Mis. Cancer News

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10/25/2010
Radiation Before Surgery May Prevent Return of Rectal Cancer

Study found risk of recurrence 10 years later was cut nearly in half

10/25/2010
Mammogram Visit a Good Time to Arrange Colonoscopy: Study

More poor, minority women might get colon cancer screening if procedure is set up then, experts say

10/21/2010
Coming Soon: Smoke-Free Apartment Buildings?

Neighbors' secondhand smoke threatens nonsmoking residents, researchers say

10/21/2010
New Finding Suggests Safe Surgical Margins When Removing Breast Cancers

When 2mm margin of healthy tissue taken, no residual disease found in 98 percent of patients

10/21/2010
Demand for Radiation Therapy Predicted to Exceed Supply

Need for treatment may be 10 times greater than increase in new radiation oncologists, affecting access

10/20/2010
New Tumor Marker May Improve Cancer Detection: Study

Hormone receptor not normally seen outside the reproductive organs shows up in many tumors

10/20/2010
Fatalistic Attitudes May Keep Hispanic Women From Cancer Tests

Notion that health 'is in God's hands' could help explain low screening rates, study suggests

10/20/2010
Can Coffee, Tea Lower Brain Cancer Risk?

International study found evidence that daily consumption may cut chances of developing gliomas by up to 34 percent

10/20/2010
Some With Once-Deadly Leukemia Can Take a Break From Gleevec

Small minority of CML patients went off the drug for 2 years with no sign of recurrence

10/19/2010
Lower Income, Education Can Hamper Skin Cancer Care

Lack of knowledge might place patients at higher risk for recurrence, researchers say

10/18/2010
Soy May Reduce Breast Cancer Recurrence: Study

But benefit was only seen in postmenopausal women and the trial was small

10/15/2010
Latest Findings Back Mammograms for Women in Their 40s

Experts say earlier screening still a good idea despite debate about doing them later

10/14/2010
Most Doctors Don't Follow Colon Cancer Screening Guidelines

81 percent fell short, often ordering tests too frequently or too seldom, study found

10/12/2010
Cancer-Fighting Bone Drugs Might Raise Stroke Risk

But IV bisphosphonates can also benefit patients, researchers note

10/12/2010
Earlier Hospice Care Urged for Terminal Prostate Cancer

Waiting too late means less benefit for patients, families, experts suggest

10/12/2010
Many With Terminal Cancer Still Getting Routine Screens

Advanced cancer patients should not be put through futile testing at end of life, experts say

10/12/2010
Newer Therapies for Eye Disorder Not Tied to Heart Problems

Avastin and Lucentis appeared to be safe in macular degeneration study

10/12/2010
Three Healthy Habits Cut Breast Cancer Risk, Study Finds

Exercise, healthy weight, moderate alcohol benefit even women with a family history, experts say

10/11/2010
Cancer Patients' Secondary Symptoms Need Attention: Study

Many with pain, depression also bothered by fatigue, nausea and dry mouth, experts say

10/11/2010
No Heart Benefit Seen From Folic Acid Supplements

Extra doses of the B vitamin don't lower risk of stroke, cancer or death, large-scale analysis finds

10/8/2010
New Tool Shows Promise for Early Lung Cancer Screening

Optical sweep of cells from cheek lining may detect which patients need more testing, study finds

10/8/2010
Common Prostate Cancer Treatment Linked to Bone Decay

'Virtual bone biopsies' used in study may one day help predict fracture risk, researchers say

10/8/2010
3 or More X-Rays May Raise Leukemia Risk Among Kids: Study

But overall danger remains extremely low, researchers point out

10/7/2010
Denser Breasts Raise Odds of Second Breast Cancer, Study Finds

And risk looks stronger for the opposite breast

10/7/2010
Gene Variations Appear Linked to Prostate Cancer, Study Finds

Screening for these abnormalities might ID men at risk, researchers hope

10/7/2010
Mammogram Guidelines Still Beget Confusion

A year later, experts disagree about who should be screened and when

10/7/2010
A Little Pain, a Life Saved

Maryland woman explains how early detection made critical difference

10/5/2010
Vaccine Studied for Deadly Brain Cancer

Appears to lengthen survival time, but study is small, researchers say

10/4/2010
Cancer May Run in Families of Young Breast Cancer Patients

Risk higher for close relatives of women who develop disease before age 35, study finds

10/4/2010
Race Doesn't Seem to Predict Lung Cancer Survival in Blacks

Comparison with white patients finds other factors influence prognosis, study says

10/4/2010
Insurance, Race and Poverty Affect Cancer Care, Researchers Report

Differences in diagnosis and survival noted in three studies for cancer meeting

10/3/2010
Cancer Survivors May Be at Risk for Memory Problems

40% of patients with history of disease reported forgetfulness, confusion

10/1/2010
New Clues to Treating Ovarian Cancer Relapse

Starting chemotherapy when first signs reappear not especially effective, study finds

9/30/2010
Researchers Create Molecule That Attacks Cancer Genes' 'Instruction Manual'

Findings from cell, animal experiments may hold promise for rare, fatal cancer, researchers say

9/30/2010
Most Men Unaware of Breast Cancer Risk in Males: Survey

None of those deemed at higher risk had been told by their doctor, small study found

9/30/2010
Mammograms Save Lives for Women in Their 40s, Study Says

Research in Sweden found lower death rates for those who got screened

9/29/2010
New Blood Test for Colon Cancer Developed

More trials needed, but method would identify folks in need of colonoscopy

9/29/2010
Experimental Drug Aids Kids With Nervous System Tumor

2-year survival rate was 66 percent, compared to 46 percent for conventional therapy

9/29/2010
Leaving Hospice Prematurely May Hike Health Expenses

ER visits, hospitalizations, home care increase the tally almost five-fold, study finds

9/29/2010
IUD Proposed to Treat Uterine Cancer

Device releases progestin hormone and helps younger women delay hysterectomy, preserve fertility, researchers say

9/29/2010
Experimental Test May Spot Prostate Cancer Earlier, More Accurately

Findings are preliminary, and study authors say it could be years before test is available commercially

9/28/2010
Blacks Likely to Benefit From Targeted Lung Cancer Therapy

Those with non-small cell cancers found to have mutation that responds to drug treatment

9/28/2010
Scientists Detect Unique Marker for Triple-Negative Breast Cancer

It may one day offer a more targeted therapy for the aggressive disease, but more study is needed, researchers say

9/27/2010
Tumors, Infections Found by Accident in Clinical Trials

Suspicious findings seen in nearly 40 percent of cases, but not all benefit from treatment, researchers say

9/27/2010
Black Patients Less Likely to Get End-of-Life Care They Request

Those dying are more likely than whites to receive aggressive life-prolonging treatment against their wishes, study finds

9/27/2010
Physical Abilities May Affect Survival After Breast Cancer

Patients who struggle with daily activities more likely to die from other causes, study finds

9/27/2010
Surgery a Help for Aggressive Prostate Cancer: Study

Researchers report radical prostatectomy can extend survival rates

9/27/2010
Male Partners of Breast Cancer Patients May Suffer Depression

These men were more likely than peers to be hospitalized for mood disorders, study finds

9/24/2010
As Science Unlocks Secrets, Cancer Rates Fall

Included in big breakthroughs, experts say, are changes people make in their everyday lives

9/24/2010
Early Detection Helps Man Beat Colon Cancer

'I get to see my kids grow up,' Georgia resident says