Mis. Cancer News

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12/19/2011
Vitamin D Helps Bone Health Only With Calcium: Report

Government task force held off on specific dose recommendations

12/19/2011
Previous Cancer May Up Melanoma Risk

Findings suggest need to monitor melanoma survivors, researchers say

12/19/2011
Bottled Tan May Keep Women Out of the Sun

Tanning bed use also declines with use of sunless tanning products, study says

12/16/2011
Targeted Radiation for Breast Cancer May Be Overused: Study

More than third of women were not 'suitable' for treatment under current guidelines

12/15/2011
HPV Test Spots Cervical Cancer Earlier Than Pap Smear: Study

Viral screen better at catching precancerous lesions in women over 30, Dutch researchers found

12/15/2011
Smoking Linked to Skin Cancer in Women

Non-melanoma malignancies twice as likely after 20 years of tobacco use, study finds

12/13/2011
Type of Muscular Dystrophy Linked to Raised Cancer Risk

Researchers urge people with myotonic muscular dystrophy to get recommended cancer screenings

12/13/2011
Cancer Outpatients at Greater Risk for Blood Clots

In large study, only one-quarter of patients developed clots in hospital

12/13/2011
Birth Defects Seem Rare in Kids of Childhood Cancer Survivors

Findings should reassure parents, doctors say

12/12/2011
Acupuncture Might Ease Chemotherapy Pain

Patients in small, preliminary study had pain relief in calves, feet

12/12/2011
Are Too Many Older People Screened for Cancer?

Debate over testing should weigh health and life expectancy, expert says

12/12/2011
After Mastectomy, Breast Reconstruction Is Safe for Older Women

As population ages, more women over 60 will face the choice, study notes

12/12/2011
Side Effects Cause Many Older Women to Drop Breast Cancer Drugs

Problems with recurrence-preventing aromatase inhibitors may be underreported, study suggests

12/12/2011
Radiation May Also Lead to 'Chemo Brain'

Mental fuzziness can last several years after breast cancer treatments, study finds

12/9/2011
Starchy Foods May Boost Risk of Breast Cancer Recurrence

Women who ate more carbs, especially starches, more likely to get repeat cancer, study says

12/9/2011
British Study Suggests Mammograms Do More Harm Than Good

But U.S. experts say getting them annually, starting at age 40, saves lives

12/8/2011
Few Women Get Breast Reconstruction After Mastectomy: Study

Older women, blacks, rural residents less likely to get procedure done immediately

12/8/2011
Breast Cancer Gene Puts Survivors at Higher Odds for Recurrence

Those first diagnosed before 40 even more likely to develop cancer in the other breast, study says

12/8/2011
Family Tree May Affect Diagnosis Age in Some Breast Cancers

In study of BRCA cancers, genes from father's side linked to diagnosis earlier in life

12/8/2011
Hispanic Women More Likely to Die of Breast Cancer

Disparity may be explained by biological differences in tumors, researchers say

12/8/2011
Obesity Linked to Worse Outcomes With Early Breast Cancer

But tamoxifen showed protective effect for heavy women, researchers say

12/8/2011
Avastin Boosted Survival for Type of Aggressive Breast Cancer: Study

Added to chemo treatment, the drug prolonged life an average of nearly 3 months, researchers say

12/8/2011
Two New Drug Combos May Fight Advanced Breast Cancers

Studies found disease-free survival was lengthened when two new drugs were added to standard regimen

12/7/2011
Active Surveillance May Benefit Men With Low-Risk Prostate Cancer

But report says more needs to be known about the long-term outcome of this approach

12/7/2011
Bone Drugs May Also Battle Breast Cancer, Researchers Say

Two studies suggest zoledronic acid extends survival, reduces odds of recurrence

12/7/2011
Expert Panel Pinpoints Environmental Culprits in Breast Cancer

Unneeded radiation, hormone therapy, alcohol raise risk but hair dye, cellphones appear safe, report says

12/7/2011
Targeted Radiation May Not Be Better for Breast Cancer

Study found brachytherapy had double the risk of mastectomies, compared to radiation of entire breast

12/7/2011
New Tests Might Better Predict Breast Cancer's Return

Information locked in tumor's genes could help guide treatment for some patients, studies find

12/7/2011
Diabetes, Obesity After 60 May Drive Up Breast Cancer Risk

Study also finds low blood lipids linked to risk, but can't explain it

12/6/2011
Hormone Drugs Might Not Raise Heart-Related Deaths in Prostate Patients

But those with a history of heart disease, stroke may be at higher risk, researchers caution

12/6/2011
Mammograms Cut Risk of Breast Cancer Death by Half, Study Finds

Echoes previous findings, supports calls for routine screening

12/6/2011
Targeted Drugs, Lung CT Screening Top Cancer Advances in 2011

Report from leading oncologists' group finds strides were made against tough-to-treat tumors

12/2/2011
Colon Cancer Prognosis Worse for the Obese, Type 2 Diabetics

Cancer and heart-disease deaths higher, studies find

12/2/2011
Lung Cancer's Hidden Victims: Those Who Never Smoked

More than 32,000 Americans who never lit up will die each year, with women at higher risk, experts say

11/30/2011
Drug May Dampen Dangerous Side Effect of Stem Cell Transplants

Low doses of interleukin-2 eased most severe symptoms of graft-versus-host disease in cancer patients

11/30/2011
Lobular Breast Cancer Linked to Paternal Cancer History

If dad had cancer and daughter has breast cancer, it tends to be in milk-producing lobules, study finds

11/30/2011
Women's High Blood Sugar Linked to Colorectal Cancer: Study

High blood sugar is a hallmark of diabetes

11/29/2011
Men More Likely to Skip Cancer Screenings: Study

Findings suggest need to better educate guys on tests' value, researchers say

11/29/2011
Study Supports Mammograms For Women in Their 40s

It finds women with no family history as prone to develop breast cancer as higher-risk women

11/28/2011
Patches, Counseling, Persistence Can Help Smokers Quit

'Keep working at it' could be key to success, studies suggest

11/28/2011
Chronic Bowel Disease Drugs Linked to Skin Cancer Risk

Two studies find immunosuppressants called thiopurines may raise risk of non-melanoma cancers

11/28/2011
Second Cancer Often Same Type as the First, Study Finds

Risk varies depending on original disease, Danish researchers report

11/25/2011
More Aggressive Chemo May Help Younger Lymphoma Patients: Study

High-dose combination therapy boosts disease-free survival but raises side-effect risk

11/23/2011
Cholesterol-Lowering Drugs Safe for Long-Term Use, Study Finds

Statins reduce heart risks without raising odds of cancer, other illnesses, research shows

11/22/2011
HIV Patients at Heightened Risk for Certain Cancers

Starting drug therapy earlier might reduce that risk, study says

11/22/2011
Study Links Coffee to Lower Risk of Endometrial Cancer

Women who drank at least 4 cups a day had lower disease rates, but cause-and-effect unproven

11/21/2011
Fewer Dying in U.S. From Throat, Mouth Cancer, Study Finds

Death rates improved most for patients with more than 12 years' education

11/21/2011
Siblings Deeply Affected By Child's Cancer Death

Many kids reported feeling more mature, compassionate

11/21/2011
New Canadian Guidelines Also Support No Routine Mammograms Until 50

Advisory mirrors controversial recommendations issued by U.S. panel in 2009

11/18/2011
FDA Revokes Approval of Avastin for Breast Cancer

Drug isn't safe or effective for women with metastatic disease, agency says