Mis. Cancer News

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4/12/2011
Extended HPV Vaccine Schedule Seems Effective

Dosing options may help reduce cervical cancer rates in developing countries, study suggests

4/12/2011
U.S. Reports Drop in AIDS-Related Cancers

Improvement linked to advent of antiretroviral drugs, researchers say

4/11/2011
Brain Tumor Vaccine Shows Promise in Early Trials

Some patients with lethal glioblastomas lived three years or longer

4/11/2011
Sleep Problems May Linger After Childhood Cancer

Survivors face memory, attention deficits due to fatigue years later, study suggests

4/11/2011
4/8/2011
Parkinson's May Have Links to Certain Cancers, Study Suggests

Genealogical data shows higher odds for melanoma, prostate cancer

4/8/2011
People With Epilepsy More Prone to Brain Tumors: Study

Seizures may signal presence of early tumor that hasn't been detected, researchers say

4/8/2011
Nearly 20% of Lung Cancer Patients Keep Smoking

Patients, caregivers need strong support, interventions to quit, study finds

4/7/2011
Vandetanib Approved for a Rare Thyroid Cancer

Designed to extend survival in patients with late-stage disease

4/6/2011
Overall Health May Be Key to Beating Breast Cancer

Poorer wellbeing linked to a 65% raised risk of death from any cause in study patients

4/6/2011
Immune-Boost Treatment Might Help Some With Advanced Colon Cancer

But whether the approach beats chemo-plus-Avastin/Erbitux remains unanswered, experts say

4/5/2011
Soy Foods OK After Breast Cancer: Study

Preliminary research finds no increased risk of recurrence

4/5/2011
Risks of Estrogen Hormone Therapy Seen to Fade After Treatment Ends

Increased odds of stroke, blood clots dissipate, as do most benefits, researchers find

4/5/2011
Severe Weight Gain After Breast Cancer May Threaten Health

Risk of recurrence increased with 10% gain, researchers found

4/4/2011
Ovarian Cancer Prognosis May Depend on Gene Mutations

Women with BRCA2 had best survival rate in study

4/4/2011
Breast Milk Cells May Someday Help Predict Cancer

Genetic markers in epithelial cells seem to warn of later disease, researchers say

4/4/2011
Blood Test Holds Hope for Spotting Lung Cancer in Nonsmokers

Small study identified disease 83% of the time, but more research needed, experts say

4/4/2011
Heavy Beer Drinking, Genetics May Raise Risk of Stomach Cancer

But link wasn't seen with wine or hard liquor, researchers say

4/4/2011
Monthly Aspirin Use Linked to Lower Pancreatic Cancer Risk

But the study does not prove if the association is due to the drug or other factors, expert says

4/4/2011
Does Stress Reduction Benefit Cancer Patients' Health?

Researchers explore whether psychological services thwart chromosomal changes

4/4/2011
Study Links Smoking, Breast Cancer in Older Women

But the cancer risk only showed up in female smokers who were not obese, researchers find

4/4/2011
Most Breast Tumors Have Unique Genetic 'Fingerprint,' Study Finds

Helps explain why it's difficult to predict outcomes, find new treatments, researchers say

4/4/2011
Add Cancer to Health Risks of Diabetes: Study

Colon, rectum, liver cancers increased in people with diabetes, researchers say

4/1/2011
Prostate Cancer Screening Doesn't Cut Death Rates: Study

And researchers add that widescale testing is linked to overdiagnosis, overtreatment

3/31/2011
U.S. Cancer Rates Continue to Fall

Report suggests that better screening, diagnosis and treatments are paying off

3/31/2011
Levels of Radiation in Wash. State Milk No Threat to Health: FDA

In joint statement with EPA, agency says iodine-131 levels fall far below levels thought unsafe

3/30/2011
Quitting Smoking Cuts Cancer Risk After Liver Transplant

Study also found smoking after transplant increased risk of smoking-related tumors

3/30/2011
Benefits of Radiation Therapy Outweigh Risks of a Second Cancer: Study

Likelihood that radiotherapy will cause another tumor is low, researchers say

3/28/2011
Some Women Worry More About Cancer Recurrence Than Others

Identifying traits can lead to better coping and care strategies, expert says

3/24/2011
Novel Treatment for Pancreatic Cancer Under Study

Experimental therapy destroys tumor 'scaffolding,' researchers say

3/23/2011
Genes' 'On/Off' Switches Yield Clues to Breast Cancer

'Epigenetics' research suggests ways to predict which tumors will likely spread, study says

3/23/2011
Menthol Cigarettes Pose No Added Lung Cancer Risk: Study

But experts stress that choosing the minty smokes won't help you avoid deadly respiratory disease

3/23/2011
Genome Map of Multiple Myeloma Offers Clues to Its Cause

Scientist says effort may lead to new ways to treat the blood cancer

3/23/2011
Lung Cancer Evolves With Treatment, Study Finds

Genetic changes in response to therapy may cause some tumors to become drug-resistant

3/22/2011
Leukemia Patients Taking Gleevec Achieve 'Normal' Death Rate

Study finds they die no faster than people in the general population

3/22/2011
Tamoxifen May Offer Long-Term Heart, Cancer Protection

Benefits of five-year treatment seen 15 years out, researchers say

3/21/2011
Richer White Women More Prone to Melanoma, Study Finds

Greater access to tanning salons, sunny vacations appears to yield more skin cancer, researcher says

3/18/2011
Smoke-Free Environments Linked to Less Breast Cancer

States with more workplace bans, non-smoking homes have fewer cases of the disease: study

3/18/2011
Trace Amounts of Radiation Reach California; No Health Risk, Experts Say

The reason: the radiation dissipates as it travels 5,000 miles from Japan across the Pacific

3/18/2011
Rush to Buy Iodide Pills Unnecessary in U.S., Experts Say

Little, if any, radioactive iodine will reach American shores from Japan, they insist

3/18/2011
FDA Panel: Ban on Menthol Cigarettes Would Boost Health

Agency experts say the smokes encourage youth, minorities to take up the habit

3/17/2011
Not Even Experts Agree on Safety of Airport Scanners

Whether benefit exceeds risk for those that emit radiation sparks debate

3/16/2011
Less Is More With Acute Myeloid Leukemia Drug

Study finds lower doses of cytarabine as effective, with fewer side effects, as standard dose

3/16/2011
U.S. Death Rate at All-Time Low: CDC

Americans living longer than ever, but gap widens between blacks, whites

3/16/2011
Radiation From Japan's Nuke Disaster Unlikely to Threaten U.S., Experts Say

The reason: the radiation would dissipate as it travels 5,000 miles across the Pacific

3/15/2011
Japan's Nuke Disaster Unlikely to Threaten U.S., Experts Say

The reason: radiation would dissipate as it travels 5,000 miles across the Pacific

3/15/2011
Explosions Continue to Rock Japanese Nuclear Complex

More radiation released into atmosphere, government officials report

3/14/2011
Breast Cancer Drug Tamoxifen Saves Lives, Medical Costs: Study

For some high-risk women, medicine's benefits outweigh hazards, researchers say

3/14/2011
Explosion Rocks 2nd Nuclear Reactor in Japan

U.S. radiation expert cites potential health risks to those at the site and beyond

3/13/2011
Crisis Worsens at Crippled Nuke Plant in Japan: Reports

U.S. radiation expert cites potential health risks to those at the reactors and beyond