Mis. Cancer News

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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

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