Mis. Cancer News

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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

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