Mis. Cancer News

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12/6/2010
Blood Cancer Advances May Improve Survival

Drugs seem to benefit patients with multiple myeloma, acute lymphoblastic leukemia, researchers say

12/3/2010
Medicare Cuts May Have Spurred Drop in Prostate Cancer Treatment

Use of hormone therapy for low-risk cases fell 40%, study finds

12/2/2010
FDA Panel Votes Against Drugs Said to Prevent Prostate Cancer

Experts were concerned about rare risk of aggressive tumors in patients using the meds

12/1/2010
Docetaxel May Boost Outcomes for Breast Cancers That Haven't Spread to Lymph

Study found that using the drug instead of fluorouracil seems to add benefit, although side effects rose

12/1/2010
CT Scans May Pose Less Cancer Risk Than Thought, Study Contends

But expert still advises using as little radiation as possible

12/1/2010
Annual Mammograms May Cut Mastectomy Rate for Some

Study finds added benefit from yearly screenings for women younger than 50

11/30/2010
Breast Cancer Rates Lower With Less Hormone Therapy: Study

Drop in invasive breast cancer incidence seen among women over 50 after HRT use declined

11/30/2010
Study Backs 'Active Surveillance' for Low-Risk Prostate Cancer

But the alternative to immediate treatment isn't for all men, researchers say

11/29/2010
Celebrex Shows Potential in Preventing Some Skin Cancers: Study

But possible links to cardiovascular risk may not make it a long-term strategy, experts say

11/29/2010
Women With Breast Cancer History Should Consider MRI: Study

Although not currently recommended, adding it to mammography can detect new cancers, researchers say

11/27/2010
Don't Take a Holiday From Exercise

Incorporate active measures into your daily routines as holidays approach, expert says

11/24/2010
Study Finds Big Strides Made in Treating Leukemia, Lymphoma in Past Decade

Deaths, complications have plummeted among patients, researchers find

11/24/2010
Too Many Cancers Still Spotted Too Late: CDC

Screening rates for breast, cervical and colorectal cancers vary greatly among states, report finds

11/23/2010
Less Invasive Lung Cancer Staging Looks Promising

Procedure could cut chest surgeries by 50 percent, researchers say

11/22/2010
Eat Your Fruits & Veggies for Longer Life

Antioxidant alpha-carotene seems tied to lowered death risk, researchers find

11/19/2010
Cough Syrup Might Help With Dosing of Breast Cancer Drug

Cold medicine's active ingredient is absorbed at similar rate to tamoxifen, study says

11/19/2010
Xgeva Approved to Prevent Fractures in Bone Cancer Patients

Blocks protein that destroys bone cells

11/18/2010
British Study Supports Mammograms for Some Women Under 50

Screening spotted cancer earlier, upped chances of survival in women with moderate risk factors

11/18/2010
Smoking Still Allowed at 1 in 4 Major U.S. Airports

CDC researchers say designated 'smoking rooms' do not shield nonsmokers from fumes

11/18/2010
Long-Term Statin Use Won't Up Cancer Risk: Study

New research on the cholesterol-lowering drugs supports recent findings

11/17/2010
Medicare Panel Endorses Vaccine for Prostate Cancer Patients

Provenge extends survival by about four months on average, costs $93,000 per individual

11/16/2010
Winter Skies Still Pose Sun Danger, Experts Warn

Especially at high altitudes, skin protection is needed year-round

11/16/2010
Cancer Risk From Radiation of Mammograms Is Slight: Study

Research finds benefits of expected lives saved outweigh the dangers

11/12/2010
Age Could Affect How Well Cancer Patients Cope

Those under 40 report more widespread pain and financial difficulties than their elders, study finds

11/10/2010
Could a Prostate Cancer Treatment Raise Colon Cancer Risk?

Study finds link between hormone Rx, colorectal tumors, but absolute risk is small, experts say

11/10/2010
Whites, Blacks More Likely to Develop Lung Cancer: Study

Hispanics have the lowest rate of the disease, U.S. study finds

11/10/2010
FDA Proposes Graphic Warnings on Cigarette Packs

Images would include emaciated lung cancer patients and a dead body in a morgue

11/10/2010
Long-Term Statin Use Won't Raise Cancer Risk: Study

In fact, U.S. team finds the cholesterol drugs might even lower odds for a few tumor types

11/10/2010
Fracture Risk Seen With Hormone Therapy for Prostate Cancer

Doctors should use androgen deprivation with caution, study says

11/9/2010
High Carcinogen Levels Seen in Kids Living With Smokers

Parents may not understand children's risk from secondhand smoke, researcher says

11/9/2010
Soy Chemicals May Lower Risk for Invasive Breast Cancer

Other studies at cancer meeting look at effect on women of hormone therapy, exercise

11/9/2010
Scientists Say They've Made Blood From Skin

Discovery could benefit surgical, cancer, anemia patients, researchers say

11/9/2010
Obesity Not Tied to Breast Cancer Risk in Mexican Americans

Lower risk may be due to a shorter lifetime exposure to estrogen, researchers suggest

11/9/2010
Silicone Implants Preferred by Mastectomy Patients: Survey

Saline less satisfactory, according to breast cancer survivors who had reconstructive surgery

11/9/2010
Smoking May Raise Risk of Death in Women With Breast Cancer

Likelihood of dying from breast cancer or other causes was significantly higher, study found

11/9/2010
Lung Cancer in Smokers, Nonsmokers May Be a Different Disease

Tumors in people who never smoked had more genetic abnormalities, study says

11/8/2010
Statins Don't Reduce Colon Cancer Risk, Study Finds

Conclusion conflicts with some earlier research that saw a benefit

11/5/2010
To Best Fight Cancer, New Guidelines Urge Exercise

Advice represents a sea change in treatment, from 'take it easy' to 'get moving'

11/4/2010
CT Scans Seem to Lower Lung Cancer Death Rates

Major trial finds 20% drop, but experts say it's too early to make firm recommendations

11/4/2010
Older Americans Sicker Than British Peers...

... But they live just as long, study suggests

11/3/2010
Use of Prostate Cancer Treatment Fell When Medicare Paid Docs Less

Financial incentives influence treatment rates, study finds

11/3/2010
Asthma Linked to Lung Cancer Risk in Study

But data insufficient to change current practice, expert says

11/2/2010
Diabetes Drugs Might Lower Risk of Lung Cancer

Study buttresses preliminary findings that found same benefit

11/1/2010
Researchers Spot New Risk Factors for Breast Cancer

Dense breasts, no lobular involution increase odds, researchers find

10/29/2010
Mouse Study Reveals a Cancer Cell Escape Route

A small number of lymphoma cells survived by hiding in the thymus, researchers say

10/29/2010
Doctors Ordering Transfusions to Get Patients into Drug Trials

Practice is dangerous, raises ethical issues, scientists say

10/29/2010
Dad's Family History of Breast, Ovarian Cancer Matters, Too

But study found women with paternal family history 5 times less likely to be referred to counseling

10/28/2010
Noninvasive Test for Colon Cancer Shows Promise in Early Trial

Stool-based screen beats current versions, but results must be replicated in larger trials, experts say

10/27/2010
New Drug Shows Promise Against Certain Lung Cancers

For some patients, crizotinib shrank tumors with a particular genetic mutation

10/27/2010
Pancreatic Cancer Surprisingly Slow to Arise: Study

Researchers see 'window of opportunity' to raise survival rate