Mis. Cancer News

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4/10/2012
Many Patients Skip Recommended Colonoscopy: Study

Follow-through is more likely with other screening tests for colon cancer

4/9/2012
Researchers Find Genes Linked to Aggressive Prostate Cancer

Risk for the disease could quadruple for men with certain genetic variants, study shows

4/9/2012
Lung Cancer Screening Might Pay Off, Analysis Shows

Study suggests CT scans of those at high risk for developing disease could be cost-effective

4/9/2012
Cancer Care Costs Higher in U.S. Than Europe, But Survival Longer

However, a top cancer expert argues that new analysis is flawed

4/9/2012
Teen Drinking May Boost Odds of Precancerous Breast Changes

The more alcohol consumed, the higher the likelihood, researchers say

4/9/2012
Gene Discovery May Move Personalized Stomach Cancer Treatment Forward

Large analysis identified 600 gene mutations in cancerous cells

4/7/2012
Dentists Play Key Role in Detecting Oral Cancer

Ask for screening as part of your general checkup, experts say

4/6/2012
Esophageal Cancer Surgery Can Leave Lingering Health Problems, Study Says

Some report breathlessness, fatigue, insomnia and eating problems years later

4/5/2012
Parents of Children With Cancer Wary of Online Health Information

Study found they had concerns about accuracy, fears of 'worst-case scenarios'

4/5/2012
Follow-Up Procedures Common in Women After Breast-Conserving Surgery

Reason may rest with concerns about recurrence of disease, study says

4/5/2012
False-Positive Mammogram Results May Turn Out Not to Be: Study

Researchers urge women who have false-positive results to get regular follow-ups

4/5/2012
Improved Stem Cell Line May Avoid Tumor Risk: Study

New line of stem cells may have application for disease-modeling, researchers say

4/4/2012
Cancer Diagnosis May Raise Odds for Suicide, Heart Attack Death

Risk appears greater for hard-to-treat disease, Swedish researchers say

4/4/2012
Depo-Provera Birth Control Might Raise Breast Cancer Risk

Study finds doubled risk with recent use of the injectable contraceptive for a year

4/4/2012
HPV-Related Head, Neck Cancers on the Rise

However, incidence decreased for younger blacks, analysis finds

4/4/2012
More Fake Avastin Found in U.S., FDA Says

Medical practices told to stop using the counterfeit cancer drug distributed under the name Altuzan

4/4/2012
Early Study Finds Some Promise for Lung Cancer Vaccine

Although not a cure, it appeared to prolong life in some cases of non-small cell disease

4/4/2012
No Added Cancer Risk From Hip Replacement Materials: Study

But British researchers said longer term studies are needed

4/3/2012
Taller, Heavier Women May Face Higher Ovarian Cancer Risk

Every 2-inch increase in height was associated with raised odds, research suggests

4/3/2012
Experimental Chemo Combo for Colon Cancer Disappoints

Adding the drug Erbitux to standard treatment delivered no extra benefit, study says

4/3/2012
Ultrasound, MRI Might Spot Cancer in Dense Breast Tissue

Study suggests screening methods beyond mammograms may be useful in high-risk patients

4/3/2012
You Survived Cancer: Now Pay Attention to Your Overall Health

Half of cancer survivors die of other conditions, such as heart disease and diabetes

4/3/2012
Veggies Like Broccoli, Cabbage May Help Fight Breast Cancer: Study

High intake of cruciferous vegetables associated with lower death rate, researchers say

4/3/2012
Study Suggests Vaccine May Help Kids With Brain Cancer

Researchers report immune system boost and eventual tumor shrinkage in small group of patients

4/3/2012
New Stool Test Might Aid in Early Detection of Colon Cancer

Unlike other such screens, researchers say the test isn't affected by certain lifestyle factors

4/2/2012
Routine Mammography May Lead to Overdiagnosis: Study

Up to 25% of mammogram-detected breast cancers may not need treatment, researchers say

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