Mis. Cancer News

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8/31/2011
Trial of Cancer-Fighting Virus Shows Promise

It sought out, destroyed tumor cells without harming healthy cells, study says

8/31/2011
For Many Americans, Caregiving a Long-Distance Burden

Trying to help loved one from miles away often harder than being close by, experts say

8/31/2011
Frailty May Threaten Melanoma Survival More Than Age

Findings could influence individual skin cancer treatment, researchers say

8/30/2011
FDA Focuses on Silicone Breast Implant Safety Studies

Agency asking advisers to devise ways to gather better data on 'real-world' safety and performance

8/25/2011
HPV Vaccination Rates Low Among Teen Girls, CDC Reports

Without 3-shot series, women remain at risk for infection linked to cervical cancer, experts warn

8/25/2011
Steve Jobs Faces Uphill Battle Against Cancer: Experts

Prognosis for rare neuroendocrine disease is poor, doctors say

8/24/2011
Cancer Drug Shortages Getting Worse, FDA Says

Experts note patient safety at risk in some cases

8/23/2011
Nurses at Risk for Accidental Exposure to Chemo Drugs: Study

Nearly 17% said the highly toxic drugs had come into contact with their skin or eyes

8/23/2011
Women Who Drink, Smoke Are Less Likely to Stick With Tamoxifen

Some prescribed the drug to prevent breast cancer may need help with adherence, researchers say

8/23/2011
HPV Test Might Be Better Predictor of Cervical Cancer Than Pap Smear

Study found it more effective, particularly among women who were HPV-positive

8/22/2011
Decline in Hormone Therapy Linked to Fewer Mammograms

As women stopped taking HT, they also stopped getting regular mammograms, researchers report

8/22/2011
Trial Drug Shows Preliminary Promise Against Ovarian Cancer

Study saw tumor shrinkage even in women without key genetic mutations

8/18/2011
Surgeons Need Help Learning How to Deliver Bad News

Most have no formal training in doctor-patient communications, researchers say

8/18/2011
Gene Variants That Boost Lung Cancer Risk Identified

Smokers with the genes also tend to smoke more, become more addicted, study finds

8/18/2011
Annual Pap Tests Often Ordered But Unneeded: Study

Guidelines say some women can wait three years, but doctors may think otherwise

8/18/2011
Sniffer Dogs Spot Early Stage Lung Cancer: Study

Trained canines can tell tumor from COPD when smelling people's breath, researchers say

8/17/2011
FDA Approves Novel Melanoma Drug

Agency gave nod to Zelboraf, which targets a mutant gene found in half of cases of the deadly cancer

8/17/2011
Blood Antibody May Signal Start of Ovarian Cancer

Levels elevated in infertile women, those who developed the disease, study finds

8/16/2011
Some Thyroid Cancer Patients May Get Radioactive Iodine Unnecessarily

Study found chances of treatment varied widely from hospital to hospital

8/16/2011
Bladder Cancer Risk Even Higher for Smokers Than Thought

Increase may be due to change in composition of cigarette smoke, researchers suggest

8/16/2011
Blacks at Higher Risk for Resistant Breast Cancer: Study

Having two or more children and not breast-feeding raises odds, researchers say

8/16/2011
Five Genes May Be Tied to Lethal Prostate Cancer

Identifying men with aggressive disease can help customize treatment, researchers say

8/16/2011
A Little Exercise Goes a Long Way to Cut Disease, Death Risk

Even 15 minutes a day seems to increase life expectancy, researchers say

8/15/2011
Vitamin D Levels Linked to Certain Skin Cancers, Study Finds

But link doesn't mean vitamin caused the cancer, researchers say

8/15/2011
More Evidence Tanning Beds May Be Addictive

In the presence of UV radiation, reward centers in the brains of 'tanorexics' lit up, study found

8/12/2011
Many Men Underestimate Prostate Surgery Side Effects

Incontinence, impotence often worse than anticipated, study finds

8/12/2011
Music Eases Cancer Patients' Anxiety: Study

Music may also have a positive effect on mood, pain and quality of life, study finds

8/11/2011
Women May Face Greater Heart Risk From Smoking Than Men

Researchers say biological differences may explain 25% higher risk compared to male smokers.

8/10/2011
Elderly Lung Cancer Patients Can Gain From Two-Drug Chemo: Study

Finding runs counter to expert recommendations against use of the therapy by those over 70

8/10/2011
Gene Therapy Fights a Tough-to-Treat Leukemia: Study

Success against chronic lymphocytic leukemia hints at possible use on other tumors, experts say

8/10/2011
Breast Cancer Drug Raises Risk of Heart Problems in Older Women: Study

Herceptin especially likely to raise the odds in patients with a history of heart disease or diabetes

8/9/2011
High-Fiber Diet Might Lower Risk for Colon Polyps

Brown rice, dried fruit, beans, peas, lentils may help prevent precursor to cancer, study finds

8/8/2011
Study of Bone Cancer in Dogs May Improve Treatment in Kids

Research in canines may lead to tests that can predict aggressiveness of disease in humans

8/8/2011
Early Morning Smoking Riskier For Cancer

Those who have a cigarette as soon as they wake may be more addicted than others, researchers say

8/5/2011
Counseling May Help Women at Risk for Breast Cancer Gene

Learning about options might relieve anxiety, improve survival in young women, researchers say

8/4/2011
Scientists May Have Found Missing Link to Common Brain Cancer

Two gene mutations in the regions of chromosome 1 and 19 may tip body toward cancer

8/3/2011
Stomach Cancer Tumors Have Genetic Differences: Researchers

Findings could lead to more effective treatments, study authors suggest

8/3/2011
Urine Test Might Help Predict Prostate Cancer Risk

Results could help with biopsy decisions, researchers say

8/2/2011
Cancer Patients May Be at Greater Risk for Sun Damage

Radiation therapy can cause skin to lose some of its natural protective capacity, experts say

8/1/2011
For Many, Risks of Lung Biopsy May Outweigh Benefits: Study

Bleeding, collapsed lung are complications associated with the procedure, researchers say

8/1/2011
Lymph Node Test Doesn't Improve Breast Cancer Care, Study Finds

Cancer cells found by special staining in first node to which disease typically spreads did not affect survival

7/29/2011
Drop in Breast Cancer Death Rates May Not Be Linked to Screening Rates

European study found better care, health systems at play, but experts not sure same is so in U.S.

7/29/2011
Tamoxifen Wards Off Breast Cancer's Return for More Than a Decade

Long-term study found women taking drug had one-third lower risk of dying

7/28/2011
Growing Up Near Livestock Tied to Blood Cancers

Risk was three times higher for people raised on a poultry farm, New Zealand study finds

7/27/2011
Scientists ID Gene Linked to Syndrome Behind Elephant Man Disease

Hope is that cancer therapies might one day prove useful

7/27/2011
Greater Breast Density May Raise Cancer Risk

Researchers pinpoint certain traits that play role in tumor aggressiveness

7/27/2011
Computer-Aided Mammography Doesn't Improve Breast Cancer Detection: Study

But imaging software makes it more likely women will need more testing, researchers say

7/27/2011
Cell Phones Don't Seem to Pose Cancer Risk to Kids: Study

But the researchers and other experts urge more research on possible link

7/26/2011
Researchers Find 3 Genes Linked to Esophagus Disorders

Findings provide clues about risk for esophageal cancer, Barrett esophagus

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