Mis. Cancer News

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4/2/2012
Personal Gene Mapping Has Limits, Study Says

Commercial genome scans no substitute for healthy lifestyle, medical check-ups

4/2/2012
Immune-Based Drug Combo Might Extend Cancer Survival

Preliminary study found that IL-2 plus retinoic acid helped patients with advanced disease

4/2/2012
Early Study Hints That Breast Cancer Vaccine Might Work

Treatment aimed at stopping recurrence does trigger immune response, but true significance unknown

4/2/2012
New Scanning Technology Might Help Guide Prostate Cancer Care

In mouse study, PSA 'tracer' showed where cancer might spread, but research in humans needed

4/2/2012
Diabetes Drug Metformin Might Also Help Fight Cancer

People taking it seemed to fare better when faced with prostate, pancreatic tumors, studies found

4/2/2012
Melanoma Rates On the Rise Among Young Adults: Study

Young women hit the hardest, tanning beds may explain trend, researchers say

4/2/2012
Long-Term Estrogen Therapy Does Up Breast Cancer Risk: Study

Data from government-funded study contradicts earlier findings on menopause treatment

4/2/2012
HPV Infection Lasts Longer in Young Black Women: Study

This persistence could explain higher rates of cervical cancer, researchers say

3/30/2012
Drugs Previously Thought to Be Toxic May Stop Spread of Cancer

Medications target cancer stem cells, which are resistant to most other drugs, study says

3/30/2012
Thyroid Surgery Riskier for Older Patients: Study

Those between 65 and 79 had twice the risk of serious side effects

3/29/2012
Inadequate Bowel Prep May Invalidate Colonoscopy

Study suggests procedure should be cancelled if visibility is poor

3/29/2012
Stigma, Shame Can Worsen Depression in Lung Cancer Patients

They may believe -- rightly or not -- that others blame them for diagnosis

3/29/2012
Chocolate a Sweet Remedy for Many Ills?

Preliminary research suggests cocoa might fight heart disease, cancer and even obesity

3/29/2012
Even a Little Drinking May Raise Breast Cancer Risk: Study

Heavy consumption increases risk up to 50 percent, new review finds

3/28/2012
U.S. Cancer Death Rates Continue to Fall: Report

But incidence of cancers linked to obesity increasing, researchers find

3/28/2012
Gastrointestinal Tumor Patients Live Longer on Cancer Drug

Extended treatment with Gleevec increased patients' 5-year survival rates, study finds

3/28/2012
Study Reveals Trigger That May Speed Melanoma Growth

Researchers identified molecule in tumors that suppresses immune system

3/28/2012
HPV Vaccine May Help Women With Cervical Conditions

Study suggests immunization can reduce their risk for cervical disease later on

3/26/2012
'Freezing' Secondary Breast Cancer Tumors Shows Promise

Preliminary study suggests procedure may buy time for those with advanced disease

3/26/2012
Few Young Women With Cancer Take Steps to Preserve Fertility

There are several options for women who may want to get pregnant after cancer treatment

3/26/2012
Low 'Bad' Cholesterol Levels May Be Linked to Cancer Risk

Preliminary study found patients had low LDL cholesterol years before cancer diagnosis

3/23/2012
Most Anal Lesions Don't Cause Cancer in Men, Research Shows

But the HPV infection that precedes anal cancer is common in gay, bisexual men, analysis indicates

3/23/2012
Obese Women at Higher Risk of Breast Cancer Recurrence: Study

Researchers took weight-based chemotherapy dosage into account

3/22/2012
Dense Breasts May Be Linked to Cancer Recurrence

But researchers say it's too soon for these preliminary findings to influence practice

3/21/2012
Pregnancy Safe for Women With Estrogen-Sensitive Breast Cancer

Early study finds these women were no more likely than others to have disease recur

3/21/2012
More Evidence Shows That Daily Aspirin Might Combat Cancer

Latest findings don't mean people should start popping aspirin every morning, experts stress

3/19/2012
Appeals Court Backs FDA Move for Graphic Images on Cigarette Packs

Ohio decision runs counter to ruling by Washington, D.C.-based judge in February

3/17/2012
Following Heart-Healthy Behaviors May Lengthen Your Life

Study found those who stuck by all seven guidelines lived longer than those who didn't

3/15/2012
New Clues to Link Between Fatty Diet, Colon Cancer

Researchers found genetic changes that affect how body uses insulin

3/15/2012
Cadmium in Diet May Increase Breast Cancer Risk

Study found women who consumed the most were 21% more likely to develop disease

3/14/2012
Study Finds PSA Testing Cuts Prostate Cancer Death Risk

Countering other reports, researchers found the screen reduced mortality rate by 30 percent

3/14/2012
Detailed Gene Scan Might Help Guide Leukemia Treatment

Study found different mutations predicted prognosis in AML patients

3/14/2012
New Gel Treats Precancerous Skin Condition in Days: Study

Shorter treatment time is an advantage, researcher says

3/14/2012
Anti-Smoking Efforts Saved 795,000 Lives Over 25 Years: Study

Public smoking bans, higher cigarette taxes, increased risk awareness all helped

3/13/2012
Gene Discovery Gives Clues to a Childhood Cancer

90% of neuroblastomas hit kids under 10, but they're more likely to survive than teen patients

3/13/2012
Many Docs Order Unneeded Lung Cancer Screening Tests: Survey

Not only wasteful, tests can lead to unnecessary treatments for patients

3/12/2012
Red Meat Can Be Unhealthy, Study Suggests

Researchers contend diets laden with steaks, burgers boost death rates; beef industry disputes claim

3/12/2012
Circumcision Linked to Lower Risk for Prostate Cancer, Study Finds

But researchers can't confirm the procedure directly lowers risk of the disease

3/7/2012
Woman's Recovery From Advanced Melanoma Could Help Guide Research

In rare case, her immune system was spurred to eliminate tumors even in distant sites, researchers say

3/7/2012
Is Cancer Outwitting 'Personalized Medicine'?

Discovery of many genetic mutations within one cell may dash hopes for targeted treatments

3/7/2012
Estrogen-Only Therapy May Reduce Breast Cancer Risk

Study looked at women with hysterectomy taking hormones for menopause symptoms

3/6/2012
Genetic Tweak Helps Mice Avoid Cancer, Obesity: Study

But it's not clear what this means for humans, researchers say

3/5/2012
New Colon Cancer Screening Guidelines Focus on Individual Risk

Update emphasizes ordering tests based on each patient's odds of developing the disease

3/2/2012
Regular Pap Smear Boosts Cervical Cancer Survival: Study

Screening is important even after HPV vaccine, experts say

3/1/2012
Wanted: Female Nurses for Large, Ongoing Study

Nurses' Health Study has provided decades of data on women's health

3/1/2012
Vitamin A Supplements Might Cut Melanoma Risk: Study

Being 'sun-smart' is still the best prevention, one expert says

3/1/2012
U.S. Will Push to Have Graphic Warnings on Cigarettes

Pledge comes after judge blocked FDA mandate, calling it unconstitutional

2/29/2012
New Drug May Help Fight Rare Bone Marrow Disorder

Jakafi won't cure myelofibrosis, but it improves quality of life, studies find

2/29/2012
Older Prostate Cancer Patients Might Be Overtreated: Study

Men with short life expectancies are put at risk for complications, researchers say

2/29/2012
Selenium Supplements May Help -- or Harm

Too much or too little of the mineral can hurt your health, evidence review finds