Mis. Cancer News

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1/7/2011
Breast Cancer Outcome: Your Doctor Matters

Study finds treatment variations account for up to 30 percent of disease recurrence

1/5/2011
Experimental Drug Helps Fight Aggressive Breast Cancer: Report

Iniparib shrank tumors and prolonged survival time in women with triple-negative breast cancer

1/5/2011
Exercise May Improve Odds Against Prostate Cancer Death

Study found three hours or more of vigorous activity a week upped patients' long-term survival

1/4/2011
More Evidence Links Avastin to Heart Failure in Breast Cancer Patients

Small but significant risk found in review of studies, researchers say

1/4/2011
Scientists Aim for Test That Spots Single Cancer Cell in Blood Sample

Such a tool might someday replace conventional biopsy, experts speculate

1/4/2011
Estrogen May Play Role in Rising Rates of Head, Neck Cancer

Finding comes from study on the hormone's effect on cancerous and pre-cancerous cells

1/3/2011
Colonoscopies May Not Have 'Blind Spot' After All

New study finds procedure can detect cancers on right side of colon, too

1/2/2011
U.S. Health Care Reform Tops Health News for 2010

Food safety reform and the flu epidemic that fizzled also made headlines this year

12/29/2010
Deadliest Cancer Getting Smaller Chunk of Research Dollars

Lung cancer spending should focus more on detection and treatment, advocates say

12/28/2010
Cancer Patients Who Smoke Report More Severe Pain

Those who quit experienced less discomfort as time went on, study finds

12/22/2010
Gene Mutation Found in One of Four Cases of Deadly Brain Cancers

Finding may one day help with targeted therapies for glioblastoma, researchers say

12/22/2010
12/22/2010
Gene Mutation Suggests New Treatment Target for Specific Lymphoma

Findings may one day aid patients with cancer subtype now marked by a low survival rate, study suggests

12/22/2010
Cancer Cells May Be Able to Urge Their Own Death

Study suggests that harnessing this trait could improve treatments

12/22/2010
Recurrence of Oral Cancer Found to Signal Poor Outcome

Prognosis varies by timing and location of disease, study suggests

12/21/2010
Gene Activity May Affect Acute Myeloid Leukemia Outcome

Highly active genes in leukemic stem cells linked to poor response to therapy, raised risk of death

12/21/2010
Study Adds to Evidence That Rituximab Slows Lymphoma Symptoms

Whether benefits outweigh cost of treatment sparks debate

12/20/2010
Tanning Beds Still Popular Despite Skin Cancer Risk

1 in 5 women uses the devices; many see spray-on tans as an adjunct, not a substitute, researchers say

12/20/2010
Liver Cancer Survival Rates May Be Worse for Blacks

Black patients had 12 percent higher death rate than whites, study finds

12/20/2010
Speech, Swallowing Usually OK After Head & Neck Cancer Therapy

Most patients had no lasting problems 3 years after chemoradiotherapy, study finds

12/20/2010
Rash Due to Lung Cancer Drug May Be Linked to Better Survival

More study urged on skin reaction from Erbitux seen in non-small cell lung cancer patients

12/19/2010
Keeping Holiday Drinking in Check May Counter Cancer

Evidence suggests that heavy drinking damages cells and may raise cancer risk

12/19/2010
For Most, Chronic Heartburn Not a Big Risk for Esophageal Cancer

Except for white men over 60, routine screening may be unnecessary, researchers say

12/16/2010
Gene Research Brings Insight Into Deadly Childhood Brain Tumor

Discovery of differences between pediatric, adult cancers may spur new treatments, scientists say

12/16/2010
FDA Advises Against Avastin as Treatment for Breast Cancer

But patients won't be affected for now, FDA says

12/15/2010
Belly Fat May Make Some Breast Cancers More Likely

Study finds greater risk for ER-negative cancer in premenopausal women

12/15/2010
Gene Research Sheds Light on Lung Cancer Survival Time

Identification of two 'biomarkers' may also help improve treatment of non-small cell lung cancer

12/14/2010
Genetic Research Sheds Light on Adrenal Gland Tumor Risk

Scientists identify 13 new gene variations associated with one condition

12/13/2010
Many Brain Tumor Patients Turn to Alternative Therapies

With so many trying homeopathy, supplements as last resort, researchers urge doctors to offer guidance

12/13/2010
Online, Mail Reminders Improve Colon Cancer Screening Rates

But the advantages tend to fade over time and screening rates are still low, researchers find

12/13/2010
Stray Breast Tumor Cells During Early Chemo Could Be Bad Sign

The more of these cells you have, 'the worse you do,' expert says

12/13/2010
Few Lives Saved by Ovarian Cancer Screening: Study

Efforts to reduce death rate should focus on prevention, treatment, researchers say

12/10/2010
Certain Drug Combinations May Beat Back Aggressive Breast Cancer

Combined treatments appear more effective than any one drug or chemotherapy alone against HER-2 tumors, researchers report

12/10/2010
Rare Genetic Syndrome May Increase Colon Cancer Risk

People with Cowden syndrome should start colorectal screenings in their 30s, expert says

12/9/2010
Bone Drug Zometa Flops Overall as Breast Cancer Treatment

But effect in breast cancer survivors 5 years past menopause deserves further study, researchers say

12/9/2010
Grades in High School Might Influence Adult Health

Study of people tracked since the 1950s ties better scores back then to less sickness later

12/9/2010
Certain Breast Cancer Drugs Linked With Heart Risks in Older Women

Study finds long-term use of aromatase inhibitors could up the odds slightly

12/9/2010
Only Half of Women Over 40 Get Annual Mammograms

This also holds true for those with insurance to pay for the procedure, study finds

12/9/2010
Even One Cigarette Can Prove Lethal, U.S. Surgeon General Says

Her report emphasizes smoking's immediate, powerful effects on lungs, heart

12/9/2010
Weight-Lifting After Breast Cancer Won't Cause Lymphedema, Study Finds

And it might actually be beneficial, researchers say

12/7/2010
Low-Dose Aspirin Boosts Accuracy of Colon Cancer Test

Although aspirin was previously feared to skew results, study finds that it significantly increased accuracy

12/7/2010
Daily Aspirin Linked to Steep Drop in Cancer Risk

Long-term, low-dose regimen study shows dramatic findings for many common cancers

12/6/2010
Daily Sunscreen Use Does Protect From Melanoma, Study Finds

Australians who used it daily had half the rate of this most deadly skin cancer

12/6/2010
Blood Cancer Advances May Improve Survival

Drugs seem to benefit patients with multiple myeloma, acute lymphoblastic leukemia, researchers say

12/3/2010
Medicare Cuts May Have Spurred Drop in Prostate Cancer Treatment

Use of hormone therapy for low-risk cases fell 40%, study finds

12/2/2010
FDA Panel Votes Against Drugs Said to Prevent Prostate Cancer

Experts were concerned about rare risk of aggressive tumors in patients using the meds

12/1/2010
Docetaxel May Boost Outcomes for Breast Cancers That Haven't Spread to Lymph

Study found that using the drug instead of fluorouracil seems to add benefit, although side effects rose

12/1/2010
CT Scans May Pose Less Cancer Risk Than Thought, Study Contends

But expert still advises using as little radiation as possible

12/1/2010
Annual Mammograms May Cut Mastectomy Rate for Some

Study finds added benefit from yearly screenings for women younger than 50

11/30/2010
Breast Cancer Rates Lower With Less Hormone Therapy: Study

Drop in invasive breast cancer incidence seen among women over 50 after HRT use declined