Mis. Cancer News

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6/17/2011
Nearly 900,000 Fewer Cancer Deaths Since 1990: Report

Researchers credit trend to better detection, treatment and drop in smoking

6/17/2011
HPV Vaccine May Cut Rate of Cervical Cancer 'Precursors'

Australian study found fewer high-grade cervical abnormalities in teens, but more research needed

6/16/2011
Cancer Risk With Barrett's Esophagus May Be Lower Than Thought

Routine endoscopic screenings for these patients may not be justified, researchers say

6/16/2011
New U.S. Health Initiative Highlights Disease Prevention

Multi-agency effort will focus on encouraging exercise, healthy eating

6/16/2011
Diabetes Drug Actos May Raise Risk for Bladder Cancer: FDA

The other drug in this class, Avandia, is already off U.S. market due to heart risks

6/15/2011
Cancer Survivors Face High Health Costs Over Long Term: Report

Total expenses, including prescriptions, average more than $9,000 a year, U.S. study finds

6/15/2011
Proper Bowel Prep Key to Effective Colon Cancer Screening: Study

Inadequate cleansing results in high miss rate, researchers say

6/14/2011
FDA Issues New Rules on Sunscreens

Label changes include curbs on certain products claiming to be 'sunblocks' and cancer-preventing

6/10/2011
Heavy Cell Phone Use Might Raise Risk of Brain Tumors

Study found small increase in incidence, but experts suggest using ear piece, speaker phone to be safe

6/10/2011
Chemical Found in Foam Cups a Possible Carcinogen

Report adds styrene, formaldehyde to the list of monitored chemicals

6/9/2011
Chemo for Late-Stage Cancer Patients May Be Unjustified

One in 8 patients received treatment unsupported by medical data or guidelines, study finds

6/8/2011
Bankruptcy Risk Nearly Doubles in Year After Cancer Diagnosis

Younger patients, those with lung, thyroid cancer, leukemia/lymphoma affected most, study shows

6/8/2011
Is Social Networking Changing the Face of Medicine?

For women rallying against 2009 mammography proposals, Internet was strategic new tool, expert says

6/7/2011
Childhood Cancer Survivors at Greater Risk for Tumors as Adults

Early exposure to pelvic radiation ups the risk of subsequent tumors in that region, study finds

6/7/2011
Cancer Patients Struggle as Drug Costs Soar: Study

Many with insurance can't afford out-of-pocket expenses for meds, copays, researchers say

6/6/2011
Jury Still Out on Radiation for Early Prostate Cancer

There's too little evidence to say it's superior to 'watchful waiting,' study says

6/6/2011
Parkinson's Disease May Boost Melanoma Risk: Study

Patients with the brain disorder should get checked annually for the skin cancer, expert advises

6/6/2011
Study Finds Ovarian Screening Tests Don't Improve Survival

Blood test, ultrasound found to make little difference, lead to false positives, complications

6/6/2011
After Colon Cancer Surgery, Early Chemo May Pay Off

Every 4-week delay of chemotherapy measurably reduces odds of survival, study finds

6/6/2011
Aromasin Reduced Breast Cancer Risk in Postmenopausal Women

But at least one cancer expert says more research is needed

6/6/2011
Cancer Drug Avastin Makes Inroads Against Ovarian Tumors

Two studies show some benefit, but drug's high price tag may be prohibitive, one expert says

6/6/2011
Two Drugs Shown to Prolong Survival in Advanced Melanoma Cases

Experts say results are first big news in years for treatment of this deadly cancer

6/6/2011
Flaxseed Fails as Treatment for Hot Flashes

Study found no benefit for controlling symptoms of breast cancer therapy, menopause

6/6/2011
Taking Chemo Drug Continuously Delayed Lung Cancer's Return

Study found 38% reduction in risk of recurrence in advanced cases

6/3/2011
Bone Drug Reduces Odds for Breast Cancer's Return: Study

Effect seen years after Zometa treatment stopped

6/3/2011
U.S. Cancer Patients Face Barriers to Care, Study Finds

Even with health insurance, Americans may have trouble booking an oncology appointment

