Mis. Cancer News

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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

2/28/2012
Sleeping Pills Linked to Raised Risk of Death, Cancer: Study

Researchers warn against chronic use, but one expert said underlying health woes could also be a factor

2/27/2012
'Chemo Brain' May Linger 20 Years After Breast Cancer Treatment

Some women who received a once-standard drug regimen still have memory problems, study says

2/24/2012
In Tougher Economy, Fewer Americans Get Colonoscopy

High co-pays lead many to skip life-saving screen, study finds

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