Mis. Cancer News

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6/11/2012
Thyroid Cancer Seldom Shortens Lifespan, Study Finds

Only difference seen in patients in most advanced stages

6/11/2012
TV Anchor Robin Roberts Has Rare Bone Marrow Disorder

MDS, which might be tied to Roberts' prior cancer treatment, requires bone marrow transplant

6/11/2012
Inactivation of Gene Might Cause Skin Cancer to Spread

Animal, human research looked at role of 'LKB1' gene in melanoma

6/11/2012
Young Cancer Survivors Often Face Long-Term Health Problems

More smoking, obesity, chronic illness, poor mental health seen in these young adults, CDC says

6/7/2012
Child CT Scans Might Up Risk of Brain Cancer, Leukemia

Although the risk is small, radiation doses should be kept low, experts say

6/6/2012
New Drug Effective for Rare Genetic Skin Cancer: Studies

In early research, fewer tumors developed in patients with basal cell nevus syndrome

6/6/2012
More Proof That Healthy Habits Fight Disease

New studies look at ways to stop smoking and fight cancer, heart disease and obesity

6/6/2012
Some Docs Would Order Cancer Screening for Very Sick Elderly

However, study found most physicians considered patients' age, health in recommendations

6/6/2012
Financial Worries Add to Cancer Patients' Burden

Caregivers also affected by concerns over bills, possible bankruptcy, study finds

6/6/2012
Blood Tests Might Help Guide Breast Cancer Care

Study of about 300 women found exams helped predict survival in early stages of disease

6/4/2012
'Uncertainty' Remains Over Supply of Key Cancer Drugs

While shortage of generics has eased, more must be done to prevent future shortfalls, experts say

6/4/2012
Parental Abuse, Neglect Linked to Increased Skin Cancer Risk

Study found those who suffered it were more likely to get second skin cancer later in life

6/4/2012
Ginseng Capsules Seem to Ease Cancer-Related Fatigue

Study found herb worked better than sham treatment, but only after about 2 months

6/4/2012
After Chest Radiation, Girls at Greater Risk for Early Breast Cancer: Study

Even those childhood cancer survivors who got low doses should be screened yearly, researchers say

6/4/2012
Older Drug for Advanced Breast Cancer Beat Newer, Pricier Meds

Study found Taxol outperformed Abraxane, Ixempra in terms of survival and side effects

6/4/2012
Antidepressant Cymbalta Might Ease Chemo-Linked Pain

Drug could be first effective treatment for tingling, numbness of peripheral neuropathy, study finds

6/4/2012
New 'Personalized' Drugs Show Promise Against Melanoma, Lung Cancer

They focus on genes that are specific to the type of tumor the patient has

6/4/2012
Long-Term Side Effects Key When Cancer Patients Choose Drugs

In 5-month study of people with kidney cancer, one medicine was strongly preferred

6/4/2012
Leukemia Deadlier for Teens, Young Adults Than Younger Kids: Study

More resistant disease, toxic treatments take their toll on older patients, study says

6/4/2012
Low Income May Keep Cancer Patients Out of Clinical Trials

Access gap might exist, researchers say, along with concerns about co-pays or taking off work

6/4/2012
Combination Drug, Chemo May Extend Life of Colon Cancer Patients

Research supports second-line treatment with Avastin and chemotherapy in advanced-stage disease

6/4/2012
Avastin May Help Fight Tough-to-Treat Ovarian Tumors

Study found it slightly lengthened the time before the cancer returned

6/4/2012
Experimental Drug Shows Promise for Certain Breast Cancers

HER-2 positive patients survived longer on new med than those getting standard treatment, study says

6/4/2012
Novel Drugs Show Early Promise Against Several Cancers

Immune system therapies tested on advanced melanoma, kidney or lung tumors; side effects seen

6/4/2012
Study Compares Timing of Hormonal Therapy for Prostate Cancer

Intermittent use may spare patients side effects, but might also shorten survival

6/4/2012
'Rediscovered' Lymphoma Drug Helps Double Survival: Study

Patients who got bendamustine plus another med also had fewer side effects

6/1/2012
Competitive Sports May Boost Heart Function After Breast Cancer

Researchers report that long-term, high-level exercise made a difference

6/1/2012
Worldwide Cancer Incidence Predicted to Rise 75% by 2030

Infection, lifestyle tied to which cancer types are most common in different countries

6/1/2012
Diabetes Drug Actos May Increase Bladder Cancer Odds

But the absolute risk of getting the cancer is small, researchers find

5/31/2012
Hepatitis B Infection Rates in U.S. Higher Than Thought

Study finds majority of cases are foreign-born residents

5/31/2012
Men and Women With Cancer May Receive Different Fertility Information

Small study found gaps in what was provided to women

5/30/2012
Pre-op Treatments Boost Survival for Esophageal Cancer Patients: Study

Experts say adding chemo, radiation before surgery is now standard treatment for most with the disease

5/29/2012
Emotional Woes May Last for Childhood Cancer Survivors

Treatment effects are long-lasting, researchers say

5/29/2012
Cash, Coaching May Boost Healthy Living

Study finds that simple changes, reinforced by incentives, can reap rewards

5/29/2012
Common Painkillers May Help Prevent Skin Cancer: Study

Over-the-counter, prescription 'NSAID' meds appeared to lower risk in Danish patients

5/29/2012
Night Shift Might Boost Women's Breast Cancer Risk: Study

Also, risk differences seen in 'morning' versus 'evening' people

5/28/2012
HRT Update: Therapy May Reduce Fractures, Boost Some Risks

Researchers review evidence for forthcoming guidelines by the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force

5/27/2012
Many Still Tanning, Despite Dangers, Survey Finds

Under-30s most likely to use tanning beds or sunbathe, online poll suggests

5/25/2012
Fitness May Boost Survival for Women With Breast Cancer

Disease, chemotherapy often result in lingering damage to women's heart and lungs

5/25/2012
Few U.S. Hispanics Screened for Skin Cancer

Only 7 percent had a doctor look over their skin for suspicious moles, study finds

5/25/2012
Cancer Patients Share Web Info With Docs for Insight, Advice

They are not typically challenging their treatments, study found

5/24/2012
States Use Only Fraction of Tobacco Revenues to Fight Smoking, Study Finds

Just $8 billion was spent on prevention out of almost $244 billion received, CDC says

5/23/2012
Breast MRI Best at Tracking Response to Chemo: Study

It was better than clinical exam in determining if treatment was working before breast cancer surgery

5/23/2012
Cancer Docs Often Deal With Own Grief, Doubts When Patients Die

Study found some cope through physical, emotional distance as sadness becomes too much

5/22/2012
Studies See Advances in Detecting, Treating Pancreatic Cancer

Early research includes a vaccine and a high-tech probe to spot signs of disease

5/22/2012
Patients Prefer More Invasive Form of Colon Scan: Study

They reported less pain with traditional colonoscopy than with 'virtual' imaging procedure

5/22/2012
Colonoscopy May Detect Curable Cancer in Elderly: Study

Screening should be offered to healthy seniors who haven't been tested before, researchers say

5/22/2012
Middle-Aged Diabetics May Need Earlier Colon Checks

Type 2 disease linked with higher risk of precancerous lesions in those 40 to 49, study finds

5/22/2012
Study Ties Genes to Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms, Prostate Cancer Risk

Findings may help doctors diagnose and treat these problems, expert says

5/22/2012
Do Bald Men Face Higher Risk of Prostate Cancer?

Study finding is preliminary, and men with full heads of hair may still have equal risk