Mis. Cancer News

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3/23/2011
Genome Map of Multiple Myeloma Offers Clues to Its Cause

Scientist says effort may lead to new ways to treat the blood cancer

3/22/2011
Leukemia Patients Taking Gleevec Achieve 'Normal' Death Rate

Study finds they die no faster than people in the general population

3/22/2011
Tamoxifen May Offer Long-Term Heart, Cancer Protection

Benefits of five-year treatment seen 15 years out, researchers say

3/21/2011
Richer White Women More Prone to Melanoma, Study Finds

Greater access to tanning salons, sunny vacations appears to yield more skin cancer, researcher says

3/18/2011
Smoke-Free Environments Linked to Less Breast Cancer

States with more workplace bans, non-smoking homes have fewer cases of the disease: study

3/18/2011
Trace Amounts of Radiation Reach California; No Health Risk, Experts Say

The reason: the radiation dissipates as it travels 5,000 miles from Japan across the Pacific

3/18/2011
Rush to Buy Iodide Pills Unnecessary in U.S., Experts Say

Little, if any, radioactive iodine will reach American shores from Japan, they insist

3/18/2011
FDA Panel: Ban on Menthol Cigarettes Would Boost Health

Agency experts say the smokes encourage youth, minorities to take up the habit

3/17/2011
Not Even Experts Agree on Safety of Airport Scanners

Whether benefit exceeds risk for those that emit radiation sparks debate

3/16/2011
Less Is More With Acute Myeloid Leukemia Drug

Study finds lower doses of cytarabine as effective, with fewer side effects, as standard dose

3/16/2011
U.S. Death Rate at All-Time Low: CDC

Americans living longer than ever, but gap widens between blacks, whites

3/16/2011
Radiation From Japan's Nuke Disaster Unlikely to Threaten U.S., Experts Say

The reason: the radiation would dissipate as it travels 5,000 miles across the Pacific

3/15/2011
Japan's Nuke Disaster Unlikely to Threaten U.S., Experts Say

The reason: radiation would dissipate as it travels 5,000 miles across the Pacific

3/15/2011
Explosions Continue to Rock Japanese Nuclear Complex

More radiation released into atmosphere, government officials report

3/14/2011
Breast Cancer Drug Tamoxifen Saves Lives, Medical Costs: Study

For some high-risk women, medicine's benefits outweigh hazards, researchers say

3/14/2011
Explosion Rocks 2nd Nuclear Reactor in Japan

U.S. radiation expert cites potential health risks to those at the site and beyond

3/13/2011
Crisis Worsens at Crippled Nuke Plant in Japan: Reports

U.S. radiation expert cites potential health risks to those at the reactors and beyond

3/12/2011
Radiation Declining at Crippled Nuke Plant in Japan: Official

U.S. radiation expert cites potential health risks to those at the reactor and beyond

3/11/2011
Aspirin May Protect Against Colorectal Cancer -- But Only in Certain People

Aspirin's protection confined largely to those with elevated blood levels of a particular marker for inflammation, study finds

3/10/2011
Almost 12 Million Cancer Survivors Living in U.S., Report Shows

Trend largely driven by an aging population, CDC researchers say

3/8/2011
'Good' Cholesterol May Cut Colon Cancer Risk

Anti-inflammatory properties of HDL cholesterol may ward off cancer, researchers say

3/7/2011
Surviving Serious Childhood Illness Takes Toll Later: Study

Not achieving educational, work goals can plague young adult survivors, researchers say

3/4/2011
Chemo May Raise Risk of Falls in Breast Cancer Survivors

Changes in system that regulates balance may be to blame, researchers suggest

3/4/2011
Extra Tests Not a Deterrent to Experimental Cancer Therapy

Some patients in clinical trials willing to undergo up to 2 tumor biopsies per study, researchers find

3/4/2011
Tissue Analysis May Help Predict Breast Cancer Outcome

Researchers say changes seen in collagen could signal worse prognosis, but more study needed

