Mis. Cancer News

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1/10/2011
Abstral Approved for Adults With Cancer Pain

Opioid drug to be distributed via program to deter misuse

1/10/2011
Geography May Influence Colon Cancer Screening Rates

For non-whites, where they live seems to make a difference, research shows

1/7/2011
Quality of Life Key Measure in Breast Cancer Clinical Trials

Studies of treatments should include their effect on patients' well-being, researchers say

1/7/2011
Breast Cancer Outcome: Your Doctor Matters

Study finds treatment variations account for up to 30 percent of disease recurrence

1/5/2011
Experimental Drug Helps Fight Aggressive Breast Cancer: Report

Iniparib shrank tumors and prolonged survival time in women with triple-negative breast cancer

1/5/2011
Exercise May Improve Odds Against Prostate Cancer Death

Study found three hours or more of vigorous activity a week upped patients' long-term survival

1/4/2011
More Evidence Links Avastin to Heart Failure in Breast Cancer Patients

Small but significant risk found in review of studies, researchers say

1/4/2011
Scientists Aim for Test That Spots Single Cancer Cell in Blood Sample

Such a tool might someday replace conventional biopsy, experts speculate

1/4/2011
Estrogen May Play Role in Rising Rates of Head, Neck Cancer

Finding comes from study on the hormone's effect on cancerous and pre-cancerous cells

1/3/2011
Colonoscopies May Not Have 'Blind Spot' After All

New study finds procedure can detect cancers on right side of colon, too

1/2/2011
U.S. Health Care Reform Tops Health News for 2010

Food safety reform and the flu epidemic that fizzled also made headlines this year

12/29/2010
Deadliest Cancer Getting Smaller Chunk of Research Dollars

Lung cancer spending should focus more on detection and treatment, advocates say

12/28/2010
Cancer Patients Who Smoke Report More Severe Pain

Those who quit experienced less discomfort as time went on, study finds

12/22/2010
Gene Mutation Found in One of Four Cases of Deadly Brain Cancers

Finding may one day help with targeted therapies for glioblastoma, researchers say

12/22/2010
12/22/2010
Gene Mutation Suggests New Treatment Target for Specific Lymphoma

Findings may one day aid patients with cancer subtype now marked by a low survival rate, study suggests

12/22/2010
Cancer Cells May Be Able to Urge Their Own Death

Study suggests that harnessing this trait could improve treatments

12/22/2010
Recurrence of Oral Cancer Found to Signal Poor Outcome

Prognosis varies by timing and location of disease, study suggests

12/21/2010
Gene Activity May Affect Acute Myeloid Leukemia Outcome

Highly active genes in leukemic stem cells linked to poor response to therapy, raised risk of death

12/21/2010
Study Adds to Evidence That Rituximab Slows Lymphoma Symptoms

Whether benefits outweigh cost of treatment sparks debate

12/20/2010
Tanning Beds Still Popular Despite Skin Cancer Risk

1 in 5 women uses the devices; many see spray-on tans as an adjunct, not a substitute, researchers say

12/20/2010
Liver Cancer Survival Rates May Be Worse for Blacks

Black patients had 12 percent higher death rate than whites, study finds

12/20/2010
Speech, Swallowing Usually OK After Head & Neck Cancer Therapy

Most patients had no lasting problems 3 years after chemoradiotherapy, study finds

12/20/2010
Rash Due to Lung Cancer Drug May Be Linked to Better Survival

More study urged on skin reaction from Erbitux seen in non-small cell lung cancer patients

12/19/2010
Keeping Holiday Drinking in Check May Counter Cancer

Evidence suggests that heavy drinking damages cells and may raise cancer risk

12/19/2010
For Most, Chronic Heartburn Not a Big Risk for Esophageal Cancer

Except for white men over 60, routine screening may be unnecessary, researchers say

12/16/2010
Gene Research Brings Insight Into Deadly Childhood Brain Tumor

Discovery of differences between pediatric, adult cancers may spur new treatments, scientists say

12/16/2010
FDA Advises Against Avastin as Treatment for Breast Cancer

But patients won't be affected for now, FDA says

12/15/2010
Belly Fat May Make Some Breast Cancers More Likely

Study finds greater risk for ER-negative cancer in premenopausal women

12/15/2010
Gene Research Sheds Light on Lung Cancer Survival Time

Identification of two 'biomarkers' may also help improve treatment of non-small cell lung cancer

12/14/2010
Genetic Research Sheds Light on Adrenal Gland Tumor Risk

Scientists identify 13 new gene variations associated with one condition

12/13/2010
Many Brain Tumor Patients Turn to Alternative Therapies

With so many trying homeopathy, supplements as last resort, researchers urge doctors to offer guidance

12/13/2010
Online, Mail Reminders Improve Colon Cancer Screening Rates

But the advantages tend to fade over time and screening rates are still low, researchers find

12/13/2010
Stray Breast Tumor Cells During Early Chemo Could Be Bad Sign

The more of these cells you have, 'the worse you do,' expert says

12/13/2010
Few Lives Saved by Ovarian Cancer Screening: Study

Efforts to reduce death rate should focus on prevention, treatment, researchers say

12/10/2010
Certain Drug Combinations May Beat Back Aggressive Breast Cancer

Combined treatments appear more effective than any one drug or chemotherapy alone against HER-2 tumors, researchers report

12/10/2010
Rare Genetic Syndrome May Increase Colon Cancer Risk

People with Cowden syndrome should start colorectal screenings in their 30s, expert says

12/9/2010
Bone Drug Zometa Flops Overall as Breast Cancer Treatment

But effect in breast cancer survivors 5 years past menopause deserves further study, researchers say

12/9/2010
Grades in High School Might Influence Adult Health

Study of people tracked since the 1950s ties better scores back then to less sickness later

12/9/2010
Certain Breast Cancer Drugs Linked With Heart Risks in Older Women

Study finds long-term use of aromatase inhibitors could up the odds slightly

12/9/2010
Only Half of Women Over 40 Get Annual Mammograms

This also holds true for those with insurance to pay for the procedure, study finds

12/9/2010
Even One Cigarette Can Prove Lethal, U.S. Surgeon General Says

Her report emphasizes smoking's immediate, powerful effects on lungs, heart

12/9/2010
Weight-Lifting After Breast Cancer Won't Cause Lymphedema, Study Finds

And it might actually be beneficial, researchers say

12/7/2010
Low-Dose Aspirin Boosts Accuracy of Colon Cancer Test

Although aspirin was previously feared to skew results, study finds that it significantly increased accuracy

12/7/2010
Daily Aspirin Linked to Steep Drop in Cancer Risk

Long-term, low-dose regimen study shows dramatic findings for many common cancers

12/6/2010
Daily Sunscreen Use Does Protect From Melanoma, Study Finds

Australians who used it daily had half the rate of this most deadly skin cancer

12/6/2010
Blood Cancer Advances May Improve Survival

Drugs seem to benefit patients with multiple myeloma, acute lymphoblastic leukemia, researchers say

12/3/2010
Medicare Cuts May Have Spurred Drop in Prostate Cancer Treatment

Use of hormone therapy for low-risk cases fell 40%, study finds

12/2/2010
FDA Panel Votes Against Drugs Said to Prevent Prostate Cancer

Experts were concerned about rare risk of aggressive tumors in patients using the meds

12/1/2010
Docetaxel May Boost Outcomes for Breast Cancers That Haven't Spread to Lymph

Study found that using the drug instead of fluorouracil seems to add benefit, although side effects rose