Mis. Cancer News

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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

7/20/2012
HPV Might Raise Risk of Form of Skin Cancer

Study found link between human papillomavirus not related to cervical cancer, squamous cell carcinoma

7/20/2012
Vitamin D May Delay Deterioration of Smokers' Lungs: Study

But supplements are no substitute for quitting, experts stress

7/20/2012
Kyprolis Approved for Multiple Myeloma

In people who have had other therapies

7/20/2012
The Health Benefits, and Risks, of Alcohol

Moderate consumption may help the heart, but perils also exist

7/19/2012
Cervical Cancer Spotted Later in Women Without Health Insurance

Study found lack of coverage predicted more advanced disease

7/18/2012
Surgery Not Best Option for Early Stage Prostate Cancers: Study

Researchers found regular monitoring may be just as effective for those with localized disease

7/18/2012
Study Gives First Evidence That Adult Human Lungs Can Regrow

Researchers speculate growth was stimulated, at least in part, by stretching caused by exercise

7/18/2012
Colon, Rectal Cancers Seem to Be Same Disease

Research finds their genetic mutations to be virtually indistinguishable

7/18/2012
Certain Heart Meds May Give Chemo a Boost

Digitalis, digoxin appear to trigger immune response that helps kill tumor cells, study shows

7/17/2012
Study Ties Infant Birth Weight to Mothers' Breast Cancer Risk

Women with largest babies had more than doubled disease risk of those with smallest newborns

7/17/2012
Mammograms Have 'Limited or No Effect' on Breast Cancer Deaths: Study

But other experts cite limitations of Swedish study, encourage regular mammograms

7/17/2012
11 Countries Now Restrict Indoor Tanning Before Age 18

The trend is due to growing evidence of a link with melanoma skin cancer, experts note

7/17/2012
FDA Bans BPA From Baby Bottles, Sippy Cups

Move comes after industry request for 'clarification,' but consumer advocates say it's not enough

7/17/2012
Japan Nuke Disaster Will Kill Up to 1,300 People Worldwide, Study Estimates

Most fatalities, tied to radiation, will occur in Japan, Stanford scientists predict

7/16/2012
Black Patients More Apt to Have Voice Box Removed When Cancer Strikes

Reason for disparity in therapy is unclear but, overall, the trend is to preserve the larynx

7/16/2012
Expert Panel Suggests PSA Test May Benefit Some Men

Those with life expectancy of 10 years or more should discuss prostate cancer screen with doctor

7/16/2012
Obesity Might Hinder Treatment of Some Breast Cancers

For tumors sensitive to estrogen, extra pounds might keep hormone levels higher, study finds

7/16/2012
Every 3 Years Is Best for Stomach Cancer Tests: Study

But those with family history should be screened more often

7/11/2012
HIV Drug May Prevent Bone Marrow Transplant Complication

The drug, maraviroc, protects against graft-versus-host disease in the liver and gut

7/10/2012
No Dip in Cancer Screening for Rheumatoid Arthritis Patients

Preventive health care is essential for people with chronic diseases, study authors say

7/9/2012
New Guidelines Issued for Biopsy Use in Melanoma Patients

Expert panel said sentinel lymph node biopsy to show if cancer has spread could be used more consistently

7/7/2012
Ovarian Transplants May Preserve Fertility in Young Cancer Survivors

Grafts from frozen tissue restored hormone production for up to 7 years in small study

7/6/2012
Can Fertility Treatments Influence Later Breast Cancer Risk?

Study suggests results with these drugs might alter the odds, but more research needed

7/5/2012
Myelodysplastic Syndrome Linked to Abnormal Stem Cells

Bone marrow cells must be wiped out to improve cure rates, researchers say

7/3/2012
Another Study Links Diabetes Drug Actos to Bladder Cancer

Individual risk still remains low, however

7/2/2012
'Virtual' Colonoscopy Safe, Effective for Medicare Patients: Study

But experts say colonoscopy still trumps CT-guided scan for now

7/2/2012
Coffee May Cut Your Risk for Common Form of Skin Cancer

Caffeine appears to be the link, but it doesn't cut chances of developing other skin cancers, study says

6/28/2012
U.S. Mammography Rates Drop Following Task Force Recommendations

Guidelines associated with a 6 percent drop in screenings among women in their 40s, study says

6/26/2012
Limited Radiation May Help Some Kids With Lymphoma

Therapy increased progression-free survival in children who responded well to chemo, study says

6/25/2012
New Melanoma Drug May Extend Survival

But only in the short term, international trial shows

6/25/2012
Even Moderate Exercise Might Cut Breast Cancer Risk: Study

Researchers found up to 30 percent reduction, as long as women didn't gain weight

6/21/2012
Cancer Survivors Call in Sick to Work More Often, Study Finds

Single parents, those with limited education or who work in health care were most likely to be absent

6/20/2012
Indoor Tanners Rationalize Risky Behavior, Study Finds

'Everything causes cancer these days,' said many students who use the devices

6/20/2012
New Therapies Show Some Promise Against Pancreatic Cancer

Often resistant to chemo, two treatments might help beat back disease, experts say

6/19/2012
Could Sunlight Lower Your Odds for Pancreatic Cancer?

Experts say early study results are no reason to tan, however, given UV rays' link to skin cancer

6/18/2012
Smoking Might Raise Your Odds for Skin Cancer

Review of data finds higher risk for squamous cell carcinomas

6/18/2012
Gum Disease, HPV May Play Role in Head & Neck Cancers

Risks for these tumors rose alongside infection with the virus and poor gums, study found

6/17/2012
Safer Grilling Methods Might Cut Cancer Risk

Expert offers tips for healthier outdoor cooking

6/14/2012
18 Million U.S. Cancer Survivors Expected by 2022: Report

Most survivable cancers are those diagnosed and treated early, experts say

6/13/2012
Targeted Radiation for Lung Cancer May Carry Risks

Case report warns the relatively new treatment killed airway tissue in woman with early-stage disease

6/12/2012
Does More Dental Plaque Mean Higher Chances of Dying From Cancer?

Swedish study that tracked people for 24 years found association between the two

6/11/2012
Quitting Smoking Even in Old Age Prolongs Life: Study

Review of data in older people affirms the dangers of the habit

6/11/2012
No Cancer Risk From Long-Acting Insulin: Studies

Insulin glargine (Lantus) appears safe, but longer studies needed, researcher says

6/11/2012
Diabetes Drug Metformin May Cut Breast Cancer Risk in Older Women

But evidence isn't strong enough yet to change clinical practice, experts note