Mis. Cancer News

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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

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