Mis. Cancer News

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4/19/2010
New Risk Factors for Colon Cancer Studied

Research suggests common germ, inflammation marker may improve screening, diagnosis

4/19/2010
Raloxifene, Tamoxifen Both Guard Against Breast Cancer

But first drug helps prevent noninvasive disease more and has fewer side effects, study finds

4/19/2010
Vaccine Stops Tumor Spread in Mice

Treatment may be used one day as part of cancer-fighting arsenal, but more study is needed

4/19/2010
Supplements Might Reduce Breast Cancer Risk

Study found multivitamins, calcium tablets had protective effect

4/16/2010
'Love Handles' Can Come in Handy for Breast Reconstruction

Fat between waist and hip in thin, athletic mastectomy patients works, study suggests

4/16/2010
Thin Girls May Face Higher Breast Cancer Risk as Adults

Finding may offer new ways to predict odds for the disease, researchers say

4/15/2010
Experts Urge Fixes for Clinical Trials System in 'Crisis'

Federal report says more funding, streamlined procedures will help save lives long-term

4/15/2010
Hormone Therapy May Fight Resistant Prostate Cancer

Experimental treatment offers hope against cancer that returns after castration

4/14/2010
Genome Sequencing Reveals How Breast Cancer Spreads

Findings could lead to development of more targeted treatments, researcher says

4/12/2010
Many Terminal Cancer Patients May Be Overtreated

Radiation therapy designed to ease pain can go on too long and be ineffective, study finds

4/12/2010
Many Hispanics Lack Access to Colon Cancer Screening

They typically live in areas where it's tougher to get colonoscopies, study finds

4/7/2010
Progress Made Against Tough-to-Treat Biliary Tract Cancers

Two-drug approach may extend life for those with tumors in bile duct, gall bladder

4/7/2010
Simple Test May Spot Early Lung Cancer

And over-the-counter drug might reverse genetic process that leads to disease, study finds

4/7/2010
Cancer Drug Safe for Late-Stage Pelvic Disease

Vorinostat can be used with radiotherapy in palliative care, study finds

4/6/2010
Fruits, Veggies Have Modest Effect on Cancer Risk

Researchers conclude that the link is weak

4/6/2010
Gene Mutations Up Risk for Cancer in Opposite Breast

Younger women with diagnosis should consider genetic testing, experts say

4/5/2010
Childhood Cancer Survivors At Higher Odds of Early Death

Life expectancy is reduced by 10 years on average, study finds

4/1/2010
Inactivating Gene May Cut Breast Cancer Risk

Findings in mice could hold promise for women at increased risk

4/1/2010
Study Suggests How Some Cancers Resist Treatment

Finding shows drug resistance can be lost, treatment can work again

4/1/2010
Workplace Chemicals May Boost Breast Cancer Risk

Working with certain fibers before age 36 raises women's odds of developing cancer, study finds

3/31/2010
Study Revives Debate on Prostate Drug

Experts disagree on whether medication cuts cancer risk

3/31/2010
More Women Urged to Get Radiation After Mastectomy

Potentially lifesaving treatment is underused, study finds

3/31/2010
FDA Hears Views on Risks of High Tech Scanners

Agency looking to increase safety of increasingly popular imaging procedures such as virtual colonoscopy

3/30/2010
Many Kids Not Fully Informed of Their Role in Cancer Studies

Parents usually call the shots; doctors unclear in their explanations, study finds

3/30/2010
Too Much Radiation? The FDA Wants to Know

Agency set to open two days of public comment on risks from scans

3/29/2010
Diabetics Face Higher Death Risk After Cancer Surgery

Study found they were 50% more likely to die in month following operation

3/29/2010
Bone Marrow Cancer Patients May Benefit From Drug Combo

Small study had successful results in myelodysplastic syndrome patients

3/29/2010
Short-Term Drug Combo May Help Prevent Colon Cancer

Lab research finds only precancerous tissue affected, but more study needed

3/26/2010
Protein in Breast Tumors May Predict Chemo Response

Study suggests identifying substance can lead to more accurate diagnosis

3/26/2010
Preventive Mastectomy May Not Lower Risks

Breast cancer recurrence and survival rates don't improve, study finds

3/26/2010
Many With Breast Cancer Decide Too Soon to Remove Other Breast

Small study suggests that women often overestimate the odds that the tumor will spread

3/26/2010
Long-Term Breast-Feeding Tied to More Aggressive Cancers

Though nursing is thought to reduce risk, more advanced tumors noted in study

3/26/2010
Pregnancy May Protect Breast Cancer Survivors

Finding important because more women are delaying motherhood, researchers say

3/25/2010
Tumors Use a Protein to Hide From Immune System

Disguised as lymph nodes, cancer can evade detection, researchers find

3/25/2010
Chemo Plus Synthetic Drug Shrunk Pancreatic Tumors

Research with mice might one day yield new therapies, study says

3/24/2010
Chemo May Boost Survival After Lung Cancer Surgery

Therapy improves outcome for some patients with operable disease, review finds

3/24/2010
Breast Cancer's Return in Original Tumor Site a Bad Sign

Such cases are few after time, but death risk is then much higher, researchers say

3/23/2010
Bad Habits Explain Class Differences in Health: Study

Higher death rates for poor tied to more smoking, poorer diets and lack of exercise

3/22/2010
Where Cancer Treatment Takes Place May Influence Outcome

Death rates same for blacks, whites at specialized cancer centers, research shows

3/22/2010
Gene Linked to Lung Cancer Risk in Non-Smokers

Discovery could provide target for future treatments, researchers say

3/22/2010
Gene-Targeted Cancer Fix Could Be a Breakthrough

For first time in humans, scientists used RNA to stop production of protein driving malignancy

3/18/2010
Review Faults Usefulness of Gene Expression Signatures

For lung cancer, studies to date have too many flaws, researchers say

3/18/2010
Cultural Outreach Boosts Cancer Care in Asian Americans

Simple measures could reduce high risks in certain populations, reports suggest

3/18/2010
Omega-3 May Safely Treat Precancerous Bowel Polyps

The nutrient could help those at genetic risk for the growths, study finds

3/18/2010
FDA Toughens Rules on Tobacco Sales to Kids

Move includes near-elimination of cigarette vending machines, restrictions on advertising

3/16/2010
FDA Approved Diabetes Drug Despite Hints at Cancer Risk

Rat studies suggest Victoza could spur rare thyroid tumor, but experts say effects in humans are unclear

3/16/2010
Cancer Articles Tend to Focus on Positive Outcomes

Newspaper, magazine stories shy away from negative side effects, end-of-life care, review finds

3/16/2010
Are New Chemo Treatments Cost-Effective?

Drug advances extend lives, but one study puts cost per life-year gained at about $66,200

3/16/2010
Pain Relief Often Delayed for Cancer Patients

Referrals to palliative care programs come too late, survey finds

3/16/2010
Prostate Cancer Radiation Side Effects May Subside With Time

Ten years later, many men weren't bothered by treatment's effects, study finds