Mis. Cancer News

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1/26/2011
HIV+ Liver Cancer Patients Less Likely to Get Transplant

But overall survival in those who received donor organ same as for other patients, study finds

1/26/2011
FDA Says Breast Implants Linked to Rare Cancer

Risk to any one patient is small, but women and their doctors should be made aware, agency says

1/26/2011
Rise in Some Head and Neck Cancers Tied to Oral Sex: Study

Changes in sexual activity linked to increased HPV-related tongue, tonsil malignancies

1/25/2011
Breast-Feeding May Counter Some Effects of Childhood Cancer

Bones and heart are among health factors that benefit women, study finds

1/25/2011
Cancer Doctors Urge Earlier End-of-Life Care Talks

Palliative care options often offered too late, oncologist group says

1/25/2011
Smoking, Obesity Slowing U.S. Life Expectancy Gains: Report

Although U.S. spends more on health care, life expectancy is shorter than in most other developed countries

1/24/2011
Heavy Smoking Linked to Small Increase in Breast Cancer Risk

Association only noted for premenopausal women with no pregnancies, study says

1/24/2011
Breast Cancer Drug May Also Help Lung Cancer Patients

Tamoxifen's anti-estrogen properties might thwart tumor progression, small study suggests

1/20/2011
Breast Cancer Patients With Diabetes May Fare Worse

Having both diseases greatly increases the chances of dying, review finds

1/20/2011
Fewer Cancer Patients May Be Depressed Than Thought

But it was common in cancer patients with other mood disorders, researchers found

1/19/2011
Small Spreads of Breast Cancer May Not Affect Survival

Second, more invasive testing procedure not always needed, study finds

1/19/2011
1 in 5 Cancer Survivors Suffers Chronic Pain, Study Finds

Pain persists at least 2 years after diagnosis; blacks and women at highest risk, researchers say

1/19/2011
Gene Test Might Predict Colon Cancer's Return

Patients found as high risk four times more likely to have cancer spread, study found

1/18/2011
Damage of 'False-Positive' Mammograms Overlooked: Study

Incorrect results may cause anxiety, undermine quality of life for up to a year, researchers say

1/17/2011
Breast Cancer Radiation Before 1984 Tied to Heart Disease

Survivors who had radiotherapy decades ago have raised risk of death from heart disease, study finds

1/17/2011
Thorough Exams a Must for Those at High Risk of Skin Cancer

Two studies highlight the importance of annual skin screens, even if patients are reluctant

1/17/2011
Despite Claims, Many Daily Moisturizers Don't Shield Against Sun: Study

Only a few 'broad-spectrum' creams protect against glass-penetrating UV-A rays, researchers say

1/15/2011
Smoking Damages DNA Within Minutes, Research Shows

Findings are a 'stark warning' to those considering lighting up, study author says

1/14/2011
Study Finds Racial Disparity in Breast Cancer Outcomes

Black women had higher death rates, no matter what kind of breast cancer they developed

1/14/2011
Bright Lights at Night May Raise Diabetes Risk

Findings may be especially important for people who work the night shift, researcher says

1/14/2011
Many Americans Over 50 Fear Colonoscopy: Survey

73% of those who underwent screening said pre-procedure bowel prep was hardest part

1/12/2011
Aging Population Could Send Cancer Costs Soaring

U.S. report projects $158 billion spent annually on care by 2020

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