Mis. Cancer News

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3/16/2010
Freezing Tumors Shows Promise Against Prostate, Breast Cancer

Cryotherapy prevented need for surgery in one group, and thwarted recurrence in the other

3/15/2010
Non-Melanoma Skin Cancers in the Millions and Rising

Numbers have grown steadily since the 1990s; baby boomer epidemic predicted

3/12/2010
MRIs May Detect Hidden Tumors in Breast Cancer Patients

Older women with cancer in one breast should have other one scanned, researchers say

3/12/2010
Adding Garlic Might Cut Cancer Risk

New test finds those who eat the most have lower levels of a disease-causing process

3/12/2010
Papaya Could Be a Cancer Fighter

Extract slows growth in lab cultures, researchers say

3/11/2010
U.S. Chalks Up Victories in War on Cancer

Cancer Society study finds drop in death rates since 1970

3/11/2010
Seaweed May Help Treat Lymphoma

Lab study finds extract slows cancer growth without affecting healthy cells

3/10/2010
Scientists Find Key to Hormone-Resistant Prostate Tumors

Discovery in mouse study may someday extend men's lives

3/9/2010
Doctor's Specialty Often Steers Prostate Cancer Care

Therapy choice is influenced by physicians' preferences, research suggests

3/9/2010
Genetic Variant Raises Lung Cancer Risk

It doesn't matter whether you smoke a little or a lot, study finds

3/9/2010
Shift Work Can Put a Crimp on Sleep

If changing jobs isn't an option, modifying behavior may help, expert says

3/8/2010
Proteins May Predict Spread of Colon Cancer

Discovery could lead to blood test that would aid prevention efforts, scientist says

3/8/2010
Sunlight May Help Protect Men From Kidney Cancer

But no such link was seen for women, researchers say

3/8/2010
Breast Cancer Patients Often Confused by Genomic Testing

Doctors should do more to explain test results, researchers find

3/7/2010
Gene Variant May Help Some Overcome Adversity

It appears to disconnect the link between stress and death risk, researchers say

3/5/2010
Freezing Technique May Stop Breast Cancer

Rapid cryoablation kept cancer from spreading in mice, researchers say

3/5/2010
Certain Bone Drugs May Lower Breast Cancer Risk

Benefit from Fosamax, Boniva, Zometa does not apply to obese women, however

3/5/2010
New Prostate Cancer Guidelines Aim to Empower the Patient

Diagnostic test not infallible, can lead to unneeded treatments with unwanted side effects

3/4/2010
Pre-Diagnosis Diet Linked to Ovarian Cancer Survival

Food choices in years prior to illness may extend or shorten life, study finds

3/4/2010
Vaccine for Asbestos-Related Cancer Looks Safe

In tests, novel immunotherapy appears to combat mesothelioma tumors

3/4/2010
Radiation Most Effective Soon After Breast Cancer Surgery

Analysis finds greater risk of recurrence in those who delay it

3/3/2010
High Hormone Level Linked to Cancer Death in Older Men

More study needed to see if IGF-1 readings can predict risk

3/1/2010
Some Parents Consider Hastening a Sick Child's Death

Desire to save kids terminally ill with cancer from further pain prompts feelings, survey finds

2/26/2010
New Treatment Eyed for Deadly Pancreatic Cancer

Drug already approved for arthritis looks promising in lab tests, researchers say

2/26/2010
Early Liver Detection Methods Ineffective

Further research needed to explore differences in accuracy, researchers say

2/25/2010
Removing Lymph Nodes May Boost Endometrial Cancer Survival

For medium- to high-risk women, more surgery is better, study shows

2/24/2010
Study Reports Progress Against Fatal Brain Cancer

In mice, researchers discover new way to prevent recurrence of glioblastoma

2/24/2010
Two Babies Born a Year Apart After Ovary Transplant

First reported case where procedure led to natural second pregnancy

2/23/2010
Mammogram Plus MRI Cost-Effective in High-Risk Women

Having both procedures annually may improve life expectancy, study finds

2/23/2010
Access to Mammograms Drops After Guidelines Change

Survey finds that some states have cut breast cancer screening programs

2/23/2010
Bitter Melon Extract May Slow, Stop Breast Cancer

But lab test results must be repeated in animals and humans, experts say

2/22/2010
Statins May Benefit Prostate Cancer Patients

Cholesterol-lowering meds linked to less tumor inflammation, research shows

2/22/2010
Genetic Mutation Linked to Prostate Cancer in Blacks

Finding may explain higher incidence among blacks than whites

2/22/2010
Information Gap Could Delay Lung Cancer Therapy in Blacks

More than half expect symptoms before diagnosis, survey finds

2/22/2010
Testicular Cancer Survivors May Have Hormone Deficiency

Too little testosterone can affect quality of life, researchers say

2/22/2010
Two Surgical Methods Equally Successful for Prostate Cancer

Comparison study of open and laparoscopic surgery found few differences in outcome

2/19/2010
Gas Cooking Might Up Your Cancer Risk

Study finds more fumes that are likely carcinogenic than with electric ranges

2/19/2010
Surgery Alone May Thwart Stage 1 Lung Cancer

Chemo, radiation may not be necessary for early malignancy, study finds

2/18/2010
Scientists Spot Genetic 'Fingerprints' of Individual Cancers

Discovery could help doctors track course of disease, treatment response

2/18/2010
High Rates of Childhood Leukemia Seen in Iraq Province

Cases in Basra more than doubled over 15 years, research shows

2/17/2010
Low-Dose Platelet Transfusions Deemed Safe

Study finds no bleeding risk in practice that could stretch limited supplies

2/17/2010
Rising Use of Medical Technologies Extending Americans' Lives

Annual report on nation's health finds flaws, though, in weight, exercise and insurance

2/17/2010
Garden-Grown Rhubarb May Have Anti-Cancer Properties

British variety gets healthy boost when baked, study finds

2/16/2010
FDA Tightens Controls on Anemia Drugs

Procrit, similar medicines have been tied to strokes, tumor progression in cancer patients, agency says

2/12/2010
Breast Cancer Stats Differ Racially Despite Similar Mammogram Rates

Genetic and lifestyle differences likely play a role, researchers say

2/12/2010
MRI May Not Add Value to Routine Breast Cancer Care

Repeat procedure rates are unchanged when scans are used, study finds

2/11/2010
Cognitive Skills May Shrink With Tamoxifen

Breast cancer drug still has lifesaving qualities, expert stresses

2/11/2010
Few Women at High Risk for Breast Cancer Take Tamoxifen

Study finds less than 1% use it as preventative; experts say drug has gotten 'bad rap'

2/11/2010
Hormone May Prevent Aggressive Breast Cancer

Discovery of prolactin's role could improve diagnosis and treatment, researchers say

2/10/2010
For Some Breast Cancer Patients, Shorter Radiation Works Well

Accelerated treatment yields similar results with less inconvenience, study finds