6/2/2011
Popular Blood Pressure Meds Not Linked to Cancer, FDA Says

U.S. health authorities complete safety review, exonerate angiotensin-receptor blockers

6/1/2011
Melanoma Vaccine Shows Promise in Trial

Used with immune-boosting drug, vaccine extends survival by nearly 7 months, study finds

6/1/2011
Widely Used Heart Drugs Linked to Better Breast Cancer Outcomes

But much more research has to be done to confirm findings, experts say

5/31/2011
Cell Phones May Cause Brain Cancer, WHO Experts Say

World Health Organization now classifies the devices as 'possibly carcinogenic to humans'

5/27/2011
Weight Loss in Heavy, Obese Women Boosts Vitamin D Levels

Deficiency may explain link between obesity and chronic disease, expert says

5/26/2011
New Drug Extends Survival for Men With Advanced Prostate Cancer

Zytiga lengthened survival to nearly 15 months, vs. about 11 months for men on placebo, study says

5/25/2011
Skin Cancer Foes Declare May 27 'Don't Fry Day'

One American dies from the disease every hour, experts warn

5/25/2011
Childhood Cancer Therapies Tied to Gastrointestinal Issues

More than 40% of survivors reported GI problems in the 20 years after treatment, study finds

5/25/2011
'Fat Transfer' Gets Early Safety OK in Breast Reconstruction

Researcher says it's still too early for definitive take on cancer recurrence

5/23/2011
Cancer Patients Benefit From Full Access to Medical Records

Study finds it boosts their satisfaction and trust in treatment

5/19/2011
Smoking Raises Odds for Cancer in Women Already at High Risk

Lung, colon tumors more likely when habit lasts for years, study finds

5/19/2011
Earlier PSA Test Best Predicts Risk of Dying From Prostate Cancer: Study

This may cut down on unnecessary screening, researchers say

5/19/2011
Many Women Can Have Cervical Cancer Test Every 3 Years: Study

Can forgo yearly Pap smear if they also test negative on HPV test, research suggests

5/19/2011
Study Finds Ovarian Screening Tests Don't Improve Survival

Blood test and ultrasound make little difference, lead to false positives, complications

5/17/2011
Surgery Viable for Advanced Prostate Cancer, Study Finds

After removal of their prostate gland, 80% of patients survived 20 years

5/17/2011
Tai Chi Prevents Falls, Boosts Mental Health in Seniors: Study

But the gentle form of exercise doesn't relieve symptoms of cancer, arthritis, researchers find

5/16/2011
GPs Lack Accuracy in Spotting Skin Cancers: Study

Non-dermatologists often miss the real culprit, researchers say

5/16/2011
New Drug Extends Life a Bit in Advanced Prostate Cancer

Zytiga lengthened survival to 14.8 months, versus 10.9 months for men taking placebo, study says

5/16/2011
Prostate Cancer Survival May Be Especially Tough on Gay Men

Post-treatment quality of life scores worse than for heterosexuals, study finds

5/16/2011
Agent Orange Linked to Kidney Cancer: Study

Vietnam veterans exposed to 'extremely toxic' herbicide may be at risk

5/16/2011
Heavy Smoking Tied to Advanced Kidney Cancer

Another study finds bladder cancer rates haven't dropped even though fewer people smoke

5/13/2011
Family Medical History Murky for Many

Efforts needed to improve the accuracy of family cancer history reporting, researchers find

5/13/2011
Teens Follow Mom's Lead on Tanning Beds

If mothers use indoor tanning, daughters are more likely to as well, survey finds

5/11/2011
Chemo Combo May Help Stave Off Pancreatic Cancer Death

Four-drug regimen doubled survival time, but carried higher toxicity than standard regimen