40 were even less likely to develop disease

7/27/2012
Most Prostate Cancer Patients Don't Die From the Disease: Study

Preventing other chronic illnesses will prolong life even among men with prostate cancer, researchers say

7/25/2012
Untreated Heartburn May Raise Risk for Esophageal Cancer, Study Says

Obesity, poor diet contribute to acid reflux, which is sometimes linked to the deadly disease

7/25/2012
People With Darker Skin Still at Risk for Melanoma

Expert describes how skin cancer looks, ways to protect yourself

7/25/2012
Cancer Drug May Flush Out 'Hidden' HIV: Study

Strategy could help battle 'reservoir' of germs, but research is in early stages

7/25/2012
If Colonoscopy Picks Up Cancer Risk, Get Next Screen in 5 Years: Study

But U.S. recommendations call for 3-year interval after high-risk polyps removed

7/25/2012
1 in 20 Cases of Melanoma Linked to Tanning Beds: Study

European data supports warnings to avoid the devices and cut your risk for skin cancer

7/24/2012
Child Abuse Linked to Higher Odds for Cancer as Adult

Tumor risk rose with the frequency, intensity of childhood trauma, study found

7/24/2012
Physical Ailments Take Toll on Mental Health: Study

People with severe or chronic illness have much higher odds of needing psychiatric care

7/24/2012
Medical Group Notes Key Elements of Well-Woman Exams

Find out which screening, tests, counseling should be part of office visit

7/24/2012
Antioxidants Might Help Cut Pancreatic Cancer Risk, Study Suggests

But the research cannot prove cause and effect, and better trials are needed, experts say

7/23/2012
Young Cancer Patients Often Lack Support: Study

Those aged 14 to 39 are more likely to report unmet social, psychological and informational needs

7/23/2012
Women With HIV May Not Have Higher Cervical Cancer Risk: Study

They had similar Pap, biopsy results to women not infected with virus

7/20/2012
Serious Mental Illness Tied to Higher Cancer, Injury Risk: Studies

Causes may include gaps in screening, preventive care and lifestyle differences, researcher says

7/20/2012
FDA Gives Nod to New Breast Cancer Drug

Afinitor can be used by postmenopausal women with specific type of advanced tumor