Mis. Cancer News

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5/10/2011
Genetic Test Shows Promise in Guiding Breast Cancer Care

Preliminary study suggests it could predict whether or not a patient will benefit from treatment

5/10/2011
Too Few Teens Know the Dangers of Tanning Beds: Poll

39% of 14- to 17-year-olds incorrectly believe indoor tanning is safer than the sun, survey found

5/10/2011
Chronic Tylenol Use May Be Linked to Blood Cancer, Study Suggests

Taking it most days of the week for years might increase risk, researchers say

5/10/2011
A Capsule Camera Instead of a Colonoscopy?

Remote-controlled device captured images of entire colon, researchers report

5/10/2011
Colonoscopy Better Than Alternative at Spotting Cancer in Seniors: Study

But internist says sigmoidoscopy still has value

5/9/2011
Study Questions Overuse of Colonoscopy in Medicare Patients

Meanwhile, some vets who need cancer screens aren't getting them, other researchers find

5/9/2011
Gay Men More Likely to Have Had Cancer

Study can't say whether homosexual males are more prone to develop malignancies than heterosexuals

5/9/2011
Even a Little Exercise May Protect Against Colon Polyps

Study found just one hour a week made a difference in risk

5/6/2011
Most Leukemia Patients Recover From 'Chemo Brain' After Transplant: Study

But nearly 42 percent had memory, motor skills issues that lingered 5 years post-treatment

5/5/2011
Blood Pressure May Hint at Kidney Cancer Outcome

Study finds that high levels indicate drug treatment is working

5/5/2011
Race Seems to Play Role in Colorectal Cancer Screening

Despite expanded Medicare coverage, whites still tested more than blacks, Hispanics, study finds

5/4/2011
Aggressive Treatment May Be Beneficial for Early Prostate Cancer

In men under 65, death risk was lower than for those who chose 'watchful waiting,' study finds

5/4/2011
Women in Their 40s Want Mammograms: Poll

Harris Interactive/HealthDay survey finds many women disagree with new recommendations that screening should begin at 50

5/3/2011
Tumors Spotted Between Mammograms Often More Aggressive: Study

And cancers that didn't show up in regular screenings grew faster than ones radiologists missed

5/3/2011
MRIs Can Tell Endometrial, Cervical Cancer Apart: Study

In about 3 percent of cases, biopsies fail to do so, researchers say

5/3/2011
Survey Shows Dangers of Tanning Not Hitting Home

Majority of young women admit to using tanning beds, basking in the sun

4/29/2011
Breast Cancer Recurrence Rates Appear Different When Radiation Used

Early finding shows fewer local recurrences in short term, more invasive recurrences in long run

4/29/2011
Low Vitamin D Levels Linked to More Aggressive Breast Cancers

Study supports notion that maintaining healthy levels of the nutrient is key to patient outcomes

4/29/2011
Most Cancer Survivors Would Sacrifice Healthy Breast Again: Study

20 years after double mastectomy, 97% say they would make same decision

4/29/2011
Study: Implants Affect Breast Cancer Diagnosis But Not Survival

It found higher rate of false negatives, cancer that had spread to lymph nodes among women with implants

4/29/2011
Mammograms Can Save Lives of Women in Their 40s: Studies

New research, though preliminary, could reignite debate on best time to start routine breast cancer screening

4/28/2011
Payment Rates May Affect Breast Cancer Treatment

Study reports variation in use of expensive therapy by region and Medicare coverage

4/28/2011
'Urgent Need' for Research on Cancer Among Minorities: U.S. Report

Cancer rate among minorities expected to double over next 20 years

4/28/2011
After Treatment for Precancerous Cervical Lesions, Risk Drops to Normal for Some

Women can resume regular screening schedule after 3 'all clear' test results, study finds

4/26/2011
Blacks With Cancer More Inclined to Exhaust Funds to Prolong Life: Study

Hispanics, Asians also more likely than whites to say they'd spend all of their money to live longer

4/25/2011
Heart-Healthy Omega-3s Not Healthy for Prostate: Study

High blood levels of the fatty acids linked to increased risk of aggressive prostate cancer

4/25/2011
Pushing Healthy Lifestyle Cuts Risk of Chronic Disease for Blacks: Study

Healthy behaviors reduced diabetes, heart disease in couples with one HIV-infected partner

4/25/2011
Acupuncture May Help Ease Hot Flashes Tied to Prostate Cancer Treatment

Study was very small, but some men got quick relief, researchers say

4/23/2011
Smoking Could Raise Odds for Advanced Kidney Cancer

Danger falls, though, as years as a former smoker add up, study finds

4/22/2011
Managing Chemoradiation Side Effects May Prolong Survival

Brain cancer patients without treatment-related memory loss, fatigue gained 4 months, study finds

4/21/2011
ACE Inhibitors Seem to Raise Risk of Breast Cancer Recurrence

But another blood pressure medication has a protective effect, preliminary research suggests

4/19/2011
For Nonsmokers, Healthy Living Cuts Death Rate in Half: Study

Better diet, exercise and keeping slim fend off heart disease, cancer, research shows

4/19/2011
Genome Scans May Reveal Life-Saving Alternatives for Cancer Patients

2 case studies show full scans can rapidly pinpoint origins of disease and steer treatment

4/19/2011
Breast Implants, Lymphoma Link Seen

RAND researchers don't find cause and effect, however

4/15/2011
Scientists Spot Key Gene Mutations in Melanoma

U.S. team expects its research to help improve diagnosis, treatment of this deadly skin cancer

4/15/2011
Blood Test May Help Predict Spread of Melanoma

Researchers believe biomarkers elevate as skin cancer spreads

4/15/2011
A Good Diet Includes Many Cancer-Fighting Foods: Expert

The body needs proper nutrition to ward off disease

4/15/2011
Estrogen's Role in Breast Cancer Can Fluctuate

Experts explain how timing is everything, turning hormone into friend or foe of the disease

4/14/2011
Nervous System Imbalance May Cause Fatigue in Breast Cancer Survivors

Researchers find high levels of stress hormones, systemic inflammation

4/13/2011
Many Smokers Still Deceived by Cigarette Labeling

Findings support efforts to mandate plain packaging, researchers say

4/12/2011
Could Dogs' DNA Give Clues to Human Lymphoma?

Recoding genes may help narrow the search for cause of non-Hodgkin's type

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