Mis. Cancer News

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11/8/2010
Statins Don't Reduce Colon Cancer Risk, Study Finds

Conclusion conflicts with some earlier research that saw a benefit

11/5/2010
To Best Fight Cancer, New Guidelines Urge Exercise

Advice represents a sea change in treatment, from 'take it easy' to 'get moving'

11/4/2010
CT Scans Seem to Lower Lung Cancer Death Rates

Major trial finds 20% drop, but experts say it's too early to make firm recommendations

11/4/2010
Older Americans Sicker Than British Peers...

... But they live just as long, study suggests

11/3/2010
Use of Prostate Cancer Treatment Fell When Medicare Paid Docs Less

Financial incentives influence treatment rates, study finds

11/3/2010
Asthma Linked to Lung Cancer Risk in Study

But data insufficient to change current practice, expert says

11/2/2010
Diabetes Drugs Might Lower Risk of Lung Cancer

Study buttresses preliminary findings that found same benefit

11/1/2010
Researchers Spot New Risk Factors for Breast Cancer

Dense breasts, no lobular involution increase odds, researchers find

10/29/2010
Mouse Study Reveals a Cancer Cell Escape Route

A small number of lymphoma cells survived by hiding in the thymus, researchers say

10/29/2010
Doctors Ordering Transfusions to Get Patients into Drug Trials

Practice is dangerous, raises ethical issues, scientists say

10/29/2010
Dad's Family History of Breast, Ovarian Cancer Matters, Too

But study found women with paternal family history 5 times less likely to be referred to counseling

10/28/2010
Noninvasive Test for Colon Cancer Shows Promise in Early Trial

Stool-based screen beats current versions, but results must be replicated in larger trials, experts say

10/27/2010
New Drug Shows Promise Against Certain Lung Cancers

For some patients, crizotinib shrank tumors with a particular genetic mutation

10/27/2010
Pancreatic Cancer Surprisingly Slow to Arise: Study

Researchers see 'window of opportunity' to raise survival rate

10/27/2010
Women Urged to Reclaim Their Life After Breast Cancer

Tackling the fear of recurrence is a top priority, expert says

10/27/2010
Healthy Living Can Prevent Nearly 25% of Colorectal Cancers

Study cites good diet, exercise, moderate drinking among key factors

10/26/2010
Cancer Risk From Radiation Doesn't Fade With Age

Vulnerability may not diminish between 30 and 60 years of age, researchers report

10/26/2010
New Insights on Who Should Take Erbitux for Colon Cancer

Contrary to previous research, some patients with KRAS gene mutation may benefit

10/26/2010
Childhood Cancer Survivors Risk Future GI Problems

They face higher odds of ulcers, cirrhosis and other complications, study finds

10/26/2010
Use Anemia Drugs for Cancer Patients With Caution, Experts Say

New guidelines issued for drugs that reduce transfusion risk

10/25/2010
Aspirin May Help Patients Beat Prostate Cancer

Retrospective study found blood thinners associated with 50 percent cut in death rate

10/25/2010
Radiation Before Surgery May Prevent Return of Rectal Cancer

Study found risk of recurrence 10 years later was cut nearly in half

10/25/2010
Mammogram Visit a Good Time to Arrange Colonoscopy: Study

More poor, minority women might get colon cancer screening if procedure is set up then, experts say

10/21/2010
Coming Soon: Smoke-Free Apartment Buildings?

Neighbors' secondhand smoke threatens nonsmoking residents, researchers say

10/21/2010
New Finding Suggests Safe Surgical Margins When Removing Breast Cancers

When 2mm margin of healthy tissue taken, no residual disease found in 98 percent of patients

10/21/2010
Demand for Radiation Therapy Predicted to Exceed Supply

Need for treatment may be 10 times greater than increase in new radiation oncologists, affecting access

10/20/2010
New Tumor Marker May Improve Cancer Detection: Study

Hormone receptor not normally seen outside the reproductive organs shows up in many tumors

10/20/2010
Fatalistic Attitudes May Keep Hispanic Women From Cancer Tests

Notion that health 'is in God's hands' could help explain low screening rates, study suggests

10/20/2010
Can Coffee, Tea Lower Brain Cancer Risk?

International study found evidence that daily consumption may cut chances of developing gliomas by up to 34 percent

10/20/2010
Some With Once-Deadly Leukemia Can Take a Break From Gleevec

Small minority of CML patients went off the drug for 2 years with no sign of recurrence

10/19/2010
Lower Income, Education Can Hamper Skin Cancer Care

Lack of knowledge might place patients at higher risk for recurrence, researchers say

10/18/2010
Soy May Reduce Breast Cancer Recurrence: Study

But benefit was only seen in postmenopausal women and the trial was small

10/15/2010
Latest Findings Back Mammograms for Women in Their 40s

Experts say earlier screening still a good idea despite debate about doing them later

10/14/2010
Most Doctors Don't Follow Colon Cancer Screening Guidelines

81 percent fell short, often ordering tests too frequently or too seldom, study found

10/12/2010
Cancer-Fighting Bone Drugs Might Raise Stroke Risk

But IV bisphosphonates can also benefit patients, researchers note

10/12/2010
Earlier Hospice Care Urged for Terminal Prostate Cancer

Waiting too late means less benefit for patients, families, experts suggest

10/12/2010
Many With Terminal Cancer Still Getting Routine Screens

Advanced cancer patients should not be put through futile testing at end of life, experts say

10/12/2010
Newer Therapies for Eye Disorder Not Tied to Heart Problems

Avastin and Lucentis appeared to be safe in macular degeneration study

10/12/2010
Three Healthy Habits Cut Breast Cancer Risk, Study Finds

Exercise, healthy weight, moderate alcohol benefit even women with a family history, experts say

10/11/2010
Cancer Patients' Secondary Symptoms Need Attention: Study

Many with pain, depression also bothered by fatigue, nausea and dry mouth, experts say

10/11/2010
No Heart Benefit Seen From Folic Acid Supplements

Extra doses of the B vitamin don't lower risk of stroke, cancer or death, large-scale analysis finds

10/8/2010
New Tool Shows Promise for Early Lung Cancer Screening

Optical sweep of cells from cheek lining may detect which patients need more testing, study finds

10/8/2010
Common Prostate Cancer Treatment Linked to Bone Decay

'Virtual bone biopsies' used in study may one day help predict fracture risk, researchers say

10/8/2010
3 or More X-Rays May Raise Leukemia Risk Among Kids: Study

But overall danger remains extremely low, researchers point out

10/7/2010
Denser Breasts Raise Odds of Second Breast Cancer, Study Finds

And risk looks stronger for the opposite breast

10/7/2010
Gene Variations Appear Linked to Prostate Cancer, Study Finds

Screening for these abnormalities might ID men at risk, researchers hope

10/7/2010
Mammogram Guidelines Still Beget Confusion

A year later, experts disagree about who should be screened and when

10/7/2010
A Little Pain, a Life Saved

Maryland woman explains how early detection made critical difference

10/5/2010
Vaccine Studied for Deadly Brain Cancer

Appears to lengthen survival time, but study is small, researchers say

10/4/2010
Cancer May Run in Families of Young Breast Cancer Patients

Risk higher for close relatives of women who develop disease before age 35, study finds