Mis. Cancer News

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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

6/11/2010
Smoking Linked to Aggressive Colon Polyps: Study

Findings may explain earlier onset of colorectal cancer in smokers, researchers say

6/11/2010
Family Caregivers Share Experiences of Dying Patients

Carers need support throughout illness, not just during end-stage and bereavement, study finds

6/10/2010
Common Cancer Drug Tied to Kidney Damage

Doctors should monitor patients taking Avastin, researchers say

6/10/2010
Is It Safe to Go in the Gulf Coast's Water?

Experts are divided on the health risks posed by the oil and tar balls washing up on beaches

6/9/2010
Children of Older Dads at Higher Risk of Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma

Adult women more prone to the cancer if born to father over 40, study shows

6/8/2010
Stress-Relief Program Helped Those Facing Breast Cancer Twice

Intervention boosted quality of life, longevity after disease returned, study found

6/7/2010
Mouth Cancer Prognosis Improves When Cervical Cancer Virus Involved

Finding HPV in tumor meant lower death rates in those with cancer at back of the mouth, study finds

6/7/2010
Green Tea Compound Slowed Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia

Researchers caution finding was preliminary, effect seen only in early stages of disease

6/7/2010
Targeted Radiation for Early Breast Cancer a Good Option: Study

1 session of localized treatment is as effective as whole-breast radiation, researchers found

6/7/2010
Newer Drugs Beat Gleevec in Head-to-Head Trials

More chronic myeloid leukemia patients responded to Sprycel and Tasigna than Gleevec

6/7/2010
Researchers Report Treatment Headway Against Lung Cancer

Studies show combo chemotherapy, new drug prolonged lives of some with advanced disease

6/7/2010
Novel Drug Combats Advanced Melanoma

First in its class, ipilimumab showed 68% increase in survival, researchers report

6/7/2010
Targeted Therapy Shows Promise Against Deadly Brain Cancer

Small trial found compound slowed drug-resistant medulloblastoma in children

6/5/2010
Don't Count on Selenium to Prevent Lung Cancer Recurrence

Study halted early because of supplement's poor performance

6/2/2010
Longer Drug Regimen Still Best Against Breast Cancer

Giving meds sequentially, not concurrently, gives survival edge for those with early stage disease, study finds

6/2/2010
Black Men at Greater Risk of Aggressive Prostate Tumors: Study

Expert urges more vigilance starting at age 40 in this group

6/2/2010
Size of Prostate Tumor Linked to Patients' Weight

Biggest, and perhaps more aggressive ones, found in heaviest men, study says

6/2/2010
Childhood Brain Tumors May Respond to Measles Virus

Treatment looks promising in laboratory and animal tests, researchers say

6/2/2010
Pain Med May Affect Breast Cancer Recurrence

Women who took ketorolac after mastectomy fared better, researchers say

6/2/2010
New Tests for Prostate Cancer Might Bring More Certainty

Gene-based screens could reduce unnecessary biopsies, worry, researchers say

6/2/2010
Lifestyle Doesn't Influence Genetic Risks in Breast Cancer

No evidence that known gene mutations interact with environmental factors, researchers say

6/1/2010
Tracking PSA Test Results Over Time Gives Clues to Cancer

Method may help doctors spot aggressive prostate tumors, researchers say

6/1/2010
Dog Sniffs Out Prostate Cancer in Small Study

Researchers believe canines have a role to play in disease detection

6/1/2010
Value of Monitoring Low-Risk Prostate Cancer Assessed

'Watchful waiting' may be option for some men, expert suggests

6/1/2010
Vitamins Fail to Protect Men Against Bladder Cancer

Little is known about anticancer benefits of supplements, researchers caution

6/1/2010
Radiation for Prostate Cancer May Boost Fracture Risk

Study found treatment hiked hip fractures by 58 percent

5/30/2010
Breast Cancer Vaccine Possible, Scientists Say

Human trials may begin next year

5/28/2010
Making Your Way Through the Fog of Chemotherapy

Though accepted as real, 'chemo brain' still befuddles patients and researchers

5/27/2010
Exercise Boosts Health of Cancer Patients

Physical activity during and after treatment resulted in less fatigue, greater well-being, researchers say

5/27/2010
Many People Still Don't Know How to Protect Against Skin Cancer

Myths about UV light exposure persist, survey finds

5/26/2010
Shark Cartilage Not Beneficial in Advanced Lung Cancer

Study found no difference in survival when compared to chemoradiotherapy alone

5/26/2010
Prenatal Exposure to Chemicals Linked to Breast Cancer Risk

BPA, DES affected offspring of pregnant mice, researchers found

5/25/2010
Breast Cancer Study Offers New Hope

Estrogen-lowering drugs before surgery let even high-risk women opt for lumpectomy

5/24/2010
Childhood Cancer Survivors Face Health Problems Throughout Life

More likely to struggle with medical issues as adults, analysis finds

5/21/2010
Lifestyle Affects Survival in Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma

Pre-diagnosis smoking, obesity and alcohol use raise death risk, research shows

5/21/2010
Scientists Spot Real 'Smoking Gun' in Prostate Cancer

Gene fusion may be behind disease, not androgen receptors, study suggests

5/21/2010
IV Treatment May Thwart Advanced Cancers

In studies, anti-tumor virus stops advanced disease, researchers say

5/21/2010
Radiation Not Needed in Many Older Breast Cancer Patients

No added benefit over surgery plus tamoxifen alone in those 70-plus with early stage disease, study finds

5/21/2010
Treatment With Rituxan May Reduce Recurrence of Follicular Lymphoma

Research also finds Revlimid slows progression of multiple myeloma

5/21/2010
Heart Disease Among Childhood Cancer Survivors Tied to Gene Mutations

Children with certain variants who were treated with low-dose cancer drug at higher risk, study shows

5/21/2010
Early Detection of Ovarian Cancer Moves Closer

Step-wise strategy based on blood test was nearly 100% accurate in older women, study found

5/21/2010
Yoga Eases Sleep Problems Among Cancer Survivors

Study found those who practiced it for four weeks after chemo slept better, used fewer sleep aids

5/20/2010
Some Spices Cut Cancer Risk That Comes With Grilled Burgers

Study found rosemary, turmeric, fingerroot inhibited production of carcinogenic compounds

5/20/2010
Post-Chemo Treatment May Boost Lung Cancer Survival

Study finds some benefit with erlotinib for people with non-small-cell form of disease

5/18/2010
New Clues to Treating an Aggressive Breast Cancer

Findings may lead to earlier detection and personalized therapy, researchers say

5/17/2010
Experts Divided on Whether to Treat Thyroid Cancer

Study suggests quick action makes little difference, but others call this risky

5/13/2010
Genetic Pattern May Predict Leukemia Relapse

Children could be screened, treated more aggressively if deemed at risk, researchers say