Mis. Cancer News

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8/3/2010
Patients With Hepatitis B May Face Greater Risk of Blood Cancer

Study finds twice the risk of non-Hodgkin lymphoma

8/2/2010
Vaccine Shows Some Promise Against Advanced Cancers

But only a minority of patients benefited and more work may need to be done, experts say

8/2/2010
Meat Compounds May Boost Bladder Cancer Risk

People with highest levels of dietary nitrite had nearly a 30 percent increase in risk, study shows

7/30/2010
Why Cancer Screening Campaigns Can Backfire

Emphasizing low rate of prostate testing had unintended effect, study finds

7/29/2010
Breast Cancer's DNA Yields More Secrets

Another study shows that not all tumors are alike, pointing to better treatments

7/28/2010
Vaccine Boosts Survival for Men With Advanced Prostate Cancer: Study

But FDA-approved Provenge remains very expensive, experts note

7/28/2010
New Drugs Eyed for Huntington's Disease

But tests on mice needed first, researchers say

7/26/2010
Childhood Cancer May Be Linked to Later Heart Problems

27% of survivors had long-term cardiac dysfunction, Dutch study found

7/23/2010
Women of African Heritage May Face Greater Aggressive Breast Cancer Risk

Study found they are more likely to develop triple-negative form of disease

7/22/2010
The Longer You Sit, the Shorter Your Life Span: Study

Effect was seen even when researchers factored out obesity, exercise

7/21/2010
Gene Therapy Shows Promise With 'Bubble Boy' Disease

Researchers report some success 10 years after treatment, although some patients developed cancer

7/21/2010
Florida's Minorities See Unusual Melanoma Patterns

Statewide skin cancer rates for blacks, Hispanics differ from U.S. trends

7/20/2010
New Study Finds HPV Vaccine Protects Against Genital Warts

Industry-funded research also finds the shot helps protect against precancerous growths

7/20/2010
FDA Advisers Say Avastin Shouldn't Be Used for Breast Cancer

The drug failed to live up to preliminary promise, experts contend

7/19/2010
Study Suggests Higher Cancer Rate Among IVF Babies

But researchers found no direct cause-and-effect with assisted reproduction technology

7/16/2010
Health, Money Woes May Boost Bowel Cancer Deaths in Blacks

More study needed to explain other factors, researchers say

7/15/2010
New Clues to How Cancer Patients' Genes Influence Treatment

Major study is already confirming links between certain therapies and specific DNA, researchers say

7/15/2010
Silicon Oil May Protect Vision From Radiation for Eye Cancer

It absorbed nearly 50% of potentially damaging rays, but more study is needed, researchers say

7/13/2010
Intervention May Help Relieve Cancer Patients' Pain, Depression

Combining high-tech and human interaction yielded psychological, physical benefits, study found

7/13/2010
Childhood Cancer Survivors at Risk of Premature Death

But few older survivors are monitored for new cancers and other side effects of treatment, researchers say

7/12/2010
Coping Therapies Unlikely to Ease Kids' Stem Cell Treatment: Study

Massage, relaxation intervention produced no significant benefits, researchers say

7/9/2010
Researchers Point to Possible Scleroderma-Cancer Link

In some patients, the 2 diseases can arise together, experts note

7/9/2010
Study Suggests Link Between HPV, Skin Cancer

Odds for squamous cell carcinoma seem to rise when the virus is present, but more research needed

7/8/2010
Fish Oil Supplements Linked to Lower Risk of Breast Cancer: Study

32 percent reduced odds seen in postmenopausal women, but more study is needed, researchers say

7/7/2010
U.S. Cancer Death Rate Keeps Falling: Report

American Cancer Society statistics suggest earlier detection, better treatment paying off

7/7/2010
Many Docs Deliver Cancer Diagnosis Badly: Study

Devastating news relayed by phone, in public hospital locations, survey finds

7/7/2010
Could Hot Weather Affect Results of a Colorectal Cancer Test?

One type of screening test appears to be less reliable in summer than in winter, Italian researchers found

7/6/2010
Shorter Telomere Length Again Linked to Cancer

European research adds to understanding of biology of cancer, expert says

7/6/2010
Breast, Colon Cancer Screening Rates High, But Not High Enough

CDC says thousands of lives are lost each year because people didn't get the tests

7/1/2010
Black Cancer Patients Twice as Likely to Die From Disease

Reasons include diagnosis at more advanced stage, less access to lifesaving treatments, review finds

6/30/2010
Obesity Ups Cancer Death Risk in Asia-Pacific Region

But the risk conferred by excess weight is no higher than in the West, study finds

6/29/2010
Clues to Preventing Return of Liver Cancer

Small study finds antiviral therapy halts recurrence in patients with chronic hepatitis B

6/29/2010
Many With Early Breast Cancer Don't Complete Therapy

Researcher says patient compliance is an emerging issue in cancer treatment

6/28/2010
Organ-Rejection Drug Linked to Higher Cancer Risk After Liver Transplant

The risk jumped especially among people undergoing transplants since 2005, study found

6/28/2010
More Than 1.5 Million Cancer Survivors Have Kids Under 18

Findings may lead to greater assistance for patients and families, researchers say

6/25/2010
Reverse in Death Rates Seen for Urban, Rural U.S. Residents

City dwelling has gained advantage over country living since mid 80s, data shows

6/24/2010
Phone Reminders May Boost Colon Cancer Screenings

Automated messages increased test rates by 30 percent, study found

6/23/2010
Tailored Treatment for Advanced Lung Cancer?

Patients with certain genetic profile respond better to the drug Iressa than to standard chemo, study found

6/23/2010
Poor Breast Cancer Survival in Blacks May Not Be Due to Race

Many factors, including access to health care, could affect outcome, analysis finds

6/23/2010
Expert Challenges New Mammogram Guidelines

Screening should start at age 40, not 50 as U.S. task force recommends, Harvard radiologist says

6/23/2010
Study Clears Cell Phone Towers of Childhood Cancer Connection

Proximity during pregnancy doesn't appear to raise risk of leukemia, brain tumors, researchers say

6/21/2010
Skin Appendage Tumors Seem on the Rise in U.S.

Cancer of sweat glands most common, but cases of eyelid cancer also up, study finds

6/18/2010
'Watchful Waiting' Often Best Strategy for Slow-Moving Prostate Cancer

Surgery, radiation not always ideal for many with low risk disease, researchers find

6/18/2010
Lymphoma Survivors Often Miss Out on Follow-Up

Many aren't being screened for later cancers, study finds

6/18/2010
Hopes Dashed That Vitamin D Reduces Cancer Risk

Researchers did find those with high levels more likely to develop pancreatic cancer

6/17/2010
Medicare Cuts May Have Led Docs to Prescribe More Chemo

Treatment rates and use of costlier drugs increased after new rules took effect, study finds

6/14/2010
'Good' HDL Cholesterol Now Tied to Lower Cancer Risk

But finding is an association and doesn't prove cause-and-effect, researchers say

6/14/2010
Health Plan May Influence 5-Year Rectal Cancer Survival

Privately insured at advantage over uninsured or Medicaid patients, research shows

6/14/2010
Cost-Conscious Cancer Survivors Skip Care

Research suggests millions are going without needed medical services

6/14/2010
Popular Blood Pressure Drugs Tied to Slight Rise in Cancer Risk

Meds such as Micardis, Diovan may raise the odds, but research is preliminary, experts say