Mis. Cancer News

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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

6/29/2011
FDA Panel Rejects Avastin for Breast Cancer

In a unanimous vote, advisors say drug not effective and has dangerous side effects

6/29/2011
Gene 'Map' of Ovarian Cancer Yields New Clues to Treatment

Many tumors share similar mutated DNA, some of which might respond to available drugs, experts say

6/28/2011
Certain Cancer Drugs Don't Interfere With Flu Vaccine: Study

The drugs, sunitinib and sorafenib, are used for several types of cancers, including kidney

6/28/2011
Genome Map May Help Save Tasmanian Devils

Researchers hope to protect healthy marsupials from contagious cancer

6/28/2011
FDA to Hear Appeal on Breast Cancer Drug

Agency recommended last year against Avastin for disease that has spread to other body parts

6/28/2011
Longest Trial Ever Confirms Mammograms' Benefits

They save far more lives than previously thought, researchers say

6/28/2011
Vitamin D, Calcium Combo May Halve Melanoma Risk in Some Women

Supplements only benefited those who had had another form of skin cancer, study found

6/27/2011
Nearly Half of Older Breast Cancer Patients Don't Get Radiation

But multiple guidelines recommend it after mastectomy in advanced cases, researchers note

6/27/2011
Lifestyle Changes Might Alter Breast Cancer Rates

Study authors recommend drinking less, exercising more and losing weight

6/24/2011
FDA Urges Reduced Doses for Anemia Drugs

Can increase risk of cardiovascular problems in patients with kidney disease, agency says

6/23/2011
Less Invasive Colon Surgery Results in Fewer Blood Clots: Study

But laparoscopy may not be the better choice for cancer patients, expert says

6/21/2011
Smoking, Prostate Cancer a Deadly Mix

But risk drops for men who have given up tobacco for 10 years, study finds

6/21/2011
Scientists Zero In on Key Melanoma Links

Review of previous research ties five genetic variants to the deadly skin cancer

6/21/2011
Older Women With Breast Cancer Probably Won't Die From It: Study

Heart disease more likely cause of death, researchers find

6/21/2011
FDA Unveils Graphic Images for Cigarette Packs

The warnings must appear on all products, advertising by September 2012

6/20/2011
Most Medicare Patients With Cancer Get Good Surgical Care: Study

Nine out of 10 hospitals stuck to best-practices guidelines, researchers say

6/20/2011
Many Using Free Preventive Screenings Tied to Health Care Reform

Medicare heads say offering the tests free will save money long term, but critics disagree

6/20/2011
Men's Waistlines Could Be Key to Health

40 inches put most men in risk zone for serious illnesses, experts say

6/20/2011
Experimental Vaccine Seems to Cure Prostate Cancer in Mice

Researchers hope to test vaccine in people within five years

6/19/2011
Dads Can Light Their Grills Without Fear

Experts say small changes in barbecue habits can counter cancer risk

6/17/2011
Nearly 900,000 Fewer Cancer Deaths Since 1990: Report

Researchers credit trend to better detection, treatment and drop in smoking

6/17/2011
HPV Vaccine May Cut Rate of Cervical Cancer 'Precursors'

Australian study found fewer high-grade cervical abnormalities in teens, but more research needed

6/16/2011
Cancer Risk With Barrett's Esophagus May Be Lower Than Thought

Routine endoscopic screenings for these patients may not be justified, researchers say

6/16/2011
New U.S. Health Initiative Highlights Disease Prevention

Multi-agency effort will focus on encouraging exercise, healthy eating

6/16/2011
Diabetes Drug Actos May Raise Risk for Bladder Cancer: FDA

The other drug in this class, Avandia, is already off U.S. market due to heart risks

6/15/2011
Cancer Survivors Face High Health Costs Over Long Term: Report

Total expenses, including prescriptions, average more than $9,000 a year, U.S. study finds

6/15/2011
Proper Bowel Prep Key to Effective Colon Cancer Screening: Study

Inadequate cleansing results in high miss rate, researchers say

6/14/2011
FDA Issues New Rules on Sunscreens

Label changes include curbs on certain products claiming to be 'sunblocks' and cancer-preventing

6/10/2011
Heavy Cell Phone Use Might Raise Risk of Brain Tumors

Study found small increase in incidence, but experts suggest using ear piece, speaker phone to be safe

6/10/2011
Chemical Found in Foam Cups a Possible Carcinogen

Report adds styrene, formaldehyde to the list of monitored chemicals

6/9/2011
Chemo for Late-Stage Cancer Patients May Be Unjustified

One in 8 patients received treatment unsupported by medical data or guidelines, study finds

6/8/2011
Bankruptcy Risk Nearly Doubles in Year After Cancer Diagnosis

Younger patients, those with lung, thyroid cancer, leukemia/lymphoma affected most, study shows

6/8/2011
Is Social Networking Changing the Face of Medicine?

For women rallying against 2009 mammography proposals, Internet was strategic new tool, expert says

6/7/2011
Childhood Cancer Survivors at Greater Risk for Tumors as Adults

Early exposure to pelvic radiation ups the risk of subsequent tumors in that region, study finds

6/7/2011
Cancer Patients Struggle as Drug Costs Soar: Study

Many with insurance can't afford out-of-pocket expenses for meds, copays, researchers say

6/6/2011
Jury Still Out on Radiation for Early Prostate Cancer

There's too little evidence to say it's superior to 'watchful waiting,' study says

6/6/2011
Parkinson's Disease May Boost Melanoma Risk: Study

Patients with the brain disorder should get checked annually for the skin cancer, expert advises

6/6/2011
Study Finds Ovarian Screening Tests Don't Improve Survival

Blood test, ultrasound found to make little difference, lead to false positives, complications

6/6/2011
After Colon Cancer Surgery, Early Chemo May Pay Off

Every 4-week delay of chemotherapy measurably reduces odds of survival, study finds

6/6/2011
Aromasin Reduced Breast Cancer Risk in Postmenopausal Women

But at least one cancer expert says more research is needed

6/6/2011
Cancer Drug Avastin Makes Inroads Against Ovarian Tumors

Two studies show some benefit, but drug's high price tag may be prohibitive, one expert says

6/6/2011
Two Drugs Shown to Prolong Survival in Advanced Melanoma Cases

Experts say results are first big news in years for treatment of this deadly cancer

6/6/2011
Flaxseed Fails as Treatment for Hot Flashes

Study found no benefit for controlling symptoms of breast cancer therapy, menopause

6/6/2011
Taking Chemo Drug Continuously Delayed Lung Cancer's Return

Study found 38% reduction in risk of recurrence in advanced cases