Mis. Cancer News

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1/18/2012
Blood Test Shows Promise in Spotting Pancreatic Cancers Early

Another study suggests a similar test for those at risk for esophageal tumors

1/17/2012
Drug Duo May Help Fight Aggressive Form of Breast Cancer

Response rate increased with two-drug approach, researchers report

1/16/2012
Many Head and Neck Cancer Survivors Face Eating Problems

Poor throat function, depression and pain are common, study finds

1/16/2012
Drop in Melanoma Deaths Limited to Educated Whites: Study

Rates not declining in skin cancer patients with less schooling, researchers say

1/13/2012
Experts Urge Public Action to Aid Cancer Prevention

Cancer society's new guidelines for diet and exercise stress community support

1/12/2012
DNA Damage From Chemo May Help Spur Leukemia's Return

The treatment can achieve acute myeloid leukemia remission, but better options needed, experts say

1/12/2012
Music May Ease Anxiety, Pain in Prostate Biopsy Patients

Men who listened to Bach with headphones during procedure seemed less stressed, study says

1/12/2012
Does Deodorant Ingredient Affect Breast Cancer Risk?

Small study finds suspect chemical even in women who never used the product, further muddying the debate

1/11/2012
Scientists Identify Inherited Prostate Cancer Gene

Men with the mutation are at 10 to 20 times increased risk of prostate cancer

1/11/2012
Americans Living Longer, Report Finds

Better treatments, screening for many diseases may explain trend, experts say

1/11/2012
Tests Might Someday Help Spot Early Lung Cancer

Tissue samples, sensitive blood analyses show promise for early diagnosis, treatment

1/10/2012
Mixed News on Tough-to-Treat Lung Cancer

One drug made little difference, another showed promise in mice with genetic mutation

1/9/2012
Low-Dose Aspirin to Prevent First Heart Attack or Stroke? Not So Fast

Modest benefits might not outweigh bleeding risk, evidence review suggests

1/9/2012
Researchers Look at Genomes of Nonsmokers With Lung Cancer

Never-smokers may have different mutations in genes than smokers, suggests small, early study

1/9/2012
Anti-Estrogen Treatment Shrank Lung Tumors in Mice

Preliminary study exposed animals to cancer-causing agent in tobacco

1/9/2012
Most Parents Tell Kids About Test Results for Breast Cancer Genes

Children can handle the information, study suggests, except very youngest

1/6/2012
Researchers Identify Liver Cancer Risk Factors

Hepatitis C, obesity contribute to rising rates, new studies find

1/6/2012
PSA Test for Prostate Cancer Doesn't Save Lives: Study

But findings are irrelevant, one expert says

1/6/2012
Resolve to Take Colon Cancer Test, Experts Say

Screening can catch precancerous growths at early, treatable stage

1/5/2012
Many Teen Girls Mistakenly Think HPV Vaccines Cut Risk for All STDs

Doctors should stress limits of protection to patients, researcher says

1/4/2012
Gene Mutation Linked to Chemo-Resistant Colon Cancer

Finding could help identify which patients would benefit from specific chemotherapy, researchers say

12/30/2011
Gene Mutations Linked to Thyroid Cancer Risk: Study

Changes in 'PTEN' gene appear to raise children's risk

12/30/2011
U.S. Blacks More Likely to Die of Colon Cancer Than Whites: Study

This gap in survival is widest among those diagnosed with advanced disease, research shows

12/30/2011
Health Care Reform Battle Tops Health News for 2011

Debates over cellphone safety, cigarette-pack images also grabbed headlines

12/29/2011
Gene Mutation May Be Key to Familial Pancreatic Cancer

Research may lead to a screening option for those who might be at hereditary risk

12/28/2011
Avastin May Help Some With Ovarian Cancer: Studies

Survival without disease getting worse rose slightly, but benefit on overall survival remains unclear

12/27/2011
Breast Cancer Radiation Linked to Raised Heart Risk

Risk was higher for women with left-sided breast cancers, but overall risk still small, research shows

12/23/2011
Cancer Survivors Should Take Steps to Keep Healthy During Holidays

Avoid stress and try to relax, expert urges

12/23/2011
Obesity Linked to Higher Esophageal Cancer Death Rates

Findings could lead to new treatment strategies for overweight patients, researchers say

12/23/2011
Breast Cancer Patients Face More Imaging Tests Today

Study finds multiple visits common in pre-op period, urges better coordination

12/22/2011
Hepatitis B Vaccine Recommended for Adults With Diabetes

Shared blood glucose monitors, finger-stick devices pose infection risk, experts warn

12/22/2011
As Obesity Rises, More Suffer From Acid Reflux

GERD symptoms have been linked to cancer of esophagus, researchers say

12/21/2011
Widowers Who Stay Single Might Face More Mental Health Woes

But it's unclear why some men find new relationships and others don't, researchers say

12/21/2011
Research Sheds Light on Gene Mutation's Role in Rare Tumors

Findings could spur new treatments for more common cancers, study suggests

12/21/2011
40 Years On, the Triumphs and Challenges of America's 'War on Cancer'

In many cases, what was a death sentence is now a manageable condition, although roadblocks remain

12/20/2011
Making Sense of Cancer Screening Updates

It's important to discuss testing schedule with your doctor

12/19/2011
Vitamin D Helps Bone Health Only With Calcium: Report

Government task force held off on specific dose recommendations

12/19/2011
Previous Cancer May Up Melanoma Risk

Findings suggest need to monitor melanoma survivors, researchers say

12/19/2011
Bottled Tan May Keep Women Out of the Sun

Tanning bed use also declines with use of sunless tanning products, study says

12/16/2011
Targeted Radiation for Breast Cancer May Be Overused: Study

More than third of women were not 'suitable' for treatment under current guidelines

12/15/2011
HPV Test Spots Cervical Cancer Earlier Than Pap Smear: Study

Viral screen better at catching precancerous lesions in women over 30, Dutch researchers found

12/15/2011
Smoking Linked to Skin Cancer in Women

Non-melanoma malignancies twice as likely after 20 years of tobacco use, study finds

12/13/2011
Type of Muscular Dystrophy Linked to Raised Cancer Risk

Researchers urge people with myotonic muscular dystrophy to get recommended cancer screenings

12/13/2011
Cancer Outpatients at Greater Risk for Blood Clots

In large study, only one-quarter of patients developed clots in hospital

12/13/2011
Birth Defects Seem Rare in Kids of Childhood Cancer Survivors

Findings should reassure parents, doctors say

12/12/2011
Acupuncture Might Ease Chemotherapy Pain

Patients in small, preliminary study had pain relief in calves, feet

12/12/2011
Are Too Many Older People Screened for Cancer?

Debate over testing should weigh health and life expectancy, expert says

12/12/2011
After Mastectomy, Breast Reconstruction Is Safe for Older Women

As population ages, more women over 60 will face the choice, study notes

12/12/2011
Side Effects Cause Many Older Women to Drop Breast Cancer Drugs

Problems with recurrence-preventing aromatase inhibitors may be underreported, study suggests

12/12/2011
Radiation May Also Lead to 'Chemo Brain'

Mental fuzziness can last several years after breast cancer treatments, study finds