Mis. Cancer News

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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

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