Mis. Cancer News

Date Posted
Article Title
2/24/2012
Why Cancer Symptoms May Elude M.D.

Young age, vague complaints, language barriers may delay diagnosis, study says

2/23/2012
Study Supports CT-Based 'Virtual' Colonoscopy to Spot Colon Cancer

But other experts believe the approach may still not outperform invasive colonoscopy

2/22/2012
Studies Offer More Evidence That Colonoscopy Saves Lives

Study found 53% lower death rate in patients who had polyps removed during screening

2/22/2012
New Melanoma Drug May Extend Survival

Most-hopeless patients gained several months, study says

2/22/2012
Researchers Spot New Gene Mutation Linked to Breast Cancer

Study suggests Abraxas gene variant acts in concert with BRCA1 to raise disease risk

2/22/2012
Endometriosis Could Raise Risk of 3 Ovarian Cancers

Increased screening advised for women with the uterine disorder, study says

2/22/2012
Mammograms Can Save Lives of Women in Their 40s: Study

More cancers spotted this way were found at early stages, were easier to treat

2/21/2012
FDA Moves to Head Off Shortages of 2 Cancer Drugs

Methotrexate highly effective against childhood leukemia; Doxil treats ovarian cancer

2/20/2012
Female Cancer Survivors Report Worse Health Habits: Survey

They were more likely to smoke, less likely to exercise vigorously than other women

2/20/2012
Fewer Melanoma Deaths in Counties With More Dermatologists

Skin cancer death rates were higher in areas with more whites, insured people, study found

2/19/2012
Worries About Colonoscopy Unfounded: Study

The 20-minute screening can detect those at risk for colorectal cancer

2/17/2012
Eating Fish May Help Ward Off Colon Polyps in Women

At least three servings a week seems to make a difference, study suggests

2/16/2012
Nerve-Sparing Prostate Surgery Helps Men Retain Sexual Function

Most men left with nerves on both sides of the gland can achieve orgasm, study shows

2/16/2012
Genome Map Might Help Save Tasmanian Devil From Extinction

Research may spur strategies to stop spread of facial cancer that threatens species

2/15/2012
New Blood Thinner May Prevent Blood Clots During Cancer Treatment

Semuloparin reduced risk by 64 percent during chemotherapy, study found

2/15/2012
Dietary Help Can Boost Cancer Patients' Nutrition, But Not Survival

Study found that while some aspects of quality of life improved, death rates didn't budge

2/15/2012
Psychotherapy May Ease Hot Flashes After Breast Cancer

'Talk therapy' cut symptoms by 52 percent in small British study

2/14/2012
FDA Thinks Shortage of Cancer Drug for Kids Can Be Averted

Supplies of methotrexate, used to treat acute lymphoblastic leukemia, down to 2 weeks, doctors say

2/13/2012
No Cancer Benefit From Vitamin B, Omega-3 Supplements in Heart Patients

Taking different doses of either did not alter cancer incidence, death rates significantly, study says

2/13/2012
Radiation After Lung Cancer Surgery Doesn't Help All: Study

Treatment may not extend life for older patients with locally advanced disease

2/13/2012
Higher Cancer Rate Seen in Children With Juvenile Arthritis

Researchers say fourfold increase might not be linked to treatment drugs

2/10/2012
Prostate Size May Be Clue to Severity of Cancer

In certain cases, smaller gland linked to more aggressive disease, study shows

2/10/2012
Smoking May Up Cancer Risk in Barrett's Esophagus Patients

Study suggests that only quitting, not cutting back, might lower threat

2/10/2012
Chemo During Pregnancy Doesn't Seem to Harm Baby

Study suggests treatment of expectant mothers is feasible after first trimester

2/9/2012
In Mice, Cancer Drug Shows Effect on Alzheimer's Symptoms

Early lab study showed reduction of disease-related plaque

2/8/2012
Fasting Plus Chemo May Help in Cancer Fight: Study

This study was in mice, but researchers are starting to test the strategy in human cancer patients

2/7/2012
Risk of Death From Certain Breast Cancers May Rise With Age

Research focused on estrogen-sensitive tumors; undertreatment might play a role, expert says

2/7/2012
Breast Cancer Drug May Weaken Bones, Study Finds

Researchers say postmenopausal women taking Aromasin need to be monitored

2/6/2012
Certain Cancer Drugs May Have Fatal Side Effects: Analysis

Risk is very small, but doctors, patients should be made aware, investigators say

2/3/2012
Soy Supplements May Not Shield Against Breast Cancer

Study suggests no reduction in tumor risk, but one expert says more research may be needed

2/3/2012
Booze and Family History of Colon Cancer a Bad Mix: Study

Red meat, smoking and skipping veggies also associated with a raised cancer risk, research finds

2/1/2012
Gleevec Approval Widened to Include Rare Cancer

CD117-positive gastrointestinal stromal tumors

2/1/2012
Exercise a Good Pick-Me-Up After Cancer Treatment: Study

Aerobic, resistance and strength training improved weight and well-being

2/1/2012
Pediatricians' Group Recommends HPV Vaccine for Boys

Immunization schedules for meningitis, flu also updated

2/1/2012
Study Compares 3 Common Prostate Cancer Treatments

Externally administered radiation had more side effects, higher cost than 'seed' radiation or surgery

2/1/2012
Science Shows How Exercise Might Help in Prostate Cancer

Activity-induced genetic changes could slow or prevent disease progression, researchers say

2/1/2012
Experimental Drugs Do Battle Against Advanced Prostate Cancer

Studies show two new agents improve survival for men whose tumors have spread

1/31/2012
Alternative to Colonoscopy Spots Cancers, Too

Study examines repeat sigmoidoscopy, a somewhat less-invasive screening method

1/31/2012
Second Breast Cancer Surgery Sometimes Needed

After a partial mastectomy, almost one in four women requires re-excision, study finds

1/31/2012
Popular Diabetes Drug Might Cut Pancreatic Cancer Risk: Study

But, the protective effect of metformin was only seen in women

1/30/2012
First Drug Ok'd to Combat Spreading Basal Cell Skin Cancer

Pill is intended for advanced cases or those unsuitable for surgery, radiation

1/30/2012
1/27/2012
Drug Approved for Advanced Kidney Cancer

Inlyta is for people who don't respond to another drug

1/27/2012
Test Might Predict Risk of Lung Cancer's Return

But it's not clear yet how helpful the molecular exam will be, experts say

1/27/2012
Statins May Stave Off Liver Cancer in People With Hepatitis B

Study found lower risk of developing disease for people taking these cholesterol-cutting drugs

1/26/2012
Researchers Spot Potential Bile Duct Cancer Drug Targets

Mutations in two genes found in tumors appear to fuel their growth

1/25/2012
Avastin May Be Helpful Before Breast Cancer Surgery

However, it's not clear which patients would benefit, studies find

1/25/2012
Women Can Take Steps to Prevent Cervical Cancer

Regular Pap tests, HPV vaccine go a long way in warding off the disease, experts say

1/24/2012
Gene Mutations May Boost Ovarian Cancer Survival: Study

Women with BRCA1, BRCA2 have higher risk for the disease, but prognosis might be better

1/24/2012
Drug May Slow Early Prostate Cancer: Study

Typically used for an enlarged prostate, it could prevent need for aggressive treatment