Mis. Cancer News

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Smoking May Up Cancer Risk in Barrett's Esophagus Patients

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

Chemo During Pregnancy Doesn't Seem to Harm Baby

Study suggests treatment of expectant mothers is feasible after first trimester

In Mice, Cancer Drug Shows Effect on Alzheimer's Symptoms

Early lab study showed reduction of disease-related plaque

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

Risk of Death From Certain Breast Cancers May Rise With Age

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

Breast Cancer Drug May Weaken Bones, Study Finds

Researchers say postmenopausal women taking Aromasin need to be monitored

Certain Cancer Drugs May Have Fatal Side Effects: Analysis

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

Soy Supplements May Not Shield Against Breast Cancer

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

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

Gleevec Approval Widened to Include Rare Cancer

CD117-positive gastrointestinal stromal tumors

Exercise a Good Pick-Me-Up After Cancer Treatment: Study

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

Pediatricians' Group Recommends HPV Vaccine for Boys

Immunization schedules for meningitis, flu also updated

Study Compares 3 Common Prostate Cancer Treatments

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

Science Shows How Exercise Might Help in Prostate Cancer

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

Experimental Drugs Do Battle Against Advanced Prostate Cancer

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

Alternative to Colonoscopy Spots Cancers, Too

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

Second Breast Cancer Surgery Sometimes Needed

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

Popular Diabetes Drug Might Cut Pancreatic Cancer Risk: Study

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

First Drug Ok'd to Combat Spreading Basal Cell Skin Cancer

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

Drug Approved for Advanced Kidney Cancer

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

Test Might Predict Risk of Lung Cancer's Return

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

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

Researchers Spot Potential Bile Duct Cancer Drug Targets

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

Avastin May Be Helpful Before Breast Cancer Surgery

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

Women Can Take Steps to Prevent Cervical Cancer

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

Gene Mutations May Boost Ovarian Cancer Survival: Study

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

Drug May Slow Early Prostate Cancer: Study

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

Study Shows How Stress Triggers Immune System

Conflict fires up molecules related to inflammation, researchers report

Only 1 in 4 Young Teens Uses Sunscreen Regularly, Study Finds

Sunburn in childhood a major risk factor for skin cancer, experts note

New Genetic Clues to Breast Cancer?

Researchers say they've identified three more genomic regions associated with the disease

More Evidence for Oxaliplatin as Colon Cancer Chemotherapy

Adding the drug to standard regimen improved survival in new group of patients

Breast Cancer Before 50 Linked to More Distress

Personalized treatment might improve health-related quality of life in younger patients

Tanning Salon Tax No Deterrent: Study

Bans for people under 18 and fines may be more effective than tax, researchers say

Many Breast Cancer Patients Uninformed About Options: Study

Survey of survivors found that only about half were asked their preference for type of surgery

Study Hints That Statins Might Fight Breast Cancer

But laboratory finding on tumor suppression hasn't been proven in real-world setting, researcher said

Melanoma Drug's Link to Other Skin Cancers Identified

New study suggests ways around the risk for patients

Voraxaze Approved to Treat High Levels of Chemo Drug

Blood amounts can rise due to kidney failure

Experimental Drug Might Help Some a Bit With Colon Cancer

Drug extended survival by one month in those with advanced disease

Blood Test Shows Promise in Spotting Pancreatic Cancers Early

Another study suggests a similar test for those at risk for esophageal tumors

Drug Duo May Help Fight Aggressive Form of Breast Cancer

Response rate increased with two-drug approach, researchers report

Many Head and Neck Cancer Survivors Face Eating Problems

Poor throat function, depression and pain are common, study finds

Drop in Melanoma Deaths Limited to Educated Whites: Study

Rates not declining in skin cancer patients with less schooling, researchers say

Experts Urge Public Action to Aid Cancer Prevention

Cancer society's new guidelines for diet and exercise stress community support

DNA Damage From Chemo May Help Spur Leukemia's Return

The treatment can achieve acute myeloid leukemia remission, but better options needed, experts say

Music May Ease Anxiety, Pain in Prostate Biopsy Patients

Men who listened to Bach with headphones during procedure seemed less stressed, study says

Does Deodorant Ingredient Affect Breast Cancer Risk?

Small study finds suspect chemical even in women who never used the product, further muddying the debate

Scientists Identify Inherited Prostate Cancer Gene

Men with the mutation are at 10 to 20 times increased risk of prostate cancer

Americans Living Longer, Report Finds

Better treatments, screening for many diseases may explain trend, experts say

Tests Might Someday Help Spot Early Lung Cancer

Tissue samples, sensitive blood analyses show promise for early diagnosis, treatment