Mis. Cancer News

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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

11/18/2011
Tender Breasts From Combo HRT Linked to Higher Cancer Risk

Symptom is significant in estrogen-progestin treatment, not estrogen alone

11/17/2011
Cancer Doctors Still Not Great With Patients' Pain

It remains under-recognized and under-treated, survey finds

11/16/2011
Healthy Heart Habits May Also Guard Against Cancer

Good cholesterol, blood pressure levels and more appear to reduce tumor risk, study finds

11/16/2011
Side Effects May Spur Men to Drop Tamoxifen for Breast Cancer

Weight gain, loss of sex drive common complaints, study finds

11/15/2011
Alcoholics More Likely to Die of Cancer: Study

Alcohol itself and poor lifestyle choices both increase risks, researchers say

11/15/2011
Could Women's Use of 'the Pill' Raise Men's Prostate Cancer Risk?

New finding is highly speculative and doesn't demonstrate cause-and-effect, expert says

11/14/2011
Drinking Risky for Women With Family History of Breast Cancer: Study

Risk of breast disease rose with alcohol consumption

11/14/2011
Breast Cancer Chemo Tied to Memory Troubles

Study adds credibility for women who report symptoms of 'chemo brain,' experts say

11/11/2011
High-Fiber Diet May Help Thwart Colon Cancer

Review of studies suggests cereals, whole grains deliver health benefits

11/9/2011
Computer 'Pathologist' Could Help Assess Breast Cancer Survival

Model under study may someday help, not replace, physicians, researchers say

11/9/2011
New Treatment May Boost Survival in Advanced Lung Cancer Cases

Patients on 'epigenetic' combo lived an average of two months longer than expected in small, early study

11/9/2011
Use Vanity to Reduce Young People's Sun Exposure: Task Force

Focusing on looks rather than skin cancer has more effect on youth, U.S. researchers find

11/9/2011
More Evidence That HPV Vaccine Shields Against Cervical Cancer

Coverage against precancerous lesion called 'excellent' in large, multinational study

11/8/2011
Vaccine to Treat Breast, Ovarian Cancers Shows Promise

Patients with less advanced disease might benefit even more, small study suggests

11/7/2011
Judge Blocks FDA Plan for Graphic Cigarette Warnings

Images of diseased body parts are designed to be part of packaging

11/7/2011
Erbitux Approval Expanded to Include Head and Neck Cancer

Most common in men, people older than 50

11/4/2011
Common Breast Cancer Gene Test May Be Flawed, Study Says

Researchers found high rate of false-negative results for HER2 gene

11/3/2011
More Targeted Treatments Key to Progress in War on Cancer: Report

Major cancer organization also calls for streamlined clinical trials

11/3/2011
Home-Based Test Can Detect Cervical Cancer Virus: Study

The HPV self-test is good alternative to Pap smears for women in poor regions of the world, expert says

11/3/2011
Too Much Sitting Raises Odds for Cancer: Study

Sedentary hours at workplace as bad as couch-potato lifestyle at home

11/3/2011
Radiation Plus Hormone Therapy Extends Life in High-Risk Prostate Cancer

But, surgery might even improve survival more, expert says

11/2/2011
Obese Women Face Higher Complication Risk After Breast Surgery

Post-op inflammation is 20 times more likely than in non-obese women, study finds

11/1/2011
As Few As 3 Drinks a Week May Up Breast Cancer Risk

But exposure is cumulative, and occasional drinkers shouldn't worry, expert says

11/1/2011
Cancer Risk Doubles After Organ Transplant, Study Finds

But benefits still far outweigh the risk, say experts