3/3/2011
Study Finds Third of Cancer Patients on Opioids Are Confused

Those taking 400 milligrams or more daily were 75% more likely to suffer cognitive problems

3/3/2011
New Chemo Drug May Benefit Some Breast Cancer Patients

Eribulin increased median survival by 2.5 months in those with metastatic disease, study finds

3/2/2011
Diabetes Ups Death Risk Overall, Study Shows

Cancer, infectious diseases, even suicide, more common among diabetics

3/1/2011
Obesity May Boost Odds of Aggressive Breast Cancer in Older Women

Mechanisms besides estrogen appear to play a role, researchers say

3/1/2011
Half of U.S. Men Infected With HPV, Study Reveals

The more sex partners, the more likely a man will have the cancer-linked virus, research shows

3/1/2011
Use of Virtual Colonoscopy on the Rise in U.S. Hospitals

More patients undergoing this type of screening, despite lack of Medicare coverage, study finds

2/28/2011
Drop in Breast Cancer Among White Women May Have Stalled

Population-wide benefit from patients abandoning hormonal therapies may be ebbing, study finds

2/28/2011
Fish Oil Seems to Help Cancer Patients Preserve Muscle

Supplements also stave off malnutrition caused by chemo, small Texas study shows

2/27/2011
Higher Vitamin D Intake Could Cut Cancer Risk

Adults need at least 4,000 IU a day, study suggests

2/25/2011
Herceptin May Boost Long-Term Survival After Aggressive Breast Cancer

4-year study finds the drug cuts recurrence in women with specific type of tumor

2/24/2011
Many Dialysis Patients at Risk for High Radiation Exposure

Long-term use of scans for diagnosis, treatment raises cancer concerns, researchers say

2/24/2011
PSA Screening for Prostate Cancer Dips in Large U.S. Health Network

Follows 2008 guidelines reporting that aggressive PSA screening had led to harm from unnecessary treatment

2/23/2011
Laser Technology Might Help Doctors Diagnose Melanoma

In early trial, technique was 100% accurate in correctly identifying cancerous lesions

2/23/2011
Microchip Spots Cancerous Tumors Within an Hour, Study Shows

Hooked up to smart phones, experimental chip was faster, more accurate than standard pathology tests

2/23/2011
Pot Ingredient May Restore Appetite After Chemo

Cancer patients given THC ate more protein, said food 'tasted better,' small study finds

2/22/2011
Mammograms May Not Be Fool-Proof at Catching Second Cancers

Finding points to need for vigilance in watching for symptoms between screenings, expert says

2/22/2011
Mammography Expertise May Improve With Practice

The more doctors review, the better they get at detecting noncancerous lesions, study finds

2/21/2011
Education Might Help Kidney Recipients Spot Skin Cancer

Transplant patients should be taught about their higher risk, how to detect, researchers say

2/21/2011
Surviving Melanoma May Take Different Toll on Women, Men

Females more likely to have long-term worry, but also be more sun-safe than males, study finds

2/21/2011
Study Finds Too Many Surgical Breast Biopsies Performed

More U.S. women with abnormal mammograms should be getting less invasive needle biopsies, experts note

2/18/2011
Smoking During Head & Neck Cancer Therapy Tied to Poor Outcome

Survival, recurrence and complications worse among those who don't quit, study finds

2/18/2011
British Study Finds No Link Between Cell Phones, Brain Tumors

There's been no increase in the cancers since the technology's spread in 1990s

2/16/2011
Sexual Issues Often Unaddressed in Women Who Survive Cancer

Doctors discuss sex with prostate cancer survivors, but not women who have cancer, researchers say

2/16/2011
Dwarfism Mutation May Protect From Cancer, Diabetes

Genetic variant that stunts growth may have health benefits, researchers suggest

2/16/2011
Appalachia, the South Home to Least-Active Americans: CDC

Exercise can help ward off heart disease, cancer, diabetes, agency notes