Mis. Cancer News

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8/9/2011
High-Fiber Diet Might Lower Risk for Colon Polyps

Brown rice, dried fruit, beans, peas, lentils may help prevent precursor to cancer, study finds

8/8/2011
Study of Bone Cancer in Dogs May Improve Treatment in Kids

Research in canines may lead to tests that can predict aggressiveness of disease in humans

8/8/2011
Early Morning Smoking Riskier For Cancer

Those who have a cigarette as soon as they wake may be more addicted than others, researchers say

8/5/2011
Counseling May Help Women at Risk for Breast Cancer Gene

Learning about options might relieve anxiety, improve survival in young women, researchers say

8/4/2011
Scientists May Have Found Missing Link to Common Brain Cancer

Two gene mutations in the regions of chromosome 1 and 19 may tip body toward cancer

8/3/2011
Stomach Cancer Tumors Have Genetic Differences: Researchers

Findings could lead to more effective treatments, study authors suggest

8/3/2011
Urine Test Might Help Predict Prostate Cancer Risk

Results could help with biopsy decisions, researchers say

8/2/2011
Cancer Patients May Be at Greater Risk for Sun Damage

Radiation therapy can cause skin to lose some of its natural protective capacity, experts say

8/1/2011
For Many, Risks of Lung Biopsy May Outweigh Benefits: Study

Bleeding, collapsed lung are complications associated with the procedure, researchers say

8/1/2011
Lymph Node Test Doesn't Improve Breast Cancer Care, Study Finds

Cancer cells found by special staining in first node to which disease typically spreads did not affect survival

7/29/2011
Drop in Breast Cancer Death Rates May Not Be Linked to Screening Rates

European study found better care, health systems at play, but experts not sure same is so in U.S.

7/29/2011
Tamoxifen Wards Off Breast Cancer's Return for More Than a Decade

Long-term study found women taking drug had one-third lower risk of dying

7/28/2011
Growing Up Near Livestock Tied to Blood Cancers

Risk was three times higher for people raised on a poultry farm, New Zealand study finds

7/27/2011
Scientists ID Gene Linked to Syndrome Behind Elephant Man Disease

Hope is that cancer therapies might one day prove useful

7/27/2011
Greater Breast Density May Raise Cancer Risk

Researchers pinpoint certain traits that play role in tumor aggressiveness

7/27/2011
Computer-Aided Mammography Doesn't Improve Breast Cancer Detection: Study

But imaging software makes it more likely women will need more testing, researchers say

7/27/2011
Cell Phones Don't Seem to Pose Cancer Risk to Kids: Study

But the researchers and other experts urge more research on possible link

7/26/2011
Researchers Find 3 Genes Linked to Esophagus Disorders

Findings provide clues about risk for esophageal cancer, Barrett esophagus

7/25/2011
Many Doctors Ignore Cancer Genetic Testing Guidelines

Only 41% order testing, counseling for women at high risk of breast or ovarian cancer: study

7/22/2011
Tarceva Battles Lung Cancer in Some

Study found drug tripled survival -- 13.1 months versus 4.6 months for chemo group -- in those with EGFR mutation

7/21/2011
Study Contends Taller People at Heightened Cancer Risk

Backs up prior research suggesting a link between stature and malignancies

7/20/2011
Largest Ob/Gyn Group Backs Annual Mammograms in 40s

Yearly screening important, experts say, because cancers in younger women tend to grow faster, sooner

7/19/2011
Drug May Prevent Chemo-Linked Menopause in Breast Cancer Patients

But, experts say treatment may not preserve fertility, has drawbacks

7/18/2011
Specialists More Likely to Spot Deadly Skin Cancer

Self-screening helps, but doctors better at finding early stage melanoma, study shows

7/18/2011
Statins Don't Seem to Raise Cancer Risk

Large study finds cholesterol-lowering drugs don't increase chances of malignancies

7/17/2011
Barbeque May Contain Hidden Dangers

Simple safety measures are key to avoiding food poisoning, burns, expert says

7/16/2011
Keep Sun Safety in Mind This Summer: Experts

Tips for staying healthy while having fun outdoors

7/13/2011
For Some Prostate Cancer Patients, Combo Treatment Improves Survival

For men at 'intermediate risk,' radiation plus 4 months of hormone therapy improves survival, study finds

7/13/2011
Flip-Flops, Baseball Caps May Raise Risk of Skin Cancer

Changing styles leave ears, feet unprotected, dermatologist warns

7/12/2011
Family History of Cancer Needs to Be Updated as You Age

Study shows it can lead to needed changes in screening

7/12/2011
Scientists Spot Possible Target in Ovarian Cancer

Researchers identified one specific gene that could provide clues on how to fight the disease

7/12/2011
More U.S. Men Die From Cancer Than Women: Study

But disparity mirrors differences in incidence, not ability to fight disease, researchers say

7/12/2011
Bladder Cancer Patients Not Getting Recommended Care: Study

Complex guidelines rarely followed in full for high-grade tumors, researchers find

7/12/2011
Contact Allergies Associated With Lower Rates of Some Cancers

Sensitivity to chemicals, metals may prime immune system against certain tumors, research suggests, but more study needed

7/8/2011
A Safe Tan? No Way, Experts Say

From wrinkles to skin cancer, risks increase with exposure to UV rays indoors or out

7/8/2011
From Tanning Beds to Melanoma Surgery

Cancer victim blames only herself for 'terrifying' experience

7/6/2011
Patient Disparities Seen in Lung Cancer Drug Trials

Women, the elderly and blacks not well represented in research, investigators say

7/6/2011
U.S. Database of Breast Cancer Treatment May Be Inaccurate

SEER registry lacked records of radiation after surgery in 1 in 5 cases in two cities studied

7/5/2011
Colon Cancer Death Rates Continue to Drop, CDC Reports

But, 22 million people who need screening haven't gotten one, researchers add

7/5/2011
Experimental Drug Bests Chemo in Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer Study

Better response, progression-free survival time seen with Tarceva in trial patients

7/5/2011
Mammogram Schedule Should Be Customized, Study Finds

Timing should take into account a woman's health profile, not just age, researchers say

7/1/2011
Reconstruction Safe Right After Mastectomy: Study

Procedure doesn't unduly delay further cancer treatment, research finds

7/1/2011
Get Screened for Colorectal Cancer: Who, Me?

People still confused by what test to have and when, experts say

7/1/2011
Kentucky Goes on the Offensive Against Colorectal Cancer

With decade-long effort to increase screening, experts predict a drop in death rates

7/1/2011
Lazanda Approved for Cancer Pain

Painkiller fentanyl produced in nasal spray form

7/1/2011
Avastin Rejection Supported by Cancer Experts

Drug's value as metastatic breast cancer treatment still unclear, they say

7/1/2011
Medicare Will Pay for Prostate Cancer Drug

Provenge, a therapeutic vaccine, extends survival; it costs $93,000 per individual

6/30/2011
Breast Cancer Plus Other Health Issues Linked to Worse Outcomes

To improve survival, doctors should monitor co-occurring conditions, researchers say

6/30/2011
Who Should Get a CT Scan to Screen for Lung Cancer?

While the tests can save lives, they're not for everyone, experts say

6/29/2011
More Evidence CT Scans Better at Detecting Lung Cancer

Earlier treatment improves survival chances, experts say