Mis. Cancer News

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2/16/2011
America's Health a Mixed Bag: Report

Life expectancy rates are up, but so are obesity levels, CDC says

2/16/2011
Could Hair Loss at 20 Signal Higher Prostate Cancer Risk?

Researchers say these men may turn out to be candidates for screening, but more study needed

2/15/2011
Higher Levels of Blood Protein Linked to Lower Respiratory Risks

Bilirubin may have a protective effect, researchers say

2/15/2011
Popular Bone Drugs Linked to Reduced Colon Cancer Risk

People taking Fosamax, other bisphosphonates had lowered odds compared to non-users, study found

2/14/2011
FDA Approves First 3D Mammogram Device

Should 'significantly enhance existing diagnosis and treatment approaches,' agency says

2/11/2011
Marrow Donation From Teenage Stranger Saves Man's Life

Random cheek swab yields near-perfect match for leukemia victim

2/11/2011
Greater Caution Urged for X-Rays in Pregnancy, Infants

Possible increase in cancer risk in kids exposed before birth and up to 3 months of age, study finds

2/10/2011
Nearly 25% of Women With Early Ovarian Cancer Not Given Recommended Biopsies

Patients who don't undergo the biopsies have nearly double the risk of death, researchers say

2/9/2011
2 Experimental Drugs Show Promise for Rare Pancreatic Cancer

Survival with neuroendocrine tumors rose from 5 to 11 months, studies found

2/9/2011
First Look at Prostate Cancer Genome Yields Insights

Newly detected DNA changes may eventually lead to better treatments, researchers say

2/8/2011
Birth Defect Risk Slightly Higher for Kids of Male Cancer Survivors

But risk is still very low and not affected by the mode of conception, researchers say

2/7/2011
As Economy Picks Up, So Do Number of Nips & Tucks

Facelifts alone jumped by 9% in 2010, plastic surgeons' groups says

2/7/2011
Heart Scans May Raise Cancer Risk, Study Finds

Patients who had them were more likely to develop malignancies in chest, stomach area

2/7/2011
Allergies Linked to Lower Brain Cancer Rate in Study

Overactive immune system may target tumors known as gliomas, researchers say

2/4/2011
Breast Cancer Treatment May Lead to Hip Fracture

Survivors found to have bone loss and breaks at younger-than-normal age

2/4/2011
Cancer on the Rise in Developing Countries: Report

As economies grow, nations see increasing rates of lifestyle-related diseases, experts say

2/4/2011
Healthier Lifestyles May Prevent 340,000 U.S. Cancers a Year: Study

Regular exercise, balanced diet, limited alcohol help ward off disease, researchers find

2/1/2011
More Evidence Cancer Drug Avastin May Cause Harm

Increased risk of death seen in review of 16 trials

2/1/2011
Key Protein May Warn of Future Spread of Cancer

High levels in tumor cells predicted metastasis with 90 percent accuracy, study finds

2/1/2011
Trained Labrador Can Sniff Out Colon Cancer, Researchers Say

Odor sensors may one day allow early cancer detection, Japanese scientists suggest

1/31/2011
With Hormone Therapy, Starting Later May Be Less Risky

Breast cancer odds do not rise when treatment is delayed, U.K. study finds

1/31/2011
New Therapies Offer Insight Into Battling Deadly Melanomas

Both use patient's immune cells to launch attack on malignant cells, but the research is preliminary

1/31/2011
Why a Woman May Avoid a Mammogram

Pain, embarrassment, lack of time top the list, survey finds

1/27/2011
Discovery May Explain Why Brain Cancer Is So Hard to Treat

Cancer cells remake themselves, circumventing drug treatments, study finds

1/27/2011
Study Ties Hot Flashes to Lower Breast Cancer Risk

Menopausal reduction in estrogen levels may be protective, researchers say

1/26/2011
HIV+ Liver Cancer Patients Less Likely to Get Transplant

But overall survival in those who received donor organ same as for other patients, study finds

1/26/2011
FDA Says Breast Implants Linked to Rare Cancer

Risk to any one patient is small, but women and their doctors should be made aware, agency says

1/26/2011
Rise in Some Head and Neck Cancers Tied to Oral Sex: Study

Changes in sexual activity linked to increased HPV-related tongue, tonsil malignancies

1/25/2011
Breast-Feeding May Counter Some Effects of Childhood Cancer

Bones and heart are among health factors that benefit women, study finds

1/25/2011
Cancer Doctors Urge Earlier End-of-Life Care Talks

Palliative care options often offered too late, oncologist group says

1/25/2011
Smoking, Obesity Slowing U.S. Life Expectancy Gains: Report

Although U.S. spends more on health care, life expectancy is shorter than in most other developed countries

1/24/2011
Heavy Smoking Linked to Small Increase in Breast Cancer Risk

Association only noted for premenopausal women with no pregnancies, study says

1/24/2011
Breast Cancer Drug May Also Help Lung Cancer Patients

Tamoxifen's anti-estrogen properties might thwart tumor progression, small study suggests

1/20/2011
Breast Cancer Patients With Diabetes May Fare Worse

Having both diseases greatly increases the chances of dying, review finds

1/20/2011
Fewer Cancer Patients May Be Depressed Than Thought

But it was common in cancer patients with other mood disorders, researchers found

1/19/2011
Small Spreads of Breast Cancer May Not Affect Survival

Second, more invasive testing procedure not always needed, study finds

1/19/2011
1 in 5 Cancer Survivors Suffers Chronic Pain, Study Finds

Pain persists at least 2 years after diagnosis; blacks and women at highest risk, researchers say

1/19/2011
Gene Test Might Predict Colon Cancer's Return

Patients found as high risk four times more likely to have cancer spread, study found

1/18/2011
Damage of 'False-Positive' Mammograms Overlooked: Study

Incorrect results may cause anxiety, undermine quality of life for up to a year, researchers say

1/17/2011
Breast Cancer Radiation Before 1984 Tied to Heart Disease

Survivors who had radiotherapy decades ago have raised risk of death from heart disease, study finds

1/17/2011
Thorough Exams a Must for Those at High Risk of Skin Cancer

Two studies highlight the importance of annual skin screens, even if patients are reluctant

1/17/2011
Despite Claims, Many Daily Moisturizers Don't Shield Against Sun: Study

Only a few 'broad-spectrum' creams protect against glass-penetrating UV-A rays, researchers say

1/15/2011
Smoking Damages DNA Within Minutes, Research Shows

Findings are a 'stark warning' to those considering lighting up, study author says

1/14/2011
Study Finds Racial Disparity in Breast Cancer Outcomes

Black women had higher death rates, no matter what kind of breast cancer they developed

1/14/2011
Bright Lights at Night May Raise Diabetes Risk

Findings may be especially important for people who work the night shift, researcher says

1/14/2011
Many Americans Over 50 Fear Colonoscopy: Survey

73% of those who underwent screening said pre-procedure bowel prep was hardest part

1/12/2011
Aging Population Could Send Cancer Costs Soaring

U.S. report projects $158 billion spent annually on care by 2020

1/10/2011
Abstral Approved for Adults With Cancer Pain

Opioid drug to be distributed via program to deter misuse

1/10/2011
Geography May Influence Colon Cancer Screening Rates

For non-whites, where they live seems to make a difference, research shows

1/7/2011
Quality of Life Key Measure in Breast Cancer Clinical Trials

Studies of treatments should include their effect on patients' well-being, researchers say