Mis. Cancer News

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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

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