Mis. Cancer News

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9/12/2011
Women With BRCA Mutations Get Cancer Diagnosis Earlier Than Before

Those at hereditary risk learn of tumors of breast, ovaries, earlier than past generations, study finds

9/12/2011
Virtual Colonoscopy Still Has Its Skeptics

Not all see new technology as better way to screen for colon cancer

9/9/2011
Talking -- or Not Talking -- Can Give Cancer Patients a Sense of Control

Making decisions about who they wish to communicate with is empowering, study finds

9/7/2011
Toxic After-Effects Still Haunt 9/11 Responders

Cancer links are seen among the many ills that have surfaced since the Twin Towers fell

9/7/2011
Annual Breast Exams, Mammograms Still Key to Detecting Breast Cancer

Third of tumors were spotted in a breast exam by a doctor or a self-exam, study finds

9/7/2011
For Young Breast Cancer Patients, Breast-Conserving Therapy Appears Effective

Two studies find similar survival for women under 40 with a lumpectomy or a mastectomy

9/6/2011
Going Straight to Chemo May Be Better for Certain Breast Cancers

Women with BRCA1 gene mutation respond better than others, study finds

9/2/2011
Survivor Builds 'Cancer-Fighting' House

Natural materials, a lush garden, proximity to walking trails encourage healthy lifestyle

9/1/2011
Smoking Might Raise Sex Hormone Levels After Menopause

Elevated estrogens and androgens could be risk factors for breast, endometrial cancer, study contends

9/1/2011
FDA: Silicone Breast Implants to Remain on Market

Agency says it will work with manufacturers to improve monitoring of women who get the devices

8/31/2011
Some Older Breast Cancer Patients Can Skip Hormone Therapy: Study

Shows risk of death not increased for women over age 60 with small tumors

8/31/2011
Trial of Cancer-Fighting Virus Shows Promise

It sought out, destroyed tumor cells without harming healthy cells, study says

8/31/2011
For Many Americans, Caregiving a Long-Distance Burden

Trying to help loved one from miles away often harder than being close by, experts say

8/31/2011
Frailty May Threaten Melanoma Survival More Than Age

Findings could influence individual skin cancer treatment, researchers say

8/30/2011
FDA Focuses on Silicone Breast Implant Safety Studies

Agency asking advisers to devise ways to gather better data on 'real-world' safety and performance

8/25/2011
HPV Vaccination Rates Low Among Teen Girls, CDC Reports

Without 3-shot series, women remain at risk for infection linked to cervical cancer, experts warn

8/25/2011
Steve Jobs Faces Uphill Battle Against Cancer: Experts

Prognosis for rare neuroendocrine disease is poor, doctors say

8/24/2011
Cancer Drug Shortages Getting Worse, FDA Says

Experts note patient safety at risk in some cases

8/23/2011
Nurses at Risk for Accidental Exposure to Chemo Drugs: Study

Nearly 17% said the highly toxic drugs had come into contact with their skin or eyes

8/23/2011
Women Who Drink, Smoke Are Less Likely to Stick With Tamoxifen

Some prescribed the drug to prevent breast cancer may need help with adherence, researchers say

8/23/2011
HPV Test Might Be Better Predictor of Cervical Cancer Than Pap Smear

Study found it more effective, particularly among women who were HPV-positive

8/22/2011
Decline in Hormone Therapy Linked to Fewer Mammograms

As women stopped taking HT, they also stopped getting regular mammograms, researchers report

8/22/2011
Trial Drug Shows Preliminary Promise Against Ovarian Cancer

Study saw tumor shrinkage even in women without key genetic mutations

8/18/2011
Surgeons Need Help Learning How to Deliver Bad News

Most have no formal training in doctor-patient communications, researchers say

8/18/2011
Gene Variants That Boost Lung Cancer Risk Identified

Smokers with the genes also tend to smoke more, become more addicted, study finds

8/18/2011
Annual Pap Tests Often Ordered But Unneeded: Study

Guidelines say some women can wait three years, but doctors may think otherwise

8/18/2011
Sniffer Dogs Spot Early Stage Lung Cancer: Study

Trained canines can tell tumor from COPD when smelling people's breath, researchers say

8/17/2011
FDA Approves Novel Melanoma Drug

Agency gave nod to Zelboraf, which targets a mutant gene found in half of cases of the deadly cancer

8/17/2011
Blood Antibody May Signal Start of Ovarian Cancer

Levels elevated in infertile women, those who developed the disease, study finds

8/16/2011
Some Thyroid Cancer Patients May Get Radioactive Iodine Unnecessarily

Study found chances of treatment varied widely from hospital to hospital

8/16/2011
Bladder Cancer Risk Even Higher for Smokers Than Thought

Increase may be due to change in composition of cigarette smoke, researchers suggest

8/16/2011
Blacks at Higher Risk for Resistant Breast Cancer: Study

Having two or more children and not breast-feeding raises odds, researchers say

8/16/2011
Five Genes May Be Tied to Lethal Prostate Cancer

Identifying men with aggressive disease can help customize treatment, researchers say

8/16/2011
A Little Exercise Goes a Long Way to Cut Disease, Death Risk

Even 15 minutes a day seems to increase life expectancy, researchers say

8/15/2011
Vitamin D Levels Linked to Certain Skin Cancers, Study Finds

But link doesn't mean vitamin caused the cancer, researchers say

8/15/2011
More Evidence Tanning Beds May Be Addictive

In the presence of UV radiation, reward centers in the brains of 'tanorexics' lit up, study found

8/12/2011
Many Men Underestimate Prostate Surgery Side Effects

Incontinence, impotence often worse than anticipated, study finds

8/12/2011
Music Eases Cancer Patients' Anxiety: Study

Music may also have a positive effect on mood, pain and quality of life, study finds

8/11/2011
Women May Face Greater Heart Risk From Smoking Than Men

Researchers say biological differences may explain 25% higher risk compared to male smokers.

8/10/2011
Elderly Lung Cancer Patients Can Gain From Two-Drug Chemo: Study

Finding runs counter to expert recommendations against use of the therapy by those over 70

8/10/2011
Gene Therapy Fights a Tough-to-Treat Leukemia: Study

Success against chronic lymphocytic leukemia hints at possible use on other tumors, experts say

8/10/2011
Breast Cancer Drug Raises Risk of Heart Problems in Older Women: Study

Herceptin especially likely to raise the odds in patients with a history of heart disease or diabetes

8/9/2011
High-Fiber Diet Might Lower Risk for Colon Polyps

Brown rice, dried fruit, beans, peas, lentils may help prevent precursor to cancer, study finds

8/8/2011
Study of Bone Cancer in Dogs May Improve Treatment in Kids

Research in canines may lead to tests that can predict aggressiveness of disease in humans

8/8/2011
Early Morning Smoking Riskier For Cancer

Those who have a cigarette as soon as they wake may be more addicted than others, researchers say

8/5/2011
Counseling May Help Women at Risk for Breast Cancer Gene

Learning about options might relieve anxiety, improve survival in young women, researchers say

8/4/2011
Scientists May Have Found Missing Link to Common Brain Cancer

Two gene mutations in the regions of chromosome 1 and 19 may tip body toward cancer

8/3/2011
Stomach Cancer Tumors Have Genetic Differences: Researchers

Findings could lead to more effective treatments, study authors suggest

8/3/2011
Urine Test Might Help Predict Prostate Cancer Risk

Results could help with biopsy decisions, researchers say

8/2/2011
Cancer Patients May Be at Greater Risk for Sun Damage

Radiation therapy can cause skin to lose some of its natural protective capacity, experts say